Home Remedies For Asthma

Triggers Of Asthma

If you’ve ever suffered from asthma, then you’ll recognise the symptoms of an asthma attack. That shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing and feelings of panic (from mild to severe). There are many home remedies for asthma, not curing, but relieving the symptoms of an asthma attack.

“These remedies are not to replace any medications prescribed by your health professional”.

Asthma is a disease of the lungs that causes difficulty breathing. These asthma attacks occur when there is an obstruction in the flow of air in the lungs.

Because the airways swell up during an asthma attack, the muscles around them become tight, causing the constriction of air around the lungs.

home remedies for asthma
Figure A shows the location of the lungs and airways in the body. Figure B shows a cross-section of a normal airway. Figure C shows a cross-section of an airway during asthma symptoms. Source: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/asthma

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Home Remedies For Flu

probiotics for flu

home remedies for fluYou feel that tickle in your throat and the beginnings of a headache. You just generally feel “under the weather”, all signs of the impending flu! Fortunately, there are very effective home remedies for flu.

For the first day or two, you might think you have a simple cold.

Often, by the time you realize it’s the flu, schedule an appointment, and go to the doctors for treatment, you have the full blown flu virus.

The advantage of home remedies is that you can start taking home remedies immediately you have symptoms such as:

  • runny nose
  • cough
  • aches and pains in the body
  • scratchy throat
  • headache
  • nausea

Sometimes, taking a natural remedy for flu can be enough to relieve you of the worst flu symptoms and get you back on your feet quickly.

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Benefits of Honey

benefits of honeyHoney is one of those foods that many of us have in our kitchen cupboard but would most likely not think to use it medicinally, but the benefits of honey should never be underestimated!

While it’s most often employed in cooking as a liquid sweetener, it’s useful for several different common illnesses.

Notably in protecting your cardiovascular system, treating coughs, boosting your immune system and when used externally, to help wound healing. 

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