Preventing and treating asthma attacks naturally

Asthma is a common condition that narrows the airways to such an extent that hardly any air reaches the lungs and breathing becomes difficult. Although anyone can be affected by an asthma attack, it is mainly children and teenagers who are affected. Unfortunately, traditional medicines only have a temporary effect. Yet you can easily prevent an asthma attack and treat it naturally.


Magnesium improves breathing and therefore helps to prevent and naturally treat an asthma attack. The following foods are particularly rich in magnesium: green vegetables, whole grains, beans and nuts. Magnesium can also be taken as a dietary supplement.

Vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and vitamin C

Vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and vitamin C reduce inflammation in the lungs, fight infections and increase oxygen supply in the lungs. That is why these vitamins are so important in treating asthma naturally.


Eat salmon at least three times a week and take salmon oil capsules the other day.


Take a few deep breaths over a jar of honey. This makes breathing deeper and less labored.


Dilute the juice of one lemon in a glass of water. Drink this during meals. Lemons kills the germs present in the mucus of the respiratory tract.


Take ten cloves of garlic and boil them in 30ml of milk. Asthma patients should drink this natural remedy daily.

Ginger, fenugreek and honey

Make your own cough syrup by mixing one teaspoon of ginger with equal amounts of fenugreek and honey. You can also add a little black pepper to this natural remedy.

Cinnamon and honey

Mix one teaspoon of honey with half a teaspoon of cinnamon. Eat this before going to sleep.

Safflower oil and honey

Mix half a teaspoon of safflower oil with one teaspoon of honey. Take this once or twice a day to prevent and naturally treat an asthma attack.


Make a cup of tea with one tablespoon of fenugreek. Drink this twice a day to treat and relieve asthma.


Turmeric reduces the amount of mucus in the airways, which automatically makes asthma less severe. Turmeric is most effective when taken on an empty stomach. The best way to do this is to dissolve a teaspoon of turmeric in a glass of water.


Boil 4 to 5 cloves in 125 ml of water. Dilute with a little honey. Drink this natural remedy two to three times a day.


Mix one to two teaspoons of Siegel seed with warm water and drink this remedy twice a day to minimize the number of asthma attacks.

Raisins and milk

Soak some raisins in 150 ml of water overnight. The next morning, soak them in cold milk for half an hour and then eat the raisins slowly. Add a little sugar to the remaining water and drink. If you do this daily, you will notice that after a month your lungs have become stronger and that the waste products have disappeared from the body.

Ginger tea and garlic

Make a cup of steaming hot ginger tea and add a few cloves of garlic. Drink this tea twice a day, preferably in the morning and evening.


Good hygiene is of paramount importance to prevent an asthma attack. Always sleep in clean sheets and make sure you don’t share towels and pillows with others. Also avoid dust, insects, pets, plants and perfume. Bathing or showering daily is a must. Colds and flu should be avoided at all costs, for example by taking echinacea and/or cat’s claw.

Air conditioner

Buy an air conditioner. This removes pollen and dust mites from your home and reduces moisture in the air. Try to keep windows and doors closed as much as possible during the pollen season. Clean the filters of your air conditioner regularly.


Some foods cause extra mucus to end up in the airways. You should therefore absolutely avoid these foods. They are yogurt, rice, sugar, lentils. Asthma patients should also avoid foods that are difficult to digest: fried foods, strong tea, coffee, alcohol, pickles, sauces and processed foods.


Regular exercise is very important to improve asthma. Exercise not only strengthens the lungs, but also relieves the symptoms of asthma. However, you should not exercise in cold temperatures. If you do it anyway, wear a face mask so that you warm the air you breathe first.

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