Herbs and Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Asthma

Asthma is a respiratory disorder; it can be chronic or acute and occurs in both children and adults. It mainly occurs when, there is an obstruction in the lungs, it is triggered by air pollution, allergies, humidity, strong emotions, physical activity, sulfites and some medications.By controlling few dietary, lifestyle changes, medicines along with few herbs can help you in treating asthma attacks and many herbs can also prevent asthma. Below discussed are the 6 powerful herbs which can treat your asthma attacks.

Herbs and Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Asthma

Guelder Rose
It is also known as cramp bark, the guilder rose is a familiar small tree growing throughout Europe and North America. Bark from the tree, stripped in spring, is used in tinctures to help with breathing difficulties and to ease a tight chest. It contains coumarins and salicin.

Gumplant
Native to Mexico, the gum plant is a perennial herb that has colorful orange, daisy-like flowers. Its leaves and flowers tops are harvested during this flowering stage and dried. Infusions of gum plant are rich in diterpenes, including grindelia acid, resins, and flavonoids. It has valuable antispasmodic and expectorant properties, helping to clear phlegm from the bronchial passages. It is also believed to desensitize the nerve endings in the bronchioles, helping to slow down heart rate and easing breathing during asthma attacks. Imbibing a gum plant infusion will also help ease anxiety caused by stress.

Baical Skullcap
 A traditional Chinese herbal medicine, baical skullcap has shown promoting results in clinical trials. The root of this perennial herb is harvested when the plant is there to four years old to prepare decoctions and tinctures. The roots contain flavonoids, which reduces inflammation in the lungs triggered by allergic reactions.
Honeysuckle
The delicate, fragrant flower blossoms of this climbing plant are dried and used in infusions to treat asthma and chesty coughs. Honeysucks flowers contain iridoids, volatile oils, and tannins, which have an anti-spasmodic effect on them.
Visnaga
Native to the Middle East and North Africa, the seeds of this herb are collected in autumn and dried, infusions and powders are prepared to treat asthma. The herb is rich in powerful anti-spasmodic such as khellin and visnagin, both compounds are now chemically derived and used in conventional medicine.
Lobelia
The pretty blue flowers that grow on the aerial parts of this annual herb are used to make a potent respiratory stimulant, which produces stronger, deeper breathing. Its active ingredients are piperidine. Its active ingredient is piperidine alkaloids and carboxylic acid.

Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Asthma

  • Lemon juice and honey aid in treating the symptoms of asthma.
  • Indian gooseberry is one of the most effective home remedies for curing asthma.
  • Roots of bitter gourd help in providing relief from asthma.
  • Figs help in curing the different symptoms associated with asthma.
  • Intake of drumsticks can also reduce asthma.
  • Safflower; garlic and ginger give relief from symptoms of asthma.
  • A healthy diet and regular physical activity or exercise will help in treating asthma.

Cinnamon, licorice, and turmeric help to relieve symptoms of asthma.

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