Asthma is the most commonly heard respiratory disorder that can affect any person irrespective of age and gender. Millions of people throughout the world are chronic sufferers of this disease. The disease can be kept in check through proper treatments and in mild cases it subsides with time. In this disease the air passages or tubes that facilitate the oxygen flow in and out of lungs gets inflamed causing severe breathing difficulties leading to spasm in the chest. Congestion in the chest also occurs due to the sticky mucous making things much more difficult. In serious conditions supportive breathing arrangements need to be provided by means of oxygen cylinders.
Persons suffering from asthma face extreme difficulty in breathing followed by spasms in the chest. Occasionally mild fever persists with coughing, wheezing conditions worsening early in the morning or at night making conditions tough for sleeping.
The exact cause of this chronic respiratory disease is not clearly defined but definitely the body immunity level does play a vital role in its occurrence. Other causes are –
1. Exposure to allergens like pollens, dust mites and other air borne agents.
2. Prolonged suffering from cold and respiratory tract infections.
3. Seasonal changes
4. Residing in polluted environments.
6. Sometimes pregnancy can induce asthma but it subsides after the child birth.
Natural Remedies for Asthma
Natural remedies in treating asthma are equally effective than using inhalers and nebulizers and the disease should not be left untreated.
1. Regular intake of 3-4 dry figs soaked in water helps in clearing the phlegm from the obstructed passages.
2. Taking few grams of dried Indian gooseberry with honey early morning helps in treating asthma.
3. Taking lemon juice mixed in a glass of water along with the meals helps in curing asthma.
4. A mixture of ginger juice in a cup of fenugreek decoction with few drops of honey acts as a good expectorant that dilutes the…