Information on the prevention, causes, symptoms, and treatment of asthma. Included is a discussion of nutritional and herbal therapies, osteopathic therapies, homeopathy, naturopathic, and Ayurvedic treatments. Safety considerations in relation to using inhalers and steroids are discussed. Clinical research support is included, as well as a list of resources and contacts for even more information. Herbs mentioned include: ephedra, lobelia, scullcap, dong quai, licorice, ginkgo, garlic, cayenne, grindelia, anise, chokecherry, echinacea, evening primrose oil, turmeric, feverfew, forskolin, angelica, flax, borage and green tea.