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Top 16 Natural Home Remedies to Get Rid of Bronchitis

Top 16 Natural Home Remedies to Get Rid of Bronchitis

Bronchitis is a condition that will leave you almost completely weakened. This condition is caused by the inflammation of the bronchial tubes of your lungs and can last for weeks in its acute form.

Anyone who’s experienced the disease will tell you that it’s not walk in the park, so let’s take a look at the best home remedy for bronchitis. This way, if you find yourself with the condition, you’ll know what to do in order to get better.

1. Ginger Tea – Perfect for Easing Inflamed Bronchial Tubes

Since ginger is an important anti-inflammatory, I find that a little bit of ginger tea is perfect for relieving the discomfort that is characteristic of bronchitis. Remember, bronchitis is the inflammation of the bronchial tubes, so anything that helps reduce this will make you better faster.

You will need…

Ginger

Black Pepper

Cloves

Direction

You can either grind up your ginger or simply use ginger powder. In any case, mix a teaspoon of each of the components together and use in a cup of milk or even honey (another great home remedy ingredient). Drink this delicious mixture three times daily and you’ll start to quickly feel better.

Tip/Note:

Rather than mix this in a cold/room temperature drink, you can make an excellent herbal tea with ginger. Simply mix the teaspoon of ingredients into boiling water. You can omit or include the cloves or black pepper, but make sure you include the ginger.

2. Oregano Oil for its Antioxidant Properties

Oregano oil is another excellent anti-inflammatory that also boasts a plethora of excellent other uses. Among these, the oil is an antibacterial, anti-parasitic, antioxidant, and digestive. Each of these is great for preparing your body for the healing process and bolstering its natural defense against invaders.

You will need…

• Olive Oil

• Oregano Oil

Directions

Mix together a teaspoon of 100 percent olive oil and oregano oil. Once thoroughly mixed, using a dropper bottle, squeeze one or two drops directly on the area under the tongue.

Let the mixture sit in this area for a minute or two, then drink a cup of water to flush the mixture into your system. Repeat this four times daily and you’ll reap the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits of Oregano Oil.

Tip/Note:

There are also oregano oil supplements on the market that you can take orally for a similar immune booster with anti-inflammatory properties.

3. Honey – The Anti-Bronchitis Home Remedy

Honey is a miracle substance that has several anti-inflammatory features that will ease the strain of your suffering bronchial tubes. I like to use honey a lot and sometimes I even use the New Zealand produced manuka honey to garner an even stronger health boost.

In addition to the honey properties we mentioned, honey also naturally soothes the throat, which the constant coughing of bronchitis has a tendency to irritate.

You will need…

• Honey

• A Quartered Slice of Lemon•

Warm or Hot Water

Directions

Many people like me use honey in their tea, and this is simply a variation of that theme. Rather than using a tea bag, simply boil/heat some water and add in one or two teaspoons of honey and the slice of lemon. This heated solution will thoroughly sooth your throat, reduce inflammation, and tastes delightful.

Tip/Note:

If you want a more traditional honeyed tea, simply add a tea bag like lemon zinger to the solution. Drink and relax while doing so. Here is another recipe that uses honey to relieve bronchitis.

4. Turmeric for an Anti-Inflammatory

Turmeric

Turmeric, which you’ll find in curry, has the awesome feature that allows it to help pull mucus out of the body. Once you are mucus-free, you’ll feel infinitely better.

On top of this, this spice also has some of the anti-inflammatory benefits that are important for relieving bronchial tube irritation. There are several ways to take turmeric as well

You will need…

• Turmeric Powder

• Milk

Directions

For make this type of home remedy solution, you’ll need to first take one teaspoon of turmeric and add it to a glass of milk. Once mixed thoroughly, heat this solution for a few minutes until it’s nice and hot.

This hot mixture is delicious and curry-like. Drink this solution two or three times a day for optimal relief and you’ll feel better in no time flat.

Tip/Note:

An ever-increasing amount of studies are discovering that turmeric has some amazing health properties. You can add it to your greens, your rice, and your meat in order to reap some great home remedy benefits.

5. Orange Juice for Vitamin C

Mom’s favorite remedy for everything also serves as a great home remedy for bronchitis . Vitamin C, which is abundant in the fruit juice, is the perfect superfood for your immune system.

If you’re sick with anything ranging from the flu to acute bronchitis, orange juice is your best friend. In addition to this, orange juice is also packed with anti-inflammatory goodness that’ll soothe the irritated throat.

You will need…

• Orange Juice

• Your Favorite Tea

• Water

• Peppermint

Directions

This recipe is a classic. Simply boil some water, fill up a teacup by about three quarters, and add in your favorite tea bag. Once steeped, fill the cup up the remainder of the way with orange juice and drop in your peppermint stick or ball. This is a delicious combination that will help break up the mucus in your throat, soothe that same area, and also help you relax.

6. Garlic for its Antimicrobial Features

Although it has a strong taste, garlic is a great remedy for bronchitis because of its antiviral and antibiotic properties. This way of taking garlic is very similar to the method that we described for turmeric and you can even add that spice to this mixture for a delicious tasting drink.

You will need…

• Garlic

• Milk

• Turmeric (optional)

Directions

For this mix, grab three cloves of garlic. Remove the skin from the cloves, then mince or chop the garlic so that it’s fine and easily digested. If you want a smoother experience, you can use garlic powder for this step.

Mix your garlic with milk and boil the mixture for about five minutes. While it’s boiling, you can also add in your turmeric. Once the five minutes have expired, transfer the home remedy to your cup and drink it two times a day for the best results.

7. Mullein Tea for Decreased Mucus Formation

Mullein Tea

Mullein is plant that is in the figwort family of leafy plants. Once dried, the leaf of the plant scientifically known as verbascum thapsus has some excellent benefits for bronchitis sufferers.

You may not have heard of this hairy-leafed plant before, but it’s been used for thousands of years because it will help reduce the mucus formation that comes with bronchitis. This herbal home remedy has no known side effects and is a great way to get better, quickly.

You will need…

• Dried Mullein Leaves

• Water

• Honey for Sweetness

Directions

Based on the ingredients, you’ve probably guessed that this is an herbal tea. All you’ll have to do is steep the dried leaves for ten minutes or so in water and add in honey to taste. Due this twice a day and you’ll notice a steady decrease in bronchitis-related congestion.

Tip/Note (optional):

For a full list of the benefits of mullein, check out this guide.

8. Peppers For Mucus Thinning

You probably didn’t see this coming, right? Peppers are an excellent home remedy ingredient for bronchitis sufferers and also have a score of health benefits.

Have you ever had a food so spicy that it made your nose run a bit? This is one of the key advantages of spicy foods like peppers, which have capsaicin, a substance that will help clear your lungs of mucus.

You will need…

• Cayenne Pepper

• Milk

• Garlic

Directions

This combination will taste great and will also utilize the curative properties of garlic. Simply mix a teaspoon of cayenne pepper into the milk until it’s becomes a light brownish color. Then add a half teaspoon of garlic powder and boil the mixture for five to ten minutes. Let cool and drink two times a day for optimal relief.

Tip/Note (optional):

This is a spicy mixture that tastes good and will thin your mucus as well as reduce some of the inflammation caused by bronchitis.

9. Echinacea Tea for its Antiviral Properties

Echinacea is a great home remedy for upper respiratory problems like bronchitis. This herb also has a tendency to act as an antiviral agent; helping you fight off infections in the back of the throat.

It is recommended that you start your Echinacea regimen as soon as you notice your first symptoms. This will ensure a quick return to health. Here is a quick guide on how to both grow use this herb in your daily life.

You will need…

• Fresh or Dried Echinacea (can be almost any part of the plant)

• Water

• Honey

Directions

Simmer about eight ounces of water over high heat and add your Echinacea. Next, cover your herb water and simmer for a full 15 minutes. Strain the tea into a mug, add your honey, and you’ll have delicious Echinacea tea.

Tip/Note (optional):

If you feel well enough for a little kick, try this recipe for an Echinacea Tincture.

10. Eucalyptus Oil For Steamy Sinus Relief

For millennia, the Australian eucalyptus plant has been known for its medicinal properties. As a matter of fact, there is an English folktale that chronicles its amazing curative benefits.

This home remedy isn’t ingested like the majority of the previous list items, but it will help naturally heal the chesty and sinus congestion caused by your bronchitis just the same.

You will need…

• Lavender Oil Drops

• Tea Tree Oil Drops

• Eucalyptus Oil Drops

Directions

Simply boil some water. When it begins to steam, drop two drops of each of the natural oils into a container that you can safely place at roughly chest level. Next, place a damp, warm towel over your head and lean over the oil and water mixture. Take deep breaths, being sure to keep your eyes closed during the steaming process. Do this for three minutes and you’ll start to feel less congested.

11. Epsom Salt For Your Bath

Epsom salt is an excellent home product that will actually help cleanse your body of the effects of infections like bronchitis. An Epsom salt bath is the perfect way to restore your health after battling bronchitis.

You will need…

• Granulated Epsom Salt

• Your Bath

Directions

This home remedy is super simple to apply to your recovery process. Simply run a hot bath, throw in a 1½ kg of the salt and soak in it for about a half an hour. This may seem simple, but Epsom salt has curative properties when allowed to naturally evaporate in warm environments. The bath will create an Epsom-rich steam that will relieve the pains of this condition.

12. Onions For Antibacterial Health

First we had garlic, then peppers, and now onion? As it turns out, onion has a slew of antibacterial properties that will quickly return you to health. You can simply add raw onion to your dishes or drink onion juice; you’ll feel better faster than you could have imagined.

You will need…

• A Few Onions

• A Double Boiler

• Honey

Directions

Chop up several onions and toss them into your double boiler. Next, throw in about a half cup of honey and allow the sweet and savory mixture to simmer for a two hour span. Once simmered, you can now drink your delicious onion juice. Take it every hour/few hours for the greatest health benefits.

13. Sesame Seed to Reduce Chest Pain

There are several key components in sesame seeds that perform as great ways to treat bronchitis. The chief among these components is one that will relieve the chest pain experienced by bronchitis sufferers.

You will need…

• Linseed

• Sesame Seeds

• Honey

• Salt

Directions

Simply measure out a teaspoon of each and grind your seeds up. You can also keep them intact in this mixture if you prefer. Mix the seed mixture with honey and the salt and drink. If you do this every night before bedtime, you’ll start to feel better when you wake.

Tip/Note (optional):

Sesame seeds are one of the easiest foods to add to almost any dish. For breakfast fry and egg and add it to some cooked rice. Add some roasted sesame seeds to the top, and you will experience the benefits of the chest relief provided through these seeds and a delicious breakfast.

14. The Classic Hot Toddy

This is a bronchitis home remedy that typically includes whiskey or rum. If you are adverse to alcoholic ingredients, simply omit the liquor for a great-tasting anti-bronchitis drink.

Hot Toddies, a folk remedy for the common cold, has a lot of great anti-congestive features. This makes it a winner in the health department. The chief reason for this is the alcohol. Whiskey and other alcohols will reduce mucus and help you sleep.

You will need…

• Hot Water

• Bourbon, Whiskey, or Rum

• Honey

• A Cinnamon Stick

• Herbal Tea

• A Lemon Wedge

Directions

To start, boil your herbal tea like you would any other tea mixture. Once steeped, add in your stick, the lemon, honey, and the alcohol. Drink this delicious mixture twice a day, and you’ll sleep better and feel better in no time flat.

15. Bay Leaf as a Poultice

Bay leaf has a myriad of medicinal uses that cause it to be an excellent herb for bronchitis relief. Nutrition and You has a great guide about this healthy plant. My favorite application of bay leaf is as a poultice.

You will need…

• Bay Leaf

• A Pestle and Mortar

Directions

This remedy reminds me of applying vapo-rub. Simply heat your bay leaf in water and grind it up with your pestle and mortar. Apply the paste directly to your chest and cover with a towel.

Whenever it starts to cool, warm it up again to a comfortable temperature. Do this twice or three times a day and you’ll experience relief.

16. Thyme Tea

This is another herb with antibacterial/antimicrobial properties that does a great job at managing the damage caused by bronchitis. Thyme also does a great job at ridding your lungs of mucus and also strengthening them.

You will need…

• Thyme

• Water

Direction

As with the majority of home remedies for bronchitis, this one is a tea. Simply add dried thyme to boiling water and drink. You can add sugar or other flavorings in order to add to the taste.

Tip/Note (optional):

Similarly to the application of the poultice made of bay leaf, you can apply warmed thyme oil directly to your chest with a 2:1 mixture of olive oil. I find that this treats congestion excellently.

Conclusion

Did you enjoy our list of 16 effective home remedies for bronchitis? Each of these will make you feel better in no time flat. I’ve had acute bronchitis before, and it’s no picnic, so it’s important to help others avoid the full three week recover time that this condition can entail.

Each of the remedies on this list will help you get better faster and get you back to your daily routine.Let me know what you think of this article in the comments.

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