Asthma Home Remedies
05-Aug-06 at 02:24
NAME: Irene Wright
COUNTRY_OF_REMEDY: American Indian
INSTRUCTIONS: My husband has had horrible asthma attacks all his life, it was only after speaking to an American Indian lady, I believe she said she was Cree, that he finally got some relief. She reccomended that he visit a health food store and purchase mullien and sage, we use a tea infuser and he basically drinks it once a day. He started doing this about ten years ago and from the very first day he started, he has used his inhaler (honestly) only once, and that was only after neglecting the tea for about three or four months. He swears by it!
Date: Friday, December
Time: 6:07 PM EST
Country of Remedy: United States
Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon Water
2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
Instructions: Take lemon juice and water, do this every day and night 2 times.
Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2004
Time: 3:35 PM EST
Email address: Rachael Bourn
email address: email@example.com
Country of Remedy: USA
Ingredients: 1 Chihuahua
Instructions: My family raises Chihuahuas. We have heard that having Chihuahuas around reduces the number and intensity of asthma attacks. Several people have bought Chihuahuas from us and later called saying that they hadn't had any attacks since they got the dog or that the attacks they did have were not as severe. I have heard that it is something in their dander. Most people have the Chihuahuas sleep with them at night.
Date: Friday, July 9, 2004
Time: 9:43 PM EST
Country of Remedy: USA
Ingredients: One VERY STEAMY bathroom
Instructions: I have had asthma since I was born. When I was a baby I would have to have one end of my crib matress propped up because my airway was so constricted. My mother used to go into the bathroom and turn only the hot water on in the shower. Within minutes the bathroom was filled with steam. She would hold me where my head was stuck in the edge of the shower curtain/door and the steam would help my breathing. I am now 22 years old and still have asthma. I have learned how to control my breathing when I have an asthma attack and I have not recently had a severe attack. The steamy bathroom is an excellent remedy when you don't have a humidifier!!! It works wonders!!!
Date: Thursday, January 8, 2004
Time: 12:48 AM EST
Email address: Sara
Subject: Home RemedyCountry of Remedy: Canada
Name of Remedy: Asthma
Ingredients: Fresh Air and Hot Coffee.
Instructions: I have had severe asthma my whole life and I found that when my asthma acts up and I dont have an inhaler handy, coffee does the trick. It should be hot and as strong as you can take it. The caffeine will oven your lungs and airways. Don't put milk or cream in it however because these will cause phelem in your throat and make breathing harder. Another helpful thing if coffee is not available is to go somewhere where the air is cold and just sit and take deep breaths. Relaxing and helpful. Hope this helps.
Date: Wednesday, December 31,
Time: 2:30 PM EST
Ingredients: glass of milk
Instructions: The first time I ever had an asthma attack, I was 6. I completely stopped breathing. I didn't know what was wrong. My brother handed me a glass of milk and I was able to breathe. I found out when i was 16 that I had asthma. Now if I find it extremely hard to breatheI drink milk. I still wheeze a little but I can breathe; which in turn keeps me from panicking.
Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2003
Time: 8:31 PM EST
Email address: c. calbert
Country of Remedy: usa
Ingredients: wild cherry tree bark
Instructions: this is found at your local herbal store. you make tea with the bark. you can drink it hot or cold. add more or less bark to your taste. drink as you would tea, or any other beverage. but be sure to drink some every day. i learned this from an indian lady and i have had no breathimg troubles since. you can also try ephedra extracts for tea.
Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2003
Time: 4:20 AM EST
Country of Remedy: United States
Ingredients: Lipton Tea Bag
Instructions: I have really bad asthma
and everytime I catch a cold it's inevitable that my asthma will flare up!
I found that if your lungs feel heavy and filled with flem drinking a cup
of hot and REALLY dark tea will help. It's really bitter but the caffeine
from the tea will cause your lungs to spasm and you'll find it easier to breath.
aside from drinking tea...I have to other cures that will help your attack. Practice your breathing techniques by inhaling through your nose making sure your stomach expands outwards and when exhaling your stomach goes inwards. Do it slowly and concentrate on the techniques...you'll find it harder to inhale grasping little air but keep concentrating on doing it properly. You'll find this very soothing and calming and it's also good for stress to!! Last if you have a friend or someone around...have them pat (hit) the middle of your back near your lungs with their palm. Make sure it's hard and they hit it every second until you're able to breath better. If it's a child have them lay over your legs while sitting making sure just the upper part of their body is on your lap and pat the middle of their back in a firm hard manner by cupping your hand. These patting/hitting techniques will not only let you breath better but also cause you to cough and loosen your congested lungs (flem).
Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2003
Time: 6:40 PM EST
Country of Remedy: USA
Ingredients: Cup of Hot Water (as hot as one can handle without burning
Instructions: I have had Asthma since I was in grade school and whenever I would start to feel weezy or that I couldn't breathe without gasping for air, my mother would fill a cup with hot water for me to drink. Within minutes my lungs would open up and I could alot easier. Also try the shower one which is right below this one, it works also
I was born with asthma and havepretty
much tried everything to get over it. I have found the way to control
the attacks in the most simple way possible.Make a pot of EXTREMELY strong
coffee and drink it. I dont know if its the heat or the caffeine in
the coffee, but it works quite well.
Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2003
Time: 7:34 AM EST
My 3 children have asthma and I find that a hot mist works well.When an inhaler or nebulizer is not handy,run a hot shower for about 3-4min.Close all doors to let the steam build up.Then walk the child in the room with the steam and let him/her take deep breathes until steam has dissapated.The steam will help open the lungs.Works great!
Date: Saturday, December 28, 2002
Time: 10:55 AM EST
Email address: Rosetta Miller
Country of Remedy: U.S.A.
Ingredients: pure eucalyptus oil
I have a granddaughter thats been diagosed
and was using breathing treatments twice a day.She started using this oil
and in two weeks her dauhgter did'nt need to use her breathing
treatments anymore. I learned about eucalyptus oil in alternative medicine. I
looked it up on the internet and found its cures are endless. The main
way to use this oil for colds and respitory problems is to put it on a
piece of cotton material (hanky) and lay it by the bed to inhale while
sleeping.My daughter uses a paper towel. It can also be put on the
person to ward off diseases.It acts like a repellent.It can also be put in
hot water and used to vaperize.Or even put in your bath.It also helps
muscle aches and pains.To learn more look it up on the internet.
Cut the 3 cloves of garlic in 6 smaller sizes; drop the cloves in the 12 ounce glass of milk. Let it sit overnight in the refrigerator avoiding the danger zone temperature of 41F to 140F. The danger zone is when parasites and microorganisms grow fast causing food born illnesses. PROCESS: The garlic when it is mixed together with milk will looses a juice that is the right combination for colds, influenza, asthma and other illnesses as well. PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: My uncle says that his mother always used this home remedy for the flu and other illnesses that attack our lungs and respiratory system, people who are allergic to milk & garlic should not use this remedy.
By M LLamas
ingredients = 1 stick of Cinammon 2 tablespoons of Thyme 1 lime (halved) 3 Heads of Garlic 1/2 purple onion 1 tablespoon of honey 3 cups of water
instructions = Add 2 cups of water and all ingredients in a medium pot, except honey. Bring to a boil and add 1 cup of cold water. Continue to boil until the mix reduces to half. Strain and drink as tea, hot or warm and sweeten with honey. You may also add honey to taste, and serve as medicine 1 tablespoon every 3 hours, preferably as close to bedtime as possible. For best results, drink as a warm tea for soothing during excessive coughing. I have a 4 year old, and she prefers to take it as a medecine in tablespoons. This works great alternative in between her Albuterol dosage.
ingredients : Radish Honey Lemon juice
My name is Norma Escobar, I'm from Mexico
this remedy I learned from my mother for asthma because my son has this
sickness, put the radish, honey and lemon juice and the blender. Mix for 20
minutes and then put in the pan in the stove low heat and take one
teaspoon in the morning everyday.
Ingredients = Oregano Cinnamon Onion Eucaliptus Mullein Garlic Boganbilia red Honey Lemon Juice
Instructions = Boil all ingredient Except
for honey and lemon, Add honey and lemon Juice and drink one cup each four hours.