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This is another Auyrvedic herb that can help asthma patients, although larger studies are needed to confirm its benefits. Besides having anti-allergy and bronchodilator effects, this herb is also thought to help with managing weight loss, depression, schizophrenia and increased intraocular pressure. It also appears to have the ability to fight cancer.
The anti-asthma effects appear to derive from the fact that it inhibits the release of histamines and leukotrienes. This herb should be avoided by those who have diabetes or thyroid conditions, and used cautiously by those who take blood thinners and some drugs for heart disease/high blood pressure.
ResourcesHealthline (Boswellia)Ray Sahelian, M.D. (Forskolin Extract Supplements)University of Maryland Medical Center (Asthma)WebMD (Ginkgo Information)National Library of Medicine (Immunology and Homeopathy)
The signs and symptoms of asthma in children are similar to other illnesses, making it possible for the condition to go unnoticed for some time.