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Indian home remedies for asthma – What to eat to avoid asthma attacks in winter - Effective asthma remedies
Winter asthma attack
Winter season has started in several North Indian states. Since I live in Delhi I have started experiencing the bitter winter mornings and chilly evenings. We have packed up our summer clothes and have opened our winter dress bundle. Sweaters, jerkins, monkey caps, shawls, woolen socks, rajai, woolen blankets and other garam clothes have occupied a good portion of the space in our rooms. Geysers and room heaters have started their new year of service. Even though winter season requires us to give extra care for our clothing, many people prefer winter over summer in Delhi and other North Indian states. This is because summer is horrible in majority of the Indian states. But winter is a nightmare for a group of people. They are none, but the asthma patients. They suffer with asthma attack during winter season. I wish to share some effective Indian tips for asthma.
Warming body and avoiding asthma
Warming the body would help you curb asthma attacks. Do not eat cold foods, particularly refrigerated foods. They are several body cooling foods. Avoid these foods in winter. These are the BODY COOLING FOODS THAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED IN WINTER. Asthma patients should avoid all body cooling foods. BODY WARMING FOODS SHOULD BE CONSUMED IN WINTER. These are the body warming foods that should be eaten during winter. Taking good care of the diet would help save you from asthma troubles. Asthma patients should not eat prawn even though it is a body warming food. Prawn would trigger asthma. Also never eat plantain stem (vazhai thandu in tamil, vazha pindi in Malayalam). Plantain stem is a food that is notorious for triggering asthma. Avoid all types of body cooling cereals, vegetables, fruits and other foods. Bananas and citrus fruits should be fully avoided. Body warming foods to be used in summer are Chicken, crab, squid, egg, tamarind, ginger, garlic, fennel seeds, sesame seeds, wheat, and nuts. Indian spices are body warming. They are to be consumed in winter. They also help lose body weight. BODY WARMING WEIGHT LOOSE SPICES OF INDIA.
Beef, beef liver, and frog flesh for asthma patients
Further there are several effective Indian home remedies for asthma. Eating beef and beef liver three times a week would save you from asthma troubles. This should be cooked in the Indian spicy method. I will explain in brief the recipe.
Cook beef or beef liver in pressure cooker. Now heat a tablespoonful of oil in a pan and add slices of ginger and garlic. Now add mix of Indian spices or garam masala 2 teaspoons. Add chili powder. Do not add coriander powder. Add salt and the cooked beef or beef liver. Cook for 10 minutes. Have this three or four times a week. Asthma will flee away in few days. For cooking use coconut oil. Coconut oil is safe for asthma patients.
Flesh of green frog is a wonderful remedy for asthma. It can also be cooked in the above mentioned method. Green frog flesh is the best remedy for asthma. Eating green frog flesh few times is expected to permanently cure asthma in babies and elders. Eating Beef, beef lever and green frog make the best home remedy for asthma.
Goat’s milk for asthma patients
It is better for asthma patients to avoid cow’s milk. Rather use goat’s milk. Goat’s milk warms body and has several medicinal properties. Asthma patients should completely avoid cow’s milk in winter. Avoid other milk products also. Also avoid ice creams, butter, ghee, cheese, curd and chocolates.
Coffee good for asthma
Avoid tea, have coffee instead. Coffee is a warming drink. Tea does not have that effect.
Other home remedies for asthma
Ginger ale, ginger drinks and other ginger recipes. Rubbing body with mustard oil is found to help asthma patients. Garlic and onion can be part of the diet of asthma patients.