colloidal silver and lobelia extract (5 parts
colloidal silver to 1 part lobelia) and also take
the Chinese herbal formula ClearLungs. You can also
add the herb mullein for an even more effective
treatment for asthma, the lungs, congestion and
related problems. It truly works wonders for asthma,
congestion and other lung problems.
Garlic. Press the
juice from garlic. Mix 10 – 15 drops in warm water
and take internally for asthma relief.
Mix onion juice ¼
cup, honey one tablespoon and black pepper 1/8
Mix licorice and
ginger together. Take ½ tablespoon in one cup of
water for relief from asthma.
Drink a glass of 2/3
carrot juice, 1/3 spinach juice three times a day .
Add 30-40 leaves of
Basil in a liter of water. Strain the leaves and
drink the water throughout the day effective for
Hot Coffee. It
should be hot and as strong as you can take it. The
caffeine should open your lungs and airways. Don't
put milk or cream in it however because these could
cause phlegm in your throat and make breathing
Wild cherry tree
bark. Found at your local herbal store. Make tea
with the bark and drink it hot or cold. Add more or
less bark to your taste and drink as you would any
tea or other beverage. Drink some every day.
Eucalyptus oil. Put
it on a piece of cotton material (like a hanky,
washcloth or large cotton ball) or a paper towel and
lay it by the bed to inhale while sleeping. It can
also be put into a vaporizer, or put in hot water,
or added to your bath. It also helps muscle aches
Omega-3 fatty acids, found in salmon,
mackerel, sardines, and other cold water fish, have
an anti-inflammatory effect and may counter
bronchial inflammation. Fruits and vegetables have a
protective effect on lung function. eat at least 5 -
10 servings of fruits and vegetables daily and
include one citrus fruit. These food s all provide a
variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants
important for healthy lung functions.
Quercetin, sold as a dietary
supplement; follow the package directions for
White vinegar - At the first sign of
wheezing saturate 2 strips of white cloth in white
vinegar and wrap them around your wrists, not too
tightly. For some people, this stops a full blown
attack from happening.
Avoid dairy Products - they're too
mucus-forming. Cheddar cheese may be an exception
though because it contains tyramine. Tyramine is an
ingredient that seems to help open up the breathing
Coffee and Tea - Both of these
beverages contain caffeine, a chemical cousin to the
asthma drug theophylline. Researchers have found
that a caffeine dose of 7 mg per 2.2 lbs of body
weight significantly improves lung function of
people with asthma and prevents exercise-induced
asthma attacks. Coffee has between 135 - 150 mg of
caffeine per 8oz cup; tea has about 60mg plus
beneficial antioxidants. That means a 150lb man
would have to drink 3 - 3 1/2 cups of coffee to
break an asthma attack. Since drinking a lot of
caffeine is not good for it is not really practical
to use it to prevent asthma. But if you have no
other herbs handy drinking a cup of coffee or two
could be worth a try.
Endive, Celery & Carrots - This
remedy requires you to use a juicer. Take equal
amounts of these 3 vegetables and put them into a
juicer. One glass of the juice a day works wonders
for some asthmatics.
Apricots - Eat 3 - 6 apricots a day.
They help to promote healing of lung and bronchial
Sunflower seed syrup - Put 4 cups of
shelled sunflower seeds in 2 quarts of water and
boil it down to 1 quart of water. Strain out the
little pieces of sunflower seeds, then add a pint of
honey and boil it down to a syrupy consistency.
Dose: Take 1 tsp a 1/2 hour after each meal.
Garlic syrup - Similiar to the
sunflower syrup, but more potent. Separate and peel
the cloves of 3 garlic bulbs. Simmer them in a
non-aluminum pan with 2 cups of water. When the
garlic cloves are soft and there's about a cup of
water left in the pan, remove the garlic and put in
a jar. Then, add 1 cup of vinegar and 1/4 cup of
honey to the water that's left in the pan, boiling
the mixture until it is syrupy. Pour the syrup over
the garlic in the jar. Cover the jar and let it
stand overnight. Dose: Swallow 1 - 2 cloves of
garlic with a tsp of the syrup every morning on an
Gingko - This herb has long been used
by the Chinese to treat asthma. The leaves contain
ginkgolides, which inhibit platelet-activating
factor, a chemical involved with asthma and
allergies. Studies show that taking ginkgolides
orally reduces narroeing of the airways in response
to inhaled allergens and it partially protects
against exercise-induced asthma. Typical dosage: 40
mg of standardized extract 3x's per day, for 6 - 8
weeks. Note: Rare cases of skin allergies or
gastrointestinal upset have occurred. Consult your
doctor before using gingko if you use aspirin daily
or take a blood-thinning drug such as warfarin.
Licorice - This herb acts as an
expectorant, demulcent, anti-inflammatory, immune
stimulator, and antiviral - all properies of
potentialbenefit for people with asthma. Licorice
slows the breakdown of the body's corticosteroids
such as cortisol, thereby prolonging the
anti-inflammatory effects of this hormone. Typical
dosage: up to six 400 - 500mg capsules per day; or
20 - 30 drops od tincture up to 3x's per day.
Caution: do not take licorice for more than 6 weeks
unless under the supervision of a health
practitioner. People who take corticosteroids should
not take licorice without consulting their doctor.
Do not take licorice at all if you have high blood
pressure, diabetes, or thyroid, kidney, liver, or
heart disease; if you're using diuretics; or if you
are pregnant or nursing.
Reishi mushroom - This medicinal
mushroom has the ability to reduce allergies. Reishi
inhibits some of the chemical mediators of
inflammation, including histamine. In China, it is
used to treat asthma and allergic diseases. Reishi
can also benefit people with asthma because it acts
as an immune tonic. Typical dosage: up to five 420mg
capsules per day; or up to three 1,000mg tablets per
Tumeric - This herb is one of the
main spices in curry. It contains curcumin, which
has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antioxidant, and
antitumor activity. Typical dosage: 250 - 300mg in
standardized capsules, up to 3x's per day; up to 1
tsp of ground spice in food per day; or 10 - 30
drops of tincture up to 3x's per day. Caution: do
not use if you have gallstones or any obstruction of
the bile ducts.
Astralagus - Widely used by the
Chinese, this herb helps prevent allergies from
triggering asthma attacks and strengthens the body's
natural immune system.can be taken
as a tonic - part of your long-term daily regimen -
to strengthen the immune system's natural defenses.
Typical dosage: 8 or 9 400 - 500mg capsules daily;
or 15 - 30 drops of tincture, 2x's daily.
Mullein - Antispasmodic and
anti-inflammatory, mullein also fights some of the
respiratory viruses that tend to plague people with
asthma. Typical dosage: up to 6 cups of tea (steep 2
tsp of dried leaves and flowers in 1 cup of hot
water for 10 - 15 minutes); or 25 - 40 drops of
tincture every 3 hours.