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Herbal Remedies - Asthma

Asthma is a condition that effects the lungs and airways, it effects a large proportion of our population. When a sufferer is experiencing an asthma attack the airways to the lungs become narrowed making breathing increasingly difficult, once the airways are narrowed, less oxygen is able to enter into the bloodstream.

An asthma attack can last anything from a few minutes to a few hours, often occurring at night time and in humid weather conditions, asthma can be triggered by physical activity, airborne pollutants & even food or drink additives.

Symptoms of an asthma attack usually vary with age but generally sufferers experience a difficulty in breathing along with a dry sounding cough, as the attack worsens often catching a breath gets harder and harder, also the chest area tightens. An asthma attack an sometimes be relieved by rest or moving into cooler conditions, asthma can be life threatening so any severe attacks must receive medical attention

Herb
Externally
Eucalyptus Mix 1-2 ml essential oil in 23 ml carrier oil for a chest rub
Thyme Steam inhalant
Roman Chamomile Add the essential oil to a chest rub or steam inhalant or immerse 1 tbs. flowers in a bowl of boiling water for a steam inhalant at the first sign of an attack.