Ok, hi everyone. I feel happy, I am sitting at my desk looking towards the window and have next to me a glass of herbal tea, in it is ginger+lemon+Nigella sativa seeds sweetened with organic honey.
I am not asthmatic but recently I've had tightness in the chest so I thought of calling Asthma-UK helpline for some advice on `natural treatment for the respiratory system/lung/ribcage`. I smoke and cycle everyday around London streets. the problem is that the lady on the phone sounded so discouraging about taking any herbal medicines after I said to her that `I don't want any pharmaceutical product` meaning `don't send me to a doctor`. I haven't been to a doctor for the last 15 years nor have I had any pharmaceutical product so it is Ok for me to try any herbs for the upper or/and lower respiratory tract. she said I should do some exercise. so I immediately concluded that this Asthma-uk charity is not into any herbal medicines.
that night, after having a warm shower. I massaged the ribcage with N.sativa oil and had Lemon Verbena tea with some N.sativa seed in it and went to sleep. since then I've never felt any pain or tightness in the chest.
Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science has some publications on `Nigella sativa and its effect on asthma`.
so I just wanted to say that it is not good of Asthma UK to scare people away from using herbal medicine. they always say `you must seek advice from your doc` it seems that they know that doctors will say `don't take herbs`. the lady on the phone said to me `we spent a lot of money on research`.