Asthma: over 10 natural remedies to try

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Asthma: over 10 natural remedies to try
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Appearing more and more often in children and young people, asthma is manifested by a dysfunction of the respiratory system, affecting the bronchi. This dysfunction can be due to allergies. Fortunately, several natural treatments, particularly herbal medicines, can help you fight against the symptoms. Here they are! 

1) Coffee

Caffeine, the main active ingredient in coffee, appears to improve respiratory functioning in asthmatics for up to 4 hours after having consumed it. Thus, caffeine should be avoided at least 4 hours before any lung tests, as it can falsify the results. Further research is required.

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2) Garlic: powerful and effective

Garlic is an excellent natural remedy for decongesting the lungs, making it helpful for people with asthma.

  • Chop 3 cloves of garlic into small pieces and add them to a bowl of milk. Leave them to marinade in the fridge overnight and drink the mixture the following day. Repeat two or three times a week, or more in the case of a severe attack.

3) Honey for treating asthma

Honey is a natural antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, which is why it is effective in treating respiratory problems, and notably asthma.

Mix a teaspoon of honey in a glass of hot water and drink it slowly. Repeat 3 times a day if necessary.

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4) Ginger

Ginger is known for its calming and expectorant properties. Consuming it can help asthmatics or people with respiratory problems to bring up phlegm more easily.

Mix one teaspoon of ginger juice and one teaspoon of honey in 250 mls of water, and drink it twice a day.

5) Salt

An underground clinic has been opened in the second largest salt mine in the world, in Khewra in central Pakistan.

The patients are not given any medication, but they inhale the salt air in the mine, which is loaded with antibacterial particles. The sterile environment and its properties promote clearing of the airways. If you cannot go and visit a clinical salt mine, you can try this remedy:

  • Mix a half a teaspoon of organic salt in a glass of water
  • Add a pinch of bicarbonate of soda
  • Use it to rinse your nose and nostrils
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