Asthma is a serious, even life threatening condition. I’m not suggesting you trade medical help for a natural solution, but there are things you can do, naturally, that can improve your condition and reduce your risk of attack. A little history here is appropriate for explaining what is going on. Scientific study supports the idea that asthma is an allergic reaction to food and or to environmental pollutants. My own observations support this premise, also, because until the 1970’s I knew only one person who had asthma. From about that time on, asthma became increasingly common, especially among children until now, one out of four people I know has asthma. That’s a huge jump in a condition that barely existed 40 years ago. What’s changed about our food? It is mass produced using chemicals to grow, process, preserve, flavor and color it. I see cases of brightly colored flavored drinks in small plastic bottles designed to appeal to kids. I can’t help but think that a bottle of bright turquoise liquid that tastes like blueberries is anything but a bottle of chemicals. What’s changed about our environment? Again it’s chemicals. Many years ago, carpets were made out of wool, cotton, or silk. Natural materials. Then along came synthetic (and more affordable) fibers that showed up in carpets, clothing, blankets and other every day things. These synthetics give off undetectable fumes that nonetheless harm us. As an adult it might harm you only a little and take longer to hurt you but a tiny baby crawling on the carpet is way overexposed.
To prevent asthma and to treat it, you will go a long way towards success if you get rid of the synthetics in your life in both food and the environment. Milk products (which are mucous producing) need to be eliminated totally from the diet.
Caffeine, such as found in black tea, actually helps to prevent an asthma attack. This link is for organically grown tea but regular tea is readily available in your grocery store. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant in any anti-allergy program as well as other antioxidants. A good expectorant (decongestant) will also aid in thinning and expelling excess mucous. Your biggest challenge is to get rid of the allergens in food and home environment; good luck and get started.