Bronchitis Home Remedies

Bronchitis Home Remedies

Bronchitis Home Remedies

An idea on bronchitis home remedies

Bronchitis is inflammation of mucous membrane lining of the bronchial tubes. It usually occurs following

a respiratory infection, such as a cold or fl u or by gastroesophageal reflux disease due to backflow of

acids into the lungs. There are 2 types of bronchitis i.e. acute and chronic .

 

Acute Bronchitis:-

 

It is caused by viral infection and the duration of this type of bronchitis is up to 1-2 weeks.

 

 

Chronic Bronchitis:-

 

 

- Chronic bronchitis is more serious than acute bronchitis.

- It is caused by long term exposure lung irritants (like cigarette smoke) which cam lead to inflammation and thickning of lining of bronchial tubes .

 

 

Causes of bronchitis:-

 

 

 

- Wrong eating habits.

- Use of refined foods like refined cereals, white sugar, white flour ,soft-drinks, candies, ice-cream etc .

- Smoking.

- Earlier medication.

- Working in stuffy atmosphere.

- Weather and environmental changes.

 

 

 

Symptoms of Acute bronchitis:-

 

 

• Congestion of chest and sinus.

• Cough with yellowish-grey or green phlegm.

• Fatigue.

• Shortness of breath.

• Sore throat.

 

 

 

Symptoms of Chronic bronchitis:-

 

- Shortness of breath.

 

- Persistent coughing.

 

- Wheezing

If left untreated, bronchitis can lead to pneumonia in those at risk (elderly, smokers, and those with respiratory disease, such as asthma ).

 

Other Symptoms:-

 

 

- High fever.

 

- Difficulty in breathing.

 

- Hoarseness and pain in the chest.

 

- Loss of appetite.

 

 

 

Bronchitis Home Remedies:

 

- Drink lots of fluids (water, juice, and tea). Herbal teas, such as Throat Coat, which contains marshmallow and licorice, can help relieve sore throat .

 

 

- Try two teaspoons of horehound per one cup of boiling water. Add lemon and licorice to taste.

 

 

- Go for orange juice and water fasting take the juice of an orange in a glass of warm water

every two hours 6-8 times a day .

 

- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder + 1 glass of milk this mixture should be taken 2-3 times a day on an empty stomach. (Effective home remedy )

 

- Make a mixture of Ginger powder + pepper + long pepper this resultant have antipyritic properties and also tone up metabolism .( if you want take this mixture with honey or infused with tea )

 

- A hot Epsom-salts bath every night will be highly beneficial in acute bronchitis.

    3 lbs. Epsom salt + 60 litres water ( 100 o F) . Patient should remain immersed in the bath for

about 20 minutes.

 

- A hot poultice of linseed should be applied over the front and back of the chest.

 

- Take 1 teaspoon raw onion juice in the morning. Onion liquefies phelgm and prevents its further formation.

 

- Go for a fresh air walk every day.

 

- Yoga Kriyas: jalneti andvamandhouti

 

 

Yogic asanas:  bhujangasana, shalabhasana, padmasana and shavasana. 

 

 

Pranayamas : kapalbhatti, anuloma-viloma, ujjai and bhramari

 

 

 

are highly beneficial in Bronchitis.

 

 

 

 

Some important points for your lifestyle :-

 

- Wash your hands frequently in order to avoid virus from spreading, also avoid rubbing your eyes, nose or mouth .

 

- Use an air purifier and humidifier in your room.

 

- Avoid smoking.

 

- For a sore throat, gargle with warm salt water and try lozenges that contain one or more of the following ingredients: slippery elm, marshmallow, vitamin C, zinc, eucalyptus, or menthol.

 

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