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Natural Remedies for Asthma – All You Need To Know

Natural remedies for asthma may be used in addition to inhalers and corticosteroids, which are most commonly prescribed asthma medications. These natural remedies serve to help the body manage and fight off the disease over time.

Natural remedies for asthma that have proved useful are:

 

    • Apples – Eating a minimum of two apples per week can reduce the risk of asthma. Apple skin contains selenium which has been proven to be very beneficial in asthma management.
    • Fruits and vegetables, like carrots, tomatoes and leafy greens may ease the symptoms and help in prevention of asthma if taken regularly.
    • Omega 3 – Increase your intake of animal-based omega 3 fats, also found in krill oil. But make sure you avoid fish, as it has been linked with asthma.
    • Reduce your intake of omega 6 fatty acids – these can increase asthma risk and should be avoided. Omega 6 fats can be found in most cooking oils (such as soybean, sunflower, corn, and peanut oil).
    • Vitamin E – Asthma is associated with higher levels of oxidants and vitamin E as an antioxidant may help with reduction of these free radicals. Vitamin E can be found in foods such as: mustard greens, spinach, Swiss chard, turnip, sunflower seeds, and almonds.
    • Vitamin D – Vitamin D may improve asthma control by blocking the proteins that cause inflammation in the lungs. It can be found in fish, eggs, cereals and dairy products; and it can also be absorbed through exposure to sunlight.
    • Butterbur – a shrub that grows in Asia, Europe and North America, which has been very effective in controlling the asthma symptoms. However it may cause some side effects.
  • Alternative natural treatments – Ayurvedic remedies like tylophora asthmatica leaves; mullein tea or juice, ginkgo balboa in different forms, licorice root, lobelia, and cayenne pepper which can be added to water.

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