Last Modified on Apr 19, 2014
Since wheezing is a symptom, natural remedies like apple cider vinegar and cashews can be used to complement treatment for the underlying problem. Herbal and home remedies can make breathing easier while the root condition is treated.
Wheezing sounds like high-pitched whistling when exhaling, caused by narrowed airways. Wheezing can be caused by many conditions, including asthma, bronchitis, smoking or even a tumor or lung cancer. While home remedies may alleviate the wheezing, the underlying cause should be identified.
Home Remedies for Wheezing
At home treatments like the popular apple cider vinegar tonic can be a very effective cure for wheezing. Many natural remedies balance pH and eliminate allergies causing wheezing.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This popular home remedy, the ACV tonic, stopped wheezing after repeated treatments with antibiotics and prednisone had failed. A good quality organic apple cider vinegar with the ‘mother’ has so many health benefits that everyone should have it in the cupboard.
It may seem odd that eating some cashews would be a home cure for wheezing. However, cashews are packed with valuable nutrients: proanthocyanidins, phytochemicals and antioxidants (these fight heart disease and cancer). Most of the fat is heart-healthy oleic acid, also found in olive oil.
Breath Moist, Warm Air
Using a vaporizer or running a hot shower to create a sauna-like atmosphere in the bathroom may be a helpful home treatment for wheezing.
Lemon is a popular remedy and aids the respiratory system to rid itself of mucus and bacteria. Fresh lemon and boiling water make a tasty, healthful tea. Lemon juice and warm water can also be used as a cleansing gargle.
Savory, thyme, mint and ginger are frequently used herbal remedies for wheezing and lung conditions. Thyme is believed to help strengthen the lungs.
Aromatherapy and Essential Oils
Aromatherapy is a helpful alternative treatment and encourages relaxation and stress reduction. The oils can be inhaled or mixed with lotion or alcohol and applied to the skin (try just one drop first). Therapeutic grade essential oils that could be tried are eucalyptus, mint, lemon, tea tree and clary sage.
Since wheezing is a symptom, home remedies normally are used to complement treatment for the underlying problem. Alternative treatments have helped many people to breathe easier.
[YEA] 12/12/2013: Melaniepet from Ankeny, Ia: "So the coughing/wheezing started for me 9/8/13. I was told I had bronchitis and I was prescribed an antibiotic, inhaler and cough medicine with codeine. A week later, after no relief, I got my second round of antibiotics and prednisone steroid. Still no relief, so I went back two weeks later with an antibiotic shot in the butt, and antibiotic tablets. On 12/4/13, another prednizone steroid! I continue to have no relief. Cough usually starts around 8 am, after I get to work, so all my co-workers get to enjoy my coughing right along with me! I start to feel better, but after a day or two, the hacking and wheezing starts all over again.
Last night, I was so tired of it all after three months of no relief, and looked up “Wheezing” on Earth Clinic. Miracle of miracles, ACV is my cure! I took 2 T. in water with honey in the evening, and had another 8 oz before bed. I slept better than I have in months, and absolutely no coughing or wheezing today at work! I love you, Earth Clinic!"
[YEA] 05/07/2009: Brooklyn from Brooklyn, NY: "My husband and I both suffer from wheezing attacks (possibly from exposure to mold) This is ongoing for past 6 years. Recently we fell upon unbelievable remedy. Eat a few cashews and intantly the wheezing stops! Unbelievable! I hope this helps others..."