Asthma – Causes, Possible Remedies

Asthma attacks are suffered by millions of people in all the countries. This is a disorder found inherent in the body from birth, and usually gets triggered by allergic substances, environment and climate etc. You can find several Alternative Medical Services and solutions, in addition to Allopathic treatment, if you visit ( and can get relief from chronic Asthma troubles.

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a long-term lung disease. The patient gets attacks of Asthma, when the airways – the tubes that carry air from inhalation to the lungs and from the lungs to the nose during exhalation. The disease may be inherent from childhood and attack people of any age, due to certain adverse conditions like inhaling allergic substances.

During Asthma attacks, the person feels trouble in breathing, a sound (wheezing) emanates each time air is breathed, the air-passages get stuck up with inflammation, the chest portion gets tightened up with heaviness, mucus forms inside the air-tubes and this triggers heavy coughing to clear the air-passages. The coughing will be severe especially during nights and early morning, and the patient will gasp for breath due to continuous coughs.

The air passages inside the body becomes stiff with mucus, and this is due to the normal reaction of the body-cells, whenever some anti-body substances “invade” into the air passage muscles produce mucus and make the airway very narrow.  The immune system of the body gets “triggered” to react by outside substances, floating in the air we breathe.

Causes of Asthma:

The exact cause of Asthma is still elusive for Medical fraternity, since the “triggers” vary from person to person. But generally genetic disposition is adduced as the reason behind, meaning that if the family members or parents have Asthma, the chances are high for catching Asthma for the children.

Out of extensive Medical Research, the following “triggers” have been identified to instigate Asthma attacks. They are – breathing polluted air; wood-smoke; tobacco; perfumes; cleaning products and chemicals; paint; exposure to irritants in the workplace; allergic substances such as molds, animal dander and dust etc.; catching cold, sinusitis, bronchitis or flu; reflex of stomach acidity; emotional excitement or mental stress or even exposure to dry or cold weather etc.

Symptoms of Asthma:

Symptoms of Asthma also change from person to person depending upon the severity of the attack. The most commonly found symptom is wheezing that is a whistling sound emanates every time one breathes. Heavy coughing, breathlessness, chest tightness, difficulty in speaking and difficulty in getting sound-sleep, disturbed by continuous dry cough or cough with phlegm.

Home Remedies for Asthma:

During attacks of Asthma, the patients will suffer a lot for breathing and sleeping during the night. There are Allopathic medications that give temporary relief, including some inhaling puffs.

Ayurvedic, Homeopathy and Naturopathy treatments are always there along with Yogasana Poses, to give lasting relief to Asthma. However if you are careful and use easily available Home Remedies, you can overcome Asthma attacks comfortably and without much expenses towards treatments.

The home remedies are taken to clear the air passages and lungs from mucus, and make you breathe easily. Honey is on top of everything prescribed by Ayurvedic practitioners for giving immense relief from Asthma attacks. Just mix pure Honey two to three teaspoons in hot water and drink it 3 times a day; even you can mix ½ spoon of cinnamon powder with it for more effect.

Fruits like oranges, papaya, blueberries, strawberries etc. have great relieving effects. Lemon is best when taken with water and sugar during day time. Dried Figs are very effective – to be soaked in water overnight and consumed next day morning in empty stomach, and also drinking the water along.

Fish like tuna, salmon and sardines are really effective during the Asthma attacks. If one can’t consume them cooked, they can be taken as extracts or oils from this fish.

Take cloves (5 or 6 pieces); boil them in half-glass of water; let the water shrink to quarter-glass; add honey when cooled and drink it for best relief from Asthma trouble. Similarly Ginger juice taken with two spoons of dried fenugreek and one spoon of honey taken 2 to 3 times a day will be of assuaging relief.

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