Before moving on to the proven recipes of traditional medicine, which will help a person resist bronchial asthma, we recall that any treatment should be carried out under the supervision of a doctor. Self-medication is said to be fraught …  

And we will start with the simplest, even the most elementary one – with food healing plants, which we have forgotten a bit in the modern computer-technogenic fuss. 

Turnip is a well-known vegetable, but just a fabulous plant, which uses (as in that same fairy tale) “not tops, but roots”: firstly, its juice is drunk with honey, and secondly, you can use it and decoction (repeatedly using the turnip that gave us part of his juice). 

Juice with honey is especially good for coughing. Moreover, enough 1-2 tablespoons of juice 3-4 times a day. Radish is used in a similar way – but the radish juice is quite sharp in taste, and indeed it is not recommended for certain diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.  

Like radish, turnip juice can be obtained as follows: cut the upper part of the root crop with a cone, then lay a teaspoon of honey on the bottom of the cutout and drink the juice (mixed with honey) that flows quickly enough into the formed “bowl”. 

Now you can move on to the second part of the “Marlezon ballet”: chopping a precious root crop, softened by loss of juice, pour 2 tablespoons of relatively fresh raw materials with a glass of boiling water and cook for a quarter of an hour on low heat. If you are in a hurry, you can cook for 10 minutes; if, on the contrary, you have time , then 20 minutes is good. 

Naturally, you can calculate the proportions in such a way as to cook 4 tablespoons of the turnip in two glasses of boiling water (and the residue, having cooled, kept in the refrigerator for a day or two, until the next reception). It is advisable to take a decoction either once at night (drink a glass of a warm drink), or drink 4-5 times a day – but, accordingly, about ¼ glass each. 

Such a decoction can be drunk not only with coughing, bronchial asthma, but also with loss of voice caused by a cold, with tachycardia (heart palpitations), insomnia and various inflammations of the laryngeal mucosa.

Anise and fennel form the basis of a different recipe. To prepare a healing infusion, you take 20 g of anise and fennel fruits (both happen in pharmacies), 30 g of thyme grass (thyme), and 15-20 g of licorice root (which is much less common in pharmacies).  

Grinding the listed components almost to a powdery state (which is convenient to do in an electric coffee grinder) or at least to a state of fine grits, pour two tablespoons of the mixture with boiling water (half a liter), preferably in a thermos. After half an hour, the infusion can already be used – for example, filtering in parts. (You can keep the infusion in a thermos for up to 4 hours, it becomes more dense – and then dilute such a more concentrated infusion with water). Here, the so-called “fractional drink” is appropriate: 5-7 times during the day (and at night) ¼ or 1/3 cup. Of course, in a warm form.   

In the treatment of asthma (about coughing and shortness of breath, even when weaning from smoking ), acupressure is also used – acupressure. The main point is located at the bottom of the neck, on the clavicle line – just in the middle. The impact is carried out by light pressure with the index finger (sometimes with small circular movements) for a minute. It is advisable to do this several times a day.   

Intensive acupressure is often used not for asthma, but for smoking cessation. To do this, a short, but strong pressure is carried out – until the onset of pain symptoms. Attention! This intensity is not recommended for hypertension. 

In the treatment of bronchial asthma, the people always used (continue to use today) the following plants: ledum, ephedra (use extreme caution when using these two relatively poisonous plants, also in connection with possible addiction – especially ephedra “suffers”), mother coltsfoot, stinging nettles (grass), birch (birch buds are used), chamomile (inflorescences with grass), pine (pine buds), elecampane (root), tricolor violet (grass), stonehide thigh (roots). 

They also use a plantain leaf with elderberry flowers, a young willow bark, even celandine – but keep in mind that everything is possible only under the supervision of the attending physician. 

Celandine is a particular danger, from which, perhaps, more people died than were cured. I mean, first of all, the ingestion of this “bunch of poisons” – since the external use of celandine rarely causes complications in the form of allergic manifestations or eczema. For the first, individual intolerance is enough, the second (eczema) may well develop if the juice of the celandine gets into an open wound or scratch. 

In short – when healing, do it without fail with the participation of a specialist who has received a medical (and not just a “book”) education, and be careful!