Quick and Easy Natural Remedy to Stop Wheezing

November 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda



Wheezing is a very common respiratory problem. The respiratory tube or the breathing airway is blocked and narrowed down due to mucus or some other foreign object. Wheezing is generally a symptom of coughs, chest infections and asthma. It is a whistling sound made by the obstructed and tight airway openings in your lungs struggling to let oxygen pass easily in and out. People suffering from wheezing may be seen often trying to breathe faster to exhale and inhale air. While the mild episodes of wheezing can be cured at home, it may lead to a chronic condition that needs proper medical intervention. The key to ending wheezing is to loosen the airways so that air can move freely in and out.

How do I know if I have wheezing?

  • Breathlessness
  • Giddiness
  • Lack of energy
  • Chest pain
  • General unrest

Reason for Wheezing

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD)
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Other infection may be like dust allergy and other kind of allergies

Quick and Easy Natural Remedy to Stop Wheezing

 1. Steam Thearapy

For quick relief from wheezing, nothing works faster than steam inhalation.

  • Fill a large bowl with boiling water.
  • Add a few drops of any essential oil of your choice (for instance, peppermint or eucalyptus oil).
  • As you lean over the bowl, drape a towel over your head to trap the steam.
  • Inhale the steam through your nose and mouth for at least 10 to 15 minutes.

Repeat as needed.

 2. Hot Shower

Just like steam therapy, taking a hot shower can make your breathing more comfortable and stop the wheezing.

  • Run a hot shower with the bathroom door closed to create a sauna-like atmosphere.
  • Stand in the shower for 5 to 10 minutes, keeping the door closed.
  • Do it 2 or 3 times a day.

You can also apply a warm compress to the nose and throat keep the nasal passages open and clear of obstructi

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Another popular home treatment is apple cider vinegar. However, it is important to use good quality organic apple cider vinegar with the ‘mother’ to get the best results.Mix 2 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a cup of warm water.

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a cup of warm water.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of raw honey to it and mix thoroughly.
  • Drink this tonic twice daily.

4. Ginger

Ginger is one of the best home treatments for wheezing.

  • Drink 2 to 3 cups of warm ginger tea daily. To make the tea, add 1 tablespoon of ginger slices to a cup of boiling water. Cover and steep for 10 minutes, then strain it. Drink the tea while it is still warm.
  • Alternatively, mix ginger juice, honey and pomegranate juice in equal amounts. Consume 1 tablespoon of this concoction 3 or 4 times daily.

5. Garlic

Garlic is another effective remedy for stopping wheezing. It is even beneficial for treating asthma and coughing.

  • Crush 3 to 4 cloves of garlic and boil them in 1 cup of water or milk. Allow it to cool before drinking it. Drink this 2 or 3 times a day.
  • Alternatively, have a garlic clove along with 1 teaspoon of honey, 2 times a day.
  • You can also take garlic supplements, but only after consulting your doctor.

6. Warm Fluids

It is better to consume more warm liquids than solid foods because they are not only the way stop wheezing but also prevent it. Moreover, frequent hydration can clear away the blockage taking place in your respiratory paths

  • Warm water: water is always important for your body. It gets rid of the hard mucus and prevents the establishment of mucus in your airway tracts.
  • Hot soups or porridge: when wheezing, you had better consume hot soups or porridge instead of solid hard foods. When your respiratory ways are clogged, eating hard foods just makes the situation worse because it might provoke the buildups here.
  • Herbal teas: Herbal teas are always the best way to ease and soothe your inflamed or injured airway passages. Ginger, licorice root tea or chamomile are highly recommended choices for anyone who does not know how to stop wheezing with herbal teas.

7. Honey

Honey is an excellent way to clear up wheezing as it is an anti-inflammatory and is antibacterial. The natural characteristic of honey makes phlegm out of your airway passages and eases your inflammatory throats.  Take it with lemon water, or on its own.

Mix a tablespoon of honey with some garlic or ginger juice to help boost the antibacterial effects.

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