About AsthmaAsthma is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the airways. People suffering from this condition have over-sensitive and hyper-reactive airways which also produce excess mucus. Inflammation may be triggered by different factors from the environment. In healthy people these don’t cause any problems, but in asthma patients allergens such as smoke or dust can cause serious asthma attacks.
It is very important to properly diagnose the condition and find out what can (and is) triggering asthma attack in a particular case. People may be allergic to tobacco smoke, dust, mites, pollen, various perfumes, mold, mildew, air pollution or pet dander and these can lead to an asthmatic attack. Food allergies may also be responsible for an asthma attack. Someone may discover that eggs, soy, dairy products, wheat, yeast or citrus fruits are the factors provoking asthma. This condition is also found to be associated with certain food additives and preservatives, so keep that in mind when looking out for the trigger of your asthma.
How To Treat AsthmaThere are several general rules for people suffering from asthma. These include special precaution measures when it comes to the use of supplements. These patients should always use hypoallergenic supplements and be very careful about supplements of medicinal herbs, especially if some fruits, vegetables, pollen or flowers are identified as the triggers of asthma. People who suspect their asthma is triggered by, for example, fish allergies should stay away from fish, fish oil and also from shark-liver oil.
However, experts advise taking supplements for all asthma patients. Antioxidants such as vitamin E, selenium and vitamin C are always welcome, as well as glutamine powder, magnesium, vitamin B complex, N-acetyl cysteine and bioflavonoid quercetin.
Natural treatments may be your way to get rid of asthmatic attacks for good. Standardized turmeric extract is discovered to contain curcuminoids and these substances can successfully fight against free radicals and their damage to the body.
There are several herbal mixtures recommended for asthma sufferers. In the Middle East, people traditionally use a combination of several herbs for the treatment of various allergies and asthma. This extract mixture contains chamomile (Matricaria recutita), cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia), cloves (Syzygium aromaticum), black cumin (Nigella sativa), thyme (Thymus vulgaris), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), sage (Salvia officinalis), spearmint (Mentha spicata) and some other herbs and it is always used with honey.
Traditional Asian medicine also has its own herbal combination for the treatment of asthma. This combination contains 10 different herbs, such as ginger (Zingiber officinale), Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng), licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), magnolia (Magnolia obovata), Baikal scullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) and some others.