Just like spring, fall is an allergy season where people are confronted with all sort of allergies and most of them can be kept under control. However, we should be careful during this allergy season because the risk in developing asthma is very high.
What is allergic asthma?
Asthma often appears due to body’s reactions to certain allergens such as pollen, pet hair or mold.
Symptoms of allergic asthma
The most common symptoms of allergic asthma are most often breathing difficulties. If you are prone to pollen allergies, you should avoid outdoor activities, grassy areas and many pollen flowers. And if you are prone to allergies caused by mold or dust it is good to try in maintaining a clean and well-vacuumed house and to keep the humidity in the rooms at a moderate level.
There are various asthma antihistamine treatments, but most of them have side effects such as tiredness. On the other hand, home remedies for asthma have been used for decades and have proven that can alleviate the symptoms or even completely cure this respiratory affection.
My mother was diagnosed was asthma. She developed this condition while she was living in London – “bad moldy weather and Marry Poppins”. However, she managed to keep asthma under control with a natural antihistamine ointment. It helped her to reduce asthma symptoms quickly and get a quick relief from this allergy.
However, certain home remedies are not suitable for everyone, because they may trigger some allergic reactions in other areas of your body. For a proper treatment you should see a doctor first.
- 1.5 ounces beeswax pastilles
- 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons sweet almond oil
- 10 drops of lemon essential oil
- 10 drops of lavender essential oil
- 10 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 6 drops of frankincense essential oil
How To Prepare:
- Using a double boiler, fill the bottom half of the pot about 2/3 full of water and start it over low to medium heat. Measure out your beeswax and put it into the top half over the water. It is best to heat it slowly, so you don’t burn or overheat the wax, which will protect the properties of it. If it burns, you will lose those great benefits.
- While that is heating up, go line up some small jars in which you will pour the ointment.
- Next, have your coconut oil measured out and ready. Once the beeswax is fully melted and there are no yellow lumps remaining, stir in the coconut oil and the sweet almond oil. Let them melt together with the beeswax.
- Once they are mixed together and clear, you can remove the pan from the heat and add the essential oils. All of these oils are a thin consistency, even the frankincense, which comes from a resin, so be cautious when dropping them in. It is super easy to have them get away from you and end up with twice the drops you needed. Now, stir in the oils well to disperse in the balm base.
- Pour the mixture into your containers, which you lined up earlier. Take it slowly and leave just a slight gap at the top of the container.
- Now, just let the ointment at room temperature to cool off and then put the lids on.
How To Use:
Run your thumb through the ointment and apply a small amount on the area you want: chest, sinus, under the nose. You can also use this ointment for insect bites.