Asthma is a chronic condition where there is inflammation of the airways. Individuals with asthma often experience episodes of chest tightness, wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath that may worsen with exercise or at night.
Asthma is believed to be due to a combination of environmental and genetic factors. While there is no cure, symptoms can be controlled through the prevention of triggers and by taking medications such as inhaled corticosteroids, long-acting beta agonists, and antileukotriene agents. Severe cases may lead to intravenous medications and hospitalization.
It is a condition that has a significant negative impact on the quality of life as it limits the activities that the affected individual can participate in. Besides conventional treatment, there are also home remedies available for asthma that may be beneficial.
Home Remedy #1: Ginger
Ginger is a plant where the root can be used for culinary and medicinal purposes. Ginger has been said to be beneficial in the alleviation of nausea and vomiting. However, there is insufficient scientific evidence to support this effect. Ginger has analgesic and antioxidant properties.
Ginger may also be an effective home remedy for asthma as its components with anti-inflammatory properties can reduce inflammation. It is also believed to help clear out mucus and reduce swelling from the airways.