This is one of the most widely used ingredients in many meal preparations and while it has a smelly side effect, garlic is perhaps one of the best options for reducing asthma symptoms. Inside each clove of garlic is a plethora of compounds that help to reduce overall inflammation and help support the functioning of your lung tissue. Consider gathering about 10 garlic cloves and one ounce of milk and combine them in a sauce pan. Gently bring the ingredients to a boil and allow the mixture to combine and heat. Drink the mixture every day for best results and repeat daily as necessary.