Have Asthma? Here is how Aloe Vera gel can save you!

Natural and organic ingredients such as Aloe Vera gel can aid in controlling Asthma. Here are a few tips that can help

Navneet Vats December 13, 2013
The increase in industrial and vehicular pollution has led to the rise in Asthma cases around the world. Other factors that trigger asthma are anxiety, depression and an overactive immune system.  

In this disease, the air passage in the lung compresses making it difficult for the person to breathe in an effortless manner. There are many medicines available in aiding Asthma, including synthetic steroid-based inhalers, but they do not offer a long-lasting solution to this debilitating disease.

Inhalers are used world wide by people with respiratory problems. Photo: AFP

Aloe vera gel can be effectively used to combat Asthma in a safe, natural way.

The immuno-modulating properties of aloe vera gel intervene in the overactive immune mechanism of the patient and co-ordinate biochemical reactions. This supports pulmonary respiration to reduce or eliminate the inflammation in the air passages and normalise breathing.

When the bronchioles, the air passages that connect the mouth or nose with air sacs of the lungs, get constricted due to allergic reactions to irritants like smoke, vehicular pollution, chemicals, pet fur or any other allergens, it becomes difficult to breathe in a normal and effortless manner. Since they are located close to the lungs, any infection or congestion due to mucus can cause serious breathing problems.

The difference between normal bronchioles and infected bronchioles. Source: WebMD

For immediate relief, mix a tablespoon of pure aloe vera gel in boiling water and inhale the steam. The combined effects of Acemannan, Aloin, and enzymes like Bradykinase, have anti-inflammatory, immune-stimulating and reparative effects on the inflamed internal tissue. Their action reduces and eliminates the mucus and inflammation present in the airway and restores proper movement of air through the Bronchioles.

Spoon out the gel from an aloe vera leaf and mix in water. Photo: Pinterest

People who suffer from Asthma should regularly take 25 ml of pure aloe vera gel three times a day. Eventually, they’ll notice the improvement in their breathing. Those who suffer from throat infections should regularly use a mixture of aloe vera gel in lukewarm water and gargle after every meal until the infection is cured.

This prevents the infection from spreading to the lower respiratory region, which otherwise can complicate the condition, especially for elderly people.

Nothing in the content, products or services should be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Navneet Vats A passionate blogger who researches and writes on health benefits of pure and organic health supplements. He tweets as @vanteen2003 (https://twitter.com/vanteen2003)
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Imran khan Sahir | 10 years ago | Reply Nice one; Thanks for the precious piece of information.
Navneet Vats | 10 years ago | Reply The leaves of Barbadensis Miller, an Aloe Vera specie gives the highest quality of yield and is widely used in extraction of the gel by leading companies in the world. Forever Living company manufactures world class Aloe Vera gel and one needs to directly pour the gel from the bottle and drink it. No need to mix with water. However if you want to prepare on your own then remove properly the rind and put the gelatinous extract in the mixer with little water and stir up to convert into liquid form. It should be quickly consumed because the Aloe Vera juice starts to oxidize once it comes in contact with air.
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