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Asthma Treatment: Herbs

There are 7 Herbs treatments for Asthma.

There are many herbs and herbal supplements that have long, historical use for the treatment of asthma. Most of them are useful in preventing the symptoms of asthma and further asthma attacks.While there is no scientifically proven cure for asthma, it can be controlled and regulated.

Herbs for asthma are meant to complement, or be used in addition to your existing medication, but never as a replacement. Before using a herbal asthma remedy, discuss it with your health care provider, as herbs can have interactions with pharmaceutical medications and should therefore be treated as medicines.

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Effect of Licorice on Asthma

Licorice root has been used traditionally to restore breathing and calm the air passages, or bronchi.

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Effect of Adhatoda on Asthma

Adhatoda works as a bronchodilator and mild expectorant. Adhatoda also works by increasing the viscosity of mucous to assist with expectoration. Key constituents of Adhatoda leaf are the quinazoline...

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Effect of Ginkgo Biloba on Asthma

For asthma sufferers, ginkgo works to inhibit PAF (platelet activating factor), a powerful inducer of platelet aggregator and anaphylactic reactions. Natural Herbs that stimulate anti-PAF activity are...

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Effect of Coltsfoot on Asthma

Coltsfoot has been used in historical times to treat lung ailments such as asthma and coughs induced by airborne allergens such as smoke, aggravated by exposure to cold weather conditions.

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Effect of Turmeric on Asthma

Curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory in both acute and chronic asthma conditions, and it is believed to work in a variety of biological pathways to reduce inflammation. In some models studied,...

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Effect of Chinese Skullcap on Asthma

The root of this plant has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for a variety of conditions including asthma. Chinese skullcap contains flavone derivatives including baicalin, wogonin and...

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Effect of Grindelia on Asthma

Grindelia is an expectorant herb with broncho-spasmolytic activity.

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National Institutes for Health and National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2005. Traditional Chinese Herbs May Benefit People With Asthma. (Online) accessed 02-01-2010

Staff. 2006. Natural Herbs for Asthma. (Online) accessed 02.01.10

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Posted 9 years ago

I use a combination of herbs to stabilize the allergic response and open up the airways. This has worked for many and use it instead of medication. Lobelia seed tincture can be used in acute attacks.(Lobelia, Nettle leaf, Pleurisy, Ginger, Mullein leaf, Comfrey root, Marshmallow root, Onion, Elecampane Root, Coltsfoot Leaf, Licorice Root, Kola Nut, Cherry Bark, Fennel Seed, Peppermint Leaf)

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