June 16, 2019 at 7:48 pm #20036namelusParticipant
<p style=”text-align: left;”>I have been using this for a month now with ok results. It’s not as good as ventolin expecially when heavby allergens.</p>
But it makes you able to breathe without trouble while sitting during and post attack.
1 lb cheap whole coffee bean not ground not decaf
26 oz vodka 40 percent
1 can of caffinated instant coffee
Peppermint essential oil food grade.
Pour bean and vodka into blender…. blend till very warm to touch. Strain keep the liquid toss the beans.
When attack occurs take just instant coffee for low grade the vodka for medium and both for severe.
1tbsp of coffee
1 drop of peppermint
Cup of water warm.
Add then mix and chug… no sweeteners mess with peppermint.
You can add more peppermint I have done up to 4 drops. Note the peppermint then evaporates from you from your neck upper back , shoulders and head… weird sensation.
June 16, 2019 at 8:29 pm #20037Crow BarKeymaster
Ah! Well, when my wife gets back from the ME, I might have her try that.
November 13, 2020 at 3:37 pm #30661Rowan RedbranchParticipant
Awesome tip! I have a little more to add to the asthma treatment info.
Note: My asthma isn’t super severe. It’s mostly brought on by allergens or overwork.
I’ve done some digging and reading on this and you’re right, peppermint in particular is quite helpful, it has anti-inflammatory effects on the airway. Caffeine does help expand the airways too.
When I have a really bad cold and need cough relief I will use a little peppermint Schnapps, or I’ll make a mixture of honey, water, vodka, and peppermint essential oil. Or I’ll make a hot cup of peppermint tea with honey and breathe the steam. Either work better than most of the modern cough suppressants.
For asthmatics, there’s a tablet you can take if there’s nothing else available. It’s called Bronk-Aid, which contains a stimulant and an expectorant, and also helps quite a bit when I can’t get/afford an inhaler. In the States, Rite-Aid is one of the few places that sells it. They have similar limits on it to Sudafed, but the boxes are pretty big and you could buy a couple a month for a house hold if need be.
(I’m not a medical professional, just someone who’s tired of wheezing and frequently doesn’t have medical care.)
January 8, 2021 at 9:46 pm #31895LlamaMammaParticipant
Thanks for sharing this.
January 9, 2021 at 12:31 pm #31910namelusParticipant
You use two cups of coffee beans whole then whole 26 oz vodka and blend till warm do not use whole bag. It comes out as a potent kaluha
January 9, 2021 at 7:31 pm #31924OldMt WomanParticipant
January 27, 2021 at 11:01 pm #32217Doug BopParticipant
Not a work around but I have found that in cold weather if you can keep your inhaler warm, such as in your chest pocket or under your coat that when you have to use it ,it works very fast. Almost instantly relieves the air ways. Pray this helps
February 1, 2021 at 10:01 pm #33228LittlesisterParticipant
I am making note of that. DH, DD, and one GD all have asthma. Thanks.
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