Asthma is a chronic disease that basically consists of hyperactive airway-in response to a variety of stimuli. During a wheezing attack it is recommended to drimk plenty of water to replace fluid lost in increase perspiration and rapid breathing. Liquid also help losen sticky mucus in the airways. Some asthma attacks can be life-threatening so dont hesitate to seek professional help if you can't get an asthma attack underbcontork right away. German chamomile tea bags prepared 1 cup 2-3 times daily helps prevent attacks for mikd cases of asthma. To relieve nasal congestion and fever taking ekderberry capsules is recommended. Green tea, taken the same ways as chamomile, avoiding it an hour within taking other oral medication, opens bronchial passages because it contains theophyline. Ginger helps deactivate platelet-activating factor (PAF) which promofes allergic reactions. To relieve heavy congestion feelings in the chest take hyssop tea, same way as chamomile. Licorice root, taken in 200-800mg capsules depending on the severity of symptoms, increase s the effectivness of steroid inhaler by stimulating production to stop dry cough. Potassium is recommended to be taken with this herb. On top of this exercise daily and eat a lot of foods rich in amino acid. Watercress eaten in sakad has been known to help prevent alkerguc reactions and might help people with asthma. Other herbs to keep in mind are; elecampane root (found in many asthma medication), mullein, anise (found to loosen bronchial tightness), cocoa to help open bronchial tubes, gingko reduces inflammation, parsley leaf soothes cough, and tumrric anti-inflammatory. Please keep in mind self-treatment fir asthma is not advised please see your local herbalist for help with dosage and to find out what treatment is best for you.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
If you walked through the woods you might find you or your dog covered in burrs. You might know that these were the inspiration of the invention of velcro but did you know that the plants roots, and leaves have been used in cleansing remedies for a long time. This herb is valued by herbalist for its ability to detoxify blood. In Russia burdock juice is rubbed on bald heads to stimulate hair growth. To heal fungal or bacterial infections, such as athlete's foot and acne, wash the effected area twice daily until cleared with burdock syrup. Taking burdock tea 3 times daily will help clear toxins. Burdock used to cleanse the skin, as an antibiotic, and purify the blood. This plant prefers a moist, well-drained soil and partial shade. Sow fresh seeds in autumn. Harvest roots of one-year-old plants in spring and use them fresh or dried, contains most active ingredients when used fresh.