Herbs that can be used for AsthmA

What is asthma?

Asthma is a chronic respiratory tract disorder characterized by narrowing of airways due to inflammation and excessive secretion of mucus. It is marked by episodes of wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. It is a chronic respiratory disease of the lungs that is triggered by a variety of allergens, including pollen, animal dander, trees, weeds, dust mites, strong odors, and chemical fumes. For some people, asthma can be a minor ailment but its severe attacks can be life-threatening and require emergency treatment.

Symptoms of Asthma

Asthma poses a good load of symptoms and sometimes the ailment doesn’t even require any diagnostic tool to claim it as asthma due to its exacerbated symptoms, such as:

  • Chest tightness and pain
  • Dyspnea (shortness of breath)
  • Wheezing sound
  • Frequent coughing, especially at night
  • Tiredness
  • Breathlessness while eating, sleeping, and speaking.

3 Herbs Recommended for Asthma

Holy Basil

Holy Basil

Holy basil has an infinite affinity for the respiratory system. It modulates the immune system, thereby controlling the release of pro-inflammatory mediators that trigger the asthmatic attack upon acknowledging an allergen. It reduces the severity of cough and stress, all the while liquefying the phlegm for its easy expulsion.

Use half to a full dropper of Holy Basil Tincture up to 3 times a day in water or tea for clearing the airways.



Ginger is an all-rounder when it comes to supporting the treatment of inflammatory diseases. It contains gingerol and shogaol that can alleviate the symptoms of asthma. It acts on the smooth muscles of the airways, blocking the inflammatory pathways and ultimately ameliorating the inflammation of passage and relaxing the airways.

Drink ginger tea or use half to a full dropper of Ginger Tincture up to 3 times a day for at least a month to calm your airways.



Turmeric is hailed as the golden spice from the lands of the subcontinent, brimmed with a myriad of fringe benefits. Its key active ingredient is curcumin that has long been the subject of interest in scientific studies. A clinical trial safely concluded that taking 500mg of curcumin capsule with standard therapy for asthma can reduce bronchial obstruction. 

Use half to a full dropper of Turmeric Tincture up to 3 times a day for at least a month as add-on therapy with your standard treatment for a speedy recovery of the symptoms of asthma.

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