Asthma is categorized as being either a.Chronic, or b. Allergic. Both forms of this lung condition cause the sufferers to have “attacks.” An “Asthma Attack” is when the airways of a person’s lungs contract and become narrow. The narrowness makes it difficult for the person to breathe. Chronic Asthma sufferers need to be monitored by a healthcare professional. They also need to be on a prescription medication. Allergic Asthmatics, on the other hand, only experience attacks if they are exposed to something they are allergic to. Symptoms of the attack often include coughing or hacking, wheezing, a feeling of tightness in the chest area, and difficulty in breathing. There are several products on the market that sufferers can use, but they often have unpleasant side effects. If you are a sufferer, you can try to gain relief by using these homemade remedies to treat Allergic Asthma.
Ginkgo Biloba has long been touted as a natural way to help build a person’s memory and brain power. But, did you know this herb can also be used as a homemade remedy to treat Asthma? Ginkgo Biloba works because it increases the total amount of circulation in a person’s body. Greater circulation means more oxygen to the entire body, especially to the lungs. This powerful herb, which has long been used by the Chinese, also contains Ginkgolides. Ginkgolides are known to help reduce the symptoms of Allergic Asthma.
Another homemade remedy to treat Asthma is to take Vitamin C on a regular basis. Vitamin C is a mighty antioxidant. That means that it helps rid a person’s body of harmful free radicals. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe irritated lungs and airways.
Besides taking Vitamin C tablets, it would be beneficial to your health to add more citrus fruits and juice to your diet.
Since stress is also a factor that can contribute to Allergic Asthma attacks, Vitamin B6 is another homemade treatment for this condition. Along with Vitamin C, it can be found at your local drug store. Vitamin B6 is also naturally present in tuna, turkey, bananas, potatoes, liver and lentils.
Vitamin B6 helps relieve stress because it’s essential for producing serotonin, melatonin, and dopamine. Serotonin naturally helps relieve anxiety and depression. Melatonin is a mighty antioxidant that helps boost a person’s immunity system. It also helps set our internal clocks so that we can sleep. Dopamine also helps boost a person’s mood which aids in the reduction of stress.
German medical studies show that the Chamomile herb helps a person’s body increase its production of Cortisone. Cortisone is helpful in reducing lung inflammation. Chamomile Tea is available at your local health food store.
And finally, if you’re under the care of a healthcare professional, contact him or her before you try any of these homemade remedies. There are usually no harmful side effects from natural herbs, but some herbs shouldn’t be mixed with prescription drugs. Your healthcare professional can also determine the right dosages needed for you.