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Natural Asthma Cure



Effective natural asthma cure that works. Are there any?

In addition to following an asthma diet and controlling the home environment, there are many natural remedies, vitamins and supplements that can help in reduce the symptoms of asthma and preventing attacks.

The table below outlines some of the remedies. Recommended doses have been included so that you know how much to take to ensure maximum benefits.

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Natural Asthma Cure that Works

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Fish Oil leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal (What's this?)

Fish oil contains essential fatty acids. Studies done in children shows that it works. It reduces the inflammation in the airways and cuts down on asthma symptoms.

Dose: Take 4 to 8 grams of fish oil daily. It may take up to 8 weeks for an improvement to be seen.
 
Magnesium leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal

Magnesium helps to relax the airway muscle and to enhance lung functions. Some research revealed that those suffering from asthma have lower levels of magnesium.

Dose: Adults: Take 300 to 400 mg daily. Children: Take 1 mg for each pound of body weight daily.
  
Vitamin C leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal

Some studies show that low levels of this essential vitamin seem to result in poor lung function and a higher chance of suffering from asthma. Taking this vitamin seems to reduce inflammation in the lungs and the response to allergic substances.

Dose: Take 1,000 mg once daily or take 500 mg twice daily. Either take ascorbic acid or the non-acidic (buffered) form calcium ascorbate.
 
Vitamin Dleaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal

Vitamin D is essential in regulating the activities of the immune system. Deficiency in this essential vitamin will cause the immune system to overreact.

Low levels of this vitamin is suspected to play a role in asthma.

Dose: Take 1,000 to 2,000 IU daily.
Pycnogenol leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal

This substance comes from pine bark. It shows potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Several studies show that it improves asthma symptoms and make the lung function better.

Dose: Take 100 mg daily. Children: Take 1 mg for each pound of body weight daily.
  
Lycopene leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal

Lycopene is a potent antioxidant that seems to reduce inflammation in the airways. In a double-blinded clinical trial, over 50% of the subjects taking lycopene showed less asthma attack that is induced by exercise.

Dose: Take 30 mg once daily. Benefits can be seen as quick as in one week.
   
Vitamin B6 leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal

One study done in children showed that taking 200 mg of this vitamin daily for 60 days cuts down the asthma symptoms. Another clinical trial showed similar benefits in adults.

However, there are some studies that show no benefits from taking this vitamin for preventing or reducing the symptoms of asthma attacks.

Dose: Take 100 to 200 mg of Vitamin B6 daily.
  
Boswellia leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal

Some studies involving small groups of volunteers show that boswellia can cut down on the number of asthma attacks.

Dose: Take 300 mg three times daily. Results were seen in six weeks in one research study.
    
Selenium leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal

There is evidence that free-radical damage may be involved in asthma. Selenium is a potent antioxidant that can prevent this damage. One clinical study showed that by taking this mineral, it reduced asthma attacks in six out of the eleven patients.

Dose: Take 100 mcg (micrograms) daily. A smaller dose can be safely used in children. Results can be seen in a little as 14 weeks.
   
Quercetin leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal

Quercetin comes from plants. It is a chemical known as flavonoids which inhibits an enzyme that make chemicals that can trigger asthma attacks. Human studies will need to be done to confirm if this helps with asthma problems.

Dose: Take 400 to 1,000 mg three times daily.
   
Astragalus leaf logo plant natural remedies herb herbal

Astragalus is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that helps to strengthen the lung, improve lung functions and reduce the risk of developing lung infections.

Dose: Take 1,000 mg twice daily. Avoid using if you are having a fever.
 

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Revised: August 19, 2010

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