No age is exempt from asthma. Although it occurs more frequently in childhood or early adulthood. The wheezing is caused by a spasm of the bronchial tubes or swelling of the mucous membranes. Recurrence and severity of attacks has many different causes. Mental or physical fatigue; exposure to fumes or chemicals; inhaled allergens; foods; infections of the upper and lower respiratory tracts; and emotional situations can bring on attacks that can last from several hours to several days. How to get rid of asthma naturally? now you can try one of these natural home treatments.
NATURAL HOME TREATMENTS TO GET RID OF ASTHMA
Some natural alternative to get rid of asthma naturally
LOBELIA ASTHMA TINCTURE
marshmallow for asthma treatment
Place 4 tablespoons of lobelia leaves and 4 tablespoons of lobelia seed (crushed) in 4 cups of raspberry vinegar. Let Sit for 2 weeks. Strain and take by the tablespoon during asthma attacks. If needed, take every 10 minutes until relief is obtained.
Caution: Overdoses of lobelia can cause low blood pressure, respiratory depression, and even coma, followed by death.
To make the raspberry vinegar, mash 8 cups of fresh or canned raspberries and add to 8 cups of cider vinegar. Let sit 2 days. Strain. For every 4 cups of liquid add 1% cups of sugar. Bring to a boil, removing the scum as it comes to the top. The longer you boil, the thicker the syrup. You can add this to other cough syrups or teas if desired.
ASTHMA TREATMENT WITH ALOE VERAAsthma home remedies
If you suffer from asthma, boil some of the aloe vera leaves in a pan of water and inhale the vapors. Put a towel over the head and pan to get the full effects of the vapors.
ASTHMA TREATMENT WITH COLTSFOOT
Add 1 tablespoon each of coltsfoot, mullein, thyme, and lobelia to 2 cups of water. Simmer at least half hour, covered. Strain and add 2 cups of honey. Take by the tablespoon until relief is obtained. Flavoring, such as oil of peppermint, may be added if desired.
ASTHMA TREATMENT WITH CRANBERRY JUICE
Cranberry juice is very good for treating asthma attacks, as it contains an ingredient that dilates the bronchial tubes.
Cook and mash cranberries. Place in a tightly closed glass container and refrigerate. When needed during an attack, add 3 teaspoons of the mashed cranberries to a cup of hot water. Sip while the water is hot.
ASTHMA TREATMENT WITH HERBAL SMOKE
This was once used as a smoking tobacco for asthma: mix 1 cup each of rosemary, coltsfoot leaves, eyebright, thyme, and lavender. Crush and mix well. Roll into cigarettes or place mixture in a pipe for smoking. I don’t know anyone who has tried this recipe, but it is said to have been used quite often by Native Americans.
ASTHMA TREATMENT WITH HONEYSUCKLE TEA
Many people drink honeysuckle tea to help with chronic asthma. Put 1 tablespoon of the grated root of honeysuckle in 1 cup of water. Boil gently for 10 minutes. Strain and sweeten. Drink daily.
ASTHMA TREATMENT WITH HORSERADISH
Add several tablespoons of freshly grated horseradish to 1 cup of milk. Simmer for 10 minutes and strain. Drink as necessary to obtain relief.
ASTHMA TREATMENT WITH IRISH MOSS
Mix 1 tablespoon each of boneset, Irish moss, coltsfoot, mullein, thyme, rosemary, valerian, and lobelia. Add 1 teaspoon of the herbal mixture to 1 cup of boiling water. Cover and steep for 15 minutes. Strain. Peppermint or cherry oil may be added flavoring if desired. Drink 4 cups daily to obtain relief.
ASTHMA TREATMENT WITH MULLEIN ROOT
Clean the root of mullein very carefully. Add 1 cup of the chopped root to 2. cups of water. Bring to a boil and simmer until the liquid is reduced by half. Strain well and add 1 cup of honey. Give 2 table spoons as needed. This is also good to use during colds, as it helps to remove phlegm.
ASTHMA TREATMENT WITH ONIONS
Make fresh daily. Cut an onion into very thin slices and place in a bowl. Cover the onion slices with honey and let sit overnight. The next day, scrape the honey from the onion slices and take 1 teaspoon 3-4 times daily.
ASTHMA TREATMENT WITH ROSEMARY SMOKE
This is said to relieve breathing difficulties. Place dried crushed rosemary in a pipe and smoke for relief.
CHERRY TREATMENT FOR ASTHMA
Add a handful of cherry stems to 1 pint of boiling water. Cover and steep until liquid is cool. Strain. Add 1 pint of honey and shake well. Take 1 tablespoon as needed for coughing.
Pansy is also called heartsease. Tea can be made from the flowers and leaves to treat chronic asthma and to strengthen the heart. It has even been used to treat epilepsy as it is an anti-convulsive. Add the chopped leaves and flowers to 1 cup boiling water and steep, covered, for 10 minutes. Strain and sweeten. Drink several cups daily.
POTATO TREATMENT FOR ASTHMA
Boil several potatoes. Place in a basin and cover the head and basin with a towel to get the most from the steam.
THYME TREATMENT FOR ASTHMA
Bring to a boil 2 cups of water to which you have added 1 tablespoon of thyme. Pour into a basin and cover head and basin with a towel to inhale the steam.
SUNFLOWER OR CORN OIL TO AID BREATHING FOR ASTHMATICS AT BEDTIME
Take 1 tablespoon of sunflower or corn oil before retiring for the night. Helps you to breathe easier during the night.