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Asthma (from the Greek ásthma, "panting") is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways. It is characterised by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm. The most common symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.

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Asthma (from the Greek, ásthma, "panting") is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm. Common symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.

Asthma is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Its diagnosis is usually based on the pattern of symptoms, response to therapy over time, and spirometry. It is clinically classified according to the frequency of symptoms, forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1), and peak expiratory flow rate. Asthma may also be classified as atopic (extrinsic) or non-atopic (intrinsic) where atopy refers to a predisposition toward developing type 1 hypersensitivity reactions (allergic reaction.)

Treatment of acute symptoms (severe shortness of breath) requires medical attention. Standard treatment is usually with an inhaled short-acting beta-2 agonist (sue.g. salbutamol) and in most extreme cases with oral or even injected, corticosteroids. In very severe cases intravenous corticosteroids, magnesium sulfate and hospitalisation may be required. Symptoms can be prevented by avoiding triggers, such as allergens and irritants. The prevalence of asthma has increased significantly since the 1970s.

Asthma prevention and management involves balancing biochemical deficiencies, treating overworked adrenal glands, supporting and nourishing the bronchials with specific respiratory herbs and implementing dietary changes.  Where possible environmental allergens need to be mitigated too.  

There are some natural health remedies that may help benefit those suffering with asthma. These remedies may help alleviate the wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath associated with asthma.

Lobelia is a specific herb – 4 drops lobelia tincture under the tongue is effective in acute asthma onset - Nature’s Sunshine Lymphomax has this ingredient. Marshmallow contains mucilage which helps aid the expectorant influence of difficult phlegm and helps relax the bronchial tubes, while soothing and healing. It is valuable for all lung ailments and is especially good for asthma, and helps remove mucus from the lungs. It heals inflammation and prevents gangrene and other infections. Marshmallow is a great healing herb. Both garlic and wild oats are great herbal remedies for asthma.

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    My 5 year old has suffered with terrible asthma since a toddler (perhaps even longer, was not diagnosed until toddler age), this is the first 8 weeks ininshe her life she has ever gone without needing to use her asthma pump, not even once! I am so relieved for her that she has a natural and easy to take alternative, can sleep peacefully through the night, no wheezing at all. I can not recommended this product enough! Give it a try, it has changed my daughters health significantly.



  • Extremely helping for bowels


    This product has been amazing for irritable bowel and acid reflux. Normalised bowel movements with a week on taking two a day. It's been years since bowel movements have been normal so am thrilled. I actually bought it for acid reflux/burning feeling in stomach which has also calmed this down. Also great if you suffer from excessive wind as I have now and then. Highly recommend. Will continue using.



  • Good


    Good tonic for helping heal the lungs .. especially smokers lungs!



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