Natural Ways to Treat Bronchitis

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Bronchitis is a viral infection that causes inflammation in the large airways in the lungs known as the bronchi. It usually starts as a cold with a cough an progresses to a nasty cough and a scratchy feeling in the lungs when you try to take anything but a shallow breath. While there are many ways to treat bronchitis, antibiotics won’t work because it is not a bacterial infection.

There are some herbal remedies that can be used, to treat your bronchitis. Use eucalyptus, bay or garlic leaves in hot water. Boil some water, drop one or all the leaves I named (to speed up the healing process) in the boiling water, let the leaves get tender and allow water to steam up, pour it in a bowl, position a towel directly over your head and the bowl to inhale the vapors. The vapors you will be inhaling will soothed your persisting cough. You can also use the remainder of the liquid to make an herbal tea.

There are several natural products, herbal teas and syrups that can be of some help if the bronchitis fever is mild too. The herbal preparations for treating a mild case of bronchitis fever are too many to name here but they contain things like peppermint to open up nasal passages and help chest congestion, eucalyptus for chest and nasal congestion, preparations with this are generally for the vaporizer steam or chest rubs. Things like willow bark in pill form for a fever reducer but if you are under 16 or allergic to aspirin you need to avoid it.

In addition to viral causes, acute bronchitis can be caused by chemical irritants. These include tobacco smoke, solvents, and gastric reflux. Smoking predisposes people to acute bronchitis. One way to prevent it is to quit smoking. This helps to decrease the amount of tar in the lungs and loosen up the bronchial passages.

There are two different types of coughs associated with bronchitis. If you have a lot of congestion you may have a wet cough; with this type of cough, while uncomfortable, is necessary to get any mucous and liquid out of your lungs. Humidity is very effective bronchitis treatment, it helps to break up the mucous, making it easier to get it out of your lungs. Try standing under a hot, steamy shower for ten to fifteen minutes. Make sure you dry yourself and wrap up good when you get out. A vaporizer, either steam or cool mist, placed in your bedroom at night will help you to sleep better too. Put some eucalyptus oil in the vaporizer as an expectorant to help get rid of the phlegm in your chest.

Bronovil is an herbal remedy which is effective in treating acute bronchitis. It prevents viruses and bacteria from sticking to the cells on the walls of the lungs, which helps break up mucus and prevents the virus from penetrating the cell walls, causing infection. It is derived from a plant called Pelargonium, which is a natural immune system booster. Taking Bronovil will stimulate your body’s own natural defenses, boost your immune system, prevent future infections, and alleviate inflammation and the pain and fatigue that accompany it.

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