Elk Grove Chiropractor Dr. Doug Ferguson DC 95758, Rhino Chiropractic

Natural Ways To Treat Bronchitis

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 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 asprin you need to avoid it.

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.

During the day you can do an herbal steam that will help you to cough up any mucous. Bring a pot of water to a boil, adding herbs that are expectorants. Good expectorants include eucalyptus, thyme, peppermint, and rosemary. Take the pot to a table and put it on a trivet or pot holder. Using a big, heavy towel, lean over the pot and put the towel over your head and the pot, breathe in the steam. This is a very effective bronchitis cure, and will help with a cold too.

Other natural remedies for bronchitis fever are preparations with horehound, which is an herb for relieving mucous congestion, peppermint in combination with other dried herbs, or as a tea for the vapors that help congestion. Fenugreek is a natural mucous expulsion herb, garlic is used for it’s antibiotic properties. Goldenseal is used for it’s healing of the lining of your lungs and soothe the irritated lining.

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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