Bronchitis Natural Remedies

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi, which are the main air passages to the lungs. There are two types of bronchitis, wet and dry bronchitis. Wet bronchitis with where there are mucus conditions. There are also acute and chronic bronchitis.

Acute bronchitis comes on quickly and last for only a few days and may resolve itself. It may come from a cold or flu or from an allergic reaction. Acute bronchitis symptoms include thick mucus, difficulty breathing, runny nose, sore throat or even a slight fever.

Chronic bronchitis lasts for weeks, months, or longer and symptoms may come and go. There can be severe cough with mucus that is worse during wet weather. Breathing is difficult, worse from colds and may develop other severe respiratory problems. Symptoms of chronic bronchitis are severe coughing with bad smelling discharges, bad breath, and may lead to enlarged fingertips. There may be wheezing, ankle swelling, headaches, and red cheeks. Chronic bronchitis is caused from allergic conditions such as dust, smoke or follows whooping cough, chronic heart of kidney diseases.

Modern medicine uses antibiotics for acute bacterial infections or chronic flair ups. They may prescribe antihistamines for allergies. If there are severe symptoms they may prescribe inhalers. While these methods may be effective they do not treat the cause but only help bronchitis symptoms, and have toxicity and side effects.

Natural perspectives on bronchitis are to remove the irritations of air pollution, stress, and to improve the diet. Also deal with emotional causes.

Diet for bronchitis is important to eliminate dairy or to eliminate allergic or mucus causing foods. Also eliminate tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, sodas, and fast foods and processed foods for optimal health.

Supplements include NAC (n-acetyl-cysteine), one or two capsules twice a day to enhance liver function and reduce mucus; Bromelain and Quercetin, one or two capsules up to three times a day for several weeks will help when there is an allergic component.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Bronchitis

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Use a combination of the following herbs in capsule or tincture for maximum benefit, and adjust as your condition improves. Therapeutic dose is equal to one capsule of each herb 3 times a day or 1 liquid dropper full of an herbal tincture 3 times a day.

Fennel herb for bronchitis, expectorant, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, breaks up gas.

Horsetail (Shave grass) supports kidneys to rid excess moisture from lungs (bronchitis) and body.

Licorice is an expectorant, antitussive, cough spasms, bronchitis congestion and allergies.

Yarrow is an anti-inflammatory, diuretic, antioxidant, and for colds and flu.

Herbs to reduce mucus in acute or chronic conditions:

Elecampane herb for bronchitis is decongestant, tonifying, and antiseptic for chronic mucus conditions.

Schizandra herb for bronchitis is a respiratory tonic, adrenal and liver tonic, and may be helpful for allergies.

Usnea is antifungal, antispasmodic, antibacterial, reduces fever.


Cell Salts to Help with Bronchitis

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#4 Ferr phos 6X – bronchitis, inflammation in general
#9 Nat mur 6X – bronchitis with coughs that are dry, emotional grief
#12 Silicea 6X – coughs worse from change of weather, connective tissue problems, shyness


Bronchitis Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Below are Acute, Chronic, Wet and Dry Bronchitis Homeoapthic remedies:

Homeopathics for acute bronchitis

Belladonna – acute bronchitis comes on sudden; dry spasmodic cough; worse evenings and nights; very sensitive to movement.

Coccus Cacti – acute bronchitis with smooth thread-like mucus, colorless mucus; spasmodic cough from small efforts, pressure of clothing and warm drinks; better from cold drinks.

Corallium Rubrum – dry spasmodic cough, especially nights; slimy discharge of the nose; better from warmth, worse from cold; extreme weakness after coughing fit.

Drosera – acute bronchitis cough is spasmodic, dry, especially nights; cough is strong enough to cause vomiting; worse from any movement such as speaking, singing, laughing, and drinking; symptoms worse after midnight and warmth.

Gelsemium – acute bronchitis cough from the flu with red face and congested chest; irritating cough better by scratching or rubbing of breastbone; dry cough, especially at 9am-10 am and 4pm-6 pm; general weakness; better from rest, worse from movement; after coughing, desires to urinate.

Juglans Regia – acute bronchitis with mucus membrane inflammation, swollen lymph nodes and acne; worse from movement or throat coverings or eating, better from hot drinks and warmth and arising in the mornings.

Phytolacca – acute bronchitis cough, spasmodic, especially at night; inflammation of the upper air ways; pain in the small joints; worse nights; can’t drink anything hot.

Rumex crispus – acute bronchitis with tickling cough, as if a feather is in the throat; lots of sneezing, pain in the chest; desires to have a warm head: worse nights at 2am – 4 am, better from warmth.

Sulphur – bronchitis with dry cough, frequently at the end of an infection of the upper respiratory tract; dry smoker’s cough, but also nights in bed; coughs worse at night; better from cold, fresh air and dry warm weather and from movement.

Homeopathics for Chronic Bronchitis

Antimonium Sulf Aur – chronicbronchitis where mucus is smooth and copious, the cough is day and night and there can be emphysema; every movement causes the condition to be worse, especially with a cold.

Causticum – chronic bronchitis better from warmth, but also better from cold drinks; worse from cold rooms or weather; throat is raw, frequent sore throats; cough is hollow and dry.

Cuprum Aceticum – chronic bronchitis with smooth mucus; strong spasms, sweating from coughing, and there may be some cramping, also calf cramping; coughing to vomiting; better from drinking, cough better from sweating; better warmth, worse from cold.

Hyoscyamus – chronic bronchitis where coughing begins mostly on lying down, evenings and nights; worse from cold drinks; strong cramps; chest feels tight; dizziness; strong fears of water.

Rumex Crispus – coughing with little mucus; irritation of the cough is as if a feather in the throat, tickle sensation; worse from the cold, especially in the evening breathing in of cold air; better from warmth.

Stannum Iodatum – chronic bronchitis with very specific worsening at nights, and speaking; mucus has pus and smells bad. Heavy sweating at nights, pains in the chest area; cough is strong and shakes the entire body; nausea and vomiting, sensitive to smells, even their own.

Sulphur – mucus is very heavy and loose; sweat smells bad; sticks feet out of the bed; better from warmth and dry weather, worse from warmth of bed, at 7am, 11 am and 5pm.

Sulphur Iodatum – chronic bronchitis where mucus smells bad; typical smoker’s cough; feels worse from cold washing, better from dry weather and warmth; symptoms worse in the early morning and from bed warmth.

Sticta Pulmonaria – chronic bronchitis with very little mucus; spastic tickling in the larynx; cough is harsh, worse from an open window, especially is the elderly-these people always want the window closed when sleeping; worse from nights and cold air.

Homeopathics for Dry Bronchitis

Drosera – dry bronchitis where cough is spasmodic, dry, especially nights; cough is strong enough to cause vomiting; worse from any movement such as speaking, singing, laughing, and drinking; symptoms worse after midnight and warmth.

Hyoscyamus – dry bronchitis  where coughing begins mostly on lying down, evenings and nights; worse from cold drinks; strong cramps; chest feels tight; dizziness; strong fears of water.

Rumex Crispus – coughing with little mucus; irritation of the cough is as if a feather in the throat, tickle sensation; worse from the cold, especially in the evening breathing in of cold air; better from warmth.

Homeopathics for Wet Bronchitis

Antimonium Tart – wet bronchitis with lack of breath, rattling in chest,  and too weak to spit up; white mucus; better sitting, worse lying; too much carbon dioxide shown by blueness, feels cold with clammy sweat.

Coccus Cacti – wet bronchitis with smooth thread-like mucus, colorless mucus; spasmodic cough from small efforts, pressure of clothing and warm drinks; better from cold drinks.

Grindelia – wet bronchitis with viscous hard-to-get-up mucus, hard to breathe; bronchial asthma also.

Ipecacuahna – spastic wet bronchitis with a restricted feeling, mucus us hard to get up; nausea and vomiting with no relief; worse nightly, and with dampness.

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Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

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