Bronchial asthma is a respiratory disease characterized by a bronchial hyperactivity; this means that the presence of allergens in patients suffering from asthma can cause the symptoms of bronchial asthma in them. Bronchial asthma is characterized by a persistent inflammation of bronchi, this being its main cause. Bronchial asthma is a disease that occurs mainly in childhood and its main symptoms include cough, shortness of breath, mucus secretions, wheezing at pulmonary auscultation. All these symptoms are characterized by producing an obstruction of the respiratory tract.
Asthma is treated with bronchodialators such as salbutamol; however there are a number of natural remedies that can be used to reduce the symptoms of bronchial asthma. Some of these natural remedies are:
The ginger: The ginger has bronchodialator properties, that is to say that it helps the expansion of the bronchi and avoids the contractions of the bronchi during the asthmatic crises. Ginger is given in the form of tea for patients suffering from bronchial asthma.
Lemon: Lemon is a natural remedy used in bronchial asthma, because acidic properties of lemon help to dissolve the mucus that accumulates in the respiratory tract and hinders the passage of air through the respiratory tract.
Honey: Honey is an expectorant, that is, it helps the movement of mucus from inside the respiratory tract to the outside, improving the flow of air. Also, honey helps to reduce the inflammation of the respiratory tract. It is usually used with lemon juice.
Turmeric: The turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, that is to say, it decreases the inflammation that occurs in the respiratory tract and prevents the passage of air. It is given in the form of capsules or in the form of tea to reduce the symptoms of bronchial asthma.
Green tea: Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties, meaning that inflammation of the respiratory tract decreases. It also helps to relax the muscles that make up the respiratory route. In the same way green tea helps prevent respiratory distress in patients suffering from bronchial asthma.
Garlic: Garlic helps to reduce the inflammation of the respiratory tract, which reduces the contractions that occur in the respiratory route at the time of the asthma crisis. Also garlic helps to reduce the amount of mucus that occurs during the asthma attack and that obstructs the respiratory tract
Boswellia tea: Boswellia tea is a powerful anti-inflammatory, that is, it decreases the inflammation of the respiratory tract and it reduces the production of mucus that occurs during the asthma attack.
Eucalyptus: The eucalyptus is used in the form of vapors, this works as an expectorant, that is to say, it helps the mobilization of the mucus from the inside of the respiratory tract to the outside. This helps improve breathing and decreases the cough of bronchial asthma
Rosemary: Rosemary has anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties, that is, it helps to reduce the inflammation of the respiratory tract and the transport of mucus from the inside of the respiratory tract to the outside, to help the breathing.