Home Remedies for Asthma

Written by Vanessa Jones, B.A  | 

Article Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Jul 18, 2019

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by a decreased ability to breathe easily. The flow of air in and out of the lungs is obstructed in the airways that carry air to the air sacs deep inside the lungs. The larger airways (bronchi), branches into smaller airways (bronchioles), which may be obstructed by tightening of muscles, irritation or swelling in the airways, and accumulation of mucous, thereby resulting in asthma. Asthma can either be acute or chronic. Symptoms associated with asthma are coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness.

Home Remedies for Asthma

Common Causes of Asthma

  • Allergy to pollen, dust mites

  • Air pollution

  • Respiratory infections

  • Non-specific hyperirritability

  • Sulfites in food

  • Certain medications

Home Remedies for Asthma

Tip 1:

Mix 1 tsp of honey with tsp of cinnamon powder. Consume the mixture just before sleeping to treat asthma.

Honey and Cinnamon Powder for Asthma

Tip 2:

Boil 8-10 cloves of garlic in cup of milk. Have it at night, as it is good for the early stages of asthma.

Tip 3:

Figs are good for draining phlegm. Wash 3-4 dry figs with water. Soak in 1 cup of water. Eat these on an empty stomach and drink the water that the figs were soaked in also. Do not eat anything else for an hour at least. Do this for 2 months.

Tip 4:

Add 1 tsp of honey in very hot water and sip slowly. Take this just before bedtime to remove phlegm from the throat.

Tip 5:

In 1 cup of water soak 1 tsp of fenugreek seeds overnight. Strain. Add 1 tsp of ginger juice and 1 tsp of honey to the strained water. This should be taken in the morning and evening.

Fenugreek, Ginger Juice and Honey for Asthma

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sambit123, India

Thank you so much for sharing such an informative and useful home remedies for Asthma.

johncart, India

The home remedy you provided is really very helpful for asthma, thank you so much. But if having major problem then we should go to doctor for consultation.

ladeedah, United States

I would like to know if these treatments could replace my current medication? For the moment I buy generic advair online, but I am getting more into natural things, and I would like to know if I could switch to this and stop taking my medication?? Please advise.

priyankaminhas, India

This blog provides lot of information on treatment of asthma through home remedies but if you have asthma, it’s very important you know about the most effective asthma treatment and medications for short-term relief and long-term control. Knowing asthma treatments will enable you to work with your regular doctor to confidently manage and control your asthma symptoms practically every day. To get in touch with our experts log in to www.helpmepapa.com

HamsaRubini11, India

Thank you for the info and tips