What is asthma ? Know the basics

Asthma is a condition in which your airways becomes narrow, swollen and tends to secrete more mucus  by making breathing difficult leading to coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.

Do you have asthma !!!

Person having asthma may have mostly dry cough but sometimes it can be with mucus, tightness of chest or pain, unable to sleep due to breathlessness, wheezing sound while breathing out. Coughing or wheezing tends to worsened by a cold or flu.



Lobelia inflata

This remedy works wonders for asthma

Top 5 Indications: 

  • The symptoms indicated for this remedy include dyspnea from constriction of chest which is more by any exertion.
  • Sensation of pressure or weight in chest better by waking rapidly.
  • Patient requiring this remedy feels as if his heart would stop.
  • It is indicated for asthma attacks with weakness felt in pit of stomach.
  • Cramp, ringing cough, shortness of breath, catching at throat. This remedy is also indicated for senile emphysema.

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Top 5indications

  • The symptoms indicated for this remedy include great dryness of all air-passages.
  • Hoarseness of voice with dryness in larynx with burning and constricted sensation will be present.
  • Dry barking cough is present. Larynx is very sensitive to touch. Croup is worse during inspiration and before midnight. Respiration will be short, panting and  difficult.
  • Plug like sensation in larynx is present. Cough abates after eating or drinking, especially warm drinks. The dry, chronic sympathetic cough or organic heart disease is relieved by this remedy. Irrepressible cough from a spot deep in chest, as if raw and sore.
  • Chest weak; can scarcely talk. Bronchial catarrh with wheezing are the indication of this remedy.
  • Asthmatic cough worse in cold air associated with profuse expectoration and suffocation. Complaint is worse by lying with head low and in hot room. Oppression and heat of chest, with sudden weakness will be present in the patient requiring this remedy.



Top 5 indications

  • For asthmatic complaints worse from inhaling any dust is an indication for this remedy.
  • “Will-o’-the-wisp” like character of its subjective symptoms and its physometric property are special features of this remedy. I
  • nflation and tension in the abdomen will be present.
  • It is indicated for Millar’s asthma. There will be spasmodic croup and troublesome respiration with sudden feeling of anguish and sweat.
  • Sneezing with pain in throat and in chest with difficult breathing is present. Tongue feels numb. Asthmatic complaint will be relieved by stool.


Antimonium tartaricum

Top 5 indications

  • Keynote symptom of this remedy is great rattling of mucus in the bronchi appears while coughing but very little is expectorated.
  • Velvety feeling in chest. Burning sensation in chest which ascends to throat. Rapid, short, difficult breathing seems as if he would suffocate himself and must sit up.
  • Emphysema of old people.
  • Coughing and gaping consecutively. Bronchial tubes overloaded with mucus. Cough excited by eating with pain in chest and larynx. Edema and impending paralysis of lungs. Much palpitation with uncomfortable hot feeling.
  • Pulse rapid, weak, trembling. Dizziness with cough. Dyspnea relieved by eructation. Cough and dyspnea better lying on right side. Cough of children gets worse in damp weather.



Top 5indications

  • It is an efficacious remedy for wheezing and oppression in bronchitic patients.
  • The sibilant rales are disseminated with foamy mucus and are very difficult to detach.
  • This remedy acts on the pulmonary circulation. It is indicated for asthma with profuse tenacious expectoration which relieves the complaint.
  • Difficulty in breathing when falling asleep. Must sit up to breathe.
  • Cannot breath when lying down. Pertussis with profuse mucous secretion.
  • Bronchorrhoea with tough, whitish, mucous expectoration. Sibilant rales. Weak heart and respiration. Cannot breath while lying down. Cheyne-Stokes respiration is present.



Top 5indications

  • It is indicated where the chest is oppressed with pressure in stomach and nausea
  • Hoarseness with tenacious mucus in larynx will be present.
  • Paroxysmal, suffocative cough will come on about midnight with crying and dyspnea. Spasmodic croup, dry coryza are present.
  • Sniffles of infants with nose dry and obstructed. Loose choking cough. When nursing child must let go of nipple, nose blocked up, cannot breathe.
  • Child awakes suddenly, nearly suffocating, sits up, turns blue. Cannot expire. It is indicated for Millar’s asthma.



Top 5indications

  • This remedy is indicated for asthma with precordial distress.
  • There will also be suffocative dyspnoea. Asthma with violent, dry and hacking cough.
  • Palpitation. Breath cold. Suspended respiration.
  • Patient will be exceedingly sensitive to cold air.
  • Body will be very cold to touch yet he cannot bear to be cover up.


Natrum sulph

Top 5indications

  • It is indicated for person having  shortness of breath during damp weather.
  • Must hold chest when coughing with both hands. It is the remedy for humid asthma in children.
  • Rattling in chest, at 4 and 5 am. Cough with thick ropy and greenish expectoration.
  • Chest feels all gone. Constant desire to take deep and long breath. Asthma in children, as a constitutional remedy.
  • Delayed resolution in pneumonia. Has to sit up in bed and holds painful side. Pain through lower left chest. There will be great soreness in the chest. Every fresh cold brings on attack of asthma



Top 5indications

  • It is indicated for person having dry, constricted, spasmodic and asthmatic cough.
  • Even from least exercise there will be difficulty in breathing.
  • Violent shortness of breath with wheezing and anxiety about the stomach will be present.
  • During whooping cough child loses its breath turning pale, stiff and blue.
  • Cough with rattling of mucus in bronchi when inspiring and there will be fear of suffocation from mucus. In all diseases there will be constant and continual nausea.

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