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Jun

9 Steps to Remedy Bronchitis at Home

It is cold and flu season in South Africa – many people are sick for weeks, despite (or maybe even because of) taking antibiotics. Here are 9 steps you can take to treat bronchitis at home and shorten the duration considerably. Personally I strongly believe that NAC (see point 3 below) is a great preventer. Since I have experienced its benefits, I take it every winter, and so far so good!:)

I would add a 10th step to the list below, ie: taking daily high dose vitamin C as a preventative, and stepping up the dose manifold at the first symptoms, up to bowel tolerance. 

http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-06-05-comprehensive-list-of-home-remedies-for-bronchitis.html

(Natural News) Bronchitis is not fun to deal with; you’ll cough, you’ll wheeze, and you’ll feel short of breath. Fortunately, this infection is manageable. There are several home remedies available that can help you deal with this irritating condition. From essential oils to warm teas, MedicalNewsToday.com states that these are the best ways to ease the load on your lungs.

  1. Take honey – With its vast array of health benefits, it makes sense that honey would be effective against the more tiresome symptoms of bronchitis. Besides stabilizing your immunity and alleviating inflammation, honey can also relieve a sore throat.
  2. Take ginseng extract – This potent herbal remedy will do wonders for your lungs. Ginseng reduces inflammation, decreases lung bacteria, and even prevents mucus from accumulating.
  3. Take N-acetylcysteine (NAC) – By cutting down on the severity and frequency of coughing, this supplement offers a lot of comfort to bronchitis sufferers. As an added bonus, NAC can also thin mucus so that it can be expelled from the body with ease.
  4. Use essential oils – Certain essential oils are good at aiding in inflammation abatement and mucus elimination; these include peppermint, tea tree, eucalyptus, basil, thyme, and oregano. Use the essential oil of your choice in a diffuser, add it to a bath, or inhale it directly. (Related: Home Remedies for Bronchitis – Top 10 Useful Tips)
  5. Up your vitamin D intake – Vitamin D as a whole is good for your health as it supports your immune system. This important vitamin does this by increasing the immunity’s antimicrobial defenses while also diminishing the inflammatory effects of cytokine proteins. According to VitaminDCouncil.org, people with low vitamin D levels may be more prone to respiratory infections, so get as much of this nutrient as possible.
  6. Drink warm liquids – Coughing will be much easier with warm water or tea since these fluids dilute mucus. Ginseng tea and lemon honey tea are two soothing teas you should stock up on if you’re struggling through bronchitis.
  7. Wear a face mask – Cold air can worsen a cough, so if you live in a place with chilly weather, put on a face mask. A scarf will do in a pinch, as will any article of clothing if you don’t have access to a face mask. Cold-air face masks are available, so consider investing in these if your bronchitis is severe.
  8. Try pursed-lip breathing – This breathing technique is recommended for people with bronchitis. It’s simple to execute too: just inhale through your nose for two seconds, pucker your lips, and then slowly exhale through your mouth for four or six seconds. Pursed-lip breathing will keep your airways open longer and assist your lungs in expelling stale air, making it much easier to breathe.
  9. Use a humidifier – The warm, moist air from this device will loosen the mucus clogging up your airways,making easier to breathe. Boost the efficacy of your humidifier by adding a few drops of eucalyptus, peppermint, or other essential oils.

If you ever feel a cough developing, be sure to take immediate action. That cough could become something worse in the long run. You’ll know it’s bronchitis if you have difficulty breathing, chest discomfort, chills, a headache, a sore throat, or a low-grade fever. Decrease your risk of bronchitis by taking enough vitamins and minerals to strengthen your immune system, and by quitting smoking altogether. Smoking makes you more susceptible to chronic bronchitis, a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) caused by bronchial irritants.

Visit Remedies.news for other homegrown solutions to dealing with all kinds of health issues.

Sources include:

MedicalNewsToday.com

TheAlternativeDaily.com

 


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  1. cooper jaxon

    August 1, 2017 at 1:29 am

    I was diagnosed COPD with bronchiectasis for almost 6 years now after having coughed daily for all the previous years. Amoxicillin and Rulide failed to work on this flair up so am on ciprofloxacin, So much time and money is being spent here in NZ making sure that the doctors and nursing staff are treating patients but yet nothing is happening,if not for a herbal medicine i wont be able to get rid ofbthis disease,please email this herbal center and it’s %100 gurantee that you will be cured totally .
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  2. Susie

    August 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

    I was not really having a problem breathing at first. My throat was burning; I thought I had strep throat. I had pain in my neck, and there was swelling around my collar bone. The first doctor I went to said he did not know why there was swelling. He gave me antibiotics and told me that if the swelling was not better to come back in two weeks. I went back in two weeks and he said he did not know what was wrong. Since I do not have insurance, I went to a hospital emergency room, and they said I have COPD.The disease does not improve. My “good days” are far and few these days. My dad and his dad died from this. I am only writing this to inform others that nothing was really working to help my condition.I started on COPD herbal formula i ordered from Health Herbal Clinic,i read reviews from other previous patients who used the herbal formula, my symptoms totally declined over a 5 weeks use of the COPD natural herbal formula. i am now doing very well, my lungs are totally repaired!! Visit there website www . healthherbalclinic . net

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  3. Susie

    August 1, 2017 at 8:32 am

    I was not really having a problem breathing at first. My throat was burning; I thought I had strep throat. I had pain in my neck, and there was swelling around my collar bone. The first doctor I went to said he did not know why there was swelling. He gave me antibiotics and told me that if the swelling was not better to come back in two weeks. I went back in two weeks and he said he did not know what was wrong. Since I do not have insurance, I went to a hospital emergency room, and they said I have COPD.The disease does not improve. My “good days” are far and few these days. My dad and his dad died from this. I am only writing this to inform others that nothing was really working to help my condition.I started on COPD herbal formula i ordered from Health Herbal Clinic,i read reviews from other previous patients who used the herbal formula, my symptoms totally declined over a 5 weeks use of the COPD natural herbal formula. i am now doing very well, my lungs are totally repaired!! Visit there website www. healthherbalclinic. net

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