Surprising Remedies that Help Asthma
In this article, We mention ways asthma sufferers’ can use home remedies to relieve their asthma symptoms. Read on to find out the different ways to use home remedies to treat and relieve asthma.
Most people say that by using Mullen and Sage in their tea, can significantly decrease asthma symptoms and relieve asthma. One person who tried this remedy said that just by drinking a cup of tea with Mullen and/or Sage.
It has decreased their asthma symptoms so much that they only had to use their inhaler one time since using this home remedy. That is a significant decrease in asthma symptoms.
1. Lemon Juice and Water Remedy
Add 1 tablespoon of water with 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. Drink this mixture every night. This is supposed to decrease asthma symptoms or relieve them when having one.
2. The Chihuahua Remedy
This one is going to sound weird but some asthma sufferers’ have had tremendous luck with it. It has been suggested to buy a Chihuahua and keep it in the house with you.
The dander from its fur is what brings relief to asthma sufferers’. Some people even say that by just sleeping with a Chihuahua, their asthma symptoms decreased significantly. You never know what works! Try it!
3. The Steam Remedy
Using a steam room or dehumidifier can help decrease asthma symptoms and relieve them. If you don’t have a dehumidifier and cannot access a steam room, just turn the hot water on in your bathtub or shower and shut the door for a few minutes.
This will make the bathroom steamy. Just sit in the bathroom for a few minutes and breathe in the steam. Doing this should relieve your asthma symptoms or you can stick your head near the shower or bath where the hot water is coming out and breathe in the steam.
4. The Coffee Remedy
Just by drinking hot and strong black coffee, this will open your airways and allow you to breathe easier.
You should not add milk or cream because this can cause phlegm to build up in your throat and make your asthma worse. The stronger the coffee, the better.
5. The Wild Cherry Tree Bark Remedy
Wild cherry tree bark can be found at your local health food store. Make a tea out of the tree bark, add more or less bark for your taste. Drink this tea every day and this will decrease your asthma attacks.
6. The Hot Water Remedy
Whenever you feel an asthma attack coming on, pour hot water in a cup, and drink it. Make it as hot as you can handle. This opens up your airways and relieves the asthma attack.
7. The Eucalyptus Oil Remedy
Pure Eucalyptus oil can be used to treat asthma symptoms by putting some on a paper towel or handkerchief and laying it by your head when sleeping. Just by breathing the Eucalyptus oil in can help relieve asthma symptoms as well as cold and respiratory ailments.
8. The Water, Salt, and Baking Soda Remedy
Take one cup of warm water, half a teaspoon of salt, and a pinch of baking soda and mix them up. You will then want to hold your head over the sink or toilet and run the solution through your nose.
This solution will flush out your nose and open up your airways to help you breathe better and relieve your asthma symptoms. To ensure the water is warm or it will be uncomfortable.
Asthmatics need to exercise, perhaps more than others, simply to strengthen the pulmonary system and encourage good circulation – but with most asthmatics, exercise hurts.
If you swim, the high humidity will keep your lungs lubricated while your body gets a good workout. It’s probably the ideal exercise for asthmatics.
9. Weight Lose
Keep your weight down to at least high-normal weights, and especially keep weight off your midsection. Every pound you put on forces all your muscles to work harder, which requires your overtaxed lungs to come up with more oxygen.
And if you’re short – like me – and put weight on around the middle, your diaphragm is forced upward gradually, robbing your lungs of the room they need to supply that extra weight with oxygen. (It also worsens acid reflux.)
The result: you gradually grow more sedentary – and fatter. The only solution is to keep your weight down.
By using these simple tips – exercise, weight moderation, antacids, etc. – you may find that over time, you can reduce or even eliminate your use of prescription asthma medications. There is nothing better than being free of the inhaler jitters, or of being able to walk briskly without pain.
There are many more home remedies to try for relief from asthma symptoms and attacks.