Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that causes shortness of breath. If you are experiencing any symptoms of asthma, you need to see a doctor, as this is not a disease that you can self-medicate with. However, in addition to the main treatment, we suggest that you consider natural sources of asthma relief. 1) Buteyko breathing exercises This method was developed by Russian researcher Konstantin Pavlovich Buteyko. It includes a series of breathing exercises and is based on the idea that increasing the level of carbon dioxide in the blood through shallow (shallow) breathing can help people with asthma. It is believed that carbon dioxide (carbon dioxide) dilates the smooth muscles of the airways. In a study involving 60 asthmatics, the effectiveness of Buteyko gymnastics, a device that simulates pranayama (yoga breathing techniques) and a placebo was compared. Researchers found that people who used the Buteyko breathing technique had reduced asthma symptoms. In the pranayama and placebo groups, the symptoms remained at the same level. The use of inhalers was reduced in the Buteyko group by 2 times a day for 6 months, while there was no change in the other two groups. 2) Omega fatty acids In our diet, one of the main fats that causes inflammation is arachidonic acid. It is found in some foods such as egg yolks, shellfish, and meats. Less consumption of these foods reduces inflammation and asthma symptoms. A German study analyzed data from 524 children and found that asthma was most common in children with high levels of arachidonic acid. Arachidonic acid can also be formed in our body. Another strategy in lowering arachidonic acid levels is to increase your intake of healthy fats such as eicosapentanoic acid (from fish oil), gamma-linolenic acid from evening primrose oil. To reduce the fishy taste after taking fish oil, take the capsules only before meals. 3) Fruits and vegetables A study that looked at 68535 women’s food diaries found that women who consumed more tomatoes, carrots, and leafy vegetables had less asthma symptoms. Frequent consumption of apples may also protect against asthma, and daily consumption of fruits and vegetables during childhood reduces the risk of developing asthma. Scientists at the University of Cambridge claim that asthma symptoms in adults are associated with low intake of fruits, vitamin C and manganese. 4) White ungulate Butterbur is a perennial plant native to Europe, Asia and North America. Its active ingredients, petasin and isopetasin, reduce muscle spasm, providing an anti-inflammatory effect. According to a study of 80 asthmatics over four months, the number, duration, and severity of asthma attacks were reduced after taking butterbur. More than 40% of people who used drugs at the beginning of the experiment reduced their consumption by the end of the study. However, butterbur has a number of possible side effects such as upset stomach, headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, or constipation. Pregnant and lactating women, children, and people with kidney and liver disease should not take butterbur. 5) Biofeedback method This method is recommended as a natural therapy for the treatment of asthma. 6) Boswellia The herb Boswellia (incense tree), used in Ayurvedic medicine, has been shown to inhibit the formation of compounds called leukotrienes, according to preliminary studies. Leukotrienes in the lungs cause constriction of the airways.