Asthma is a respiratory disorder, which is characterized by inflammation, restricted respiration and difficulty in breathing. It is mainly categorized into two types – acute and chronic. It causes obstruction in the flow of air.

Causes of Asthma

  • The major causes of asthma are air pollution, infections, exposure to organic substances and smoking during pregnancy. The important signs of asthma are coughing, shortness of breath, tight chest, coughing, wheezing and many more.
  • Excessive use of Kaphaj Aahara, Vihara (dietary and life style habits) like more intake of heavy, cold, sticky, lubricated food items, sleeping during day, no work out etc. causes vitiation of Kapha dosha (One of the physical energy in body).
  • This vitiated Kapha dosha causes obstructions of respiratory channels and again vitiate Vata dosha. Therefore Vata’s natural flow is obstructed and again it leads to channels obstructions. All this causes narrowing of windpipe and symptoms of asthma like shortness of breath, constant cough, anorexia, sore throat etc. are developed.

Symptoms of Asthma

Its symptoms can vary from patient to patient:

  • Coughing, mostly happens at night, while exercising or laughing.
  • Trouble in breathing.
  • Feeling of tightness in chest or pain.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Mucus production.
  • Wheezing or hissing sound in chest while breathing, specifically during exhalation.

To treat this situation, there are a lot of home remedies available.

Natural Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Asthma

It is always recommended to opt for the various home remedies to fight away the asthmatic attack. Some of the top home remedies are given below. These are really effective and result giving to manage asthmatic attack.


  • Ginger is a natural product, which has a lot of healing properties. It treats asthma and has anti-inflammatory properties. It also increases the relaxing effect of the muscles and serves to be a wonderful home remedy. Take small pieces of ginger and add to boiling water. Boil it for five minutes and cool it. Drink the solution. You will get wonderful relief from the symptoms of asthma effectively.

Mustard Oil

  • Massaging the back and the chest with mustard oil provides huge relief. The mucous and the cough get deposited in the chest, which causes soreness. The heat due to the massage gets absorbed by the body and the rich aroma enters the nasal pathway providing relief. Thus, this reduces the inflammation and helps to clear the respiratory passage as well. Heat some mustard oil and massage it gently on the regions and feel relieved.


  • Garlic is another effective home remedy for asthma. It helps to clear the lung congestion and provides relief from the symptoms of asthma. Garlic is rich in therapeutic properties and is an effective home remedy for asthma. Take some cloves of garlic and boil in a cup of milk. Drink the milk once daily to enjoy the benefits effectively.


  • Honey is one of the best natural cures for asthma. Mix one teaspoon of honey into a glass of warm water and drink it every morning. One can add pinch of black pepper powder and cinnamon as well for better results. This home remedy helps you to take out phlegm out from the throat.

Uses of honey:

  • Taking a teaspoon of honey mixed in hot water 2-3 times daily.
  • Inhaling the aroma of honey is also helpful as it gives good results.
  • Other way is using a fusion of one teaspoon of honey and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder before sleeping, as it is an effective expectorant and allows the patient to sleep better.
  • Before going to bed, consume one teaspoon of honey with half teaspoon of cinnamon powder.


  • Coffee is a bronchodilator. It controls the asthmatic attack and helps to relax the muscles and clears off the congestion and nasal pathway. But, intake of too much coffee is however not recommended. And, do not make it a habit as well.

Even Diet is important in curing asthma.

  • Consume leafy green vegetables which have plenty of magnesium.
  • Have foods possessing Omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Eat apples and berries as they are rich in quercetin.
  • Also have fruits containing vitamin C and other elements like lemons, oranges, papayas, blueberries, straw berries, etc. because they’re good for controlling asthma.
  •  Drink ample water to keep the lining of lungs hydrated.

Things to be avoided

  • Avoid oily foods, alcohol, smoking, and cool juices etc.

Apart from these home remedies, your surroundings must be neat and clean. Also, it is better to avoid and stay away from asthmatic triggers like pollutants, dust, smoke, medications, pollen etc.

Author's Bio: 

DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. For more info visit our website: & See the Real Testimonials from our Patients :