If you are one of the many people who suffer from asthma, whether it be occasionally or regularly, you have probably tried a number of different remedies to get rid of it, or have probably relied on the use of inhalers to get you through.
There is good news for those of you who are looking for a healthy and more natural approach for your asthma remedies.
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Asthma Causes and Home Treatments
There are different causes of asthma that include:
- Lack of exercise
- Genetic factors
- Dietary changes
- Occupational exposure
- Environmental factors
There are some home treatments that are natural and that you can use as asthma remedies:
- Honey – honey is very beneficial in the treatment of asthma. When you are having an asthma attack, place a jug of honey under your nose for a few minutes. You can also add a teaspoon of honey to a glass of water and take that three times a day
- Garlic gloves – boil garlic gloves in thirty grams of milk each day
- Ginger tea – steam ginger tea with minced garlic cloves twice a day
- Turmeric powder – a teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of milk taken two to three times a day, especially beneficial on an empty stomach
- Mustard oil – during an asthma attack mustard oil mixed with camphor should be massaged over the back of the chest
- Boiling water – inhale the steam from boiling water mixed with caraway seeds
- Radish, honey and lemon juice – blend together the radish, honey and lemon juice and mix for 20 minutes, cooking in a pan on low heat. Take one teaspoon daily in the morning.
- Hot water – take a cup of hot water and add in a half of teaspoon of licorice root tea. Let it sit for 10 minutes, drain and drink.
- Cloves – boil four to five cloves in water, add on teaspoonful of honey and drink this mixture two or three times a day.
- Spiegel seed – add one to two teaspoonfuls of spiegel seed and warm water twice a day.
These are some of the most effective natural home treatments that can be used as asthma remedies. You may want to try different ones until you find the one that works best for you. Some people find certain ones work better than others, and depending on the asthma attacks that you have, you may find that one of these natural remedies works well for your asthma.
What Exactly Is Asthma?
It is a chronic lung condition in which the lungs or bronchi are inflamed and this affects the ability of air to enter and leave the lungs. Thus, it disrupts the breathing.
People who suffer from asthma tend to have sensitive or hyper-responsive airways that are narrowed or obstructed when they become irritated making it very difficult for the air to be able to move in and out.
Asthma remedies are a way to treat the inflammation that occurs, and allow the air to be able to move in and out of the pathways without becoming obstructed.
Asthma and Allergies on the Rise in the US
Asthma has increased at an alarming rate over the last decade. There are two types of asthma, allergic and non allergic.
The allergic variety is the fastest growing form of asthma. The most common triggers for the allergic variety of asthma are dust mites, pollen, mold, and pet dander.
The good news is that there are many effective asthma home remedies that can help.
One of the biggest triggers is pet dander. If you do have a pet try to avoid petting it since that can stir up the dander in the air. That doesn’t mean that you have to get rid of your pet.
There are some simple steps you can take so that you and your pet can cohabitate peacefully. For one thing, don’t allow your dog or cat into your bedroom since you don’t want dander where you sleep and spend so much of your time.
Also avoid confined spaces with your pet such as in a car. Giving your pet frequent baths can help reduce the allergens, just don’t use soap every week since that can dry your pets skin.
Dust mite feces and dead bodies are not only gross, but they can contribute to allergic asthma. While you won’t be able to completely rid your home of these pests, you can decrease the number of them by following some simple steps.
- Use a mattress cover and make sure it’s airtight, put a washable mattress pad on top of that and wash it often, about twice a month.
- Use hot water when you wash your sheets, and wash them at least weekly.
- Try to have more bare floors than carpeting. If you do have a lot of carpet make sure you steam clean them often.
- When doing regular housecleaning wear a mask so you don’t inhale so much dust. And don’t use a dust mop or broom as these will only stir up more dust.
- The use of a home air purifier can help a lot even if you only use it in your bedroom.
How to Prevent and Remove Mold in Your Home?
To minimize mold simply keep your windows closed since mold spores can come in through a screen. Try to avoid damp places such as basements and cellars. Check out your bathroom for signs of mold.
Mold likes damp dark spaces so look under the sink and behind the shower head, make sure to wear a mask so you don’t inhale the spores while you search. Have someone check out your air conditioning unit, humidifiers, and vaporizers for signs of mold.
And last, but not least, your houseplants can also have mold on them, check them out frequently for any signs of mold.
If you suffer from allergic asthma there are a lot of simple things you can do to protect yourself from the things that can trigger an attack.
Put these easy asthma home remedies to work in your home today and you can see an immediate, and positive, impact on the number of asthma related symptoms you have to deal with.