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What are different home remedies for Bronchitis? – Part 2

What is Bronchitis?

• Bronchitis refers to the inflammation of the mucous membrane that lines the bronchial tubes within the lungs.
• The bronchial tubes are the small air passages that connect the nasal passages to the lungs.
• The mucus membranes in these tubes function to trap bacteria and all other pathogens that invade the body.
• These bacteria pose danger of infecting the lungs and the respiratory system.
• Bronchitis may be acute or chronic.

Bronchitis Symptoms

• Inflammation in the Bronchi
• Fever, Difficulty in Breathing, Cough
• Hoarseness, Pain in Chest and Loss of Appetite
• Acute Bronchitis Symptoms
• Cough
• Wheezing

Causes of Bronchitis

• Smoking
• Working in a stuffed atmosphere
• Use of drugs and heredity
• Weather Changes
• Pathogens
• Allergies
• Low Immunity

Home Remedies for Bronchitis

8. Bronchitis treatment using Chicory
• Chicory or endive is another effective home remedy for bronchitis.
• The powder of the dry root of this herb should be given in doses of half a teaspoon mixed with one teaspoonful of honey three times a day.
• It is a very useful expectorant in chronic bronchitis.

9. Bronchitis treatment using Humidifiers
• Use some humidifiers in your room for a few hours every day.
• This will help soothe the irritation and inflammation of the air passageways.
• Both warm and cool mist humidifiers can be used to help to get rid of the mucus in the airways.
• This will also help you get rid of your cough.

10. Bronchitis treatment using Warm Salt Water
• Gargling with warm salt water can help you loosen the phlegm in your airways and the bronchioles.
• Simply add a spoon of salt to lukewarm water and gargle with it twice a day.
• Do it once in the morning and once in the evening.
• In addition to this, drinking warm water with some turmeric.
• This will also help you to get rid of the infection and soothe the inflamed airways.

Acute bronchitis is contagious. Acute bronchitis treatment should also include adequate rest for the patient.

Bronchitis Diet

1. Orange Juice and Water
• In acute bronchitis, the patient should fast on orange juice and water.
• This should be done till the acute symptoms subside.
• Late, he should adopt an all-fruit diet for two or three days.

2. All-fruit Diet and then Well-balanced Diet
• In the case of chronic bronchitis, the patient can begin with an all-fruit diet for five to seven days
• Take three meals a day of fresh juicy fruits
• After the all-fruit diet, follow a well-balanced diet with emphasis on seeds, nuts, grains, raw vegetables, and fresh fruits.
• For drinks, unsweetened lemon water, or cold/hot plain water may be taken.

Other Bronchitis Treatments

1. Hot Epsom salts Bath
• A hot Epsom salts bath every night or every other night is valuable during the acute stages of the attack.
• This bath is prepared by dissolving 1 ½ kg of Epsom salt in 60 litres of water that has a temperature of 37.8″C.
• The patient should remain immersed in the bath for about twenty minutes.
• In the case of chronic bronchitis, this bath may be taken twice a week.

2. Hot Towels Application over Upper Chest followed by Cold Towel
• Hot towels wrung out and applied over the upper chest are helpful in both chronic and acute bronchitis.
• After applying three hot towels in turn for two or three minutes each, finish off with a cold towel.
• A cold pack can be applied to the upper chest several times daily in acute conditions.
• The procedure is to wring out some linen material in cold water and then wrap it two or three times round the affected part.
• Cover it with flannel.
• The pack can remain for about an hour at a time.

3. Fresh Air and Outdoor Exercises
• Fresh air and outdoor exercise are also essential for the treatment of bronchitis.
• The patient is advised to take a morning walk every day.

4. Herbal mixes
• This tea strengthens the upper and lower respiratory systems.
• It clears out the mucous and relieves cough and breathing problems.

– Respiratory Tea
• 2 parts Wild cherry bark
• 1 part Marshmallow root
• 1 part Mullein leaf
• 1 part Nettles
• 1/2 part Yerba Santa

– Juicing
• 3 carrots
• 1 bunch parsley
• 1/2 garlic clove

– Another juice
• 4 carrots
• 4 ozs. watercress

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