Below are some herbs I have found over the years to be very useful between and during an asthma attack. Learn about them, they may be helpful for you.
Oregano is a powerful herb for treating asthma. Along with anti-inflammatory properties, it contains carvacrol, flavonoids and terpenes that work as lung-cleansing elements.
This herb can reduce inflammation of the respiratory tract and bronchial tubes, thus providing relief from asthma symptoms.
2. Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo biloba contains antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties that help treat asthma.
A 2007 study published in the Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Medical Sciences) found that extracts of this herb helped decrease the infiltration of inflammatory cells in the asthmatic airway and relieved the airway inflammation.
Another well-known herb used for treating asthma is ginger. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce airway inflammation and inhibit airway contraction.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, garlic is a popular medicinal herb used to treat asthma. Its anti-inflammatory properties help clear congestion in the lungs. In addition, its antibiotic and antiviral properties help boost immunity and fight infections that can trigger asthma.
5. Slippery Elm
Slippery elm is another effective herb for asthma. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help thin the mucus that clogs the airways.
It also provides relief from coughing and tightening of the chest. In addition to asthma, it can help treat bronchitis, sore throats and coughs
6.Turmeric - powerful anti-inflammatory and it is believed to reduce inflammation. Shows a similar efficacy to cortisone.
7.Wild Cherry - is an expectorant, antispasmodic, and antitussive. These properties indicate its usefulness as a preparation for bronchitis or whooping cough and can be helpful in coughs that accompany pneumonia. It is also helpful in coughs with influenza, where there is associated shortness of breath and or wheezing. #asthma #helpfulherbs #breathagain #catchyourbreath #shortnessofbreath #opentheairways #pawerfulherbs #antibiotics #antiviral