One of the most powerful natural asthma treatments can be found right in your own kitchen! The intake of water and sea salt is a powerful alternative for the treatment of asthma. The next time you have an asthma attack, try putting a pinch of sea salt under your tongue and drink a large glass of water. If this doesn’t work right away, don’t panic. Try another salt with another glass of warm water.
Sea salt is a very powerful natural antihistamine. It can also be used in an inhaler, without the harmful side effects of most medications. Taking a pinch of sea salt along with the water helps break up mucus plugs in the lungs, remove sticky phlegm, and stop the persistent dry cough that mostly accompanies asthma attacks. It is also a natural antiseptic that helps your body fight germs and bacteria and helps keep your body’s electrolytes in a healthy balance.
Many people also suffer from dehydration without knowing it. In today’s hectic lifestyle, many people don’t drink enough water. To make matters worse, they habitually drink coffee and tea instead of plain water. Beverages like coffee and tea are diuretics that cause your body to lose even more water. When you don’t drink enough water to adequately hydrate your body, your airways tend to close off in an attempt to prevent water from escaping as vapor. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body hydrated will fix this problem.
Start drinking half your body weight in ounces of water every day (at least 8 glasses of water a day is recommended) and take some natural sea salt along with the water. Allow your body to get used to this routine by making sure you don’t drink an entire gallon of water in one sitting. Spread the drink out throughout the day so your body can absorb the water properly and it doesn’t flood your system all at once. This will keep your body hydrated throughout the day and prevent asthma attacks naturally.
If you’ve been doing this routine every day and your asthma condition hasn’t improved, it may be time to look for other possible causes as well. Work-related asthma is a common cause for many people and deserves further investigation on your part.