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Asthma - Natural Home Remedies


Asthma is a long-term problem that makes it hard to breathe. It can cause coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Asthma can be set off by different things, such as dust, smoke, exercise, stress, or colds. You can control it with medicine and lifestyle changes.


You can also try some natural home remedies that can help you breathe easier. Here are some of the best natural home remedies for asthma:

  • Turmeric: Turmeric is a yellow spice that can lower the swelling and redness in your airways. Turmeric has a substance called curcumin that can do this. Turmeric may help you breathe better if you have asthma. You can use turmeric in your food or drink it as a tea. You can also take turmeric pills, but talk to your doctor first.

  • Vitamin C and D: Vitamin C and D are important for your immune system and your lungs. Vitamin C is a substance that can protect your cells from damage and swelling. Vitamin D is a substance that can control your immune system and stop allergic reactions. People with asthma often have low levels of vitamin C and D. To get more of these vitamins, you can eat more fruits and vegetables that have vitamin C, such as oranges, strawberries, kiwi, broccoli, and peppers. You can also get more vitamin D from sunlight, fish, eggs, mushrooms, and some foods that have vitamin D added to them. You can also take vitamin C and D pills, but talk to your doctor first.

  • Ginger: Ginger is another spice that can lower the swelling and open up your airways. Ginger can also stop the mucus and coughing that come with asthma. You can use ginger for asthma by chewing on fresh ginger pieces, adding ginger to your food or drinks, or drinking ginger tea. You can also take ginger capsules or liquid, but talk to your doctor first.

  • Garlic: Garlic is a plant that can kill germs and lower swelling. Garlic can help you fight infections that may make your asthma worse. Garlic can also help you get rid of the mucus and phlegm in your lungs. You can use garlic for asthma by eating raw garlic cloves, adding garlic to your food or drinks, or drinking garlic milk. To make garlic milk, boil 8-10 cloves of garlic in half a cup of milk and drink it at night. You can also take garlic pills, but talk to your doctor first.

  • Eucalyptus oil: Eucalyptus oil is a liquid that comes from a tree. It can help you clear your nose and lungs of mucus and phlegm. Eucalyptus oil can also help you calm down the irritation and swelling in your airways. You can use eucalyptus oil for asthma by breathing in its steam by adding a few drops of it to hot water or a machine that makes mist. You can also rub it on your chest or temples, but mix it with another oil first. Do not swallow eucalyptus oil or put it on your skin without mixing it with another oil.

  • Black seed: Black seed is a plant that can lower the swelling and allergic reactions that cause asthma. Black seed can also help you relax the muscles around your airways and stop spasms. You can use black seed for asthma by eating black seed oil or powder, adding it to your food or drinks, or drinking black seed tea. You can also take black seed capsules or liquid, but talk to your doctor first.

  • Apple cider vinegar: Apple cider vinegar is a sour liquid that comes from apples. It can help you balance the acid levels in your body and improve your digestion. Apple cider vinegar can also help you thin the mucus and phlegm in your lungs and make it easier to breathe. You can use apple cider vinegar for asthma by drinking a mix of one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with one glass of water once or twice a day. You can also add honey or lemon juice to make it taste better. Do not drink apple cider vinegar by itself or too much.


These are some of the natural home remedies that may help you with your asthma symptoms. But remember that these remedies are not a replacement for your asthma medicine or treatment plan. Always talk to your doctor before trying any new remedy or pill, especially if you have any other health problems or allergies. Also, watch your asthma symptoms and get medical help if they get worse or do not get better. With proper care and management, you can live a good and active life with asthma.


Dr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam, MD, FRCP (London), FACP (USA)

Internal Medicine Specialist


Kify Hospital

Danavaipeta

Rajahmundry

Phone : 85000 23456

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