5 Natural Bronchitis Treatments
There are a hard times nowadays and we have no time to be ill. During and after the cold and flu we can catch bronchitis. As you may know antibiotics don’t usually treat most cases of bronchitis, because the bronchitis often results from a viral infection – same viruses that cause colds usually cause acute bronchitis.
Also there can be and noninfectious bronchitis development from abuse of tobacco smoke and even from exposure of irritants such as household and street pollutants.
Bronchitis is inflammation or obstruction in the bronchial tubes. The bronchial tubes connect the throat, trachea (windpipe) to the lungs, alveoli. Alveoli are air sacs within the lungs where air is exchanged between the body, blood and the lungs, environment. Oxygen and other gases are inhaled and carbon dioxide, exhaled. Mucus, irritation and or infection can the bronchi.
And for effective bronchitis treatment is better to use natural ingredients and herbs. The more common remedies for bronchitis are eucalyptus, onion, garlic, honey, ginger and tea.
1. Eucalyptus Bronchitis Treatment
Eucalyptus is commonly used in remedies to treat coughs and the common cold. Eucalyptus oil helps loosen phlegm, so many herbal practitioners recommend inhaling eucalyptus vapors to help treat bronchitis, coughs, and the flu.
2. Garlic Bronchitis Remedy
Garlic is an excellent remedy for bronchitis. It is antiviral, an expectorant, and has a powerful effect on the lungs. Chop up one clove of garlic and swallow, three times daily. Garlic is a natural antibiotic and contains many vitamins and antioxidants what help to treat bronchitis.
3. Honey, Ginger and Black Paper Bronchitis Relief
Take half teaspoon honey mix very small amount of black pepper, 1-2 cloves powder, and fresh ginger paste, and give to the bronchitis patient. This is very effective and provides relief, and cures burning sensation in the chest, opens the blocked tube between throat and lungs which further helps in proper breathing.
One more: To relieve the cough that comes from bronchitis, slice an onion into a bowl, then cover with honey. Allow to stand overnight, then remove the onion. Take 1 teaspoon of the honey, four times a day.
4. Onion Bronchitis Treatment
Fresh onion juice helps bronchitis patients. Take half tablespoon onion juice and give it to bronchitis patient, they will definitely find relief. This cures inflammation and pain in the chest.
Also onions are expectorants and help the flow of mucus. Use raw, cooked, baked, in soups and stews, as seasoning, or any way you like them.
5. Tea Bronchitis Remedy
Tea assists with the relief of bronchial irritation, coughing and pain from the acute bronchitis, for those who need more then an expectorant. Drinking a tea prepared using a combination of garlic and ginger three to four times a day is one of the other widely used herbal remedies for bronchitis.
Also there are more pleasant tea reliefs: Make a cup of lemon tea by grating 1 teaspoon lemon rind and adding it to 1 cup boiling water. Steep for five minutes. Or, you can boil a lemon wedge. Strain into a cup and drink. For a sore throat that comes from coughing, add 1 teaspoon lemon juice to 1 cup warm water and gargle. This help rid the respiratory system of bacteria and mucus.
Of course it’s better to prevent bronchitis, so stop smoking and your friends’ smoke breathing, avoid exposure to irritants. Finally, don’t let yourself be down with cold and flu.