The classical medicine suppresses mild asthma attacks by inhalers, while the strong attacks require medical attention. The classical medicine believes that asthma is an incurable disease and those who suffer from it, have to use remedies for the rest of their lives. However, the alternative medicine offers a full range of natural remedies that can alleviate, or even completely cure asthma.
The asthma is a reaction of the organism to the external stimuli and thereby, the lining of the bronchial tubes is too sensitive. An asthma attack can take hours and usually it occurs in the morning, it is expressed by problems with breathing, “squealing” in the lungs, blue lips, cold hands and legs, excessive sweating and frequent dry cough accompanied by a sense of fear.
First of all, it is necessary to determine the actual cause of the asthma because only then it can be effectively treated. It is therefore necessary to see a doctor who will prescribe a bronchial inhaler that the patients must carry with them all the time.
There are four types of asthma: allergic asthma, asthma caused by nervousness, bronchial asthma and cardiac asthma. The smokers are particularly vulnerable, as well as the people who are allergic or have a family member suffering from asthma or have frequent inflammation of the bronchi.
The allergic asthma is the most common and it is caused by excessive sensitivity to particular substances: dust, pollen, cat hair, fungi, molds, horse sweat, paint, flour, medicines, chemicals, etc.
The asthma caused by nervousness is a typical consequence of our modern way of life full of hectic and stress.
The bronchial asthma is manifested by excessive secretion of the mucous membrane, which narrows the bronchi and thus prevents the air to reach the lungs.
The cardiac asthma causes weakening and disruption in the work of the heart due to attacks caused by the problems with breathing.
In order to determine the type of asthma, you have to see a doctor.
Natural Treatment of Asthma and Bronchitis
Recipe for dried figs in olive oil
Put the dried figs (40 pieces) in a jar and pour olive oil to the top of the jar. Close it and keep it for 40 days. The figs will absorb a lot of olive oil. After that, you should eat one fig before each meal. You should also be careful to use high-quality olive oil, as well as high-quality dried figs.
This old folk recipe can help with stomach problems, hemorrhoids, constipation, high cholesterol, infertility, anemia, asthma and bronchitis.
Recipe with Onions and Honey
- 1/2 kg of onions
- 1/2 kg of sugar
- 2 lemons
- 1,5 liters of water
- 7 tablespoon of honey
Put the sugar in a metal bowl, heat it and stir it until it becomes golden brown, add the finely chopped onions, fry it briefly and add the water. Cook everything to a boiling point on a medium temperature, until 1/3 of the water evaporates.
Then let it cool off, add the juice of 2 squeezed lemons and honey and mix everything well until the mixture becomes equal. Leave the mixture like that, then strain it (from the pieces of onion) and store it in a glass bottle.
You should use 1 tablespoon of the drink before each meal until you finish the whole amount. If it is necessary, you should prepare a new dose and repeat the procedure until the lungs are healed. Children should take one teaspoon of the mixture before each meal.
Recipe with Nettle
Collect nettle and put it in a half-liter pot. Then add 2 tablespoons of St. John’s wort, and 2 tablespoons of mint. Cook everything for 2-3 minutes. After that, keep it covered for 10-15 minutes. Then strain it and drink one cup, three times a day.
You will not feel any improvement for six weeks. At the end of the seventh and the beginning of the eighth week, you will cough a lot for three weeks. The lungs will be clean, the cough will stop and the person will be cured (but only if the person takes this tea three times every day). The smoking and the alcohol are forbidden.
Teas for Asthma Treatment
It is excellent for asthma, it helps with respiratory catarrh and helps with the cough; you should cook one tablespoon of the herbs in half a liter of water; take a tablespoon of this tea, three times a day for fourteen days.
Oats Tea (Barley)
It is good against exhaustion and respiratory catarrh. Boil it in half a liter of water, add a little apple cider vinegar, sweeten it with honey and drink it on an empty stomach.
Tea from spruce twigs
You should collect them in spring, cut them, cook them slowly for at least one hour, add honey and take a teaspoon of it several times a day.
Tea of great Burnet (kind of wild anise)
Pour one quarter liter of boiling water over one teaspoon of this root and drink two to three cups of this tea a day.
Tea of wall germander
Take one teaspoon of this herb for one cup of tea. You should drink it in sips.
Pour one liter of water over four tablespoons of daisy flowers and leaves. You should drink it several times a day.
Tea of thyme or and flax seeds
Pour one liter of boiling water over four tablespoons of the mixture. Let it sit for half an hour and then sweeten the tea with honey and drink it several times a day.
Tea of coltsfoot, marshmallow and mullein
Chop well the leaves and flowers of coltsfoot, the root of marshmallow and the flowers and leaves of mullein. Pour 300-400g of boiling water over one tablespoon of this mixture. Leave it covered for 15 to 20 minutes. Then strain it, sweeten it according to your taste (preferably with natural honey), add a little lemon juice and drink one cup of warm tea before meals, three times a day. If it is possible, it is better to drink a few sips on every two hours.
Boil one tablespoon of hop in 100 g of wine and 100 g of water and keep it for a few minutes, it is a very good cure for asthma.
Tea of horse-heal
Take one tablespoon of chopped roots of horse-heal and pour 2 dl of boiling water, cover it, and when it cools off you should drink it every two hours, sweetened with honey.
Remedies with apple cider vinegar
You should not use this method if you have problems with the stomach, high hydrochloric acid, heartburn, gastritis!
Cook the garlic, lemon, mint and sage together in a liter of water. Add one deciliter of apple cider vinegar. Strain it and drink two cups a day.
Horseradish: Cut it into rings, pour apple cider vinegar in order to soften them and then cook them. Then strain it, add honey in the liquid and cook it until it becomes thick. Keep it in a jar. Take one tablespoon of it in the morning and in the evening.
If you have problems with the stomach, you should grate horseradish and take one teaspoon every night, or you can mix the horseradish with honey. You should take three teaspoons of it, three times a day.
Remedies with honey
If you are allergic to honey or pollen, you should avoid products with honey, and replace it with melted brown sugar or barley sweetener.
The honey is used in combination with the milled seeds of fennel and milk. Put one tablespoon of milled fennel and honey in 3 deciliters of milk and cook for 15 minutes. Pour this liquid over 6gr of chamomile and leave it covered for 5 minutes. Take it several times a day.
The horseradish has healing properties in the treatment of asthma as well. The finely ground coffee has helped a lot of people who had problems with asthma. Take a kilogram of finely ground coffee and mix it with two kilograms of honey. You should eat this mixture for six weeks.
Onion, garlic or anise: Boil them with honey and take one teaspoon during the day. Fry twenty decagrams of sugar until it turns golden, add six tablespoons of honey and then add two chopped onions of medium-size. Add one liter of water. Cook it in an open bowl as long as half of the liquid has evaporated. Strain it, put it in a jar and close it well. Take one tablespoon before meals, three times a day.
Remedies with wine
Marjoram: Take four tablespoons of this fresh herb and soak them in a liter of white wine for fourteen days. Strain it and keep it in a cool, dark place. You should slowly drink one cup of it, before dinner.
St. John’s Wort: Take three tablespoons of flowers of this herb and soak them in a liter of white wine for fourteen days. You should drink one cup of it before lunch and dinner.
They also recommend juniper berries. Grind ¼ liter of juniper berries and add it in 1 liter of wine distillate. Keep it in a warm place for a month. Take three tablespoons a day.
Essential oils for natural treatment of asthma
The fruit which gives this essential oil originates from India. It is obtained by squeezing the peel of the ripe fruit by cold pressing. The oil has green-yellow color and its smell is fresh and sharp. The limonin is the basic ingredient of the lemon oil and it has anti-inflammatory effects. The scientists from the Israel Institute of Technology have proven that the inhalation of lemon oil prevents asthma attacks. In addition, this essential oil is used to relieve the symptoms of flu and fatigue. Add a few drops of lemon oil in a warm bath or on a piece of fabric and smell it.
Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)
The chamomile is also known as blue chamomile, Hungarian chamomile and German chamomile. It should be distinguished from the Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). The chamomile oil has dark blue color, it has a sweet smell, like freshly cut grass. The essential oil of the common chamomile is obtained by steam distillation of the flowers. Its anti-allergic, antispasmodic, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties have been known for a long time. In order to relieve allergies and prevent asthma attacks, you can add a few drops of this essential oil in the bath, in the diffuser or add it in the massage oil.
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)
The eucalyptus essential oil is obtained by water distillation of the fresh or partially dried leaves and young branches of this tree. The smell of this essential oil is sharp, fresh and very distinctive, and the oil has a pale yellow color. The analgesic, antibacterial, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties of this oil are the most important in the prevention of asthma attack. Add a few drops of this oil during the inhalation, because it eases the problems with the sneezing, flu and respiratory tract. You can also ease the breathing by adding a few drops of the oil in a warm bath. However, be very careful, because the eucalyptus oil is one of the most intense ones. Although the essential oils usually go along well with each other, the eucalyptus oil goes particularly well with the lavender and the lemon.
Mint (Mentha piperita)
The mint essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the fresh or partially dried plant, except the roots just before flowering. The mint essential oil has a fresh and strong smell of mint and it has pale yellow color. Its anesthetic, antiseptic and antispasmodic properties place it among the oils that are the best help in the prevention of asthma attacks. The inhalation of this essential oil helps to relax the muscles of the respiratory tract, which is the role of the conventional inhalers. You can add a few drops of it in the warm bath. It goes especially well with the citrus and lavender.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
The lavender essential oil is relaxing and calming, with strong antiseptic properties. It has fresh and mild smell, and clear and almost transparent color. It is very successful in the prevention and relieving of the symptoms of asthma and colds because it opens the airways. You can add a few drops of it in the bath, or use it in a diffuser. It is particularly effective if you mix it with the mint essential oil.
Broad-leaved Paperbark (Melaleuca viridiflora)
The broad-leaved paperbark essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of young leaves and branches of the evergreen trees of Australia. Its scent is sweet and fresh, and its color varies. It can be colorless, but also light yellow or green. Its powerful antiseptic properties have shown to be effective in the fight against the problems, such as asthma and bronchitis. It goes well and complements the essential oil of lavender and mint.
Anise (Pimpinella anisum)
The anise essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the ripe fruit and seeds of this plant. This oil with bitter and spicy scent, it has strong antiseptic and antispasmodic properties and it is an ingredient in many cough medicines. The value of the anise is that it strongly breaks down the mucus in the throat and lungs and stimulates the coughing. It is effective in the prevention of asthma, colds and other problems related to the respiratory tract. If you have asthma, add a few drops of this essential oil in a warm bath, but you should avoid smelling the undiluted essential oil of the anise.
Homemade Syrups for Asthma
Prepare juice of fresh cabbage leaves and add an equal amount of honey or sugar, then cook it and strain it. You should take eight tablespoon a day.
Collect them in spring and put them in jars, alternately ne layer of tips and then one layer of sugar. Leave them in the sun to let the sugar dissolve. You should take one to two teaspoons a day.
Take one handful of chopped leaves and soak them in a liter of brandy, leave them for seven days, then strain the mixture, add twenty five decagrams of sugar and stir well. You should drink three teaspoons a day.
Slice two large onions, fry twenty decagrams of sugar, add six tablespoons of honey, then pour half a liter of water over the mixture and cook it in an open container until half of the liquid has evaporated. Strain it and keep it in glass jars. You should drink it three times a day, before meals.
Clean the horseradish well (grate 4 tablespoons) and put it in a suitable container. Pour wine vinegar over the horseradish, until the horseradish is approximately 3 fingers below the vinegar. Then cook the mixture until the horseradish becomes soft. Then strain it and add honey in the same amount as the vinegar. Cook the mixture until it becomes thick. Add the cooked horseradish and let it boil once again. When the remedy cools off, put it in a jar and take one tablespoon of it every morning and every evening.
TAKE THESE MEASURES TO HELP YOURSELF DURING THERAPY
– If the cause of asthma is determined, try to avoid it
– Avoid substances that irritate you
– Stop smoking
– Take less sugar and dairy products
– Try to take walks or swim as much as you can
– Strengthen the immune system by using water (cold showers and washing, alternate leg bath in cold and warm water, sauna)
– Climate change: the therapy and treatment of clean mountain air and sun have given positive results in many cases. Changing the climate for several years can help with the complete healing of asthma
– If you have asthma caused by anxiety, you should do exercises for relaxation, autosuggestion in order to eliminate the feeling of fear and to achieve inner peace.