Home Remedies for Asthma can you help you get your breath back.
The emergence of pharmacology and the discovery of how to manufacture healing pharmacological agents in the 19th century caused a decline in the use of herbalism.
But, it never completely disappeared, and today plants are regaining respect, as science begins to gather evidence for the specific healing properties of herbs and foods.
Our earliest home remedies for asthma dated back to 1550 BC where the Ebers Papyrus remedied asthma with "a mixture of herbs heated on a brick so that the sufferer could inhale their fumes".
Ebers Papyrus, also known as Papyrus Ebers, is an Egyptian medical
papyrus dating to circa 1550 BC. Among the oldest and most important
medical papyri of ancient Egypt.
At long last, ancient folk knowledge is being supported by scientific evidence and launching a new era of healing.
In the asthma natural remedy page we explored the causes and triggers for asthma attacks and now in home remedies for asthma we take a look a the healing plants that are known to be useful for asthma sufferers.
Eucalypytus has been well known through the centuries as one of the most effective home remedies for asthma because it contains expectorant and decongestant properties and is often used in sinus infection herbal remedies, and also as an aid to soothing aching muscles and bruises.
Nasturtiums have expectorant properties, and it is also a demulcent (you can check that word out in our herbal dictionary) which means, it is an agent that forms a soothing film over a mucus membrane, thereby relieving pain and inflammation, and extremely useful as one of the home remedies for asthma that is simple to use.
Nasturtiums are also one of our earth's natural antibiotics, and can be used as a home remedy for hair loss, and as an aid to easing cystitis.
Thyme is probably better know as a culinary spice but it also has some really good medicinal uses, and has been used for years to treat respiratory disorders because of its ability to release mucus due to its expectorant properties.
Thyme also has antispasmodic qualities, so it helps relax the bronchial tubes and alleviates coughing fits for asthma and emphysema sufferers.
Taking this herb as an infusion, preparing it as a cough syrup, or using as a steam inhaler are some of the many ways of preparing herbs that are shared with you on this website.
Anise is also an asthma natural remedy because of its herbal expectorant and decongestant properties which both help to relieve chest congestion.
Anise is also helpful as a digestion aid and helps relieve gas.
Watercress is another well known old fashioned asthma natural remedy due to its expectorant qualities that are usually used to help with respiratory difficulties.
Watercress also contains magnesium and should help asthmatics as it is often found that people suffering from asthma have a magnesium deficiency, and as an added bonus it is also rich in iron ,calcium and potassium.
Other uses for watercress are as an acne home remedy, and then for thyroid problems as well as home remedies for hair loss.
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"The art of healing comes from nature and not from the Physician. Therefore the Physician must start from nature with an open mind."
~ Paracelsus ~
There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know
many of them. ~Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. ~Lily Tomlin
If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one. ~Cavett
It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to. ~Annie Gottlier
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"An apple a day keeps the Doctor away".
Apples reduce cholesterol.
They contain anti-cancer agents.
They are high in fiber which helps avoid constipation.
They help suppress your appetite if you are trying to lose weight.
Eating apples will help clean your teeth.
They are excellent for indigestion, heartburn and hernias.
And they help destroy bad bacteria in the body.
Olive Oil is an artery protector that lowers bad LDL cholesterol without lowering good HDL cholesterol.
It helps keep bad cholesterol from been converted to a toxic or "oxidized" form.
Thus, helps protect arteries from plaque.
And it also helps reduce blood pressure, helps regulate blood sugar, has potent antioxidant activity and may also help ward off cancer.
Spinach is a super source of antioxidants and cancer antagonists, containing about four times more beta carotene and three times more lutein than broccoli.
It is rich in fiber that helps lower blood cholesterol.
Extremely high in oxalate, thus, not recommended for people susceptible to kidney stones.
Note: Some of its antioxidants are destroyed by cooking, so rather eat raw or lightly cooked.
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