Do you suffer from asthma attacks frequently? Are you suffering from cough and mucus lately? If your answer is yes, here are the five simple tips to prevent them.

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Asthma is a condition in which the linings of your airways get narrow due to inflammation. It leads to difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness.

A person who has asthma gets coughing (especially at night), wheezing, shortness of breath, pain, and tightness in the chest.

It can be triggered due to exertion, allergens in the air, cold weather, cold drinks, weather change, etc.

Here are the top 5 ways to prevent asthma attacks:

1. Diet to prevent asthma:

The diet has a major influence on your health. Eating the right kind of food can help you prevent asthma attacks. It is best to include garlic, onion, turmeric, black pepper, basil, honey, millets, etc., in your diet. Also, avoid dairy products (curd, paneer), bananas, fish, meat, spicy food, cold food, deep-fried or processed food, refined sugar, etc.

2. Sesame oil mixed with rock salt:

Make a paste of warm sesame oil with rock salt and rub it all over your chest. It helps to loosen the mucus and clear the congestion, relieving breathlessness. You can use this whenever you feel your chest is congested.

3. Warm water:

Keep sipping warm water throughout the day whenever you are thirsty. Drinking warm water helps clear the congestion and get relief from asthma attacks. You can also drink herbal teas like cinnamon tea, lemon black pepper tea, or ginger tea for better results.

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4. Steam inhalation:

Steam inhalation helps to clear mucosal secretions and opens up the airways. Thus, it gives you relief from asthma.

How to do it?

  • Add 2 cups of water, two bay leaves, 3-4 cloves, 5-6 peppermint leaves into a pan. 
  • Give it a boil and inhale its steam for 4-5 minutes. 
  • Repeat it 2-3 times a day for quick relief.  

5. Pranayam:

Pranayam helps strengthen the lungs and reduces the chances of an asthma attack. If you are prone to asthma attacks, you can practice Nadi Shodhana, Bhastrika, and Kapal Bhati every day. 

You can prevent asthma through a few dietary and lifestyle changes. But, it is important to consult your Ayurvedic doctor for better diagnosis and treatment. So, follow the tips mentioned above and do not forget to visit your doctor.