Natural Remedies

Effective Natural Remedies for Asthma

Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 03/05/2013
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Has anyone tried pycnogenol for asthma? Look up the health benefits. I believe it works well. Tried it for a while. I am going back on it soon.

Posted by Rob (Manhattan, Ny) on 03/06/2013
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Pycnogenol is one of my favorite supplements.. Unfortunately it is a little pricey. I haven't made the connection but yes, I have gone for long periods without needing a puff of the inhaler... And this may be the reason... (many factors are at play... The visiting neighbor's cat etc. ) but I believe it does help. Also, great for skin and eye health..

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Posted by Wendauggie (Costa Mesa ) on 08/11/2023

Thank you for the heads up.

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Posted by Vania (Clarksville, Tn, Usa) on 05/14/2012
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I am nearly 43 years old, and I'm a lifelong asthmatic. Instead of "growing out of it", I've had to endure increased asthma problems during adulthood. My situation has worsened again because I got the flu about 5 years ago, and I have severe acid reflux. I get bronchitis very regularly, and when I haven't been diagnosed with it, I still don't breathe freely.

Approximately 3 months ago, one of my mother's friends recommended remedies, from a popular home shopping network, for Acid Reflux. The main remedies are: CoQ10 and N-Acetyl Cysteine. I started taking 4 CoQ10 (100 mg capsules) and 4 NAC (500 mg capsules) in the morning. I usually take the NAC once or twice again during the day. They did not stop my Acid Reflux, but they did greatly reduce my asthma symptoms. For real.

I ran out of the very expensive CoQ10 once, so I bought a less expensive brand at my local mega-market (yes, that one), which worked just as well.

During the 3 months that I've been taking these two remedies, I've only used my nebulizer once (before, I used it 4 times/day), and my inhalers approximately 4 times. I haven't used inhalers in about 3 weeks. That is progress.

I'm not touting these supplements as a cure, because I have to keep taking them to get the benefits. That's fine with me. Every day, I'm shocked and delighted to be breathing freely!

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Posted by Shelly (Michigan/usa) on 06/10/2014

Hi. Not sure if you will see this since this post is 2 years old, but how much of the peroxide do you use? Is this nebulized? And is this food grade peroxide? TIA.

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Posted by Rick (Ks) on 04/28/2015

Restaurant grade, 1 tablespoon to 10 tablespoons of filtered water, not tap water. Google Dr circus and asthma

Find the Triggers
Posted by Rob (Cumberland City, Tn) on 12/10/2010
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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.

Oil Pulling
Posted by Val (Long Island, Ny) on 08/07/2018

How often should you oil pull and how many minutes?

Oil Pulling
Posted by Marc (Cranston, Ri) on 11/25/2010

I also wanted to add that my gum are bleeding less due to OP.

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Posted by Karen (Sealrock, Usa) on 09/22/2010
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Health to All... I am 63 yrs, never smoked, vegetarian from age 7, yoga teacher, great stamina all day, weight 124 lbs, 5'5" female. It started a couple of years ago with a cough only at night when I would lay down. It then went into a tightening of my lungs & I had trouble breathing. Hard to breath in - Hard to breath out. My sleep every night was disrupted to the extent that I wasn't sleeping at all, had to get up & totally exhausted, I needed oxygen! It got worse with each month until landing in the Emergency room for inhalation. They gave me a puffer which I ended up using every night about 3:00am sometimes 2ce at night, I could see myself dragging an oxygen tank around with me if I didn't come up with a cure soon. I had two separate labs test two large pieces of yellow phlegm that I was finally able to cough up. It didn't happen easily. Both labs said they were not viral or microbial. I did a fast for worms & candida which helped some.

Started using the ACV with baking soda 2ce day. Coconut oil in morning coffee & all hot foods, Vit C with methylene blue 4-8 drops daily, MSM, Magnesium powder at night 1/2 tsp, live on foods low in sugar, use sea salt only, take kelp powder 1tbl daily & iodine drops 15 @ 3%, gave up dairy, tried for 3 months an inhalator with 3% peroxide, with the results all being positive and every week getting better.

It has been 1 year now since I went into the ER for emergency air. I only use the puffer approx. 3 times a month. Now I cough up once in a while these tiny round, formed, mucus balls (smaller than a BB) plus small strings of mucus about 3mm long and less than a pencil lead in width. After they are coughed out I can breath nearly perfect. If only I knew what to take to cleanse the lungs (aveoli) of these "plugs" Please help if any one knows how to cleanse the lungs of these mucus plugs forever. I still have the usual cracking & wheezing with these plugs which still greatly interfere with nightly sleep & oxygen intake. The huge amounts of former mucus is gone, it's only these tiny plugs to get rid of now. Then I will pronounce myself cured of Asthma!

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Posted by Amanda (Hot Springs, Ar, 71913) on 09/22/2010

I have heard that drinking half your weight in ounces of water per day and using sea salt is good for asthma, and the plugs were mentioned specifically. If I remember correctly, it is one teaspoon of salt per gallon of water you drink.

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Posted by Emily (New York, Ny) on 09/12/2010

I have been off my inhalers for a while just taking natural supplements. One incredible supplement I stumbled on totally by accident - organic hemp seeds. I was taking it just for good health in general and it wound up clearing up my skin and significantly alleviating my asthma in one swoop. Incredible product!! I take 3-4 tablespoons a day, 2 tablespoons in the morning with breakfast (it gives an extra energy boost) and then 1 tablespoon at lunch and 1 at dinner. I love the taste of them in almond milk or yogurt best (I have found that dairy product actually trigger both my asthma and acne, but yogurt I am in the clear with). Asthma can totally be controlled by natural supplements. Here are the others I have found extremely helpful! INHALED GLUTATHIONE - you have to get a holistic doctor to get you a prescription. Goolge about the lung health benefits of Glutathione. You can also take Glutathione capsules without a prescription but inhaled is MUCH more effective. MSM - you can take very high dosages of this, but start slow because it can really cause a detox reaction.

Posted by Tania (New York, Ny) on 05/21/2010
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Supplements for asthma:

1.) Inhaled glutathione 2X a day (ask your holistic doctor to prescribe this to you!) No prescriptions necessary for any of the other supplements below.

2.) N Acetylcysteine

3.) MSM

4.) Germanium (only on the form of Ge-132)

Please research these supplements and ask your HOLISTIC doctor any questions (most conventional pulmonologists would laugh at the idea of you being able to be medication free and controlling your asthma with supplements that are actually good for you!)

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Posted by Chas (Cincinnati, OH) on 06/23/2009

I have tried various treatments throughout my life. I have exercise triggered asthma. I am going to try ACV, Magnesium and Echinacea. I have had two serious attacks this past month for some unknown reason. My throat becomes very constricted to the point that it feels like strep throat. Then my chest tightens. I begin feeling really tired from improper breathing. Then my lungs start coughing up the typical asthma mucous, with a persistant, dry-like cough for days after. I have been very frustrated because I want to exercise and stay fit. I haven't been able to afford an allergy test to diagnose exactly what allergens are causing my attacks. But I hope this next combination of ACV, Magnesium and Echinacea will help.

Salt Pipe Inhaler
Posted by sharon j (Oklahoma City, OK) on 04/12/2023

Salt Therapy / Halotherapy

Just wondering if anyone has done this or has any thoughts on this for asthma. I have done it a handful of times, but I'm just unsure if its working.

Halotherapy, or salt therapy, involves breathing in air with tiny salt particles to improve your breathing. Halotherapy is considered an alternative treatment for lung problems such as asthma, bronchitis, and cough. Halotherapy is often done in spa-like salt rooms. This therapy can also help you relax and may help with skin conditions and allergies.

Mullein Extract
Posted by Ryanrsolano (Mckinney, Tx, Usa) on 11/22/2010
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I was diagnosed with seasonal asthma, and have had the same brutal cough for about 5 years. It would last for about 3 months untreated. Advair worked but I hated the side effects. Read about mullein on line 4 days ago and my cough is 85% better. The first night I took the drops my cough almost went away and I slept great for the first time in weeks. This miracle plant worked for me. I have been taking the drops 4 times a day and drinking the tea twice a day. In fact... Gonna go make a cup now :)

Allergy Connection
Posted by Marina (Miami ) on 08/20/2023

Absolutely. It works but you must complete the entire course following it a T. Even children's behaviour changes if it caused by the underlying allergies

Posted by Jen (South Ozone Park, Ny) on 05/06/2009

I like to know if i should use lobelia drops in water or under the tongue?

EC: You might throw up if you try taking lobelia under the tongue -- it's very strong! People typically take it as directed on the bottle (water or juice).

Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Katie (Royal Oak, MI) on 05/07/2008
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I left my albuterol inhanler at work today so I was desperate for something. I have sinusitus that is currently turning into bronchitis and fortunatly, my asthma only is bad when I am sick. I just did the cayenne pepper treatment and so far I have noticed that the burning from the bronchitis has subsided and my breathing has cleared somewhat. Hopefully it will continue to improve. I think I am going to buy some Apple Cider Vinegar tomorrow to have on hand due to the strong positive reviews.

Posted by kimb (Dallas, TX) on 04/04/2008
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re: Chronic Asthma & Aspergillosis.

I have been suddenly left completely disabled for the last two years. Sudden onset of respiratory illness and lethargy. I'm 35 and have been unable to do even the basic of personal daily routines. I used to ride all terain 20 miles a day up north. After two years of relying on modern medicine and countless hospital stays, I have decided not to die from a pescki fungus or anything else. So I have begun taking matters in my own hands and will try anything that makes sense.

I currently began a double dose of DHEA as a natural precursor to antinflammatory, 7 oranges a day, 2xday apple cider vinegar, copper supplement, probiotic yogurt, and 4 times daily supplement.

After 3days my neighbor commented that I have color for the first time. I also have been able to get out of bed. I am going to try the peroxide and apple cider vinegar in my nebulizer and report back. I believe it will work. Make an uncomfortable environment for bacteria, kill it, get it out, and keep it out! All this without dying from side effects of prednisone, advair, and numerous others.

Thanks for your posts! Many prayers for all of you.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Michelle P (Kenosha, WE) on 02/22/2008
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My 9 yr. daughter has been on every asthma medication known to man. She was diagnosed before she was two and has been on numerous antibiotics, steroids taken orally and inhaled and of course albuterol. These medications just seem to help the symptoms but nothing ever made her truly better. I found your site and decided to take matters in to my own hands. I started giving her 2 tbsp of coconut oil per day and eventually was able to wein her off all her medications. The coconut oil is amazing!!! I wish I would have known about this years ago. I started the coconut oil about 6 months ago and in those 6 months she has had only 5 minor attacks.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Colleen M. (Fenton, Mi) on 02/25/2016

How would I give my 4 year old 2 tablespoons of coconut oil a day? She is asthmatic and just started to try ACV. I would like to try coconut oil also.

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Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 02/29/2008 509 posts

... actually probability that your doctor didn't mention is neither viral or bacterial, but an inhalant allergy. Do your children's asthma attacks occur after they were exposed to perfumes, after shaves, colognes,air deodorizers, paint odors, etc. If after observation, you find that they do, when you find yourself close to any of the above triggers, get away as quickly as you can. You read and hear a lot about 2nd hand cigarette smoke, but frankly I prefer the smoke over the smelly things mentioned above. The smoke may give me lung cancer 29 years later but I learned that the smelly things can kill very quickly. I find it amusing that some of those complaining of 2nd hand smoke smell like they either bathed in it or marinated themselves in it overnight! I also find many more people wearing offensive odors than I do smoking. I always take 50 mgms. of Benadryl (generic name is diphenhydramine HCL and available @ Sams Wholesale Club for less than $4.00 for 400 25mgm tablets) before going out the door since I passed out from co-workers perfumes several years ago. Important: never give this during an acute asthma attack, but after the attack, you can keep them on it for a long time to prevent future attacks. No prescription is needed- just look for them in the allergy section close to the pharmacy. I have read that asthma patients are usually low on selenium, which you can probably also find (or have them order them for you) at Sams. Hope this is helpful to you and all other asthma problems.

Posted by Margie (Upper Marlboro, Maryland) on 04/17/2007
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When I first developed Asthma, I was shocked since I was an adult and at the time did not know you could get athsma as an adult. However, my doctor told me that mine was caused by my allergies. So I have been using 500 mg of Magnesium since last year and have not had an attack since then. I also use Quercetin to help fight it. I use a few others as well, but can't remember what. But will post later.

Posted by Braulio (Brazil) on 03/16/2018

Where can I find information on dosage for children (my son is 3,5 son years old)?

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Maddy (Nottingham, Nottinghamshire,UK) on 12/07/2006
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I have asthma and bronchiectasis (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Was diagnosed 8 years ago. I was suffering from monthly (sometimes twice monthly) chest infections, and had to take antibiotics for every outbreak and becoming more and more resistant and sensitive to the drugs. I started using Colloidal Silver in my nebuliser about a year ago now and have not had a chest infection since. As soon as I feel my sputum changing (from clear to yellow) I use the colloidal silver and the infection does not develop any further. Some times I have to do it more than once, but mostly once is enough. I hope this will help anybody out there that is struggling with the same problem. Good luck!!

Dietary Changes
Posted by Susan (Dradenton)
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My 2 yr old has asthma and frequently has bronchitis. Stopping dairy in his diet is the only thing that has worked for us. We tried all of the medicines the doctors would give it would only make him better for a short while and sick more frequently.