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Must-try Home Remedies for Wheezing

There is no guarantee that an inhaler will guard you when you have a wheezing bout in the middle of the night. But, home remedies can keep you safe by preventing wheezing.

Asthma By Bhadra Kamalasanan / Feb 13, 2015

Preventing Wheezing the Holistic way

When the doctor comes with a depressing frown line at you and announces that you are an asthmatic, you don’t expect it to be so demanding as you later realise. You think it will be a walk in the park for as long as you have an inhaler handy until that night when you struggle like a fish out of water. There is no guarantee that an inhaler will guard you when you have a wheezing bout in the middle of the night. But, home remedies can keep you safe by pushing any signs of wheezing for a later time when you would be better guarded against the asthma attacks. For some, they may actually work to never cause any wheezing at all.


This herb, as is well known, as antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Besides, turmeric is a wonderful remedy for the treatment of wheezing. Take half a teaspoonful of freshly ground turmeric powder and add it to a glass of warm water. Drink this every day to reduce wheezing. The symptoms are said to reduce and the patient to feel better with an improved control of asthma.

Camphor and Mustard

Mustard oil has been known to break the mucous build-up inside airways, thus offering asthma patients a sigh of relief. When you mix mustard with camphor, you increase the effectiveness of this home remedy. Take a few drops of mustard oil and warm it before storing it in a jar and inhaling the aroma.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice when consumed every day keeps the mucous under control and prevent clogging of airways that may cause wheezing. Take a tablespoonful of fresh lime juice every morning to prevent wheezing from occurring. A glass full of lemon juice without any sugar can help in keeping the airways clear as well as reduce cough and cold.


Honey is popularly referred to as a natural healing agent that also has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. These facets of honey can help in removing bacteria that causes cough. Moreover, it helps in preventing inflammation that can cause asthma wheezing to be triggered. Honey is also an immune system booster. You may inhale the aroma from a jar of organic honey.

Ginkgo Biloba

This herb has been used for several centuries to treat wheezing as well as bronchitis. Turns out, it improves the function of the lungs as well. You may take the herb as tea by boiling water as well as steeping it before the use. You may also take it in the form of a tablet or along with other powerful herbal remedies such as garlic or ginger.


This bulbous plant can be used to treat several diseases such as asthma wheezing and bacterial infections such as cough. Infections can lead to formation as well as build-up of mucous in the bronchial tubes, causing asthma wheezing. Take 3-4 cloves of garlic if you have a severe case of asthma. You may also take garlic capsules, but they may not be as effective as the herb.


Flaxseeds have anti-inflammatory properties and they are also rich in omega 3 fatty acids. The intake of flaxseed oil has been found to reduce symptoms of asthma in patients. Wheezing especially has been said to have reduced significantly after a regular consumption of flaxseed. You may consume a teaspoonful of flax oil every day to prevent the occurrence of wheezing. You may alternatively chew half a teaspoonful of flax seeds every day.


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