Mix 1 teaspoon honey with ½ teaspoon cinnamon (dalchini) powder and have at night before going to bed.
Boil carom seeds (ajwain) in water and inhale the steam.
Boil 8 – 10 flakes of garlic (lasan) in ½ cup of milk. Have this every night. Gives excellent results in early stages of asthma.
Add a handful of drumstick leaves (sahijan) to 1 cup water. Boil. Simmer on low flame for 3 – 4 minutes. Cool and strain. Add salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste. Have every day, once or twice a day.
Mix ¼ teaspoon asafetida (hing), 2 teaspoons honey, ½ teaspoon juice from betel leaf (paan ka patta), ½ teaspoon white onion juice. Have it 2 – 3 times a day. To take out juice from betel leaf, crush to paste and squeeze through a muslin cloth. For onion juice, grate the onion and squeeze through a clean muslin cloth.
An expectorant and a very effective remedy for asthma is prepared by boiling 6 cloves (laung) in 3 tablespoons of water. Take 1 teaspoon of this decoction with a little honey, thrice daily.
Mix equal amounts of fresh ginger (adrak) juice, honey and pomegranate (anaar) juice. Take 1 tablespoon, 1 – 2 times a day.
Figs (anjeer) are known to give relief by draining the phlegm (balgam). Take 3 – 4 dry figs, wash them well with warm water. Soak overnight in a cup of water. Eat them first thing in the morning and also drink the water. Do this at least for 2 months.
Diet for an Asthmatic Person
Avoid milk, milk products as they cause phlegm and lead to congestion in the lungs.
Avoid citrus fruits (sour fruits), cool foods, ice creams and deep fried food.
Take plenty of fruits and vegetables with a high fibre content – papaya, apples, watermelon.
Avoid rice at dinner.
Early dinner is best suited for these people. It ensures complete digestion before retirement.
1 teaspoon honey in a glass of hot water before bed time relaxes the throat by clearing accumulated phlegm in throat.
Stay away from dusty places and avoid pets, particularly dogs.
Water Therapy for Asthmatic Persons
This is a golden, sure shot remedy to cure people who have asthma due to a lot of phlegm collection.
First thing in the morning, heat 3 – 4 glasses of water to which 2 – 3 teaspoon salt (white rock salt) has been added. Make as warm as you can drink. Sit on your haunches (hips) with heels on the floor. Press your navel with your thumb / finger and drink this water. Drink as much as you can – so much that it causes vomiting. Vomit out. If vomiting is not causes, poke your finger in your throat and vomit out. Do this every morning on an empty stomach for 1 – 2 months. Your asthma will surely get cured.
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