Remedies for asthma

People looking for natural remedies for asthma and its symptoms find portable sauna a natural, effective and economical solution.

It is possible to treat the disease easily from home with surprising results after the first session.

The water vapor generated by the portable sauna dilates the respiratory tract facilitating breathing, releases endorphins that calm the chest pains, relaxes the nerve endings eliminating stress and anxiety, and strengthens the body’s defenses decreasing the allergies that trigger the disease.

In addition to the recommendation to actively combat these symptoms with portable sauna, it is also advisable to know other home remedies for asthma that can be applied at home in a crisis situation or as usual care to treat the disease.

A list of the most effective remedies with the benefits each one contributes to the disease is detailed below, including an analytical comparison of said benefits with those contributed by an asthma treatment with the portable sauna.

Water vapor

Those affected can simulate a sauna by boiling filtered water in a pot and inhaling the resulting vapor.

Both the steam from the pot and that generated by the portable sauna expand the airways, helps to dissolve the mucosa that obstructs them and relaxes the muscles and nerve endings eliminating stress, anxiety and reducing tension and hyperactivity in the affected tissues for asthma.

Rapid relief medications

Quick-relief medications are immediate-acting bronchodilators that relax the muscles of the respiratory system and dilate the bronchi. They are used to treat asthma attacks, coughing, wheezing, fatigue, and other problems that severely impede the patient’s breathing.

·        Short-acting beta-agonists

They relax the muscles of the respiratory tract instantaneously to facilitate breathing during the attack. There are different types: metaproterenol, pirbuterol, albuterol, levalbuterol, terbutaline, bitolterol and can be found in the pharmacy such as

In many cases the use of these quick relief drugs is also recommended before the practice of any intense physical activity.

·        Oral steroids

They are not exactly quick relief medicines but they are usually prescribed in combination with these for their anti-inflammatory properties, when the symptoms do not subside after the attack. They are consumed in the form of pills, capsules or ampoules during the days after the crisis, and there are of different types: prednisone, prednisolone and methylprednisolone.

Menthol and eucalyptus

To improve breathing it is recommended to massage the chest and back with a menthol or eucalyptus ointment, or inhale steam infused with these plants.

Adding only a few drops of menthol or eucalyptus essential oil to the water of the steam generator of the portable sauna, an immediate dilation of the respiratory tract is achieved, facilitating the absorption of oxygen from the lungs.

Citrus juices

Citrus fruits such as lemon and grapefruit prevent the formation of mucus and have essential expectorant and antiseptic properties in all treatments for asthma.

Steam at high temperature helps to dissolve the bronchial mucosa, causes the expulsion of toxins and produces an induced fever that activates the healing process of the immune system, providing more energy to the body and increasing the production of antibodies to effectively eliminate viruses and bacteria.

Special foods

The expectorant, bronchodilator and anti-inflammatory properties of foods such as red onion, garlic and honey, make their consumption help to naturally dilate the respiratory tract and expel harmful substances from them.

Sauna steam attacks microorganisms, relaxes the bronchi, relieves chest pain, facilitates breathing and helps to expel allergens that produce asthma and harmful substances such as nicotine, alcohol, sodium, lactic acid and sulfuric acid.

Medicinal plants

There are so many home remedies for asthma that are based on the healing properties of plants that it would be of little help to name them all. They do deserve a special mention those preferred by those affected and by the specialists who treat them.

    • Ginger

With important bronchodilator, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, analgesic and antioxidant qualities; It is consumed grated in infusion with a little lemon and honey.

    • Turmeric

Also with anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator and expectorant properties as well as vasodilators and antiseptics; with a teaspoon of turmeric powder dissolved in a glass of warm milk is enough.

    • Green Tea

With strong bronchodilator, antihistamine, antiseptic, stimulant and antioxidant properties; It is consumed in cold or hot infusion. Not recommended in asthma cases caused by stress.

    • Rosemary

Expectorant, anti-inflammatory and natural antioxidant; It is advisable to consume it macerated for more than 24 hours in white wine and inhaled in the form of vaporized water flavored with it.

    • Eucalyptus

It has very potent anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, expectorant and antibacterial properties; it is consumed in the form of inhalations of flavored water, in the form of an infusion, in ointments and in the form of sweets or drops.

    • Mint

Antioxidant, antiseptic, antihistamine, decongestant and enormously bronchodilator, expectorant and antitussive; It also contains vitamin A, vitamin C and magnesium and is consumed in inhalations, infusions, ointments and sweets.


As long as the patient does not suffer from exercise-induced asthma, practicing a water sport can be one of the most effective natural remedies to permanently combat the symptoms of the disease and prevent it from reoccurring in the future.

Swimming, especially in cases of childhood asthma, helps develop lung capacity and expand the airways with excellent results for patients.
If it is not possible to practice this or any other type of sport, the water vapor in the portable sauna is a good substitute for expanding the respiratory passages and facilitating the arrival of oxygen to the lungs.

Cognitive techniques

There are a series of cognitive techniques that can be performed at home highly recommended for blocking and managing stress, in cases where this is the cause of asthma.

The objective is to identify the elements that trigger stress and learn to face them and manage them using emotional resources, breathing techniques and relaxation exercises.

In addition to the effectiveness of the sauna sessions in the elimination of stress and in the improvement of the breathing, they achieve in a short time a remarkable increase of the self-esteem as a consequence of the visible aesthetic benefits produced by the steam. In this way the patient gains security and emotional well-being, which translates into a better control of the elements responsible for asthma due to stress.

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