7 Natural Home Remedies for Asthma

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team


Asthma is a condition which causes difficulty in breathing. It occurs whenever there is an obstruction in the flow of air to your lungs. It is usually the result of air pollution, weather condition, respiratory infections, food allergies and in certain cases even when your system does not accept specific kind of medication.

There are several medical treatments for asthma. There are also natural remedies for asthma that can provide relief if followed regularly:



1.Mustard oil


A combination of mustard oil and camphor is a good solution for asthma treatment. Apply the mixture all over your chest and massage it well until you feel some relief. Heating the oil a little bit will transfer the warmth in your body and make sure you get quick relief.


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2.Eucalyptus oil


Eucalyptus oil can come in very handy when it comes to helping with asthma. Pour a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil in boiling water and inhale its steam for some relief. This technique helps clear any blockage in your nasal track and makes it easy for air to pass to and fro.




It does not come as a surprise when ginger is proclaimed as a superfood. It has several health benefits. It is also very effective against asthma. Create a solution with equal quantities of ginger, honey and pomegranate. Drink it twice or thrice a day on a regular basis.




Having a lot of caffeine, coffee helps with treating asthma. It helps in clearing your nasal passage and allows you to breathe easily. If coffee is not your preference, you can go for black tea as well.



5.Omega-3 fatty acids


Omega-3 fatty acids can be beneficial while it comes to maintaining inflammatory conditions. In addition to asthma, it also helps in treating a wide variety of conditions which include depression, seasonal affective disorder and heart disease to name a few.


6.Evening primrose oil


Primrose oil has a lot of fatty acids (GLA) which give a positive inflammatory effect on your body. It is part of traditional asthma treatment in several cultures.




Figs are also one of the most effective home remedies against asthma. They can even be considered to be the best. Soak the figs in water and leave them overnight. Eat the figs in the morning and drink the residual liquid as well.


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