10 – Homeopathic Medicines for Asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways characterized by reversible airflow obstruction.

Symptoms of Asthma

  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing attacks

Homeopathic Remedies for Asthma


Asthma comes on after exercise or exertion (exercise-induced asthma).

It is mandatory to observe the reaction to certain triggers like –

  • Cigarette smoke (active or passive)
  • Pollution
  • Dust
  • Change of weather
  • Certain food or drinks
  • Stress

Homeopathic remedies for Asthma:

  1. Natrum Sulphuricum: Asthma aggravated by damp weather, the severe cough that makes a person hold his chest while coughing. Greenish expectoration.


  1. Ipecac: Asthma with nausea and vomiting. There is constant cough with vomiting and gagging.


  1. Antimonium Tart: Asthma associated with a lot of rattling in the chest with little expectoration.


  1. Sambucus Nigra: Childhood Asthma. The attack is generally worse at midnight making child wake up from sleep.


  1. Blatta Oriantalis: Asthma from a damp environment. There can be an allergy to mildew, rotting leaves, mounds. Aggravation from exertion and ascending.


  1. Senega: Wheeze and cough end in a sneeze. There is a pain in back on coughing. Rattling in the chest.


  1. Ocimum sanctum: Pain in the chest while coughing sneezing, can t be quiet in bed during the attack.


  1. Lobelia inflata: Asthma without cough and expectoration. Asthma is worse after any exertion.


  1. Medorrhinum: Asthma better by bending his head on a pillow and the patient desires fast fan even in winter with a craving for ice.


  1. Lycopodium: Flapping of alae nasi and rapid abdominal movement.

Some Asthmatic Postures:

  • Bending head backward ameliorates: Spongia
  • Must rise up and bend the head backward: Hepar
  • Sitting with head bend forward on knees, amel: Kali carb
  • Sitting with head bend forward and rocking: Kali carb
  • Leaning backward, agg: Psor
  • Bending forward, amel: Ars, Cinch, Kali-bi, Kali-c, Lach, Spong
  • Difficult sitting bend forwards: Dig., Rhus tox, Sep
  • Lying on back ameliorates: Cactus
  • Better lying on the right side: Spigelia, Colch


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