For some people asthma might not seem too serious of a disease. Although rarely fatal, it can be a very serious condition, especially in small children. Periods of acute breathlessness may occur at any time and last anywhere from less then an hour to days. At those periods the help of medical professionals might be necessary. For the times in between there are some proven herbal treatments and remedies that may also be helpful.
The diet of people with asthma should contain about 60% of fruit and vegetables.
Take 100 g of dry rose petals, 500 g of raw mashed pumpkin, 5-7 dry plantain leaves, 4 tbsp of honey and 1 L of red wine. Combine everything in a pot and bring to boil (do not boil). Let stand for 24 hours and filter, squeezing out juice from the mash. Take 1 tbsp 5-6 times a day. Repeat twice a year.
Mix together equal parts of coltsfoot, wild rosemary and plantain. Put 1 tbsp of the mix in a cup and add boiling water. Let stand for awhile. Drink 1/3 of a cup 3 times a day 30 min before meal.
Combine 100 g of grated horseradish and juice of 3 lemons. Take 1 tsp in the morning and afternoon. Do not eat or drink anything for 30 min after taking it. Juice of 10 lemons, juice of 10 heads of garlic and 1 L of honey mix together. Keep in dark place under tight lid for 1 week. Take 2 tbsp 3 times a day 30 min before meal.
300 g of honey, 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of crushed aloe leaf boil at low heat for 2 hours. Stir well and keep in cool place. Take 1 tbsp 3 times a day. Put 1 tbsp of eucalyptus leaves in 1/2 L of boiling water. Let stand for 20 min and drink 50-100 ml 3 times a day before meal.
Put 1 tbsp of coltsfoot in 400 ml of boiling water. Let stand for 1 hour, filter and drink 1 tbsp 4-6 times a day.
Mix together equal parts of celery juice and honey, collected in May. Take 1 tbsp 4-5 times a day.
Collect 40 leaves of coltsfoot. Boil 1 leaf for 15 min in a cup of water. Drink in the morning before breakfast. Repeat for 40 days.
Add 5 mashed cloves of garlic to 100 g of butter and mix well. Eat like regular butter, spreading it on bread. Provides anti-bacterial effect. This asthma remedy can’t be used by pregnant women.
Mix together mashed garlic and horseradish (100 g of each), 150 g of butter and 600 g of honey. Warm the mix up in double boiler till honey dissolves. Keep in dark cool place tightly covered. Take 1 tbsp 1 hour prior to meal for 2 months. If needed, repeat the treatment after 1 months rest.
5 g of dry crushed quince leaves put in 1 cup of boiling water and steep for 1 hour. Strain and take 2 tbsp 3-4 times a day before meal. The remedy can ease up asthma attack.
2 tbsp of mashed turnip put in 1 cup of boiling water and boil for 15 min. Filter and drink ¼ cup 4 times a day or 1 cup before bed.