Breathe Easier: A Personal Journey to Alleviating Asthma

Breathe Easier: A Personal Journey to Alleviating Asthma

Breathe Easier: A Personal Journey to Alleviating Asthma 

In the vast universe of ancient remedies, honey, with its golden allure and myriad benefits, has always been a star. From the pharaohs of Egypt to the scholars of Ayurveda, its therapeutic potential has been celebrated for millennia. Balqees, with its dedication to offering the purest and most potent raw honey varieties, is committed to connecting the past's natural wisdom with the present's needs. Today, we delve into an anecdotal remedy for asthma, one that I've personally journeyed with and can attest to its transformative effects.

The Magic of Yemeni Sidr Honey

Of all the exquisite varieties at Balqees, the Yemeni Sidr Honey is the most revered for its medicinal attributes. Harvested from the ancient Sidr trees of Yemen, this honey is more than a mere sweetener; it's a symphony of nature's best therapeutic compounds. As an asthmatic, I was on a quest to find alternative solutions, and this premium honey, when combined with a specific breathing technique, became my beacon of hope.

A Morning Ritual: Honey Dilution and Buteyko Breathing

Every morning, I embarked on a simple yet profoundly impactful ritual. The process began with diluting a tablespoon of Balqees Yemeni Sidr Honey in a glass of warm water. This ritual wasn't just about ingesting honey; it was about respecting its purity, acknowledging its lineage, and harnessing its potential.

After this soothing drink, I would transition into the Buteyko breathing method. This breathing technique, founded by Dr. Konstantin Buteyko, emphasizes shallow breathing, enhancing oxygen delivery to tissues and organs. Over time, the method claims to regulate breathing patterns, potentially assisting those with respiratory issues, like asthma.

For three months, I committed to this dual regimen. Every morning, as the world around me woke up, I had my honey-infused water and retreated into a state of mindful breathing. Breathing through my nose most of the time and seeing breathing as a systematic tool that can fundamentally have an impact on a chronic long-term illness was mind-blowing. See the end of the article for the step-by-step guided Buteyko breathing.

The Transformation: Breathing Easier and Living Freer

Three months might sound like a short span, but when you're asthmatic, every day without wheezing, coughing, or reaching out for an inhaler feels like a little victory. By the end of this period, I noticed a significant reduction in my asthma symptoms. The morning congestion was less pronounced, and the episodes of shortness of breath became increasingly rare. The combination of Yemeni Sidr Honey's therapeutic potential with the Buteyko method seemed to fortify my respiratory system. I no longer rely on steroid and non-steroid inhalers and do not run to the doctor for antibiotics at the first sign of a chest infection.

I suffered from Asthma for over 30 years and couldn’t believe that consistent breathing techniques could substantially reduce the severity of the illness. A study in the National Library Of Medicine published online in 2022 Jul 23 Egypt J Bronchol: found that the effects of Buteyko breathing techniques on asthma severity control among school-age children significantly improved their respiratory outcome. My personal experience with this method of breathing has changed my whole perspective on alternative medicine and natural remedies.

Why Yemeni Sidr Honey?

You might wonder: why Yemeni Sidr Honey? Raw honey, in general, contains anti-inflammatory properties, and inflammation is a primary concern in asthma. But Yemeni Sidr Honey is not just any honey; it's a potent blend of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, and unique bioactive elements, making it particularly suited for this remedy.

A Word of Caution

It's crucial to understand that every individual's response to treatments, whether mainstream or alternative, can vary. My journey with Balqees Yemeni Sidr Honey and the Buteyko method was transformative, but it's essential to approach it with an open mind and not as a definitive cure. Always consult with healthcare professionals, especially if you have severe asthma or other health concerns.

Embracing Ancient Remedies in Modern Times

In our modern world, where we're often surrounded by synthetic solutions, turning to nature and its age-old remedies feels like a homecoming. My journey with asthma was not just about finding relief but rediscovering trust in nature's arsenal.

Balqees isn't just a brand; it's a bridge between the ageless wisdom of nature and our contemporary lives. By choosing to embark on this journey with Balqees' Yemeni Sidr Honey, you're not merely selecting a product; you're embracing a legacy of natural healing and personal transformation.


Guided Breathing Exercise for Respiratory Health



  1. Find a quiet place where you won't be disturbed.
  2. Sit comfortably in a chair with your feet flat on the ground. You can also sit cross-legged on the floor with a cushion for support. Ensure your back is straight.
  3. Close your eyes and take a moment to relax, letting go of any tension in your body.

Breathing Exercise:

1. Diaphragmatic Breathing (3 minutes)

  • Begin by placing one hand on your chest and the other on your abdomen.
  • Breathe in slowly through your nose, ensuring that the hand on your abdomen rises more than the one on your chest. This ensures you're breathing from the diaphragm.
  • Exhale gently through your nose, focusing on the hand on your abdomen falling.
  • Continue this deep, rhythmic breathing for three minutes.

2. Shallow Breathing (3 minutes)

  • Transition from diaphragmatic breathing to shallow breathing.
  • Take small, gentle breaths through your nose, focusing on minimizing the movement of your chest and abdomen.
  • This step mirrors the Buteyko method, focusing on reduced breathing to balance oxygen and carbon dioxide levels.

3. Breath Holds (4 minutes)

  • After a gentle exhale, pinch your nose and hold your breath. Ensure it's comfortable and not forced.
  • Hold until you feel the first urge to breathe.
  • Release the nose and take a gentle breath in, then return to normal breathing for about 15 seconds.
  • Repeat this breath-holding pattern for the entire four minutes.

4. Nose Clearing (1 minute)

  • Breathe out gently and pinch your nose to hold your breath.
  • Walk as many steps as you can while holding your breath. Stop when you need to breathe.
  • Sit down, release the nose, and breathe gently through it.
  • This exercise helps clear the nasal passages.

5. Cool Down with Relaxed Breathing (2 minutes)

  • Return to diaphragmatic breathing, but with a relaxed pace.
  • Breathe in and out through your nose, allowing your body to find its natural rhythm.
  • Enjoy the calming sensation and the feeling of your body being oxygenated.


  • Open your eyes gently.
  • Take a moment to notice how you feel. Your body might feel relaxed, and your mind clearer.

Total Duration: 13 minutes

Remember, while this breathing exercise incorporates principles that can benefit respiratory health, it's essential to listen to your body and not push beyond comfort levels. If someone feels lightheaded or uncomfortable at any point, they should return to their natural breathing rhythm and consult a professional if needed. It's also important to note that while breathing exercises can complement medical treatments, they shouldn't replace them, especially for conditions like asthma.

This blog post interweaves personal experience with the potential benefits of Yemeni Sidr Honey, especially in the context of asthma. However, it's crucial to emphasize consultation with healthcare professionals to ensure readers approach this as an adjunct or alternative, not a definitive solution.

Riath Hamed 


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