Folk remedies for bronchial asthma are very popular, but is this approach justified?
Bronchial asthma is a chronic disease of the respiratory system, which is manifested by periodic attacks of difficult noisy breathing, dry cough. Modern medicine has a number of medications that allow you to control the course of the disease well and ensure the achievement of stable remission. But many people believe that it is much safer to be treated with “herbs” rather than “chemistry”. Let’s try to find out if they are right.
Herbal medicine: Benefits or harms?
Treatment of bronchial asthma with folk remedies at home is quite acceptable, but only if the following conditions are met:
- Folk methods should complement the drug treatment, and not replace it.
- Before starting treatment, you should consult with your doctor and get their consent.
Patients should understand that herbal medicine and other folk methods are not a panacea and are not without drawbacks. Experts, on the contrary, emphasize that herbal medicines for bronchial asthma are potentially dangerous. The fact is that any medicinal plant contains a lot of biologically active substances, and it is not known what effect each of them can have on the human body, since such studies have not been conducted.
Folk methods of treating bronchial asthma
In this article, we will not consider such exotic folk remedies as, for example, the ingestion of ammonia or hydrogen peroxide. They are not only completely ineffective, but can also cause poisoning, burning of the mucous membranes, and, ultimately, deterioration of the patient’s condition.
Any medicinal plant contains a lot of biologically active substances, and it is not known what effect each of them can have on the human body, since such studies have not been conducted.
Treatment of bronchial asthma with herbs
Herbal medicine for bronchial asthma should be aimed at eliminating the main factors that provide the mechanism of development of bronchial obstruction. For this purpose, medicinal plants are used that have a pronounced anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and anti-allergic effect. They can be applied either individually or in the form of fees.
Pine cone for bronchial asthma
Infusion of pine cones gives a good effect not only for bronchial asthma but also for inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract (pharyngitis, bronchitis). To prepare the infusion, take 2 green pine cones and rinse them thoroughly under running water. Cones are placed in a thermos, add to them a small piece (no more than 2 cm in diameter) of pine resin and pour half a liter of boiling milk. Insist 4 hours. Then filter and take one glass twice a day. The course of treatment is 4-8 weeks. If necessary, it can be repeated after a short break.
Garlic butter for bronchial asthma
You can treat bronchial asthma, bronchitis, and SARS with garlic, which has a pronounced bactericidal effect. To prepare garlic butter, take 100 g of softened butter and add 5 finely chopped garlic cloves to it, add a little salt to taste. The resulting mixture should be stored in the refrigerator and consumed like regular butter (used for making sandwiches, added to mashed potatoes).
Garlic oil has a pleasant taste and aroma, it is eaten with pleasure not only by adults but also by children.
Ginger for bronchial asthma
It has long been known that ginger has an immunomodulatory and bactericidal effect. Therefore, its use has a beneficial effect on the course of respiratory diseases, reduces the risk of complications. Recently, a scientific study conducted by employees of the University of Columbia, it was found that ginger also has bronchodilator properties, that is, it is able to relax the smooth muscles of the bronchi.
In the case of bronchial asthma, the use of ginger together with traditional medicines allows you to stop the attack of suffocation in a short time.