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There are some specific natural remedies for asthma that are very effective in the vast majority of cases. Please Contact Us if you have any questions regarding nutritional support for asthma after reading the recommended articles.
& Bronchitis Herbal Formula will resolve or greatly relieve the
majority of all bronchitis cases, the majority of asthma in babies,
toddlers and older children and most adults.
Possibly the most effective herbal treatment for asthma and bronchitis is Asthma & Bronchitis Herbal Formula, it was formulated by medicinal herbalist Gerald Green.
Typically, a few weeks of use for young adults and just a few days for children, will bring considerable improvement. Obviously the older you are and the longer and more severe the condition, the longer it will take to achieve optimum benefit.
The Asthma & Bronchitis Formula consists of liquorice concentrate, slippery elm powder and a small amount of lobelia herb.
Liquorice induces the adrenal cortex to make more of the natural steroid hydrocortisone, thus having a systemic anti-inflammatory effect on the lungs and most other organs. Slippery elm thins down the thick sticky mucus that clogs the airways. Lobelia herb is used to finally get rid of the mucus, and to have some de-sensitisation effect on allergies, only a small amount is used.
As we age the adrenal glands often become less able to produce enough hydrocortisone, and for chronic asthmatics this may have been the case even since early childhood, or at least since a teenager. The incidence of chronic adrenal insufficiency is increasing and it is the case that liquorice will not always work. The good news is that Bio-Identical Hydrocortisone taken only in the correct physiological doses (Unlike the emergency use of the equivalent artificial steroid hormone of way above the normal physiologic doses of hydrocortisone that a Doctor may prescribe) is extremely effective in dramatically lessening the degree of asthma, even chronic long term cases with no harmful side effects. See the article The Importance of Bio-identical Hydrocortisone (Cortisone) in Natural Therapy (See further information tab) This article is also useful in discussing other remedies to support cortisone production by the adrenal glands.
Liquorice capsules can be used as a substitute when it is inconvenient to make up the Asthma & Bronchitis herbal Formula, such as when travelling or at work/school etc. Click here to read more about Liquorice or here to view in the online store. Long pepper herbal capsules compliment liquorice capsules for the alleviation of asthma and bronchitis.
For those that do not achieve complete remission, further work needs to be done on the health to eliminate chronic infections e.g. Candida fungus, chronic congestion in the lymphatic system and extracellular fluid , poor cellular respiration etc. For these cases we suggest organic germanium and basic support remedies as discussed in the article: Removal of blocks to health improvement and the cure of disease.
If you have sluggish digestion (can be indicated by white coating on tongue especially during periods of asthma) and or a generally cold damp constitution that leads to mucous congestion then the long term use of the herb Long Pepper is recommended to help eliminate these tendencies and hence factor out those underlying reasons for asthma.
The Ayurvedic texts list Long Pepper as one of the most powerful Rasayana herbs, meaning it is a longevity enhancer. Long Pepper is one of the most widely used Ayurvedic herbs. Primarily used for cold, wet and ‘mucusy' conditions of the lungs. Pippali encourages vasodilation and therefore increases circulation, specifically to the lungs. Used for asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia and compromised immunity of the respiratory system.
Long pepper helps in expelling out the mucus accumulated in the respiratory tract, it strengthens the nervous system, improves the gastrointestinal condition and normalizes the peristaltic movements. The herb serves as a good digestive agent.
It has been found that Organic Silicon is also helpful in asthma cases. Organic Silicon is not a specific treatment for asthma. It is possibly its calming and stabilizing effect on the immune system, its detoxifying effect on the lymphatic system and its beneficial effect on the adrenal glands and the liver that could explain is usefulness in asthma cases.
Role of Salt and Water and Asthma
Asthmatics are particularly cautioned about the detrimental effects of a low salt diet. A factor in asthma causation is a low salt intake on top of an establishing dehydration in the body. See Celtic Ocean Sea Salt article for further information
When you understand the physiology of the human body and the role of histamine in its water regulation and drought management, you realize that chronic dehydration, in a vast majority of people, is the one of the factors relating to allergies and asthma. Adult suggested use of water is at least 2 liters daily.
In those who have had attacks of asthma or allergic reactions to different pollens or foods, more strict attention to daily water intake should become a pre-emptive measure. These people will also have other indicators of dehydration that they need to recognize and treat accordingly before a crisis attack of asthma endangers their lives and exposes them to possible premature death.
Any time an asthmatic experiences difficulty in breathing, the dry cough signals imminent danger, he or she should quickly take two or three glasses of water, one after another, and then put a pinch of salt on the tongue. Salt shortage in the diet can be a contributing factor in asthma attacks. Developing a feeling of nausea when you drink water is a sign of salt shortage in the body.
Any time an asthmatic does not drink enough water or take enough salt, his or her predisposition to asthma attacks will come back. When there is a shortage of salt in the diet and there is increased water intake, the body becomes truly salt deficient. Increased urine production washes away the mineral reserves of the body, with salt at the top of the list. Salt especially unrefined salt from the ocean contains many vital elements that balance the mineral content of the blood, including the element sodium. The typical adult use of a full spectrum salt such as Celtic salt is three level 3 ml teaspoons daily over the day, in all food and if need be, drink. See Celtic Ocean Sea Salt article for further information.
Most asthmatics, whether they know it or not, are intolerant to cow’s
milk and all cow’s milk products. This includes un-pasteurised
products. Switching to goats or sheep’s milk and derived products is
Summary of recommended products and links to the online store:
Also see the article: Removal of blocks to health improvement and the cure of disease.
Removal of Blocks to Health, Healing and Wellness
We have defined the major blocks to health improvement which should be considered the number one priority for resolution before one goes on to a more specific healing regimen such as that detailed in the programme above. By removing these blocks one will feel stronger and more prepared for a specific programme and will achieve far greater success with it. Please read this essential article here
The Core Regime
Not all of the remedies listed here will neccessarily be needed. We strive to bring you the most effective remedies to resolve your health problems in the simplest supplemental regime possible. We aim to treat the actual root causes of health problems holistically rather than supply remedies that will give temporary or partial relief from only the symptoms. This has been our mission since the founding of Regenerative Nutrition in 1994. As we uncover more fundamental truths about the causes, and therefore the relief, of diseases and health problems we update and revise our product range and recommendations.
Above, we detail targeted remedy recommendations for Asthma, but we further suggest that you view the core regime article and supplement pages by clicking here
To achieve overall good health and long term resolution of this health problem the remedies selected here should be combined with core regime remedies for the best results.
It may well be that there is some overlap and that many of the remedies in the core regime are listed here also.
If you need any assistance in selecting the most suitable remedies, or have any questions, please Contact Us
Supplements for Asthma
The supplements recommended for the treatment of Asthma are listed below. Not all will necessarily be discussed in the article, as some may have been added after the article was posted. If a listed supplement is not mentioned within the article, or you wish to know more about any of the listed supplements, you can find out more information by clicking on that supplement below. You can also now add to your basket directly from this page.
Asthma and Bronchitis Herbal Formula
Celtic Ocean Sea Salt
Iodine - Lugol's Solution (7%)
Mag Sea Pure
Seagreens (Ascophyllum Nodosum)
Adrenal MAX Support
King of Bitters
Pollen (Wild Spanish)