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Naturally Cure Your Asthma With Lemon Juice

Updated on August 7, 2012

Although there still a lack of conclusive scientific evidence that lemon juice does in fact help with asthma, current evidence on the health benefits of lemon juice appears promising. For thousands of years, people drank lemon juice for a variety of health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of asthma. It is believed that the high concentrations of vitamin C and anti-oxidants are the primary factor behind the juiceā€™s benefits for asthma.

How Lemon Juice Helps Asthma

According to research, vitamin C helps to improve the immune system which may in turn help a person become more resistant to external factors that trigger an asthma attack. It may also keep the lungs feeling stronger and more capable of breathing easier. Lemon juice is also a popular anti-oxidant. This helps with asthma because it combats anything that enters the lungs that the body considers an allergen that may start an asthma attack. Other properties of lemon juice may also combat asthma. Lemons are a powerful antiseptic which may kill bacteria in the body that may make a person ill and cause a buildup of mucus, both of which may bring on an attack.

How to Use Lemon Juice for Asthma

To use the juice for health benefits, a good lemon juice recipe is necessary. While it is enough to simply drink lemon juice on its own or diluted with water, pairing it with other foods that are beneficial for asthma make it a nearly perfect remedy. A health juice guide typically recommends mixing lemon juice, water and a dash of ginger in a drink to help combat asthma. This is because ginger has several anti-inflammatory properties which may help with the restricted airways associated with an asthma attack. Alternatively, you may also drink the juice as lemonade, provided that only fresh lemons are used.

While lemon juice may prove beneficial for many people with asthma, it is possible that it may not be as effective for certain asthmatics, primarily anyone who suffers from gene-related asthma. It must further be noted that anyone considering using lemon juice for asthma should first consult a physician. Lemon juice should also not replace any traditional methods of treatment for asthma.


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      Nuncy Rainford 2 years ago

      Can I use ginger and lemon for asthma and infected sinus.

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      Lydia 3 years ago

      My seven year old boy is suffering from asthma can he drink lemon juice with warm water every morning?thanks

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      Lynn 4 years ago

      Lemon, ginger and honey really helps - it works.

      Drink 3-4 times a day till you feel better then once a day for maintenace.

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      ThisisShe 5 years ago

      Haha Many thanks, Steve West. I really prefer natural remedies over prescribed medications, especially when it comes to chronic conditions. I have a few respiratory issues, and using fresh lemon juice has always helped. Hopefully your wife has experienced something similar without yet realizing it yet?

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      Steve West 5 years ago from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

      My wife has asthma, or at least some form of breathing dysfunction similar. Her doctors have never really put a firm diagnosis on her condition. I think it is stress manifesting its ugly head. However I would like her to read this hub as she already uses lemon for other purposes. By the way. You have got it goin' on girl!! Snaps. I really like your stuff.

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      ThisisShe 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for saying so! I really appreciate it.

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      Brenda Kyle 5 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Very worthwhile hub, this may make life easier on people with COPD