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Do any kinds of tea help with the symptoms of asthma?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Respiratory stimulnt

The caffeine in many teas are chemicals called methylxanthines.
These have a mild respiratory stimulant effect. Caffeine is a cousin of aminophyllin, a med used for years to help control asthma, although newer meds have less troubling side effects at effective dose levels. Teas may be have a mild soothing effect, but their use in management of true asthma events is meager at best.

In brief: Respiratory stimulnt

The caffeine in many teas are chemicals called methylxanthines.
These have a mild respiratory stimulant effect. Caffeine is a cousin of aminophyllin, a med used for years to help control asthma, although newer meds have less troubling side effects at effective dose levels. Teas may be have a mild soothing effect, but their use in management of true asthma events is meager at best.
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