Purggo is great for asthma sufferers, since the bamboo charcoal doesn’t emit any allergens. However, there are proactive natural treatments we recommend to people with asthma. Try them out and see which works best for you!
Research studies show that ginger reduces airway inflammation and slows down airway contraction. You can either use powered ginger, or juice ginger yourself. In either case, mix with hot water and add some honey to the desired taste. You can limit your asthma attacks if you make it a habit to drink the ginger mix twice a day.
When mixed with a little camphor, mustard oil can help in clearing the respiratory passage to restore your normal breathing pattern. Heat the mustard oil first before adding the camphor. Mix well in a bowl, and massage the solution on your chest and upper back until your symptoms subside.
Aside from being a better source of Vitamin C than tomatoes, garlic also helps in reducing histamine release. You are less likely to suffer from allergic reactions if your histamine release is controlled. Garlic is also a good source of prostacyclin – a type of lipid molecules that helps to keep the lung passages open so you are able to breathe comfortably. To prepare your garlic drink, use 10-15 cloves of garlic and boil in ½ cup of milk. You can also make tea by boiling the garlic in water.
Drinking no more than 2 cups of coffee a day can limit the risks of asthma attacks. The caffeine found in coffee beans acts as a bronchodilator drug. It relaxes the airways in the lungs to relieve the most common asthma symptoms, such as difficulty in breathing and persistent coughing. Black coffee is preferred. Make sure to take it easy on the sugar, as it can be a source of problems for your health.
Honey can treat the symptoms of asthma such as coughing and wheezing by soothing the mucous membranes in your airways. There are different types of honey available in the market, but dark honeys are the ones proven to be more effective in treating asthma. You can eat honey with anything you want. It’s always delicious.
Red and yellow onions contain quercetin – a natural form of anti-histamine that strengthens the capillary walls. You can enjoy raw onions directly in your salad.
Omega 3 fatty acid is not only good for the heart but is also a great treatment for asthma symptoms. Tuna contains an abundance of Omega 3 fatty acids, and eating this fish on a regular basis can help reduce the risks of asthma attack. Watch out for canned tunas, as certain brands add in a preservative called sulfite, which triggers allergies in some people.
A popular Indian spice use to color curry powder, turmeric contains an anti-inflammatory compounds known as curcumin. This inhibits the release of LOX and COX-2 – the primary culprits of inflammation. Mix a teaspoon of turmeric to your drink 3 times a day.
Chili peppers contain Vitamin C and act as an anti-oxidant to help boost your immune system, which helps in reducing asthma attacks. Add some chili peppers to your meals to spice things up a little bit.
Eating apple twice a week can keep the asthma away. The skin contains anti-oxidant that can act as natural anti-histamine, so your body will be better prepared against allergens that can potentially trigger an asthma attack.
Sweet potatoes are extremely nutritious. It’s a good source of Vitamin C and potassium. It also helps to reduce congestion in your airways.
Carrot has a high concentration of beta-carotene; a combination of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Beta-carotene will help in easing your coughs. Carrot can be eaten raw as a snack, or you can try juicing carrots with other fruits and vegetables.
There are studies that link a lack of Vitamin D to asthma patients, so if you are suffering from asthma, start drinking milk. Don’t go for the skim options, because much of the Vitamin D is contained in the fats. Vitamin D helps to open the airways in adults, and can prevent asthma development in children.
A good source of beta-carotene, Vitamin C and Vitamin E, mustard greens can aid in the breakdown of histamine and prevent asthma attacks. Daily intake of mustard green can also give the body a natural source of Vitamin B6, which is also important in fighting asthma.
Fish oil supplements contain high-concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids that help in reducing inflammation in people with asthma. Despite the benefits, this supplement is not for general consumption, especially for people on other drugs such as blood thinners. Consult your doctor first to determine the right dosage.
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