Increasingly, people are seeking alternative remedies for dealing with their asthma rather than dealing with the expense and side effects of prescription medicines. Homeopathy is beneficial for many people, including children, who suffer from symptoms of asthma. A homeopath will recommend the appropriate homeopathic remedy based on an individual’s specific symptoms and health condition.
Natrum sulphuricum is effective for children, and is particularly appreciated for its lack of side effects. It is often recommended for people whose asthma is exacerbated by cold air, dampness or mold.
Pulsatilla is recommended when asthma is worsened by warm and stuffy conditions, and includes substantial mucus. According to the “American Institute of Homeopathy’s Handbook for Parents,” it is one of the most frequently indicated homeopathic remedies for asthma (see Resources).
Ipecac is also appropriate for children, and is effective when asthma symptoms arise from dampness and heat, or from exertion.
Lobelia reduces bronchial constriction and soothes the mucous membranes. It also acts as an expectorant (see Resources).
Neepa Sevak, a registered Homeopath in Arizona, recommends phosphorus for tall thin people with wheezing and anxiety (see Resources).
Kali Carbonicum is recommended when asthma is worst around 2 to 4 a.m., and is exacerbated by cold air and dust.