Sunday, April 15, 2012

Alternative remedy to help prevent an asthma attack

Sipping a cup of black tea may help you relax your airways. Remedy Healthy Living magazine's Fall 2011 edition suggests brewing strong black tea (three bags for a cup of hot water) each morning and afternoon in addition to breathing exercises for relief from asthmatic symptoms. Tea contains the mild muscle relaxant aminophylline, which helps open up the airways.

Important note: While breathing exercises and drinking black tea can improve overall lung health, these tactics should be considered complimentary only and should not replace the need for medications prescribed by your doctor.


  1. I don't suffer from asthma, but know tea is good for a lot of things. I drink a cup of strong black tea every morning.

  2. I don't care for hot tea, but I do drink a cold beer every weekend morning!