Asthma, the inflammatory chronic respiratory disorder is a common ailment, which is characterized by difficulty in breathing and complications with respect to lungs and other respiratory organs of the body. The airways to and from the lungs are affected to a huge extent. The trouble gets further enhanced during the rainy and the winter days. And children get affected with this respiratory issue to a significant extent. Rising pollution, increase in concentration of ozone in the atmosphere, exposure to organic elements are some of the major causes of asthma. Also, people who addicted to smoking often face issues with this respiratory ailment to a huge extent

Major Symptoms of Asthma

This disorder is characterized by the following symptoms:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing
  • Chest tightness
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Expiration for prolonged hours
  • Wheezing

There are a lot of alternative natural treatments available to treat this respiratory disorder. One of the important one is following a particular diet. This recommended diet for the asthma patient is absolutely essential to treat the complication.

Recommended Diet for Asthma Patient

  • The diet must include cantaloupe, apples, carrots and milk on a regular basis. Apples have a flavonoid, called khellin, which helps to get rid of allergens. Cantaloupe, oranges, sprouts, oranges, broccoli, brussels are those vegetables, which have a lot of anti-oxidants and essential nutrients. Carrots contain beta carotenoids and Vitamin A, which prevents the occurrence of the various allergic reactions. Also, milk has Vitamin D, which provides relief from the symptoms of asthma to a huge extent.
  • A patient suffering from asthma must exclude peanuts from their diet. This is because, peanuts in many individuals lead to several allergic reactions. This makes the situation further worse. Also, consumption of salt is also restricted for the patients facing asthmatic problems. Salt leads to blockage of the air pathway, v 08 nasal passage and chest tightness. It also leads to further inflammation of the various respiratory organs of the body.

Home Remedies for Asthma

Asthma is quite a common respiratory complication, which can be treated using several home remedies. Some of the easy home remedies are given below.

Mustard oil

  • It has a relieving action on the cough and mucous, which are deposited in the chest and pathways. This also helps to cure the soreness and inflammation. Massage mustard oil on the chest and back. The heat is absorbed and the aroma gets entry to the body. This relieves the congestion and the clears the pathway. Mustard oil serves to be highly effective home remedy for asthma patients.


    Ginger is another effective home remedy, which has many pharmaceutical properties. It has anti-inflammatory, soothing, analgesic, anti-allergic properties. It tends to have a relaxing impact on the muscles, swelling, infection and other complications. Take a few pieces of ginger and boil in water for 5 minutes. Let it cool and consume the solution. It provides relief from asthma.


    Garlic has a lot of medicinal properties. It has anti-asthmatic properties. It clears off the congestion of the lungs and cleans the pathway helping to maintain a clear airway. Take a few cloves and add to a cup of milk. Let it boil for some minutes. Drink the solution atleast once on a daily basis. You will definitely get relief from the symptoms of asthma.


    One important home remedy for asthma is the figs. Its nutritional elements help to enhance the respiratory system of the individuals and help to clear off the phlegm. It also helps to alleviate the difficulties due to breathing. Thus, it helps in eliminating the problems of asthma effectively.


    The ethereal and alcohol in honey help to alleviate the problems of asthma to a huge extent. It is also known for its superb antibiotic, antiseptic, antimony other pharmaceutical properties. Thus, honey helps to remove the complication of asthma, chest congestion and other related signs and symptoms to a huge extent. Take a tsp of honey and mix in a cup of warm water. Drink it regularly early in the morning. It provides absolute relief.

Thus, these are some of the ways to treat asthma effectively. These home remedies coupled with the recommended diet helps to lead a healthy life.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. For more info visit our website: