Proven Home Remedies for Asthma
Asthma is a common lung disease that occurs when the airflow passage in the lungs is obstructed. The difficulty in breathing characterises the condition. Asthma is of two types, chronic or acute asthma. An asthma attack can be fatal if it’s chronic, it is advised to seek medical help immediately when an individual is diagnosed with the condition to prevent it from advancing.
Asthma is a medical condition that has the following symptoms; difficulty in breathing, losing breath easily, wheezing and tightness in the chest, consistent cough, shortness of breath and feeling tired during physical activity. Asthma can be caused by various situations which can include smoke, certain medications, allergies, genetics, respiratory infections, environmental factors, and tobacco.
Despite the severity of asthma, there are many proven medical treatments as well as many home remedies can be used to treat asthma. Some of the medical procedures may cause side effects while others won’t. The known home remedies that have been tested and tried are beneficial for people treating asthma, and most importantly, they don’t cause any known side effect. The accompanying paragraphs will show some of the effective home remedies that are capable of helping you reduce asthma.
Honey has been long known home remedy for asthma. It has been used to alleviate the effects of asthma in people. If you are having difficulty breathing or you know someone that is suffering from such medical condition, it is recommended to try honey because even the smell has been known to work for some people. Honey can be taken raw or mixed with water, mixing a tablespoon of honey with a hot glass of water and drinking it gradually for nothing less than three times daily will yield the needed result.
Coffee contains caffeine which helps in dilating the bronchial tissues aiding in the clearing of the air passage which improves and enhances breathing in people treating asthma. Since it’s the caffeine constituent of coffee that is used to alleviate the air passage, consuming too much of it in a day can also be dangerous to health, so drinking coffee for asthma treatment should be done in moderation, not more than three cups a day.
Ginger is a known and proven home remedy for asthma patients aiding in the reduction of the inflammation in the airway. Ginger can be consumed raw when mixed with salt. Ginger prevents asthma attack by producing a relaxing effect, it is also known to improve the potency of some asthma medications and enhances the relaxation of the muscles. Ginger can be consumed at bedtime by adding one tablespoon of ground ginger to a half cup of water.
Garlic is known to possess anti-inflammatory properties which makes it an effective treatment for many cardiovascular diseases. The anti-inflammatory property of garlic makes it very efficient option for treating asthma.
Though the home remedies listed above have been shown to treat asthma effectively, it is, however, advised to seek medical help when you or someone you know is diagnosed with asthma. Seeking professional medical attention will help you to get the best asthma treatment.
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