Asthma is a disease that has no cure, the aim of asthma treatment is to control the disease and reduce symptoms. It is a respiratory disorder characterized by constriction and inflammation of the air passages. Some natural therapies may help to manage symptoms of asthma. Never use any natural dietary supplement without checking first with your health care provider or asthma specialist.
Turmeric is a spice grown in tropical regions of Asia, it is helpful in Asthma Treatment. Turmeric has a peppery, warm and bitter flavor and a mild fragrance; it helps relieve asthmatic inflammation that causes swelling in the lungs and trouble breathing. It helps dilate blood vessels allowing for better airflow. Being a blood thinner, use it with care.
The two main groups of parsley used as herbs are curly leaf and Italian, Italian or flat leaf-parsley is popular around Mediterranean countries and has a more intense flavor than curly leaf parsley. Parsley can be used in asthma treatment, it helps relieve coughing during asthma attacks. It relieves tightness in the muscles of the chest and soothes the throat and cough. Parsley leaf can be used as an herbal tea.
Ivy Leaf should be carefully distinguished from Poison Ivy, it can be used for Asthma Treatment. Ivy Leaf is effective in increasing the amount of oxygen in the lungs; a regular intake of Ivy Leaf can possibly help ease some of the asthma symptoms.
Ephedra (Plant Ephedra Sinica. E. Sinica)
In Chinese Ephedra is called Ma Huang. The Chinese have prescribed Ma Huang( Ephedra) for Asthma Treatment for thousands of years. Ephedra contains chemical constituent Ephedrine. Ephedra is an herbal plant used for asthma and Weight Loss. Ephedra increases the heart rate and heart patients shall not be use it.
Verbascum Thapsus (Mullein) is native to Europe, northern Africa and Asia. This herb soothes the lungs and helps bring up the phlegm. Vapors of Mullein are good for asthma that is made by simmering a Mullein in water and inhaling the steam.
Ginkgo Biloba has been used medicinally from ages for Asthma Treatment. Extract, from the Ginkgo Biloba Tree leaves are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Gingko Biloba is commonly used to combat memory loss and increase blood circulation to the brain; however, since centuries it is used as an effective medicine for the treatment asthma.
Hyssop (Hysssopus Officianlis)
This decorative and long-lasting perennial herb has been widely used in medicine since ancient times; it has a fresh, woody scent that is slightly sweet. It has anti-inflammatory properties; therefore, it can be helpful in asthma treatment. The herb used for their respiratory infections like bronchitis, phlegm, pleurisy and lung disorders.
Elecampane also called wild sunflower scabwort, and horse heal is a perennial garden flower long valued as a tonic herb for the respiratory system. Since it contains high quantity of inuline, therefore, the herb is used as an expectorant, eliminating the secretions of chronic bronchitis and soothing bronchic spasms. It is frequently used as a particular remedy for chronic bronchitis and bronchial asthma.
Anise (Pimpinella Anisum) is an aromatic Mediterranean annual herb that is also called aniseed. It is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae native to the eastern Mediterranean region and Southwest Asia. It helps in the coughing up of mucus in conditions like Asthma, Bronchitis, Common Cold and Whooping Cough.