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Effective Natural Cures for Asthma

Last Modified on Feb 03, 2016

1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Cindy (Astoria, Oregon) on 01/24/2009

[YEA]  In desperation I tried turmeric for a very large and painful abcess I had on my inner thigh. I've had problems with a boil there before and took 1 teaspoon of turmeric in water or milk 3 times a day. Day one the pain started to subside greatly... By day two it was shrinking and by day three it was about 75% smaller!! I'm amazed and relived BUT what I found to be extraordinary is that I noticed I have used my rescue inhaler for asthma only once in the time I started taking the turmeric. I am on an oral medication for asthma but still must use my rescue inhaler several times a day. The relief in my asthma is truly a mircle treatment for me. I plan to use turmeric daily for asthma and will play around with the dosage to see what will keep it at bay for me. thank you Earth Clinic!!

Vitamin B-6  
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Posted by Catherine (Chicago, USA) on 07/09/2008

[YEA]  I had terrible asthma and respiratory problems all winter. In the late Spring my doctor told me to start using more B-vitamins. Then I read that B-6 can help asthma (at a later date) and realized that since I have been using a good B Vitamin complex my asthma has been much more manageable, even though it is more humid now, so I have started taking a little extra B-6 and am noticing a difference. I got out my old Prevention and home remedy books and saw B-6 mentioned for asthma there, also. Asthmatics, take note - there are more natural ways of handling asthma than with steroids and chemicals - already I am not needing my emergency inhaler - not for a month now - and am using my nebulizer a LOT less! Yay!

Vitamin B12  
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Posted by Chris (Vaughn, Montana) on 09/03/2011

[YEA]  So from late August through Mid-September my asthma is at its worst. This year has been better but not according to my standards. Every night I would have to us my inhaler which is not acceptable to me. After reading through this website I came across Vitamin B and decided to try it. Incredibly my asthma has improved. I am taking Vitamin B-complex daily and I haven't had to use my inhaler since starting. This worked for me but I can't guaruntee it will work for everyone.

Posted by Kerrin (Denver, CO) on 08/04/2006

[YEA]  One year ago, I had a bout of the most severe asthma I have had in years. After a trip to the ER and several hundred $$$ in meds over 4 months, I was determined to find natural substitutes for them. I found Vitamin B12 here. I bought a 1000 mcg. sublingual tablet (with 400 of Folic acid) that I began taking every night at bedtime, and can report an amazing decrease in all asthma symptoms over the last year. I have even taken one at the onset of labored breathing and had the attack subside within 20 minutes!!! I am now totally drug free and so grateful to all who wrote about B12. It is a miracle. Also, in the process of the above, I began an anti-allergy regimen of 2 g of Pantothenic Acid, 2 g of Vitamin C, and a Quercetin capsule in divided dose 2x a day. Goodbye to antihistimines! 1 mg. of Vit. C alone has stopped an allergy attack for me as well as other family members. Hope others can find the relief I have!

Posted by Kevin (NY, NY) on 02/10/2006

[YEA]  For the past 2 years I have been going to an allergist and a pulmonary specialist. Neither has been able to cure my asthma which was getting progressively worse. All either doctor would do was continue to prescribe medication and keep upping the dosage. I then spoke to a holistic nutrtitionist and she told me to stop eating dairy and to take vitamin B12, Magnesium and a liver cleansing supplement. Within 2 weeks my symptoms began to subside and stopped my prescribed medications. I now feel better than I have in the past 2 years. I am still not 100% but I feel myself getting everyday. I can't say this will work for everyone but for some who prescribed medicine doesn't work I think it is worth a try. It worked for me.

Posted by Kyriacos (Nicosia, Cyprus)

[YEA]   Since you have done me a good turn by introducing me to 'apple cider vinegar', which has totally revived a very ailing health ravaged by cholesterol over the last couple of years, I would like to return the favour, which I hope may benefit others logging unto your site.

I have totally overcome asthma that I was told was incurable.

It came about within only six months after including in my vitamin regime a small and very cheap vitamin called; B12 (dosage 5ėg daily). I only eat meat once in a while, so I read that a diet short on meat consumption should consider taking a B12 vitamin supplement, which is why I began to include it, in my vitamin regime.

But I am not a medical expert and medical authorities and asthma foundations have both failed to follow up on my claims, so I do not know if B12 is an outright cure for asthma. And about the same time that I began supplementing with vitamin B12 I also made amendments to the location of my accommodation. I moved from life by the sea to deeper inland and city life. And chose to live in an old style house, where the bathroom is separate from living room/bedroom, which implies both have doors leading to outside of the house. It implies that you have to go outside the house of one part to get into the other.

In modern terms that may not be an appealing prospect, but there are real benefits in living in old Cypriot style, house. In summer it is cool and in winter it retains the heat. But the major advantage is that with the bathroom completely separate from living room/bedroom it implies that you get no humidity filling up the rest of the house after bathing. And the combination of moving away from humidity filled environment (by the sea) and house where the bathroom was in the house allowing humidity to freely fill other rooms of the house, may have played a determinant role in wiping out, my asthma. But I do not know which one was responsible for releasing me from this horrendous disease; whether it was the combination of moving away from the sea and choosing to live in an old house, where the bathroom is not a part of the rest of the house, or whether it was B12 vitamin inclusion, or a combination of all those. As I said I am not an expert so I cannot be sure which one of those combinations is a cure for asthma. And medical authorities and asthma foundations don't want to know.

It is also relevant to know that I got a little acquainted with the disease, by reading what foods and beverages to also avoid. So I did things right generally, but the disease was only completely wiped out soon after I began including B12 in my vitamin regime and made the accommodation adjustments, aforementioned.

It has to also be noted that while I had asthma for many years it never reached a critical stage. And my own phasing out of asthma inhalers was gradual. And never did I suppress from using the inhalers, whenever there was an inevitable need for those. So while I no longer have any symptoms of asthma whatsoever and no need for use of inhalers, this was a stage I had reached gradually, by doing all the right things generally.

It more notably implies that the vitamin B12 regime and amendments to life style suggested here for dealing with asthma do not at any time become alternatives to the medication individuals at a critical stage of asthma are more greatly reliant on.

And please do not follow on any tips I give here on this site from my own vitamin regime experiences, without first consulting a competent practitioner (doctor or nutritionist).

Posted by Brian (Newark, OH)

[NAY]  I feel that it's good to give both sides -- I can say that what works for one person is NOT necessarily apropriate for another. One user indicated that taking vitamin B-12 helped his asthma -- it didn't mine. I take 1 Vitamin B-12 lozenge sub-lingually daily. The dosage is 5000mcg (about 83,000% the RDA). I also take a B-12 + B-Complex vitamin daily, along with the mulit-vitamin - it raises my B-12 intake to about 100,000% of the recommended daily allowance. What has this done for my asthma? Squat!!! (Although, I'm more mentally alert, and I have more energy).

Vitamin C  
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Posted by Brian (Newark, OH) on 05/28/2006

[YEA]  I take 500mg vitamin c (plus a multi-vitamin) daily -- it helps with the inflammation in my body. My ankle feels better (I have a fractured talus, with avascular necrosis) but it also helps with my breathing. NOTHING is going to CURE my asthma -- I'm not that naive -- but, some things help make it less an issue for me . . . vitamin C is one of those things.

Posted by Jazlyn (Raleigh, NC) on 04/24/2006

[YEA]  I've been taking C-1000's in large doses everyday for about 4 months and I used to have to use my inhaler every single day and now I never need to use it. If you take about 5000mg-10,000mg a day for a week or two it should start to help alot, then you can drop down to 3000mg a day.

Vitamin C, 3% Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation  
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Posted by Blanca (San Francisco, California) on 08/15/2007

[YEA]  My friend in El Salvador found out that her kids had asthma. The doctor gave her kids some medication that was literally poison for such small kids....I told her about this page that I had found, and told her about the inhalation procedure, she did not think twice, the next day she bought it and came home with it. She gave it to the kids and waited, within 0 minutes the kids got out of the bed, started walking around the house without getting exhausted, the sound on their chests was gone within the next day! On the second day the kids did not have anything,nothing! She took them to the on the third day and he assumed that the medication had "healed" them, she told the doctor that she had suspended the medication already for 2 days and that she had given them 3000 milligrams of vitamin c (on the night I spoke to her) and that the next day she had given them the Hydrogen Peroxide....The doctor scratched his head, his face, and not admitting failure said that the medication must have worked a little. This thing is a miracle, a miracle, my friend says that the kids on the second day looked happy, animated and hungry. No more asthma attacks. Thank you very much for this page.

Replied by Mary
Regina, Canada
Hi: Could you tell me how much and what percentage of Hydrogen peroxide you used for this remedy? Thanks

Vitamin D3  
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Posted by Wendy (Raymore, Missouri, United States) on 06/03/2013

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  I would like to propose a theory regarding asthma that is two-fold and possible remedies.

Both my daughter and I had a very bad chest cold in January 2007. At that time she was 5 years old. Then in March that year, she suddenly developed asthma and had to be on inhalers and nebulizer. Over the next two years I noticed that in the Summer, she did not need any of her meds but within a month of starting school, her symptoms came back. I started researching VitaminD3 and had both our levels checked when we went to the doctor in the Spring of 2009. Normal readings should be 40-70ng/ml and she was at 38 and I was at 37. So I purchased VitaminD3 liquid drops @ 400iu per drop and we started taking 2 drops per day (800iu) only during the Fall/Winter months of 2009 and had our levels check in the Spring of 2010. Her level was at 39 and mine was at 40-better but still low. We increased to 4000iu drops in the Fall/Winter only and get adequate sunshine during the Spring/Summer.

What I have found is that by taking the D3, her asthma has been kept under control and she rarely needs her inhaler and both of us have not had a bad cold/flu for the past 3 years.

The other theory I have come across in my research is clinical trials regarding people who have had bronchitis/chest cold that became asthmatic following the illness. Two different bacteria have been shown to be the culprits: mycoplasma pnuemonia and clamydia pnuemonia, causing approx. 50% of childhood asthma and 70% of adult-onset asthma. Researchers have done clinical trials using azithromycin for extended periods to kill the bacteria and have found that the asthma symptoms of the test subjects improve or are completely cured. I am not a big fan of antibiotics though and am not promoting it, however, if the research suggests bacterial infections are a cause of asthma perhaps using an antibacterial natural remedy would be helpful, i.e., collodial silver in a nebulizer. I have not tried this, just a thought.

I have also dabbled in Homeopathy but for now the VitaminD3 seems to be working well.

I hope this information is informative.

Thanks to EarthClinic for a wonderful source of alternative cures.

Best of Health! Wendy

Vocal Cord Dysfunction  
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Posted by Nancy (Ellis, KS) on 08/08/2007

[YEA]  Last year, I found a lot of very valuable information on your site, and as a result took several steps to improve my health. I had asthma as a child, and it still occurs occasionally when triggered by outdoor allergies. Last year I had major asthma problems all year, which was uncharacteristic for me. Allergy/asthma medications did not help - in fact I got progressively worse. After being diagnosed with reflux (which I now believe was caused by these medications), I tried reflux medicines, and again, continued to get worse. After viewing your site, I managed to get off of all the asthma and reflux medications, and have used ACV with good results. However, this year, I began experiencing asthma again, and have since learned about Vocal Cord Dysfunction (also called Paradoxical Vocal Cord Movement). I think your readers would benefit from considering this as a possible cause of their breathing difficulties. I've been told that it is actually rather common, and while there are specialists who know about it, it is not yet well known by the medical profession.

Yamoa Powder  
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Posted by Tom (Regina, Sk) on 07/26/2010

Yamoa Powder For Asthma

I notice this remedy is not anywhere on this site, and certainly not under Asthma or Hay Fever/allergies.

It was introduced into Britain in the mid-1990's by a Ghanaian immigrant, a Mr. Yamoa, and supposedly is used there quite widely. Britain, likely due to its huge congestion (61 million in a tiny island) has a large percentage of people with asthma or allergies/respiratory ailments. The actual plant extract powder comes from the bark of a species of tree in Ghana. It is sold in capsule form in health stores. Also, there is no need to take it for life prophylacticly. It balances the immune system so that the asthma attacks stop (or the allergies/hay fevers). One will know within the first 2 months of taking the therapeutic dosage if it has worked. There's retail sellers on the Internet, but I can't vouch for any. Just use a search engine.

Replied by Tenderfoot
Las Cruces, Nm Usa
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   Hello Tom - This is to let you know how much I appreciate your post about Yamoa Powder. When I read about it I right away went to the web site and read the testimonials and bought myself a bottle as a last resort. I'm happy to say I'm at least 70% better now after less than 4 weeks! At the time I read your post I was considering admitting myself to some kind of care facility. I felt so bad, taking baby steps to reach my inhaler and using furniture to support myself. It's such a good feelinig to be able to take a good breath now and move around freely. I'm glad you took the time to let us know about this wonderful supplement, it's so important to share information where we can all benefit. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.

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on 04/19/2012

[YEA]  Holistic Healing - Asthma Answers

Excellent article. Clearly described practices to reverse/improve asthma. Tried and tested. No expense. Very empowering, I highly recommend, they worked for me.