Natural Asthma Treatment

What is asthma? Asthma, Bronchial (Greek asthma,”panting”), respiratory disease in which spasm and constriction of the bronchial passages and swelling of their mucous lining cause obstruction of breathing, often due to allergy, particularly to dust, animal fur or feathers, moulds, and pollen.

Many people with allergic asthma, also called atopic or extrinsic asthma, also suffer from hay fever. Asthma in adults is less likely to be caused by allergy, and more likely to be associated with respiratory infections and emotional upsets. Non-allergic asthma is called intrinsic asthma.

Water Treatments

  1. Fomentation on the chest, 2 times a day.
  2. Steam inhalation, 2 times a day
  3. Breathing exercises for 10 – 15 minutes when there is no attack of asthma, 4 times a day.

Breathing Exercises

  1. Position: Sit relaxed on a chair, with the back supported by a pillow.
  2. Breath in throught the nose. Then purse the lips and pretend you are blowing through a straw. Blow out twice as long as you breathe in. Gradually increase the time of blowing.
  3. Relax after blowing and take 3 to 4 normal breaths before you start the pursed breathing again. These can be done in the morning, upon waking up, and in the evening, before retiring. These may be performed also when short of breath while doing other exercises and activities.

Asthma Attack Medicinal Plants

  1. Talampunay leaves ( english: Thorn apple)
    • Roll 2 dried leaves, use as cigarette every 6 hours.
  2. Kalatsutsi leaves ( english: Frangipani, Temple power, Graveyard flower )
    • Roll 2 dried leaves, use as cigarette, one in the morning and one in the evening.
  3. Sampalok bark ( english: Tamarind)
    • Chop and boil a one-foot long piece of bark in 3 glasses of water for 10 minutes.
      • Dosage:
        Adults: 1 cup every after meal and at bedtime.
        Children: 1/2 cup, 4times a day (after meals and at bedtime).
        Babies: 2 tbsps., 4 times a day (after meals and at bedtime).
  4. Kulitis leaves and flowers ( english: Amarath)
      • Dosage:
        Adults: 1 cup, 4 times a day.
        Children: 1/2 cup, 4times a day.
        Babies: 2 tbsps., 4 times a day.
      • Note: This treatment is specially good for excessive mucus discharge.
    • Boil 5 chopped young stems with flowers and leaves in 5 glasses of water for 10 minutes.

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