How Asthma Can Be Managed at Home?

Asthma is a common breathing disease that can be managed at home with some herbal and home remedies. If you are facing problems like shortness of breath, chest pain, chest tightness, wheezing or whistling sound, dust allergies, etc then you are surely an asthmatic patient. But don’t feel depressed if you are having it because nature has numerous herbs that can deal with this situation very easily.

Let’s Have an Ayurvedic View on Asthma

Asthma is known as tamak shwasa in Ayurveda. It is the 17th chapter of the charaka Samhita chikitsa sthana hikka shwas chikitsa.

मेघांबुशीतप्राग्वाते: श्लेषमलैश्चअभिवर्धते।सयाप्यस्तमकश्वास: साध्योवास्यान्नवोत्थित।

इतितमकश्वास: ।च।चि१७/६२

This shloka of charak states that clouds, water, cold environment, west air, and eating Kapha predominating food items cause an increase in cough. These all reasons makes tamak shwasa (asthma) which will take some time for proper treatment. If tamak shwasa was (asthma) is from one year or less than one year in a person then treatment is easily done.

प्रतिलोमंयदावायु: स्त्रोतांसिप्रतिपद्यते।ग्रीवांशिरश्चसंगृह्रश्लेषमाणंसमुदीर्यच।

करोतिपीनसंतेनरुद्धोघुघुररुकमतथा।अतीवतीव्रवेगंचश्वासंप्राणप्रपीड़कम।च. चि१७/५६।

प्रतामयत्यतिवेगांचकासतेसन्निरुध्यते।प्रमोहंकासमानश्चसगच्छतिमुहुमुर्हु।च. चि१७/५७।

These two shlokas are of tamaka shwasa (Asthma) that tells that when there is an obstruction in respiratory channels then aggravated Vata (air) moves in the opposite direction in the lungs. Neck, head struck down that aggravates Kapha and causes penus (nose) disease. The Vata in the throat that is struck due to Kapha causes sound, it causes an increase in the breathlessness. When breathlessness occurs in excess it causes deformity in the body. Every time a cough comes out with the sputum.

Best Home Remedies for Asthmatic Patients

Most of the patients for quick relief in asthmatic attacks use steroidal or non-steroidal inhalers that open up the constricted air passages.  But this is not the exact solution you can use some of the best home remedies that will also give an equal relief in your flare-up situation as an inhaler act. The home remedies that we will discuss are easily available at home and give a good response

1. Ginger Herb (Zingiberofficinale)

The constituents like shogaols, gingerols, and zingerones show anti-oxidant properties. This herb ginger enhances the bronchodilation in an asthmatic patient. You can drink a herbal tea of ginger by adding cinnamon in it.

2. Mustard (Brassicanigra)

To get immediate relief from an asthma attack you can use mustard seeds oil. It will open the air passage of your lungs that will improve its functions. Take warm mustard oil and salt. Mix them well and apply over your chest daily. This remedy will improve your symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pain, and tightness, etc. You can also make a paste of mustard seeds powder, make a poultice. Warm this poultice and apply over your chest for fifteen minutes. This will remove all symptoms associated with asthma.

3. Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Globulus)

The oil of this herb will deal with the breathing problems associated with asthma. You can use this oil by putting a few drops in a steamer. Take steam of the vapor as these will open your blocked air passages.

4. Garlic (Alliumsativum)

It is one of the miraculous herbs for asthma patients due to its anti-inflammatory action on the body. You can use this herb by taking 10 cloves of garlic, boil it in a cup of Water until it reduces to the half cup. Drink this mixture once daily, other is very effective and beneficial.

5. Fenugreek (Trigonellafoenum-Graecum)

This herb is also beneficial in asthma for subsiding signs and symptoms. Take one tablespoon of fenugreek seeds in a cup of water. Boil this until remaining half cup. Add one teaspoon of honey and ginger juice in it. Drink this decoction twice daily.

6. Figs (Ficus Carica)

It can be used as a dry fruit. You can take three figs to soak it overnight in a glass of water. Eat these soaked fruits early in the morning on an empty stomach. It will help in solving breathing difficulties, drain phlegm, and maintains a healthy respiratory system.

7. Honey

It is one of the oldest home remedies for asthma patients. You can take one teaspoon of honey to add a half teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Swallow this mixture before sleep at bedtime. This remedy will solve your phlegm problem.

8. Onions (Alliumcepa)

The presence of sulfur in the onions shows an anti-inflammatory property. This property reduces the constriction of the airways and decreases inflammation in the lungs. You can use onions either in raw form or for cooking your vegetables.

9. Ajwain (Trachyspermumammi)

The bronchodilator property of this herb dilates the bronchial tubes in the lungs. You can use this herb in different ways like take a teaspoon of carom seeds; boil in a glass of water until remaining half. Inhale the steam and drink the remaining water after straining.

Peppermint (Mentha Piperita)

The presence of methanol in herb peppermint protects the airways. You can use the steam of this oil as it will dilate your air passage. Put two to four drops in a steamer and inhale the steam for ten to fifteen minutes.

Along with these home remedies, you should also try some herbal remedies that contain a combination of herbs. These herbal remedies are prepared from herbs that had been used from ancient time for relieving all signs and symptoms of asthma.

Herbal Remedies By Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda one of the best herbal clinic offers a pack known as “Asthma care pack” that had been in use from many years for treating asthma. This herbal pack comprises of three products that contain numerous herbs. So, let’s discuss in detail the health benefits of all these products in detail:


1. Tulsi Capsules

The pure extract of herb Tulsi (Ocimumtenuiflorum) is used for capsule formation. Tulsi herb possesses anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant, and immune-modulator properties. These all will ease all signs and symptoms, presentinan asthmatic patient.

Dosage: One to two capsules twice daily with lukewarm water half an hour after meals.

2. Aller G Care Capsules:

Allergies are also a reason for asthma so we have introduced a capsule known as Aller G care that will help you in reliving all signs and symptoms associated with asthma. An herbal blend of herbs like Shirish (Albezzialebbock), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Neem (Azadirachtaindica), and Ashwagandha (Withaniasomnifera) is used for capsules formulation. These herbs in combination possess anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-asthmatic properties.

Dosage: One to two capsules twice daily with lukewarm water half an hour after meals.

3. Praanrakshak Churna:

This is a herbal formulation that contains herbs like Anantamool (Tylphoraasthmatica), Bharangi (Clerodendrumserratum), Dalchini (Cinnamomumzeylanica), Shirish (Albizialebbeck), etc which gives amazing results in asthma. All signs are symptoms are managed with the use of this Churna.

Dosage: One teaspoonful twice daily with lukewarm water half an hour after meals. You can also use it in decoction form by boiling one teaspoonful in 500 ml water until it reduces to50ml. Strain the mixture and drink the decoction twice daily half an hour after meals.

4. Shwas Kuthar Ras:

Shwash Kuthar Ras is a Herbo mineral classical formulation. This formulation is really effective in almost all the respiratory problems but has it’s best result in Asthma.

Dosage: 1 tablet twice daily with warm water after meals.

Some Healthy Tips for Asthmatic Patients

  • Strictly avoid milk and milk products.
  • Eat fresh fruits and vegetables rich in nutrients and vitamins.
  • Avoid eating fried, processed, and fast food items.
  • Includes spices like turmeric, ginger, garlic, rosemary in your dishes.
  • Perform yoga poses like sethubandhasana, bhujangasana, sukhasana, upavisthakonasana, ardhmatsyendrasana, purvottanasana, shavasnana.
  • Do meditation and breathing exercises daily.
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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit

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