Herbal Remedies to Ease Asthma
Asthma is caused by the construction of the airways within the lints and some of these symptoms can be received by using herbal treatments.
Rate of asthma are on the increase and now many children suffer the chronic wheezing and breathing difficulties associated with this condition. Common triggers are dust mites, pollen, animal hair and even stress. Conventional inhalers alleviate the symptoms associated with asthma, but there are also herbal treatments that can provide similar relief.
Soothing Herbs – Lobelia and visinga herbs help to relax the muscles of the bronchial tubes and make breathing easier. Other herbs such as elecampane and nettle interrupt the body’s overproduction of anti-inflammatory compounds and expectorant herbs such as honeysuckle and thyme may also prove useful. You can make herbal remedies at home for the common symptoms of asthma.
Caution – Speak with your doctor to make sure that herbal remedies will not interfere with your prescribed medication.
What causes an asthma attack? – During an asthma attack the muscle fibres lining the airways of the lungs go into spasms. As the airways (or bronchioles) become constricted, less air can travel into the lungs making breathing difficult. The lining of the bronchioles is covered in a layer of mucus and during an asthma attack the thickness builds up. As asthma attack causes the muscle fibres around the bronchioles to become inflamed.
Environment – External, environmental forces are often the dominant contributing factors to asthma attacks. Pollution and pollen are the two biggest factors which aggravate sensitive airways and, if you’re living somewhere in which these conditions are prevalent, you may fall victim to repeated asthma attacks. Unfortunately you can seldom avoid these triggers in a city or during hay fever season.