Asthma is one of the most common issues people have to deal with on a daily basis. Even with the advancement of Science, there is not a single treatment that can totally banish asthma off of your chest; it can only be stopped from worsening from the moment the asthma attack transpires.
Asthma is a chronic inflammation respiratory problem that blocks your airflow and disrupts your breathing, which often results to wheezing, difficulty breathing, and coughing especially during late in the evening or early in the morning. This may be caused by many factors such as pet’s dander, mites, genetic influence, inhalation of toxic substances, reaction to some medication, infections and other diseases.
There are conventional asthma medicines as well as nebulizers that you can use when your asthma suddenly attacks, but in case these are not accessible during the time it happens, there are at home remedies that can relieve you of this:
- Sipping and inhaling hot steamy tea, coffee, or water opens up your bronchial tube, which allows immediate release of obstruction in your airway. In addition to that, a warm bath or breathing in the steam from a warm water will do the same thing.
- Honey can also relieve you of asthma as it contains vitamins and minerals that can clear away the mucus that’s blocking your nasal passage. Placing your nose on the honey jar can make breathing a bit better too. For natural management of your asthma and increased immunity against diseases, you can make your own honey lemon (or lime) juice and take it twice a day by simply preparing a spoonful of honey, a squeeze of lime or lemon, and water.
- Rubbing and inhalation of Vicks Vaporub has also been proven effective in expanding your airflow but burning eucalyptus oil will have a similar effect.
- There are breathing techniques you can learn such as Pranayama and Buteyko, which both can lessen the asthma incidents while some even claim to be freed from their dependence on their medication completely. Buteyko breathing method can even take care of your sleep apnea, sinusitis, panic attacks, hyperventilation, and even diabetes type 2 among others.
If you only have a mild and infrequent case of asthma, the use of some of these natural methods is safe enough for you. But if your asthma is too severe and happens too frequently, you are better off using the prescribed medication while relying on the natural management of asthma such as drinking ginseng tea or honey daily as your secondary treatment.