Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease, which affects the airways of the lungs. It is characterized by inflammation in the bronchial tubes and production of mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe. It hits millions of people every year. It causes problems like breathlessness, wheezing, coughing and might even lead to an attack. Apart from the various medications prescribed for this condition, people often turn to home remedies. One of the most popular remedies is the usage of honey. It is either taken orally mixed with some other ingredients or by inhalation.
The sweetness of honey produces more saliva in the salivary glands. This saliva lubricates the airways, allows the flow of air and eases the cough. It is therefore known as the cough suppressant.
Honey may also reduce inflammation caused in the airways of the lungs and helps in removing the mucus that obstructs breathing. It also helps in clearing up the chest congestion.