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ginger for asthmaAsthma is a chronic respiratory or lung problem which causes difficulty in breathing. Generally the air you breathe goes from the nose or mouth to the windpipe reaching the lungs through bronchi. Asthma occurs when the airway tubes become narrow and inflamed due to the buildup of excess mucous. Symptoms of asthma include shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing, and coughing. There is no cure for asthma, but its symptoms can controlled, leading to fewer asthma attacks.

Ginger for Asthma:

Ginger is a wonderful herb used to treat many health ailments. Generally used as herbal Ayurvedic medicine in Asian cuisine, this herb not only adds flavor to food and drink but works great in treating respiratory problems like cold, flu, cough, and asthma. Use ginger in dry, raw, and fresh forms to experience relief from asthma symptoms.

  • Ginger has components such as gingerols, shogaols, and zingerones that act as anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties similar to Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
  • It has an anti-oxidant property that cleanses the harmful chemicals the body produces and relieves psychological stress which leads to asthma.
  • It provides a therapeutic application in allergic asthma treatment. Ginger also helps to reduce the inflammation and swelling in the respiratory passages.
  • Ginger inhibits the airway contraction and normalizes airways to enable proper breathing.
  • It has oleoresins which clear excess mucus in the windpipe and lungs, thus fighting infection.
  • It eliminates phlegm which cause itchiness in the throat. This relaxes the airways and gives a cooling sensation in the chest.
  • Ginger works by simultaneously inhibiting the enzyme that causes airway muscles to constrict and also activates an enzyme that relaxes the airways.

How to Use Ginger for Asthma:

There are several home remedies to relieve asthma using ginger that help with asthma and the associated symptoms. These remedies musts be repeated regularly to be effective.

1. Ginger

  • Wash a piece of ginger and cut into small pieces or crush to get the juice.
  • Mix with salt and consume regularly for best results.
  • Or Sprinkle ginger pieces in soups, salads, gravies, bread, etc.
  • Or eat ginger candies.

2. Ginger with Pomegranate Juice and Honey

  • Mix equal quantities of ginger juice, honey, and pomegranate juice.
  • Consume a tablespoon of this mixture 2 – 3 times daily for best results.

3. Ginger Tea

  • Rinse and peel a piece of ginger.
  • Boil the ginger pieces (or ginger powder) in a cup of water for 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Add honey to enhance the flavor. It coast and soothes the throat to relieve asthma.
  • Drink the tea water 1 – 2 times daily for best results.

4. Ginger with Honey and Fenugreek Seeds


  • Ginger juice – 1 tablespoon
  • Fenugreek seeds – 2 tablespoons
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon


  • Soak fenugreek seeds in water overnight.
  • The next morning, remove the seeds from the water and dry them.
  • Combine ginger juice, honey, and fenugreek seeds.
  • Drink twice daily to detoxify the lungs and to get relief from asthma and its symptoms.

5. Ginger with Walnuts

This process is based on a Chinese medication of walnuts and ginger root which clears the lungs of excessive phlegm and prevents coughing by clearing the breathing airway.


  • Walnuts – 3
  • Ginger – 3 slices (freshly chopped)
  • Warm water


  • Peel the walnut and grind and grate ginger slices.
  • Steep in warm water for 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Drink tea water daily before going to bed to get relief from asthma.

6. Ginger Tea with Lemongrass Flavor

Lemongrass or lemon energizes and refreshes you within few minutes.


  • Fresh ginger root (Grated) – 1/4 cup
  • Lemongrass (Sliced) – 1 stalk
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon
  • Small lemon – 1
  • Herbal tea – 2 teaspoons
  • Water – 4 cups
  • Saucepan
  • Sieve or strainer


  • Boil water for few minutes over medium heat.
  • Now reduce the heat and add sliced lemongrass stalk and grated ginger.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes and turn off the heat.
  • Now add herbal tea and strain the mixture with the help of sieve or strainer.
  • Add lemon juice and honey for extra flavor.
  • Drink this to get relief from asthma.

Tips and Precautions:

  • Pour few drops of ginger oil in nebulizer that contains distilled water and inhale to clear mucus and other blockage from your windpipe.
  • Ginger generally grows in the ground, so be sure to always wash it.
  • Ginger, if taken in excess in any form, can cause side effects like heartburn, belching, acidity, nausea, and insomnia.
  • Avoid ginger if you are, undergoing an operation, or using blood thinners beta-blockers, or immune suppressants.
  • Pregnant, nursing women and children have to consult the doctor to know proper dosage.
  • Consult your healthcare provider about taking ginger supplements for proper dosage in regards to your health.

Have you tried any of these methods? Do you know any other methods to treat asthma? Share your experience with us!

    1. Yes, it can help. Grate fresh ginger to extract 1 teaspoon of ginger juice. Warm the juice and mix it with honey. Consume it 3 times a day.

      1. .okay I will’am. Because i have a asthma. Ma’am ..I will try to drink ginger..

  1. I boil ginger together with garlic for my son who has difficulty breathing properly at night. Is that okay?

    1. It is ok, don’t worry. Garlic contains anti-inflammatory properties which help relieve breathing problems.

    1. Follow any remedy mentioned in the above article. Apart from that, stay away from the asthma triggers, reduce the quantity of salt in your diet, reduce stress levels and do some breathing exercises to control asthma.

  2. I feel asthma since born . Now, I m about 23 yrs old. I used ventolin . What can I do for being disappear asthma. Plz Sir, give a piece of advice kindly.
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    1. Try any method mentioned in the above article for few weeks and check if you can observe any improvement. Try to avoid things that trigger asthma. Drink plenty of water to keep the lining of your lungs hydrated, avoid taking too much salt, do yoga or meditation to treat asthma.

  3. My personal remedy has been boiling ginger and drinking with honey, ACV, lemon, and cinnamon. Does it work? I like it, and think it works for me.

  4. i always have fast breath with pain in the heart or throat two or three times a day and I have been on medication for some years but no solution. Can the method mention above help me

    1. Yes, you can. The combination ginger and honey helps to loosen and drain out the mucus which provides relief from nasal congestion.

    1. Yes, you can consume it. Ginger inhibits the proper airway contraction and normalizes the breathing. Its anti-inflammatory properties reduce the inflammation and provide relief from chest tightness.

    1. We recommend visiting the doctor to find out the reason behind the cough and shortness in breathing. If it is due to asthma then give her few teaspoons of freshly prepared ginger tea 2 – 3 times in a day.

  5. Sir, what can I do because I am having breath problem mostly at night when I go to bed. I struggle with breath and it makes me round from my bed down. But fact is that I smoke cigarettes only and do not know how to stop.

    1. Smoking can be the reason for the breathing problem you are facing. We recommend consulting a doctor as he/she can help to stop the addiction of cigarettes in a better way.

  6. What is recipe for making your own ginger juice to prepare for the ginger, honey and pomegranate mixture posted? I have fresh ginger root at home and want to prepare for my 5-year-old child who has asthma. I know ginger can be very strong, so don’t want it to be too much for her. I imagine I should water down the juice I get from the juicer before mixing it with honey and pomegranate juice.

    1. Yes, you can reduce the amounts of ginger juice and add it to honey and pomegranate juice. We recommend to start with a very small dosage of ginger and gradually increase to 1 – 2 teaspoons.

  7. Hello I’m 29 year old I’m suffering from asthma since childhood it’s allergic like weather changing, dust, pollution etc. I’m taking homeopathic medicine for this but nowadays I’m having this problem a lot my doctor said I can take allopathy medicine if I’m not well I do so I took 2 doses of allopathy medicine bt at the end i boil ginger water and had steam also I drink ginger boil water what else I can do to cure this I’m so worried about my health my kid is only 3 year old I’m so tense please help me

    1. Yes, you can place a piece of ginger on the chest and secure it with a gauze. You can leave it overnight to get relief from cough and improve breathing.

    1. Nope, there is no time limit for using ginger tea for asthma allergy. You can drink it daily once or twice to get relief and also prevent future attacks.

  8. Hi im 37 years old ihad asthma,meron din aq high blood,ng mentenance nmn aq,problem ko un asthma ko ok lng ba n gumamit din aq ng ginger,

  9. I am 38 years old. I am having breathing problem with frequent sighs (deep long breath) for the past 3 weeks. I have done echo and ecg and my test results are normal.Please tell me how can I get rid of trouble in breathing using ginger or any other natural remedy?

  10. I am 61 yrs old and have asthma really bad. I went to the store today and bought a medium sized Ginger Root for 88 cents. I grated some, boiled it
    in water that I used for my chai tea and shortly after the mucus in my lungs began to break up. I am a believer that Ginger does help.

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