Asthma is a chronic condition that affects millions of people around the world. Studies reveal that 1 in 7 kids, and 1 in 12 adults, suffer from asthma. Thought the seriousness of the attacks may change –it may be mild and easily treated, or contribute to weeks of illness –anybody who suffers from the illness can testify to how it can impair their quality of life.
In an asthma attack, our ability to breathe in air is hampered, because of the tightening of muscles in the air passage, swelling, and thick mucus. The attacks are triggered by smoke, pollen, even food allergies (every individual has its own group of asthma triggers) and are characterized by wheezing, coughing and tightness in the chest.
Many asthma sufferers have found relief in herbs and other homeopathic remedies. For instance, khella (also known as Erba del vescovo) helps stop the tightening of the air passages, and there are instances of it really opening the airways. However, dosages need to be controlled by a homeopathic expert, particularly for kids. The herb is used over a brief time period, since overextended intake may result in loss of appetite, headaches, and difficulty sleeping.
Another asthma treatment uses the ancient Chinese herb, Ma Huang (also known as Desert Herb). While not suggested for people who have cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure, it’s been known to decrease the bronchospasms which cause difficulty in breathing. Due to the dangers associated with his herb, it needs to be taken only with the instructions of a homeopathic expert, and the acceptance and co-management of your regular doctor or respiratory specialist. This is because Ma Huang has some contraindications, and interactions with other prescribed medications can be harmful. However, with the appropriate monitoring and in the appropriate doses, it can help with the most severe forms of asthma attacks.
Like many asthma medications, individuals who take Ma Huang can experience side effects such as palpitations and migraines, or mild nausea to real vomiting. This is, regrettably, a part of how medications (whether traditional herbal or antibiotics) must contain some quantity of ephredine or a similar medication that could counter or protect the body’s loss of oxygen.
Another herb that can control asthma is the Pleurisy root, a liquid extract of this plant Asclepias Tuberosa. It’s an expectorant and will help decongest the individual and alleviate the difficulty in breathing. Doses must be carefully monitored, however, since it can result in vomiting if not properly prescribed. It’s also not suggested for people who have heart issues.
Homeopathic specialists can also help asthma sufferers analyze lifestyle and diet for any asthma triggers, or they will prescribe herbs and vitamins, or urge a specific diet, that could help strengthen the lungs. To put it differently, their approach is holistic, and doesn’t just cure the symptoms but prevents the attacks from happening. Many asthma sufferers can lead perfectly normal lives as long as they can develop a lifestyle or routine which reduces their risks for strikes.