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5 Effective home remedies for Asthma


Team Udayavani, Apr 26, 2020, 5:03 PM IST

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition. It inflames or blocks the airways of the lungs and thus causes difficulty in breathing.

Here are some natural remedies for asthma that can provide some relief

Eucalyptus oil

Drip a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil in a bowl of boiling water and take its steam. It helps in opening up any nasal blockages to facilitate easy breathing.

Ginger

Prepare a potion with equal quantities of ginger, honey and pomegranate, consume it 2-3 times a day. Ginger’s components have anti-inflammatory properties which make it as effective at reducing inflammation as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs. It clears excess mucus and swelling from the passageways leading to the lungs and also relaxes them.

Mustard oil

Mustard oil mixed with camphor is a potent combination for asthma treatment. Massage the mixture all over the chest, to get relief from the asthma. Heating the oil with a little camphor also makes for an extremely safe as well as soothing home treatment for asthma and asthma attacks

Coffee

Caffeine in coffee helps in asthma treatment. It works by opening up narrow and constricted airways as it contains caffeine which is a drug similar to theophylline which is a bronchodilator that helps with asthma.

Honey

Honey is one of the oldest natural remedy available for asthma and tons of other breathing or respiratory problems, it clears phlegm from throat and passageways to facilitate breathing. Drink honey by mixing with water or swallow it raw.

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