The risk of suffering from bronchitis increases considerably at this time. It is characterized by inflammation of the linings of the bronchial tubes that carry air to and from the lungs.
According to the Mayo Clinic, acute bronchitis is often the result of a respiratory infection and can be quite serious or even fatal.
The most effective and natural home bronchitis remedies made with cheap ingredients and usually available in our homes.
1. Drink plenty of water
Drinking a glass of water every 2 hours can help soothe the bronchial tubes by helping the mucus to rise and keep the membranes moist.
2. Natural honey syrup
Studies show that honey can be a very effective treatment for coughs and sore throats. It is a natural remedy par excellence. It can be taken directly, but for best results it is advisable to combine a teaspoon of honey with a hot tea or hot lemon water to treat congestion and inflammation.
3. Apply Home-made Vicks VapuRub
The refreshing effects of this ointment can do wonders in the fight against bronchitis. Dr. Axe recommends creating our own Vicks VapuRub.
Add 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1/2 cup of coconut oil, 1/4 cup of grated beeswax, 20 drops of essential oil of mint and 20 drops of essential oil of eucalyptus. Pour the olive oil, coconut oil and wax into a jar. Heat a frying pan with 30 ml water over medium heat.
Place the jar in the pan and, when the oils melt, stir it so that everything mixes well. Let it cool, add the essential oils, pour everything into a sealable container, and you have your homemade Vicks VapoRub.
When you feel like you’re having a coughing fit or getting stuck, spread some of this ointment on your chest and you’ll feel immediate relief.
Recommended because it works by softening the airways and in turn loosening nasal congestion and phlegm in the throat and lungs, You can add to the water with a few drops of eucalyptus or pine essential oil. Beware, if you suffer from asthma can be contradictory.
5. Black pepper and honey tea
This remedy can be used for wet coughs. It consists in mixing pepper tea and honey, pepper helps circulation and phlegm flow while honey is a natural cough relief. It is enough to use one teaspoon of pepper, two tablespoons of honey and put everything together in a cup and fill it with boiling water; it should be covered for 15 minutes.
Boil 3 cloves of minced garlic in a glass of milk or water and drink it before going to bed. This works because garlic is an antiviral and a natural antibiotic.
7. Suck a lemon
Simply halve a lemon and add salt and pepper, then suck on it.
Ginger has anti-cancer and decongestant capabilities, so you can make a ginger tea by adding 12 slices of ginger in a pot along with three cups of water and let it boil for about 20 minutes. Then, strain it and add a spoonful of honey next to a squeezed lemon.
Using licorice can help the inflamed throat soften. You can suck on the licorice stick or boil it for 20 minutes and then strain it and add it to a glass with honey and lemon.