Breathe is to live and, well breathe it's even better: it's good to live!
This physiological process provides the body with oxygen by releasing it from carbon dioxide.
Made up of 2 bronchi and millions of alveoli, the lungs are the seat ofrespiratory.
From respiratory diseases, we will remember theasthma which according to the WHO affects almost 300 million people worldwide.
This respiratory disease is very common in countries with strong industrialization.
Asthma at a glance
Etymologically, the word asthma would come from Greek « ásthma ' and Latin « asthma ' which means "difficult breathing ».
Theasthma is therefore a affection of respiratory system that affects the bronchioles.
The bronchioles which are themselves, the branches of the airways and extensions of the bronchi allowing air access to the alveoli in the lungs.
Symptoms of asthma
Asthma usually manifests as a shortness of breath, a wheezing or even a sensation ofoppression at the level of chest.
There are various clinical forms of asthma:
- allergic asthma
- chronic asthma
- and exercise asthma ...
The clinical form that will hold our attention in this article is the bronchial form. What are his symptoms ?
Bronchial asthma is a combination of 2 lung diseases: asthma and bronchitis.
Characterized by "chronic inflammation of the airways with hypersensitivity of bronchi and narrowing of respiratory tracts ", Bronchial asthma manifests itself in addition to the" classic "symptoms of asthma, by fits of cough, especially at night, producing a viscous viscous mucus.
The symptoms of these diseases are similar. It is therefore often difficult to make a diagnosis.
Causes of asthma
Studies have shown that, causes of asthma are not known.
However, some researchers have shown that various factors risk environmental (increased chemical pollution of the air), genetics, psychological (stress), nutritional or by infections can trigger a asthma attack. They think this respiratory tract disease is hereditary, as well as dermatitis or even allergic rhinitis.
Indeed, this type of asthma could be triggered following:
- physical effort,
- allergens (animal hair, certain foods, dust, pollen)
- stimuli (cold / dry air, cigarette smoke)
- inflammation of the airways caused by bacteria or viruses.
Asthmatic, everyday life
Chronic respiratory disease frequent, asthma especially form severe, is handicapping daily for 76% of subjects.
Not only does it limit their activity and physical capacity but, especially in children, it has an impact on their psychology because, perpetuating a situation of anxiety and a feeling of inferiority.
Relieve Asthma with Plants
In case of asthma, be very careful and always ask fordoctor's advice.
Indeed, some plants are not adapted and, even less certain inhalations and essential oils.
Sure medical prescription, some plants can turn out to be excellent natural remedies for relieve asthma.
For example, the passionflower, the valerian, plantain (Plantago major), Cassis, khella, lobelia, licorice, nigella, lime tree, ephedra, cinquefoil, therose hips, thehawthorn, yerba santa, viburnum are plants without essential oils and who act against the bronchial spasm and theallergy.
As to essential oil plants which can be used against bronchial spasm and allergy, we note: the marjoram, the rosemary, pine, the garlic, the thyme, the thyme or the lavender.
How to take internally?
In infusion, a dose of 50 g (or 1 tablespoon of the mixture for 1 cup of boiling water) of a plant of your choice is recommended every evening. You have the choice between passion flower (flowers and leaves), Hawthorn (flowers), poppy (flowers), trefoil (grass) or lime (berries).
As an infusion, take 3 or 4 cups a day of these natural plants:
- Poppy (flowers)
- Melilot (herb)
- Lobelia (flowering stem)
- Hyssop (herb)
- 40 g (or 3 tablespoons) of each plant of your choice, is enough for 1 liter of boiling water.
Note however that in case ofallergic asthma, the administration of drugs to control mucus (mucolytic) if needed and, the use of bronchodilators, anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory agents are recommended on medical advice.