A big shout out to a few of our dedicated followers with inquiries for natural remedies for asthma. This is a great question and in my research, I stumbled upon Quercetin. Quercetin is a bioflavonoid that occurs naturally in nature. It is found in garlic, onions, and dark fruits and vegetables. It is also found in:
Black and green tea
The benefits of quercetin in asthma are anti-inflammatory, remembering that asthma is inflammation of the airways. Quercetin : blocks antigen induced basophil/histamine release, blocks antigen induced release of leukotrienes, inhibits mast-cell degranulation and is a potent antioxidant.
Quercetin is best absorbed between meals (ie/ an apple or grapes are great snacks) and it also comes in supplement form combined with bromelain. It is safe for kids and is distributed in chewable tabs. As always, I recommend trying to get this great antioxidant from your food rather than a supplement. Of course, this doesn’t replace traditional asthma treatments.
First identify and remove any triggers, keep a food diary of symptoms, reduce stress and anxiety and get plenty of rest.
During an asthma attack –it helps to breathe slowly into a paper bag as you see people do with panic attacks. Meditation is also a great method.
If you suffer from Asthma-please consult your physician. However, eating REAL FOOD-could possibly give you the antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that you need!