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Effective Natural Remedies for Asthma

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Asthma Natural Remedies

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. Natural remedies can often help ease the airways and calm bronchial muscles to support better breathing all the time and to prevent frequent attacks. Home remedies 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.

3. Garlic

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!

ACV and Coconut Oil

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Posted by Tangie (Jonesboro, GA) on 09/15/2007
5 out of 5 stars

First I must say this is a GREAT! Website and I search on it often. I have pretty much cured my asthma with the AV and coconut oil... If I leave certain beers and wine alone will usually don't need to us my nebulizer machine either. I'm very excited about trying the OP as I just bought sunflower oil last' week. I have been sending infomation on OP to my Mom as I want her to try it too... But she has had pancreatic cancer and has had the Whipple procedure done 3 yrs ago. And YES she did have the chemo and radition that (WE) think made her condition worst. The problem is she has to take these expensive enyme medications in order to help digest her meals. I wanted her to try the OP because of the toxins from the chemo and radition. I have been looking on the web site for any one with these issues to find out what their outcome is from OP after a few yrs of a major surgery as the Whipple. She is doing very well... and I want to see her continue this way. I look forward to hearing from you soon.. And THX AGAIN for this GREAT WEBSITE! I tell friends about it all the time as in fact 1 person tried the AV on a Korn on the toe... IT'S GONE! Ha! Ha! Love this site!

Allergy Connection

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Posted by Rusti1 (Usa) on 04/17/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I've been asthmatic since being pregnant at age 26. On medications including steroids and inhalers. Just to make a long story shorter, I began with Vitamin C with bioflavanoids and rosehips (ascorbic acid alone did not seem to help). Vit C 1000 worked many times if I caught an attack early enough, but, omega 3s helped even better so I added them. Another real difference I found was when I went organic. A lot of things improved for one, but, it seems also my asthma as well.

Haven't had a problem in years, eating all kinds of foods, but, organic, in particular organic dairy and grass fed meats. I do now have raw organic Apple Cider Vinegar most everyday as well. Just to add, since going organic, my son's allergies that he had for years since he was a teenager, now in his 30's, have subsided as well. I use all natural household cleaning products as well such as baking soda and vinegar. Kind of "detoxing" as much as I can. Hope that helps anyone.

Allergy Connection
Posted by Rachel (Stanwood, Wa USA) on 03/06/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Apple cider vinegar made my asthma worse. At first I thought it was just a detoxification reaction, so I toughed it out and kept using it while I did vegetable juice fasts and ate super healthy. But my breathing just got worse, so I stopped. I did elimination diets for a long time and after two years of trying to figure out what was the problem I found out it was SULFUR! ACV is loaded with sulfur, along with other common things such as chocolate, dairy, onions, garlic, eggs, broccoli, cabbage, stratospheric aerosol geoengineering chemicals being sprayed in the air everyday, and stinky things like fermaldahyd in perfume. Apparently, 5% of asthmatics have a sulfur sensitivity. It's not the same as an allergy, but it could be caused by mercury poisoning or even genetic problems with methylation pathways. So when I don't eat sulfur foods, I breathe better. Unfortunately, I can't get away from the stratospheric aerosol geoengineering pollution so I can no longer leave my home or go outside without an uncomfortable gas mask. I now have a nebulizer and very powerful air cleaners. The meds all made things worse I don't use anything but albuterol now. Anyways, eliminating sulfur, sulfates and sulfites, including all preservatives may be beneficial, if sulfur sensitivity is the problem (hey, 5% chance! )

Replied by Lori
(Norfolk Virginia)

Thanks for that post Rachel. That is the first time I have read someone has reactions to the things I react to - sulfates, sulfites etc...and that vinegar makes me feel worse. Could you please let me know what literature you have found on this particular type of allergy so I might understand it better? I had no idea it was a cluster of things until I read your post. Again, thank you so much for your post.

Replied by Leah

I am also very allergic to sulfur. Any type of sulfuric food or product. I was wondering if licorice root had anything sulfuric?

Replied by James

Have you tried water fasting?

Replied by Ralph

Hi Rachel, Just saw your post. I too am sensitive to sulphur both good and bad types to the point that salbutamol is no longer able to control my asthma. I have avoided corticosteroids use up to this point. For the last 12 months, I have found that when I am on a keto diet I am able to completely control my asthma and even eat some broccoli, cabbage etc, however, if I slip up and fall out of keto my asthma will come straight back. The keto diet controls some of the major inflammatory mechanisms affecting the lungs. Finding this out has been a major relief for me and the keto diet can be very satisfying once you get around the learning curve a bit. I hope you or somebody else finds this to be helpful. Cheers Ralph

Allergy Connection
Posted by Healing Remedies (Saint Louis, Missouri, Usa) on 01/08/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I have bronchial asthma and have found that gluten, soy protein, and whey protein send me into severe episodes. Elimination of foods containing these substances has helped me control my asthma effectively.

Allergy Connection
Posted by Dani (Foresthill, Ca) on 12/07/2009
5 out of 5 stars

My last experience with asthma was after I ate a bowl of ice cream, I hadn't had an attack in years and ended up watching the sun come up because of it, I found that dairy was a huge offender for me when it comes to allergies, I cannot consume it. I also found that when I cut all dairy out of my diet any allery symptoms I may have been experiencing was lessened considerably. I also found that corn and any corn products did the same thing.

Allergy Connection
Posted by Sally_oh (Escazú, San José, Costa Rica) on 10/10/2009
5 out of 5 stars

My son has asthma set off by allergies and we manage it using a lot of tools, many of them I found at EC. The most important thing is to find out what things set you off (food and/or environmental) and then avoid them! For my son, the big ones are woodsmoke (we live in Costa Rica and everyone burns their trash), cigarette smoke, moldy buildings (inside of a carpeted theatre) - those are the biggies. Foods are not so bad for him, but a few give him the dry cough and itchy throat: dairy, white flour, sugar of course - those are common. Corn products, bananas, a few other things. But his worst attacks have been environmental.

When he feels a sinus infection coming on (which is rare these days), he does the Neti pot (1 C warm water, 1/2 t. real salt, 1-2 drops GSE, 1/4 t. baking soda) and gargles. We take a boat load of vitamins (including 500mg magnesium and 2.5g Vit C in a powder).

For colds, 150mg zinc, then again 4 hours later, then again 4 hours later - I find this odd but a friend recommended it and it works.

Garlic is great for lungs: swallow a raw crushed clove (I cut it in pieces).

Drink hot ACV with honey and a tap of cayenne at night - yum! Everything clears up.

That's all I can think of at this moment. Thanks so much for this website. I just wanted to give something back. Pura vida!

Allergy Connection
Posted by Liz (West Bend, WI) on 10/15/2008
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I developed asthma when I was pregnant with my daughter about two years ago. I think I had it for much longer as dust has always bothered me and caused me to have lung infections. I was taking meds, not religiously, but on occausion for the first year. I finally decided to see an allergist in March 08, and had reactions to the 6 most common indoor and outdoor allergens in varying degrees. I know the scale is from 0-4 and I'm a 4 for dust and cat dander. I'm also allergic to different tree pollens. I was trying to find the sheet that listed them all but I'm not sure where it is.

I believe my asthma is caused by my allergies and have been oil pulling two times a day for 5min, taking 2TBS raw organic ACV twice a day with 1/8tea of baking soda, 1 TBS raw honey, and have also recently added 1tea cinnamon and 1-2 tea lemon juice. I know these things help with my overall health but they haven't largely helped my asthma.

I also drink tea on a regular basis and have tried peppermint, licorice root, green tea, black teas. They seem to help while I'm drinking it but the effects are short lived.

I have also tried green tea with ACV and Cayenne pep during a cold, which did seem to help but didn't completely eradicate it.

Basically I'm looking for other alternative treatments to try. I have been having asthma attacks more frequently and I'm not sure if its my indoor air quality or what. I live in WI and its getting cold so all the windows are closed. I want to buy more plants to help filter the air which I think would help some.

I was also thinking of trying to do a clinical study by Dr.David Hahn. He believes that asthma is caused by a bacteria in your lungs I posted the links to his website under a post for azithromycin. I think that may be promising for some asthma sufferers.

Also,my asthma acts up when I excercise (which I try to do every day) and the highest I can blow on a peak flow meter is 300, lowest I get when having an attack is 90-150. Avg person gets between 400-700. My husband can max my device out.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have twin boys and a daugther all under the age of five and my asthma takes my life away. Plus, I want to be able to help my kids if they develope asthma/allergies.
Thanks for your time,

Replied by Joyce
(Joelton, Tn.)

To Liz from Wisconsin:

Hello Liz I agree that allergies and asthma go hand in hnd. Are you taking a magnesium supplement now? If not, be aware that getting your magnesium up to normal level is said to decrease the incidence of asthma attacks. Along with getting your magnesium level up, you might also consider taking MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) to help with the allergies. Yes this is the same stuff that does so much toward helping joint pain and arthritis.

After seeing something about NAET on EC and knowing nothing about it, I went on line to learn about it. It seems that someone with allergy problem (the N is initial of persons name who came up with this. The other initials are for "allergy elimination therapy". It allegedly cures allergies, even to the inhalant allergies. Since it is based partly on acupuncture, it just might work. When thing slow down around here I plan to visit one of its practitioners , since I have food, medication, pollen and inhalant allergies. The inhalant allergies are the ones that worry me the most since I passed out from perfumes. When you search this therapy on line, you can also locate practitioners in your locale. I was surprised to learn that I have several within 20 miles off home.

In the meantime, as I always told my lungers and asthma patients, AVOID ANYTHING YOU CAN SEE OR SMELL IN THE AIR.

Replied by Liz
(West Bend , WI)

So i decided to try what Joyce suggested. I now take 250mg of Magnesium along with my multivitamin, 12000 mg fish oil, and 30mg zinc. I had a cold about 3 weeks ago and started taking the vitamins after looking up more information on this website. It seemed to help rid me of the infection as I was coughing up a lot of mucous. The last time I was sick in August it went to my chest and turned into pneumonia, so I was really worried when I got sick that it would happen again. I think the vitamins really helped me. My nose would be really runny and instead of taking benadryl, which seemed to help me a few times, I took the vitamins and 2000mg vitamin C. I would feel better shortly after taking them. I'm still using my nebulizer once or twice a day but overall I feel a lot better. I'm thinking of trying Co Q10 as I've heard that helps with COPD, which I don't have, but I'm willing to try pretty much anything. I've also started taking milk thistle for my mild breakouts! I think that is working too. Anyway, thanks for your help and let me know if there is any other promising remedies.

Replied by Rob
(Cumberland City, Tn)

I don't know if you've already tried this or not, but I have quit consuming almost anything that might be considered a stimulant. I won't get into the full details of what was going on besides my asthma, but within a day of quitting caffeine and my nasal antihistamine spray, my cold-weather breathing felt better than it has in years. The past three winters have been hard on me, usually taking most of the spring to really recover. Two days before I quit, I had taken my rescue inhaler five times, despite also using a steroid/long-term beta agonist twice a day. I've felt so good, in fact, I've even been out walking and running at night, in below freezing weather, something I would have never considered just a couple of weeks ago. Another thing that has helped is forcing myself to breathe through my nose as often as possible. As always, the ACV helps with overall health. I try to take two jiggers a day and chase it with at least 8 oz. Of H2O.

Replied by Angela
(Gautier, Mississippi)
5 out of 5 stars

your bottom line is your PH levels. I am willing to bet you been eating other sugars. Everyone has around these cooler months we do every year even myself. If I eat a piece of candy it throws me into a asthma attack, yes I made the same mistae. Sugar is worse than heroine they say. Sometimes I believe it, I cant stay away from it. I know the golden rule and still donr follow it. My ph balance is my bottom line, if you have a healt problem it started with your PH balance being to acidic. Even cancer. You have to use a 70/30% ratio on the food. 70%veggie and 30 meat, sugar stuff. To get your PH back is a 5 day no sweets/cokes/carbs watch what you eat. Hard to do cold turkey so it needs a little help. Apple cider vinegar helps raise it back to ward 7.4 PH balance.1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in water before bed helps once twice a week. It is also alkaline. Dont drink anything but water after the baking soda, defeats the purpose. Just remember your PH balance is your bottom line. Fungus, bacteria, virus, cancer all love a acidic state. They sell PH strips online if you need a visual. Would be good for you to also look up alkaline foods and acid foods, so you know what you ate that caused it. hope I helped.

Replied by Mothering4him
(., Pa)

Love the tips on ph balanced! Want to add that everyone is talking about raw, organic apple cider vinegar with the "mother". My kids hate it and it burns, so I started putting it in empty capsules with an eye dropper. You just have to swallow immediately or the capsules will deteriorate quickly. They take it quite easily now! (We use "0" sized capsules.)

Replied by Baggs

Magnesium IS important. Capsules are almost worthless. Try powdered, or one of the other powdered combos. You need a lot more than 250mg. For me, during a flare (airborne allergen, dust, smoke or infection induced) Extra mag, especially the spray oil on my chest plus internal helps relax airways. I also make apple cider vinegar, sea salt and honey in hot water and sip that. Good is horrible to suck air when flaring...especially here at almost 8000 feet!

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Posted by Amarilis (San Diego, CA) on 03/30/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I read a few of the articles on here, and I just wanted to share my personal experiance. My asthma comes from my allergies. A lot of people are like this. Whenever I get a sinus infection, I am sure to get asthma. Or if I am around something that makes my allergies act up, I am sure to get asthma...So if you notice that there are things that you are allergic to, that cause you to have a constant wheezy cough..pressure against your chest when you breathe...go get allergy tested.

Aloe Vera

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Posted by Flower's Mom (Pueblo Of Acoma, Nm) on 08/01/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I realize that I am very late in responding to Diane's aloe post below from 2009, but I only just read it and I wanted to share my experience with treating asthma with Aloe Vera. I have been using Aloe Vera off and on when needed for a couple of years now and have been totally symptom-free. Prior to that, I was on 2 prescription medications, taking them faithfully every day. The aloe I take twice a day is your regular run-of-the-mill household plant, although it loves the bright indirect light conditions and has grown to be huge. I choose a leaf that is big and fleshy and cut off the pointed ribs on both sides. Then I separate the two pieces of skin, exposing the juice and gel inside, which I scrape either with a spoon into a small bowl or with my teeth straight into my mouth. I find the taste to be clean and refreshing, not bitter at all.

Also, my dogs and cat regularly bite chunks of the leaves off. I hope this is helpful, in that you do not need to have a special plant to achieve positive results. Blessings, Flower's Mom

Replied by Jen Kelly

How much aloe vera do you eat? You mentioned one fleshy leaf. Would you say it's like half a cup worth, or more like a few Tablespoons?

Aloe Vera
Posted by Chip (Playa Hermosa, Guanecaste, Costa Rica) on 01/13/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Hello I would like to tell you how I use Aloe Vera to help keep my Asthma under control.

I am 66 YO and had child hood asthma which went away after I was 10.

However about 6 years ago I had a bad viral chest infection which took 6 weeks to clear up. I was left with asthma, although initially it was not very bad. I used a Symbicort inhaler and morning and evening puffs controlled it. Then in 2010 I moved from South Florida to Costa Rica. After a couple of months I was able to get rid of my inhaler. However, in early 2013 a Swiss company started demolishing a mountain so they could build a new resort less then a half mile away. Over a hundred large Mack trucks would drive by my home everyday carrying away the dirt and rocks. My asthma started back up with a vengeance. I ended up using Albuterol and Symbicort inhalers and taking Singulair (Montelukast) every day. (This was all prescribed by my Doctor in the USA.) I was using the Albuterol several times a day. Although they finished up in early December my symptoms continued.

I noted early on the the Singulair acted as anti-viagra. The Singulair made it difficult to impossible to have an erection. So I substituted Lobiella. I would take a capsule just before bedtime and it would help me a lot. It also did not have the side effects of the Singulair.

Recently I found out that Aloe Vera acts like a natural steroid and when I have it, my lungs clear just like the Albuterol. However, the aloe-vera gel is very bitter so I either mix it in juice or I get a bottle of Aloe Vera drink, which does not work as well. A number of roadside stands sell Aloe-vera drink that is not pasteurized and it works better although I do get some relief from the commercial drink.

When I drink several glasses a day it keeps my lungs clear. I had tried ACV but it did not work for me nearly as well.

I hope my experiences help.

Aloe Vera
Posted by Dianne (Tampa, Fl) on 07/08/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I apologize in advance for how lengthy this is. I am writing to let everyone know about the incredible benefits we have experienced with Aloe. About one and a half years ago our whole family came down with whooping cough. I decided to try Aloe, as a friend I had known had had great success with it for treating a serious prolonged cough and my mother also told me that in Colombia SA they would use a beaten concoction of Aloe and egg whites to treat whooping cough when she was a little girl. I reaearched Aloe on the internet, and though I didn't find the egg white recipe, I found many things Aloe is good for. It did work very well for whooping cough, especially helping to calm the nightime attacks, and a friend tried it for her daughter's whooping cough and had the same results. When I looked Aloe up on the internet, the treatment for the ailment that interested me the most was asthma. My son had been struggling with it for several years- not severe, but mostly sports induced and it greatly hindered his ability to play sports. I have tried most home remedies for asthama and have had so-so results. He began drinking it every day and by the end of the second month his attacks were completely gone. As long as he continues to drink it daily, he has no attacks. If he stops it entirely he begins having attacks again after a couple of months.

I found that one of the reasons that Aloe works for asthama (and other conditions like arthritis and lupus) is because it is anti-inflammatory. So, it keeps the airwarys from getting inflamed. Another reason it works is because it is also excellent for treating allergies which many times are a trigger for asthama. One of the reasons it works for allergies is because of the collagen it causes your body to produce which thickens the the mucus linings of your repiratory system and intestinal tract (heals leaky gut) which in turn helps you not to be so sensitive to allergens. Another reason is that it treats systemic candida which is usually the root of asthma and allergies.

The funny thing I noticed, which is not mentioned in any literature I have researched about Aloe, is that it has also helped with his stunted growth. My son is really short for his age and in the two years before taking Aloe, he only grew six inches total. Once he began taking Aloe for his asthma he grew almost six inches in one year. The growth spurt coincided exactly with time he first began the Aloe. I've tried my own "experiments" to see if his growth is related to the Aloe or if it is just his time to start growing, and I've found that if he has a period of a couple of months where he doesn't take his Aloe at all or only takes it once a week or so, he only grows about a quarter of an inch per month or less. When he takes it every single day, he grows about a half inch per month.

My father has been really inspired about my son's story and began taking it himself about four months ago for his prostate. He has been on prostate medication for the past ten years and still gets up to urinate about four times per night. He has tried different prostate medicines as well as his own share of home remedies, and nothing has worked. Well, after drinking Aloe daily for a couple of months, he was able to get off of his prostate medicine completly. Now he only gets up once or twice per night and he's not on any prostate medecine.

I've heard some people make some type of Aloe tea infusion, but the way we take Aloe is this: We buy a fresh Aloe stalk from the produce section of the grocery store. It has to be at least fourteen inches long, or I've read it's not as beneficial. The Aloe has to be nice and firm. Don't use it if it is soft and squishy as it is too old and may actually agravate some candida problems. We slice off a three inch section from the base and peel off the thick green skin with a paring knife and discard it. We then take the gel (from the three inch section) and gently blend it with a drink mixer with some orange juice for palatability. The less you blend, the better as you don't want to destroy the beneficial properties.

You can buy bottled Aloe, but I DON'T RECOMMEND IT! While there may be some good Aloe products out there, I've read that sometimes the bottle can say 100% Aloe and it is actually 95% water, but for some reason the FDA allows them to say 100% Aloe even if it isn't. The other reason is that bottled Aloe is usually pastuerized which kills many of the beneficial enzymes that make Aloe so effective. Fresher is always better with Aloe.

Replied by Sally_oh
(Escazú, San José, Costa Rica)

Thank you - I can't wait to try this. Lived in Key West for 30 years, aloe everywhere and never knew this! My son also was not getting any good growth spurts. He was on asthma medication from the time he was three. When we moved to Costa Rica, my pharmacist here suggested he go off the meds, see how his asthma was. We went off the meds about a year and a half ago, managing very well with diet and treatments found here and he's now 6' tall, 16 years old. Everyone remarked how much he has grown. Maybe he was due for the teen growth spurt, but it seems awfully coincidental. I had read on a few websites that prolonged asthma meds (can't remember now exactly which ones - he was taking albuterol emergency and nebulizer, singulair and symbicort inhaler) could stunt a person's growth and he lived on that stuff.

Replied by Andrea
(Dublin, Ireland)

Thank you so much, Dianne for sharing your experience giving your son Aloe Vera for his asthma. I would like to try it too. Just a question on the daily intake: The 3 inch you are cutting and preparing from the plant, mixed with orange juice for the taste, is that one dose or from there you take a spoonful every day or how much do you take?

Replied by Dianne
(Tampa, Florida)

After I mix it with orange juice, I drink the whole thing.

Antifungal Supplements and Diet

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Posted by Debbie (Canada) on 06/23/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I have asthma and have tried every natural remedy over the years. I cut out dairy and processed foods and then went to a plant based diet. This did help some but then I found a product called Mimosa Pudica Seed. This is a gut scrubber and Eliminates parasites. This was a game changer for me and I was able to get off my inhaler. Your health is in your gut. 80-90 of your immune system is in your gut. So gut health is the key! So if you work on you on your gut health you can reverse chronic disease. Most people eat the standard American diet (processed foods, wheat sprayed with glyphosate, fast food, fried foods etc.)and heart disease, cancer, and autoimmunity are epidemic.

Another excellent product is Well of life, they have a bundle which includes Digestive enzymes, Probiotic and Fulvic Acid. When taken for 3-6 months can heal your leaky gut and improve or eliminate autoimmunity and get your health back.

Antifungal Supplements and Diet
Posted by Valarie (Las Vegas ) on 08/25/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I was born with asthma even died a couple of times as a child, my mother had to give adrenaline shots till I was 19 years old. We moved out of the San Francisco house into a brand new house in Pacifica. My asthma improved immensely. I believe the San Francisco house was filled with mold and the new house wasn't. Then when I was about 19 years old I got it and supplements and herbs and improve my diet.

Over the years it would get better with diet and then get worse with diet. This past spring was one of the most intense experiences. I was on too many medications and I was not on the right foods in my diet, my asthma really bad.

In the early morning hours searching on I found a comment that asthma was fungus based. The recommendation was to take oil of oregano 2 to 4 dropper full‘s per day! I had some in the cabinet so I started taking it and sure enough, I started getting better and getting relief with my asthma.

I went down the rabbit hole Searching for anti-fungal diet and supplements. I found Doug Kaufman wrote a bunch of books on it has a TV show podcast Facebook podcast community for support.

Then I took a prescription drug called NyStaten to kill the fungus even stronger along with herbal remedies and diet But the detox was too strong and I ended up with extremely itchy scalp so I stopped taking the NyStaten and I am back onto the antifungal diet with oil of oregano and olive leaf.

I am posting that asthma and allergies can be illuminated, reduced and healed. All from oil of oregano and olive leaf with an antifungal diet which means no carbs no sugar's no alcohol. Asthma and allergies are fungal yeast or mold based.

Many diseases are fungus yeast mold parasites causing diabetes cancer and a whole other list of conditions. It is upsetting that our medical system has us on all these drugs that were making me angry depressed crazy and not healing my condition or educating me that my foods were feeding the fungus.

I could barely walk up a flight of stairs over this past winter and spring. Once getting on the antifungal diet and taking the oil of oregano I was able to almost run up a flight of steps for the first time in years easily. Now I'm starting all over again to regain that and improve it more and more.

I hope this post of information will help you as well.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Cayenne, Coffee

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Posted by Marilyn (Land O Lakes, FL) on 12/05/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Tried ACV for my asthma that was not really being controlled by Singulair. Had horrible side effects with all steriod medications and tried 2 TBS ACV, honey and 1 tsp of cayene pepper 2 X a day. After 2-3 weeks I felt my asthma was pretty much in control (plus we have 4 dogs and 2 cats) - but still had occasional "attacks" that left me gasping for air. I read on this site that black coffee can help. Never had a cup in my life and lo and behold it really did work. Didn't make a coffee drinker out of me, but it certainly beats the alternative. Was wondering - does anyone know if a caffeine soft drink would produce the same results?

Replied by Sl0j0n

I have asthma, & I drink coffee, [LOVE! It] usually almost a 12-cup pot, / day.

Coffee has more polyphenols than green tea, has been proven to help prevent diabetes, & others.

I believe caffeine functions as a substitute neurotransmitter.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Garlic, Oregano

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Posted by Michael (Covington, Louisiana) on 04/01/2011
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I have found fantastic results from a combination of ACV, Oregano and Garlic for what the conventional Dr. called simply "Adult onset asthma".

A little background: 4 years ago I began having (gradually) more difficulty breathing at night. During day was fine and I was active. But, at night the tightness in chest was apparent, and along came the wheezing too. It became unbearable and I could not lay down totally without feeling like I was going to choke. Anyway, I went to a conventional Dr. I knew and he did tests and simply said I had developed Adult onset Asthma (I was 35 at the time). He prescribed Advair and I took it (for about 1. 5 yrs) and it helped a ton. But cost a lot too. I eventually sought out a cheaper alternative and he prescribed Symbicort. It cost a lot too. I used it sparingly...

In Nov 2010, I was jogging (as I normally did) and my heart began to race, became light-headed, and almost passed out and had to walk home. Haven't jogged since. Everytime I do any strenuous activity my heart would race and I almost pass out. I did pass out in my yard on March 12 of 2011. Trying to use a hand saw to simply cut down a small tree (5" diameter). That pushed me to solve my issues and get off the prescription. [About this same time, a friend had recommended a website where a man detailed his fight against asthma AND his own doctor. His research concluded that he might not be suffering from asthma, but rather a very serious bacterial infection in his lungs (Chlamydia Pneumonia). He had to convince his doctor to presrcibe a serious regimen of antibiotics to solve the problem... and it did]. To confirm it wasnt a heart issue I got a $59 CTScan to confirm there was no blockage, or issues that weren't solely lung related.

I suspected my issue was the same, especially given my doctor had NO reason for why my "asthma" magically developed. So, being more inclined to try an alternative method OTHER than antibiotics, I used this combination to garner awesome results:

Oregano Oil drops-- 5 to 10 drops into an empty capsule (3x/day) taken before meal-- and topically-- 3 drops on chest-rubbed in, 2 drops on each ankle (inside just above heel), 1 drop on each side of nose rubbed in (stay away from eyes! )-- 1x/day (first week only)-- I smelled awful for a couple hours-- but the fumes felt therapeutic!


Garlic Powder Capsules- 3 to 4 capsules (3x/day) = about 3500-4500mg/day (just before meals)


Apple Cider Vinegar (pills)-3 to 4 pills (3x/day) = 5-7g/day (just before meals)


Baking soda water (1 glass every morning--1st thing)--hoping to improve systemic alkalinity


Sporadic use of Hydrogen Peroxide- [I emptied a nasal sprayer and replaced with H2O2]. Inhaled (5-10x/day) directly in mouth- Hoping to aid in the break up of deeply rooted/lodged infection/bacteria


Regimen began 3/14/2011, I still used inhaler 1x/day (as normal) until 3/16...then began skipping days. Used this method for 5 days and then the Healing Crisis began. From 3/19 to 3/22 a sore throat appeared. Followed by the addition of a runny nose & raspy voice. On the 24th (11th day of treatment)I also was sneezing and felt clammy. Rough night onthe 25th-- Deep Sore throat, cough, major lung discharge of mucus, & nasal mucus discharge too ( but no fever). Sat 26th, same sore throat, lung discharge and no fever (26th marked 1 week since last inhaler use! ). Sun 27th, mild sore throat, reduced discharge and night sweat (like the breaking of a fever)... Noticeable increase in chest cavity when inhaling over the past week!! Still mild tightness only felt at night when laying down.. BUT MUCH better than before and NO inhaler! . 28th-31st, still using regimen and getting slightly better in every respect. I plan to continue the regimen for a full 30days. 31st-converted from oregano oil drops (ran out), to capsules and will continue til mid April.

I am chronicling this as further evidence that alternative methods work, they work well and they can replace MANY conventional methods without the nasty side effects and the high costs! tomorrow will be two weeks since I last used the inhaler and I have 0 desire or need to use it. I am only hoping in the next few weeks I can get back to the full exercise regimen I was used to without my heart racing again (Symbicort side effect [per the insert] -- "irregular heartbeat, racing heartbeat")

I hope this may help someone with "asthma"--look into a possible alternative treatment that CURES them!

Replied by Michael
(Covington, La)
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UPdate on the progress I have made...

I am closing in on 60 days of treatment. -- The 14th of May will mark 60 days. Some thoughts:

--after 2 weeks of Oregano Oil drops added to mpty capsules, I ran out and bought an Oregano powder in a capsule-- used it for two weeks (among other stuff)-- and regressed.. ONLY the Oregano Oil-P73, Super Strength seemed to work in tandem with the other aforementioned supplements (garlic, ACV pills, H202 spray)...

-- Beginning of April I stopped (ran out) of ACV pills, but replaced it with a supplement of Red Clover capsules (couple pills, 2x/day)--used it for 2 weeks, then ran out of it... then in mid April I replaced it with Vitamin C capsules (5000 mg/day) and a probiotics supplement.

Now I currently am taking 10-15 drops of liquid Oregano Oil (in capsule, 3x/day), and Vitamin C (5000mg/day), and a Probiotics supplement.

I am confident my "Adult Onset" Asthma was, in reality, a bacterial infection in the lungs . I feel MUCH better-- and my chest cavity feels larger when inhaling-- The 19th of May will mark 60 days since I last used an Inhaler, and I dont EVER plan to use one again..

I may not be at 100% yet-- but I feel much better, and sleep very easy at night (I used have the hardest time breathing once I laid down to fall asleep)...

If you have kids or your own case of asthma-- please give this a try and try to remain vigilent through the inevitable "healing crisis" you will experience as your body purges itself from the toxins lodged in the lungs and elsewhere...

Good luck!!!

Replied by Bod1

Have you ever tried salt therapy for your asthma?

Replied by Kim
(Atlantic, LA)

Hello-I'd like to check with Michael from Covington about how he is feeling now nearly six years after this post and his treatment. Is there any way you can send him an email and have him give an update, please? His treatment sounds worth trying, but I'd appreciate knowing long-term follow-up he's done. Thank you very much!

Replied by Marika
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I too would like an update on Michael Covington and how his remedy worked for him after a few years.