It is very important to treat bronchitis as soon as it is diagnosed; failure to do so could lead to chronic health problems and permanent damage to the respiratory system. If you are looking for natural ways to cure bronchitis permanently, use the effective remedies given below:
Onions and onion juice are the best home remedies to stop coughing from bronchitis.Daily, eat fresh onion juice mixed with a bit of raw, organic honey. Also chew fresh raw onions sprinkled with dash of lime or lemon juice. You can also chop up some onions, place them in handkerchiefs and sniff the vapors all day. This remedy helps clear up nasal airways and prevents coughing.
2. Jaggery/molasses and sesame seeds
Jaggery is Indian molasses which is obtained from sugarcane juice. Mix a teaspoon of organic powdered jaggery (also known as gur which is available readily in Indian grocery stores) with a teaspoon of sesame seeds. Eat the mixture daily in winters when bronchitis symptoms flare up. Both these warming ingredients make some of the best home remedies for bronchitis asthma.
3. Pepper and ginger
Crush a few seeds of black peppercorns and mix up the powder with a teaspoon of ginger juice. Add a bit of blackstrap molasses or jaggery to the mixture and eat it several times a day to get rid of allergic bronchitis in adults and children.
4. Warming foot sock treatment
Many patients have experienced much needed relief from bronchitis cough using this treatment. You will need:
- 2 pairs of socks-one pair made using 100% cotton, the other pair made with wool
- A warm bath or foot bath
- Rosemary essential oil-10 drops
- Ice cold water
Soak your feet for 5-10 minutes in the foot bath. Afterwards, dry the feet using the towel and immediately rub the rosemary essential oil on both soles of the feet. Next, soak the cotton socks in ice cold water and wring out the excess water. Wear these wet socks and cover them up with dry woolen socks. Immediately get into bed and cover yourself up with blankets. Repeat this treatment for 4-5 nights. You can also use this bronchitis remedy for kids during their naptimes.
5. Oregano leaves
Boil some oregano leaves and drink this tea several times a day. You can also use oregano oil for bronchitis: take a few drops or use oregano oil capsules internally, diffuse the oil in your room or use it in a nebulizer or nasal spray. Dilute the oil a bit before using it for massage or ingestion.
6. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar bronchitis treatment is an effective remedy to stop coughing. It alkalizes the body, stops inflammation and prevents many potential complications that arise due to this respiratory infection. Here is a hot tea made using apple cider vinegar.
- 8 ounces of hot water
- 1 tbsp organic, raw ‘mother’ apple cider vinegar
- Organic raw honey-1 tbsp
- A pinch of ground cinnamon
Mix up all ingredients well. Drink this ‘tea’ several times a day before meals.
Garlic is nature’s antibiotic. Eat 5-6 cloves of garlic every day to fight bronchitis asthma naturally. You can also use crushed garlic poultice on the chest. Inhale the garlic fumes made by roasting garlic. Add grated garlic to soups, stews and broths.
8. Cabbage poultice
Cabbage leaves make a great poultice to remove mucus and phlegm. Apply some raw honey and/or castor oil on the chest and cover up with cabbage leaves. Leave the poultice on overnight. Next morning, all the mucus will be expelled. Use this remedy on 3-4 consecutive nights to see results.
9. Colloidal silver
Add 10 ppm of colloidal silver to a nebulizer and inhale. You can also add it to a steamer and inhale the steam for a few minutes. This remedy will prevent coughs and asthma attacks.
10. Hydrogen peroxide inhalation
Add 3% food grade Hydrogen peroxide and some distilled water to a nebulizer/diffuser or inhaler. Inhale the steam. This remedy will help you sleep better at night.
11. Eucalyptus oil
Eucalyptus oil can alleviate coughing associated with bronchitis. It loosens phlegm and wipes out mucus from the lungs. Many practitioners all over the world recommend inhaling eucalyptus oil vapors to get rid of upper respiratory issues quickly.
Recent studies have shown that this herb is very effective in treating all kinds of respiratory illnesses including bronchitis. Use nettle juice obtained from its roots and leaves; you can sweeten it with honey if needed.
13. Supplements and diet
A balanced diet is absolutely necessary to recover quickly from this illness. Eat plants containing vitamin C and magnesium- both these nutrients can alleviate symptoms of bronchitis. Also take a multivitamin/multi-mineral pill to strengthen the immune system. You can also take Echinacea and elderberry to strengthen immunity. Fish oil capsules can also aid in recovery.
14. Lifestyle changes
The best thing you can do in order to prevent bronchitis from affecting your day to day life is to change your lifestyle. Quit smoking and drinking alcohol and also exercise daily to maintain respiratory health.
Try these 14 home remedies to cure bronchitis permanently.