Natural Asthma Remedies and Asthma Products
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Below is a list of herbs that are helpful for asthma and other lung diseases. Some of the herbs strengthen your immune system and contribute to your overall health and vitality. This is an informational list only and does not diagnose, prescribe, or treat any issue you might have. Please read the disclaimer. Herbs are a nourishing part of my life everyday and I highly recommend herbs as an ally on your own path to health.
I have links next to every herb I describe so you can purchase bulk organic herbs at very affordable prices. The service is excellent and the shipping is pretty fast. I also like that I can sample a small bag (1/4 pound) of herbs to see if I like the taste and they work for me. Then, when I find herbs I really like, I can order multiple pounds of high-quality herbs for my family and myself. Some of the herbs, like the nourishing, everyday herbs, I buy 5 pounds at a time. Sometimes the herbs I want are out of stock, so this ensures I never run out.
Important, everyday nourisher and immune booster - packed with minerals, vitamins, and protein. "The Father of All Foods." A power food herb that can boost the health of asthmatics. Excellent for adults and children with asthma. Very nutrient-dense herb.
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Anise Seed (tea)
A teaspoon of freshly ground anise seed brewed into a tea can help relieve congestion from allergies, colds, or flu. Antispasmodic, expectorant.
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Blue Violet Leaf (tea or infusion)
Anti-inflammatory, expectorant. Excellent herb for bronchitis, respiratory catarrh, coughs, and asthma. A mild and delicious tea for asthma with a teeny, tiny hint of licorice flavor. A good, everyday maintenance tea for your lungs.
Buy this lovely herb for asthma here.
Burdock Root (decoction, soups)
Nourishing and stabilizing, tones and normalizes. Strengthens immune system, anti-inflammatory. Another great food/herb for people with asthma.
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Treats asthma, dry cough and bronchitis. Expectorant, anti-tussive, anti-spasmodic, demulcent, anti-catarrh. I use this herb when I am sick! A tea of the leaves and flowers can be helpful for lung ailments such as bronchitis, asthma, whooping cough, and sore throat.
Excellent herb for lung issues. Order here.
A nourishing powerhouse herb for lung congestion, expectorant, coughs, asthma.
Get organic comfrey here for your asthma.
Immune stimulant at the first sign of illness. It is important for people with asthma to stay strong and prevent illness. Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory.
Buy the herb here to make your own tinctures, or buy tinctures already made.
Elderberry (tea or infusion)
Immune system builder - tones mucus membranes, wards off viruses, anti-infectious, expectorant, relaxant.
Buy this delicious, organic berry-herb here.
Elecampane (decoction, tincture)
Elecampane has soothing, expectorant qualities that relieve congestion in colds and bronchitis. It is specific for respiratory conditions with excessive bronchial secretions, such as bronchitis, and also for persistent and irritable coughing. It acts as an astringent to reduce excess mucous. Elecampane can be used as a respiratory tonic for people with asthma and can also help to speed the recovery process for lingering lung infections. This root is both a diuretic and a diaphoretic. Drink a hot decoction of the root to induce sweating and to help break a fever. I add apple juice to the tea to make it taste better.
Order your elecampane for asthma here.
Nutritious, anti-inflammatory, tonic. A lovely tea, tastes like butterscotch. I infuse the seeds with a cinnamon stick, a vanilla bean, and honey. I re-use the vanilla bean a few times, since they are so expensive. Everybody loves this! Fenugreek tea soothes mucous membranes, is an expectorant, and also helps reduce mucous production. It is helpful for dry coughs, sore throat and assists recovery from long illnesses.
Get your cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans, and fenugreek seeds here. I do!
Honeysuckle (tea or infusion)
Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic. The "Echinacea of Chinese Medicine". For colds, flu, bronchitis and pneumonia. Tastes kinda bitter. Try crumbling the herb and filling your own capsules with it.
Organic honeysuckle herb is available here.
Lemon Balm (tea or infusion)
Mild and delicious. Relaxing, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-spasmodic. A great herb for adults and children.
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Licorice Root (tea)
Mucolytic, demulcent, expectorant. It is anti-inflammatory, protective and antispasmodic. Good herb for allergy asthma.
Buy organic licorice root here.
Linden Flowers and Leaves (tea or infusion)
Anti-spasmodic, tones, soothes inflammation, calms. This tea is a little gelatinous. Wonderful as a hair rinse.
Order linden flowers and leaves here.
Lobelia (tincture or capsule of dried herb)
Fast anti-spasmodic action, relaxant. Relaxes bronchial spasms during an asthma attack. Expectorant, bronchiodilator. Tastes terrible as a tea. Use with extreme care under expert guidance.
Learn more about Lobelia here.
A wonderful herb for coughs and asthma, expectorant and demulcent. Very mild tasting and delicious. This herb helps asthma, bronchitis, coughs and sore throats.
Get organic lungwort here for your asthma.
Mullein Leaves and Flowers (tea or infusion)
A lovely, multi-purpose, anti-inflammatory herb. Excellent for lung problems, coughs, - healing, sedative, good for pain. Delicious, mild taste. Mullein is an expectorant and a demulcent that helps dry coughs, dry asthma, and chronic lung conditions.
Mullein is a must-have herb for the lungs. Order yours here.
Important, everyday nourisher and immune booster - packed with minerals, vitamins, and protein. Tones the lungs. Anti-inflammatory, boosts immune system, allergies. I drink my Nettle Infusion everyday! Another very nutrient-dense herb.
Get organic nettles here - excellent nutrition!
Oat Straw and Tops (tea or infusion)
Important, everyday nourisher and immune booster - packed with minerals, vitamins, and protein. Eases inflammation, good for stress. A restorative tonic. My kids drink Oat Straw Infusion everyday. I like it too and have to make a lot. Another very nutrient-dense herb.
Order organic oat straw here. I get it by the 5lb bag - it is so delicious and nutritious.
Osha Root (decoction, tincture)
A powerful antiviral, bronchodilator, and stimulating expectorant. Antihistamine - good for allergy asthma. Helps to oxygenate the lungs.
Get this powerhouse herb for asthma here. (Definitely needs apple juice.)
Red Clover (tea or infusion)
Blood purifier, overall nourisher, expectorant, antispasmodic. Another great "everyday" tea for asthmatics.
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Thyme (tea or infusion)
Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, expectorant, anti-tussive. Great for respiratory infections, allergies, asthma, colds, and coughs. Encourages coughing up of phlegm and stops spasms of the bronchial passages. One of my favorites for illness.
Get this important herb for asthma here.
Note: Chapter 2 in the Need 2 Breathe Naturally e-Book devotes 13 pages to Herbs for Asthma. It is expertly written by Feather Jones, one of the foremost clinical herbalists in the country.
The chapter on Asthma Herbal Remedies includes:
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Live Asthma Free Disclaimer:
Use herbs therapeutically at your own risk. There are contra-indications for some herbs and not all herbs should be used by all people. Your health, age, weight, skin type, diet, medication use, pregnancy/breastfeeding, etc. all play an important role in choosing and using the right herbs and the correct dosage for your condition. More is not necessarily better.
You should thoroughly research an herb before use. You are always responsible for your own health.
Live Asthma Free and Charlotte Howard are not health care professionals and do not provide medical advice.
Herbs DO NOT replace your medications. DO NOT stop taking your medication. DO NOT alter your dosage without your doctor's approval and supervision.