There is a great deal that has been said about the effectiveness of Elecampane Root for treating Asthma and other Respiratory ailments. You can use Elecampane Root alone or in combination with other herbs like Horehound, Wild Cherry Bark, Comfrey Root, Marshmallow Root and Comfrey. The simplest way to use this very useful herb is to simply brew it as a tea and inhale the vapor from the tea.
An infusion or tea made from Marshmallow Roots that is very good at not only breaking up congestion but also in healing irritations to the lungs that Asthma has been known to cause.
Comfrey Root/Leaves and Lobelia Leaves
These two herbs are also pretty well known for easing the congestion and airway constriction that always accompanies an asthma attack. You might not think that it would be very wise to suggest that someone going through an asthma attack and having difficulty breathing try inhaling the steam from any herbal infusion. Yet it is exactly that action that actually does the trick to loosen that congestion and get rid of that airway constriction.
There are so many more herbs out there that do exactly what those listed here do that there is simply not enough time or space to talk about. The biggest thing that you really need to remember is that you need to know what you are looking at as well as what you are doing. You are only going to make things worse for yourself if you are using any type of herb or medicine without knowing what it is or what it does.
If you are going to use the herbal approach for treating your asthma then you really need to start studying about and reading up on herbs and plants so that you know what you need to know. You might also want to talk with a Homeopathic, Naturopathic or Holistic practitioner in order to find out what you need to know. You might consider getting some further suggestions from them as well.