Asthma is an allergic condition which effects the respiratory system.Asthma treatments are classified into two major types. One is the emergency treatment which deals with the attacks of asthma. Bronchodilators are used in this for dilating bronchioles, that eases the air flow. Inhaled steroids are also used as a second treatment for a more effective treatment.If you would like to try some home remedies which are known to work to reduce the frequency of attacks and get off medication quickly, here is a list.Also there are some remedies listed out here that can help soothe the respiratory tract and ease breathing during an attack.

25 Home Remedies for Asthma
  • Mix 10-15 drops of garlic juice with warm water everyday for asthma relief.
  • Mix 1/4 cup onion juice, 1 Tbsp honey and 1/8 Tbsp black pepper. Consume this paste everyday.
  • Mix liquorice and ginger powders and take ½ tbsp in 1 cup of water for relief from asthma.
  • Drink a glass of 2/3 carrot juice and 1/3 spinach juice, 3 times a day .
  • Add 30-40 leaves of Basil in 1 liter water, strain the leaves and drink this water regularly.
  • Take some Radish, Honey and Lemon juice, and blend them. Mix for 20 minutes and then put in a pan and keep on the stove on low heat. Take one teaspoon in the morning everyday.
  • If you don’t have your medicine on hand when you sense an attack, drink a cup of coffee. Or drink any Soft drinks with caffeine (colas). Caffeine is known to calm the effects of an attack.
  • Eat some honey or hold a jar of honey under the nose and inhale the air, you will start breathing easier and deeper when under an attack.
  • Three or four dry figs should be cleaned thoroughly with warm water and soaked overnight. Eat them next morning.Follow this everyday for effectiveness.
  • The juice of one lemon, diluted in a glass of water should be taken with meals everyday.Vitamin C is known to be a good remedy for allergies.
  • Five grams of Indian Gooseberry mixed with one tablespoon of honey should be taken every morning.
  • Buy wild cherry tree bark from your local herbal store. And make tea with the bark. You can drink it hot or cold everyday.It can reduce th efrequency of attacks.
  • The roots of bitter gourd plant are also used for the treatment of asthma. A teaspoon of the root paste, mixed with an equal amount of honey or juice of the tulsi leaves, given every night for a month, acts as an excellent medicine for this disease.
  • Make a soup with drumstick leaves, by adding a handful of leaves to 180ml of water and boiling it for five minutes. Allow it to cool, add a little salt, pepper, and lime juice. Drink this once everyday.
  • A teaspoon of fresh ginger juice, mixed with a cup of fenugreek decoction and honey, is very good for asthma. The decoction of fenugreek can be made by mixing one tbsp of fenugreek seeds in a cupful of water. Drink this once in the morning and once in the evening everyday for a month.
  • Take ten garlic cloves and boil in 30 ml of milk. This mixture should be taken once daily.
  • Steaming ginger tea with two minced garlic cloves in it can also be taken every morning and evening.
  • The herb bishop’s weed has been found to be valuable in asthma. Half a teaspoon of bishop’s weed should be mixed in a glass of buttermilk and taken twice daily.
  • Safflower seeds are also known to be beneficial in the treatment of bronchial asthma. Half a teaspoon of powder of the dry seeds, mixed with a tablespoon of honey, should be taken once or twice a day.
  • Use a herb called ‘ginkgo biloba’, it contains ginkgolide B which is very helpful for asthma patients.
  • Mullein oil is also good for asthma. The oil can be extracted from the seeds in the form of a tea and then consumed.
  • Try and eat salmon fish 3 times a week and take salmon oil capsules.
  • Put some Roman chamomile flowers in a bowl of boiling water for a steam inhalant.
  • Mix 1-2 ml eucalyptus essential oil in a 23 ml carrier oil(almond, sunflower or wheatgerm oil) for a chest rub. Place a few drops on a pillow or handkerchief as an inhalant.
  • Take some sage leaves. Boil the leaves and inhale the steam.
  • A similar method can be followed with thyme leaves.Mix with water and put on a stove.

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