Infantile asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract that affects the child's ability to breathe. In approximately 80 percent of cases, allergens such as dust mites, pollen, animal dander and fragrances cause an allergic reaction in the child leading to an asthma attack. It is very important to avoid the use of personal care and cleaning products that contain fragrances and harmful chemicals that may come in contact with the child. It is also important to keep the area where the child sleeps and interacts clean and with filtered air. Treating asthma with herbs is safe and effective, and can be done by brewing mild teas or mixing a dosage of specific herbal tinctures with the child's regular drinks.