How To Treat Asthma In Natural Manner?
Rising pollution levels, smoking, poor diet, have resulted in increased incidence of asthma in people in today’s life. While conventional and allopathic medicines relieve symptoms during an asthma attack and are very effective in an emergency, natural treatment is more about eliminating the cause and improving the immune system. It therefore reduces the incidence of attacks in patients. Asthma natural treatment is a holistic approach that includes diet, emotional and physical support. A clean environment, unprocessed whole-foods diet, nutritional supplementation, herbal medicine is a logical way to reverse the incidence of asthma.
Reducing exposure to pollutants, avoiding allergens such as animal dander, dust mites, sugar, chemicals, MSG, fumes etc and other stimuli, washing bedding once a week in hot water, use of synthetic bedding, eliminating pets at home, using air-conditioners, reducing carpeting, using leather or vinyl furniture instead of upholstered sofas and chairs and keeping the environmental humidity low reduces the incidence of attacks.
Avoiding dairy products such as milk, butter, cheese which cause excess phlegm or mucus and processed foods, sugars, refined starches, artificial additives and all allergic foods in the diet besides taking a diet that consists of at least of raw fruits, vegetables, whole-grain foods, raw nuts, seeds and greens is much helpful. An aggressive nutritional supplementation is a must as asthma is exacerbated by certain nutritional deficiencies.
Regular intake of multivitamins that includes Vitamin A, B complex, C and E, minerals such as zinc, folic acid, magnesium, selenium and antioxidants help counter free radical damage and enhance immunity. Herbal remedies soothe and strengthen lung tissue, eliminate the cause and rebuild the immune system. Herb elecampane tones the lungs, is anti-inflammatory and a good expectorant that dries up the mucus secretion. Garlic, ginger and mustard contain quercetin, anti-histamine and help remove and prevent accumulation of mucus in the lungs. Curcuminoids from turmeric extract prevent free radical formation.
Astragalus is an immune-boosting herb. The leaves and roots of stinging nettle taken fresh or dried open up the airways. Capsicum is an antiseptic and a stimulant, besides being antispasmodic and strengthens the heart. Many medicinal plants contain phytochemicals that inhibit lipoxygenase and reduce inflammation. A detox program two times a year, once in spring and once at the start of winter lays a foundation for good health.