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Whats The Best Tea For Asthma Symptoms And Treatment?

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Scott

Lakewood, NJ

#1 Mar 14, 2007
ok in need something to just ease my symptoms and help with the slight tightness in my chest..heres a list of tea i have in the house.. cold care pm active ingredient is menthol 5 mg,chamomile tea,twinings of london earl grey tea decaffeinated,bigelow english breakfast black tea,lipton 100 percent natural tea,and peppermint tea..thats all i have in the house can you tell me what would be best out of those if any to start drinking asap and please list others that are available in stores that might benefit me like i said im not looking to cure im looking to minimize my symptoms and treat when i do have symptoms instead of using my fact acting inhaler so much which i think is making me very shaky and nashus im going to have insurance in 4-6 weeks so then i will be able to get new meds pleaseeee help
Susan Combs

Bensalem, PA

#2 Mar 15, 2007
Scott...Sometimes caffeine is good for opening the airways, the medication Theophylline contains caffeine...BUT most of the time you should avoid it (tea, coffee...)especially if you get shakey from your inhaler. Caffeine can speed up your heart rate there for putting undue stress on your breathing. I have bad asthma and a good trick for me is a cup of hot lemonade...just like tea, without the tea. This opens the airways and the nasal passages too. Plus vit. c is good for lung tissue. Any citrus would work...oranges are great.
Natalie

Burnsville, MN

#3 Dec 24, 2008
Hey, Scott. Another thing you can do is work the pressure points associated with your lungs: Take a pencil eraser (or your finger), and firmly make tiny circles at your collar bone (if it's tender, it's working), and slowly make your way down to your breast bone. My alt-medicine doc taught me this as an alternative to using an inhalor (though I still carry and use my inhalor as-needed). I've done this a few times when my breathing has been constricted, and it has made a huge difference. Basically, make the circles until it's no longer tender (a while for me, but well worth it). Good luck!
Kelly

Charleston, SC

#4 Nov 14, 2009
Natalie-that's interesting about the collar bone. I'd like to find a good alternative medicine doctor. I'm in SC and wonder how best to find one. Is your alt-med doc an osteopath - any advice on how to find one?
Dave

Seattle, WA

#5 Oct 24, 2010
Well, just plain tea might work. Just don't sweeten it. The bitter taste will apperently open up the airways better than an inhailer.
Cat

Modesto, CA

#6 Oct 28, 2010
Peppermint Tea. There are 2 teas that I find very helpful, Throat Coat and Breathe Easy. Both are variations of licorice, mullein, mallow and other ingredients. Licorice and mullein smooth the airways. I think they taste good, but I like licorice. You can also chew fennel seeds - they taste like black licorice.
joemaidi

Malaysia

#7 Nov 14, 2010
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buff

Toronto, Canada

#8 Nov 29, 2010
hey joe maidi
whats your correct phone number re asthma
Anna

Westerville, OH

#9 Dec 3, 2010
Natalie wrote:
Hey, Scott. Another thing you can do is work the pressure points associated with your lungs: Take a pencil eraser (or your finger), and firmly make tiny circles at your collar bone (if it's tender, it's working), and slowly make your way down to your breast bone. My alt-medicine doc taught me this as an alternative to using an inhalor (though I still carry and use my inhalor as-needed). I've done this a few times when my breathing has been constricted, and it has made a huge difference. Basically, make the circles until it's no longer tender (a while for me, but well worth it). Good luck!
Natalie,
Thank you for the alt health treatment. Do you make the tiny circles just below your collar bone, or is it above the collar bone?
Thank you!
Shane

London, UK

#10 Dec 6, 2010
Personally the best tea for asthma, which I also try and works really well is Coffee. However, the best hot drink for asthma symptoms is natural ginger tea. Boiled Garlic can also help relief symptoms. Visit my website which I created Only about asthma and learn how to prevent and treat symptoms plus more... www.asthmasymptoms86.com

I should also point out to you that some remedies may work for one person and may not have any affect for the other. Therefore you should try out different remedies to see what works best for you. I hope the remedies I recommend will work really well for you.

All the best
Anna

Westerville, OH

#11 Dec 6, 2010
I've been using Yogi's Breathe Deep Tea for my asthma problems and it's made a HUGE difference. It's worked much, much better than coffee for me. It contains eucalyptus and many other herbs which have loosed my lungs dramatically. When I ran out of the Yogi tea and couldn't find it anywhere, I bought Traditional Medicinals Breathe Easy Tea which has been equally good. They both have primarily the same herbs (and you'll find many more testimonials over the internet for the effectiveness of both). I'm 46 and have spent big bucks trying all kinds of nutritional supplements over the years, but nothing has worked as well as these specially formulated teas at about $4 for a box of 16 bags.
Anna

Westerville, OH

#12 Dec 6, 2010
I'd like to clarify that coffee is great for opening the airways, but any more than one cup makes me jittery which is why I prefer the specialty tea.

Please check out Shane's website listed above. Great info!
Bill W

Levittown, PA

#13 Dec 26, 2010
My best cure for asthma symptoms and the associated nasal dripping and coughing is to crush garlic, Mix it with a spoon of hot water, strain and put the liquid in the nebulizer. Do a standard breathing treatment and get fast relief. I usually follow up with a cup of green tea with honey and lemon nand about 5 grams of vitamin C.
anon

Mckeesport, PA

#14 Jan 10, 2011
the peppermint tea by far i currently have severe asthma and the tea I drink that seems to help is regular tes with peppermint extract and some sugar.I hope this helps oh and you could phone the docter and ask which tea would help the most.
anon

Mckeesport, PA

#15 Jan 10, 2011
Do you have a nebulizer?
If you do that helps waaaay more than the rescue inhalor,
and it can be taken every 4 and a half hours.
But the resue inhalor can be taken every 4 hours it seems to be less effective for me.oh and try sipping hot water with garlic tastes horrible but, it helps in a pinch.
anon

Mckeesport, PA

#16 Jan 10, 2011
Oh and the chropractor helps too because when your bones are aligned and the muscles in your back are relaxed it helps breathing not sure if you are able to do that now though.
dcfghjk

Holley, NY

#17 Feb 5, 2011
black tea and green tea have bronchialdilators to help expand bronchial tubes
Tess

Florence, AL

#18 Sep 25, 2011
Check out the Buteyko clinic DVD set. I'm 64 years old, have had asthma for years and following the prescribed exercises has helped tremendously. This is the cure for asthma that the pharmaceutical companies don't want you to know about because it requires no drugs.
BornWheezing

Tel Aviv, Israel

#20 May 5, 2012
All teas and coffee should be as hot as you are able to swallow. The heat of the liquid acts as a great portion of the initial relief.

Teas I use:
Organic Ginger Tea: Homeade, grated or pressed (best would be masticated with juicer)- LOTS - Make 6-8oz of as potent a tea as you can stomach.

Fresh Garlic Tea: Homeade: 4-6 M/L cloves pressed into cup. Filled with boiling water and covered for 5 minutes. By then the garlic has settled and you can just sip without getting anything in your mouth. For really acute attacks, strain the tea trough a small tea strainer and then press the concentrated garlic juice into the cup of tea. This may hurt some people's stomach and will be very strong in smell and flavor, but the medicinal properties of the garlic actually seem to force open airways as you breathe the garlic fumes.

Supplements/prevention:

Vitamin C (food derived of course)
Vitamin D3 - take everyday 1-5k miligrams (10k-100k mg when having attacks, dealing with allergies or just sick with a cold etc.)

Antioxidants of all kinds - the more toxic your life is, the more your lungs will swell up. Rest, sleep, relaxation, exercise, and stretching will all help you to avoid attacks.

IF you don't run b/c your asthma is triggered by this, start running. The more you exercise your lungs (as able) the stronger you will become. This may also bring some sub-concious fear-induced asthma to a halt as you train your lungs to know they do not need to swell.
When I first started to run, I had serious attacks after every run. After a month (being seriously driven to run w/o asthma) I could run 4-8 miles at very strong pace without any drugs. It was fitness and the sense that I don't need to have asthma.

I thought I was completely cured (no inhalers or attacks for a good 2+ years) until I rented a house that ended up having severe mold in the winter and that really affected me. It's been on and off since.

The best thing to do is to try and control asthma without the drugs. I would advocate carrying an inhaler everywhere you go if you are subject to serious and acute attacks, but do everything you can to strengthen yourself with prevention methods. You'd be surprised what your body can do. The thing with asthma is that it is a mystery as to what really causes it. We know it's symptoms and how to calm those, but why people's lungs want to swell shut with something as small as laughing at a good joke or coughing, nobody really knows.

I personally believe (stress on the word and implications of the word 'believe') that asthma is rooted in some kind of fear and that it stems from a panic that gets triggered somewhere/somehow in the brain. The more attacks, the easier it is to trigger - memory of that connection, strengthening the tendency toward a bronchial-constriction reflex.

Bless you and I hope these might be of some help to you.
Carly- researcher

Fremantle, Australia

#21 May 8, 2012
hello

I am doing some research into asthma and the effects of asthma on people, I have devised a survey, and would really appreciate it if people completed it

http://www.surveytool.com/s/S0E804673F

The survey is quite short

Thankyou for your time

Carly

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