Top 10 home remedies for asthma to get fast relief | You Know Health

Asthma is a lung disease that happens when our airways become inflamed and swollen, the muscles neighboring the airways produce extra mucus and this mucus causes the bronchial tubes to confine to small size. That's why we get difficulties in breathing.

Top 10 home remedies for asthma to get fast relief | You Know Health
Top 10 home remedies for asthma to get fast relief | You Know Health

There are many external reasons like air pollution, food, medications, allergies, weather conditions, respiratory infections contribute to occur asthma.

You may notice some indications when an asthma attack happens

  • difficulty in talking
  • continuous coughing
  • fast breathing
  • sweaty face

There are many medical treatments regarding asthma attack but when someone is on emergency that means he needs some immediate relief at home then this top 10 home remedies for asthma will be best for him.

1. Coffee or green and black tea

The green or black tea and coffee can help extremely in breathing during an asthma attack. These beverages have the ability to increase the volume of nasal airways. You can get relief for 3 to 4 hours.
For better result, you must take it warmly. It is beneficial without taking the support of inhaler.

2. Mustard oil

Mustard oil is a very effective homemade remedy for an asthma attack. All you need is to mix warmed mustard oil with camphor and massage it over your chest till you feel easy.

3. Ginger

Besides many other health benefits, ginger has also the contribution in treating asthma. It helps in airways muscle relaxation and regulates calcium levels.

In order to get maximum benefits from it, you need to follow this step

  1. take 1 teaspoon grated ginger root
  2. add it to a glass of hot water
  3. now add 1 teaspoon honey
  4. steer it for 4 to 5 minutes and drink it.
But you must keep in mind that you are not allergic to this food. Otherwise, you will get a worse result from it.

4. Eucalyptus oil

It is always a great reliever to asthma patients over the years. Inhaling its vapor can help them reduce the intensity of asthma attack.

Here is a simple way to do that - put a few drops of eucalyptus oil on a diffuser and stay near to it. After that take deep breaths. An alternative way if you don't have an oil diffuser, put a few drops of it on boiled water contained in a cup and take its vapor slowly. You will get better results.

5. Sitting in an upright position

Whenever an asthma attack happens, always try to sit in an upright position and it will open up your airways. This will facilitate you to take breathe more effectively.

6. Omega-3 fatty acids

Apart from heart disease, depression, seasonal disorder omega-3 fatty acids can treat asthma patients very well. These helpful acids can be found in sardines, salmon, tuna, herring, cod, mackerel, halibut, shark, flaxseed, kidney beans, navy beans, soybean, and canola oil.

So add them to your diet menu.

7. Figs

One of the best effective ways to fight against asthma is fig. First, you need to soak it in water for overnight and eat them in the morning along with the residual water.

8. Evening primrose oil

Evening primrose oil is a good source of fatty acids. A study has found that using this oil for 8 week gets better control in asthma attack.

9. Pursed lip breathing technique

This technique is very useful when an asthma attack happens. It helps you to get more air to breathe easily. All you need is - inhale slowly and exhale through the pursed lip.

10. Banana

Most important fruit that reduces asthma attack is banana. Since it has a good source of potassium and fiber,  it fights back asthma very well. One banana for each day is sufficient.


So these are the top 10 home remedies for asthma patients. If something worse happens always take proper advice from doctors.

I hope you get some tips regarding this disease. Thank you very much.