13 Herbal Remedies for Asthma

Herbal remedies for asthma help in reversing the symptoms that result from an asthma attack. In using herbal remedies, we use natural ingredients with no possibility of negative side effects arising and which are effective in dealing with the inflammatory nature and other symptoms of asthma.

However, in such a condition as asthma and those scary asthmatic attacks, it is important that we understand what asthma is and what the main causes of asthma are along with what triggers attacks. This way, we are able to not merely treat symptoms symptoms but understand what herb do, the nature of the ailment and which herbal remedies for asthma to take.

Here Are 13 Herbal Remedies for Asthma

1. Hyssop Tea

A common symptom of asthma and asthmatic attacks is a feeling of a congested and heavy chest, often making it hard to breath. This remedy provides relief from this feeling.

Take one of the hyssop tea, three times a day, in the morning, afternoon and before bed.

2. Thyme Tea

This remedy not only acts as an immune booster for the body but also offers anti-spasmodic properties necessary to provide relief from symptoms.

4. Green Tea

It contains within it antioxidants and theophylline properties which are necessary in opening the constricted airways of the body.

3. Licorice

One of the major causes of asthma is allergic reactions to various stimuli. This herbal remedy, as a result of its ability to increase the half life of cortisone, provides the body with an anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory boost.

5. Forskolin

Derived from the Coleus Forskohlii herb, it prevents/reduces the release of compounds that promote inflammation and its reactions without any side effects. In doing so, it therefore aids in the smooth contraction of muscles found in the body's airways. 

The remedy is also used in treating glaucoma, high blood pressure and congestive heart disease.

6. Ephedra (Mua Huang)

As the name above in brackets suggests, it is a popular Chinese herb that has been used for thousands of years.It contains within it anti-flammatory and anti-allergic ephedrine properties which is very useful in combating the effects of asthma.

The herb is most effective when used in combination with other herbs to produce powerful and effective herbal remedies for asthma in order to provide adrenal support. Herbs that can be used in combination with it include licorice root, ginseng, zinc, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, magnesium and vitamin C.

7. Elderflower

This herb is effective in the treatment of runny noses as well as fever. It is most powerful when taken in the evenings and should be taken as tea and as hot as possible. 1 or 2 cups of the tea is recommended.

8. Garlic & Onion

These two contain quecetin which is a bioflavanoid as well as vitamin C which prevents the leukotrienes hormones from being produced

9. Capsicum (ChilliPepper)

Contains within it the copsaican property which is powerful in desensitizing a sensitive airway, kills harmful microbes that are in the gastrointestinal tract while at the same time improves circulation.

10. Curcumin

It is often compared to ibuprofen, cortisone and phenylbutarable due to its excellent anti-inflammatory properties. Moreover, as an antioxidant  it is similar to vitamin C and E. Curcumin is the yellow pigment that exists in tumeric.

11. Astralagus

This herb acts as an effective herbal remedy for asthma as it boosts both lung strength and immunity.When mixed in with vitamin C and other antioxidants, it drastically reduces the triggers that may cause asthmatic attacks/episodes.

12. Lobelia

Acts as an expectorant, the remedy aids in relaxing the bronchial muscles by releasing adrenal hormones

13. Mullein

It is an effective immune booster as well as provides anti-sposmadic properties.

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