Last Modified on Feb 28, 2015
If your breathing is disrupted, it can be a scary experience, but it is even more terrifying if you have to watch a loved one suffer through an asthma attack. We have a few home remedy suggestions that can help ease the airways and calm the bronchial muscles to support better breathing all the time and to prevent frequent attacks. Natural cures like apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, garlic, and even oregano oil are particularly effective.
What Is Asthma?
Asthma is a condition that makes breathing difficult and often causes coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. The condition generally occurs as the airways narrow and swell and, in turn, produce excess mucus. This swelling and mucus exacerbate the breathing passageways causing an asthma attack.
The severity of asthma ranges from minor to serious and even life-threatening. Some people experience asthma as a minor annoyance while others have such severe attacks it interferes with their everyday lives. Depending on the severity of your condition, you may experience shortness of breath, chest pain and tightness, trouble sleeping, whistling or wheezing as you breathe, and coughing or wheezing attacks.
What Causes an Asthmatic Episode?
While the exact cause of asthma is not quite known, it is probably linked to a combination of both environmental and genetic or inherited factors. Additionally, several factors are known as triggers or irritants that may exacerbate your asthma symptoms. Common triggers include pollen, animal dander, mold, cockroaches, and dust mites. Additionally, conditions such as a respiratory infection, physical activity, cold air, air pollutants such as smoke, strong emotions, stress, certain medications, and even a female’s menstrual cycle agitate the breathing passages and can cause asthma attacks.
Can I Treat Breathing Problems Naturally?
Asthma is a condition that is best treated with a paired approach. A traditional doctor can help diagnose your condition and help determine how severe your asthma is while natural treatments will helps support any medical treatment suggested. Natural remedies function to relieve the muscles in the breathing passages, reduce inflammation, and support better breathing. Apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, garlic, and oregano oil are four of the best natural remedies.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a naturally acidic liquid that helps the body function more optimally. This acidity helps rebalance the pH in the body, which relieves inflammation throughout the system and supports overall health. Additionally, ACV contains important nutrients that help support the respiratory system.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera contains specific compounds that make it immune-modulating. These compounds interact with the overactive immune system and simulate important biochemical reactions, supporting respiration and reducing inflammation in the air passageways. Aloe vera literally helps to normalize breathing patterns and prevent asthma attacks.
One of the compounds available in garlic is vitamin C. This nutrient helps neutralize free radicals and reduces the contraction of the airway muscles. Vitamin C also helps reduce histamine release in the body, which prevents excessive allergic reactions and asthma attacks. Garlic also increases the body’s production of prostacyclins, lipids that help keep the air passages open and promote better breathing.
4. Oregano Oil
Oregano oil is a powerful antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory. These properties make it an effective treatment for eliminating underlying causes of asthma and for soothing inflammation in the respiratory system that contribute to asthma. This treatment also helps prevent respiratory infection, which may exacerbate asthma symptoms.
Should I Be Doing Anything Else?
In addition to these natural remedies, you may want to monitor or track your asthma symptoms. Many individuals can identify specific triggers by tracking their attacks, which helps them to avoid future issues. Additionally, adopting an alkaline diet or even practicing “cold shower therapy” may even help treat your asthma symptoms. Continue reading below for many more effective asthma cures from our readers and let us know what worked for you!
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|H2O2 Inhalation Therapy||7|
|Buteyko Breathing Method||5|
|Cold Shower Therapy||3|
|Vitamin C, 3% Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation||3|
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