How to Cure Asthma with Herbs

Pollution in the air is increasing. In some area, air is highly bad for health. This alarming air condition is not healthy for our lungs also. The continuous intake of polluted air has made our lungs diseased. It has been becoming hard for our air filters to manage to cope up with the polluted air. One disease of airways is “Asthma”.

Asthma is growing rapidly across the globe. It is caused due to airways constriction or other respiratory disorders. Usually patient suffering from asthma faces difficulty in breathing long with severe coughing.


 Herbal treatment for Asthma:

People in Africa and Asia prefer herbal remedy for this fast growing sickness. Herbal cure is more sufficient for such kind of ailment as it has no side effects. Here mentioned some herbs that are used to treat Asthma:

Ma Huang

It is a Chinese herb. Its use has been grown tremendously. It helps in opening narrow airways and should be used under supervision of a physician as it can increase heart beat rate.



It is a strong toxic herb and should only be consumed in tiny dozes. Its increase usage should be avoided. It has positive effect in curing asthma. Individuals having high blood pressure problems or any other heart disease should not consume it because it has the property to increase blood pressure.

Reishi mushroom

It is a Chinese mushroom and has anti-inflammatory properties.  This mushroom is used to increase lung strength and for building strong immune system. It can be added to your meals or can be consumed as alcoholic extract.


It is also a Chinese herb and considered as efficient detoxifier. It helps in reducing the harming effects of other compounds that causes asthma. It increases the efficiency of Cortisol in the body and provides better treatment for Asthma.


Ginger is a natural anti inflammatory agent and helps to reduce inflammatory process in body. This property of ginger is beneficial in improving the breathing health and relieves asthma.


The beneficial effects of Omega-3 are now considered and accepted widely all over the world. According to a study, there is improvement in the breathing of the people consuming omega-3 on daily basis. The problem of shortness of breath can be solved by taking this compound daily.

Symptoms of Asthma:

Asthma symptoms vary from person to person. Some people only show symptoms when their trigger start the Asthma attack while others have to face these symptoms all the time. Its symptoms are:

  • Breath shortness
  • Wheezing episodes
  • Coughing
  • Sputum production
  • Chest tightness


Causes of Asthma:

Asthma causes can be genetical or environmental. It is caused due to unhealthy eating and pollution. Genetics play very important role in the development of Asthma in any individual. In addition to the polluted air, there are also certain respiratory tract problems that lead to Asthma.

People suffering from asthma should be careful in eating. Foods that are good in maintaining blood health should be taken. Any food that has direct or indirect adverse effect on respiratory system should be avoided. Allergies either from food or from anything in environment should be avoided as much as possible because it can lead to shortness of breath.


About Jing Guo Wang

TCM professor of Shanghai University of Tradional Chinese Medicine.She has 30 years of clinical experience at applying traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and other therapies in the treatment of a variety of vertigo, headache, neurasthenia, hypertension, neck pain and periarthritis of shoulder.