Information on Asthma

DescriptionAsthma is a chronic ailment characterized by a spasmodic narrowing of the airways accompanied by wheezing and shortness of breath. It often has genetic and emotional influences; food and respiratory allergies may also play a role in increasing inflammation and reactivity of the bronchial tissues.
Treatment PlanTry excluding eggs, wheat, and dairy products--one at a time--from your diet. An herbal program should include adrenal tonics, antispasmodic herbs for the respiratory tract, anti-inflammatories for the respiratory tract and relaxing nervines.

Herbal Remedies for Asthma

HerbTreatment SupportApplication
Lobeliarespiratory antispasmodictincture, capsule
Grindeliarespiratory antispasmodictincture
Khellarespiratory antispasmodictincture, capsule
Siberian Ginsengadrenal tonictincture, capsule, tablet
Horehoundrespiratory antispasmodictea, tincture
Ma Huangbronchial dilatortincture, tea, capsule, tablet
Skunk Cabbageantispasmodictincture, capsule
Sundewantispasmodic, demulcenttincture
Yerba Santaexpectorant, mucolytic, antispasmodictincture, tea

Herbal Remedies for Asthma with Additional Ailments

Additional AilmentHerbApplication
Asthma, bronchialElecampanetincture, tea, capsule
Asthma, dryMulleintinture, tea, capsule
Asthma, in the agedPepperminttea, essential oil (diluted)
Asthma, moistYerba Santatincture, tea, capsule