Asthma is a condition where one suffers from a difficulty in breathing. This leads to suffocation and a wheezing sensation. This condition gives rise to an increase in heart beat, increase in blood pressure and thereby an increase in the risk of a heart attack.
Most of the attacks are in the early mornings, during high stress levels and during the winter months. This is a serious condition and you must ensure that you take all precautions to prevent the attacks. There are several home remedies that you may try as well in order to prevent and cure these attacks.
Honey is one of the most effective remedies in the cure of asthma. When the person has an attack you must place a jar of honey under his nose so that he may be able to breathe in the aroma of the honey; it is known to be able to reduce the attack and give some relief. Patients suffering from asthma must drink a glass of warm milk daily with a spoon or two of honey. This helps to prevent attacks; this must be done meticulously during winter.
Figs are also effective as a remedy. Soak a handful of figs in warm water overnight and drink the water in the morning. Eat the fruits for breakfast. The seeds of the fruit help to get rid of the phlegm from the body and ensure that there are no severe attacks.
Dilute lemon juice in warm water and drink it along with your meals in order to be able to digest the meals and get rid of the excess phlegm from the body. This therapy also ensures that the food that you eat does not cause an asthma attacks or wheezing.
Garlic is an herb that is beneficial to those suffering from asthma. You may drink the juice of the herb with honey in order to get rod of any cough or cold that may lead to an attack. In addition to this you must include the herb in your food preparations. Also add a piece of garlic to your tea; as you brew the tea leaves the juices from the garlic will infuse with the tea and it will help to soothe your throat and prevent an attack. Ginger can be used the same way as garlic. In the winter months you must use ginger oil in your bath water and bathe with this water in order to benefits from the healing powers of the herb.