Top 7 Home Treatments for Asthmaadmin
If you have asthma, you are probably taking medications. But, regular medications do not work all the time. In fact, combing medications and certain home treatments are recommended, especially if you have severe asthma.
Here are the top 7 home treatments for asthma.
7. Changes in Your Diet
There is no specific diet for asthma patients but there are certain dietary changes that may ease the symptoms.
First of all, try to lose weight to lower the pressure on your chest. In addition, add more fruits and vegetables to your diet; they are rich in antioxidants and trace elements that reduce inflammations in your respiratory tract. (1, 2, 3)
6. Try Buteyko Breathing Technique
The Buteyko Breathing Technique (BBT) depends on breathing slowly and gently in order to relieve your asthma symptoms. The technique depends on breathing out via your nose since breathing out via your mouth can make your airways drier and increase their sensitivity. (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
5. Papworth Method
The Papworth method or technique has been using for a while for asthma patients. The technique depends on the use of diaphragm and nose in developing certain breathing patterns. If you engaged in a certain asthma-inducing activity, you can use one of these patterns to relieve the symptoms of asthma. (10, 11, 12)
Garlic is a potent anti-inflammatory; it is recommended for a wide range of health issues. Studies show that due to these anti-inflammatory properties, garlic can be useful for relieving your asthma symptoms. Consume garlic regularly for long-term management of asthma. (13, 14, 15)
Ginger is also a powerful anti-inflammatory recommended for many health problems including severe asthma. Studies show that the intake of oral ginger supplements for asthma relieved the symptoms. It is recommended for the symptoms but it will not treat the underlying cause or improve the entire lung function. (16, 17, 18, 19)
Honey has been used for ages for relieving cold, soothing sore throat, and reducing coughing. It can be mixed with herbal remedies for the best results.
Studies show that it is perfect for relieving symptoms. However, it is not an ultimate solution and can’t be used as an alternative for asthma medications. (20, 21, 22, 23, 24)
1. Omega-3 Oils
Fish and flax seeds are rich in omega-3 oils. Omega-3 oils have many health benefits. For asthma, they clear the airway inflammations and enhance the overall respiratory functions.
If you take steroids, they may prevent the action of omega-3 oils; check with your doctor before increasing your omega-3 intake. (25, 26, 27, 28)