(Health Secrets) More than 22 million Americans suffer from the chronic inflammatory disease known as asthma, and the number is steadily growing especially among children. Asthma symptoms include air flow obstruction, chest tightness and shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing. Severe asthma attacks can be fatal. This can be circumvented with effective natural asthma treatment and prevention.
Mainstream medicine treats asthma symptoms with drugs and medical inhalers, some of which have side effects so dangerous that class actions suits have been filed against the makers. Natural asthma treatment offers a number of safer options for relieving and preventing asthma as well as healing and supporting the lungs.
The ever increasing toxic load man is causing is likely a huge contributor to the increase in asthma, as is the decreasing nutritional value of our foods. Asthma is generally triggered by either bronchial infections, an allergic reaction, or a lung irritant such as smoke or fumes. Besides toxins, allergens and irritants, items to avoid to prevent asthma attacks include milk and dairy (which causes allergic reactions and is also mucous forming), gluten and acetaminophen.
One extremely effective natural asthma treatment is nebulizing with colloidal silver and lobelia extract (5 parts colloidal silver to 1 part lobelia) in order to help bring up mucous, heal the lungs and eliminate any pathogens present. Adding 1 part mullein can make the treatment even more effective. Mullein is an antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory herb which also fights respiratory viruses and aids in lung healing.
An often effective natural asthma treatment known as garlic syrup can be made as follows:
Separate and peel the cloves of 3 garlic bulbs. Simmer them in a non-aluminum pan with 2 cups of water. When the garlic cloves are soft and there’s about a cup of water left in the pan, remove the garlic and put in a jar. Then, add 1 cup of vinegar and 1/4 cup of honey to the water that’s left in the pan, boiling the mixture until it is syrupy. Pour the syrup over the garlic in the jar. Cover the jar and let it stand overnight. Swallow 1 – 2 cloves of garlic with a teaspoon of the syrup every morning on an empty stomach.
Garlic can also be used by pressing the juice from raw garlic and then mixing 10 to 15 drops in warm water and taking internally.
Another effective natural asthma treatment calls for mixing 1/4 cup of onion juice with 1 tablespoon of raw organic honey and 1/8 tablespoon of black pepper.
The following herbs are often used for natural asthma treatment in various combinations in Chinese herbal medicine for clearing mucous, supporting the immune system and repairing the lungs. They are found together in the premixed supplement ClearLungs Extra Strength.
*Chinese asparagus root
Two other items frequently used in Chinese medicine are the herb astragalaus and the medicinal reishi mushroom. Both reduce allergies and build the immune system, and the reishi mushroom inhibits histamine production.
Hot or cold tea made from wild cherry tree bark is an effective and popular natural asthma treatment in India. Likewise, basil leaf tea consumed throughout the day has been effective in relieving asthma.
Endives, celery, carrots, and spinach in various combinations have also been reported to work wonders for some asthmatics. Combine any combination of the vegetables and put them into a juicer. One or two glasses daily are recommended.
Black coffee as hot and as strong as you can stand it can help open up lungs and airways and ward off an asthma attack.
Other items which may be beneficial are:
*Omega-3 fatty acids
*Eucalyptus (inhaled and used as a soothing lozenge)
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