My daughter--dressed as the Twister Game and my two sons including the one dressed as The Hulk have moderate Asthma. They are on daily medication to keep her Asthma in check including Montelukast, Loratadine, and inhaled steroid. Without health insurance, the cost is astronomical.
When they do have an Asthma attack, cursed and blessed Prednisone (an oral steroid) is often required to reduce inflammation in the lungs. In addition, they have nebulizer treatments with Albuterol which opens the airways helping them breathe.
So what does the above information have to do with essential oils one Sweet and Savory Seven Reader wanted to know? The rescue medicines are relatively inexpensive compared to the preventatives which we order from Canada Pharmacy. Two essential oils have been found to help with asthma. Frankincense is the oil which acts most like Singulair (Montelukast) and Prednisone. It is known to help with inflammation. Eucalyptus helps with opening the airways like Albuterol.
At this time, we have not replaced traditional medications with essential oils. However, they do act to support respiratory function and health.
Some other natural ways we try to keep our children's lungs and respiratory system healthy is providing juice with 100% vitamin C, like orange juice each day. Vitamin C helps keep mucus membranes healthy. Also, water. H2O helps keep mucus secretions thin. In addition, an overall healthy diet with wholesome ingredients is also helpful with any chronic or acute disease.