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 natural cures 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".
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.
Licorice has expectorant properties (which means it is an agent that helps dissolve thick mucus and is usually used to help with respiratory difficulties).
Licorice is a well known natural anti-inflammatory for chest infections and is also a good herb for PMS and menopause symptoms.
Tumeric is a powerful natural anti-inflammatory for both acute and chronic conditions. The curcumin in tumeric is believed to work in a variety of biological pathways to reduce inflammation.
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.
For Michael my brother who was a chronic Asthmatic as a child, and fought it, every inch of the way, Asthma did not win the race!!
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