Here are 6 natural remedies you can try if you (or your loved one) have asthma.
Keep a diary of your symptoms
Keep a daily record of your asthma symptoms and condition on a daily basis, to help you better understand what your asthma triggers are. Subsequently, avoid the foods or things that often seem to trigger your attacks.
Foods to eat
Foods that are rich in omega 3 have shown to help those with asthma. Examples are flaxseed oil, walnut oil, salmon, tuna, sardines and halibut. This is because the essential fatty acids can help reduce inflammation in your body.
Foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are also helpful. Fruits and vegetables are especially good sources of these nutrients. You can try out apples, tomatoes, berries, citrus fruits, kiwis, carrots, garlic, onion, and turmeric, among other fruits and vegetables.
Foods to avoid
Some foods are known to trigger allergic reactions in some people with sensitive bodies. Examples of such foods include processed sugar, processed foods especially those containing white flour, coffee, as well as foods with additives and colorings.
The homeopathic remedy Belladonna has been shown to reduce constriction in the airways during an asthma attack.
You can create an essential oil mixture for asthma using Cedarwood (10 drops), Eucalyptus (10 drops) and Roman Chamomile (2 drops) in 2 oz of water. Place a few drops of the mixture on a towel and inhale from the towel.
Things to keep away from
Keep away from furry pets or furry soft toys. Keep the air around you clean by investing in a quality HEPA air filter at home or in the office. Make sure that your clothes and beddings are thoroughly cleaned and do away with your old carpets.
 Collins, Elise Marie. An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper’s Companion. San Francisco, California: Conari Press, 2009. Print.
Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.