Cure Bronchitis Quickly With These Natural Remedies
The virus that causes the common cold is the same virus that causes bronchitis. A common culprit is the flu virus that can cause acute bronchitis. Certain bacteria and fungus are also responsible for bronchitis but they can rarely be blamed.
A flu or common cold can lead to acute bronchitis, especially when the flu and cold are not treated during their initial stages.
Resistance of the body is very low when a person has the cold or flu and it is during this time that the lungs can get affected with exposure to toxic gases as well as cigarette smoke. Cupfuls of phlegm are coughed up while the affected person continuously keeps coughing.
Increased chances of spreading this virus exists, when the person keeps coughing, spraying the particles of virus into the air thus affecting those around them. Bronchitis natural remedies are preferred to other heavy dosages of allopathic medicines.
Natural remedies for curing bronchitis:
Honey: Honey is on the most effective bronchitis natural remedies. Cough caused due to bronchitis can be relieved by slicing an onion into a bowl. Honey is poured over it so that the onion is fully covered with it, and it is then allowed to stand overnight.
In the morning the sliced onion is removed from it, after which the affected person can have a teaspoon of this honey four times during the entire day. Onion is a natural expectorant which encourages the flow of mucus. The onions as a whole whether raw, baked, cooked our used in stews or soups, or the juice of onions both are useful in curing bronchitis.
Drinking warm water: Warm water should be taken, in large quantities. Mucus gets liquefied with the large amounts of warm water taken. Mucus and phlegm can be coughed out easily with the warm water. Mucus also gets loosed and comes out while coughing. Most common of all, bronchitis natural remedies are very easy methods of treatment, which can be done at home.
Breathing hot vapors: One can easily fill up a huge tub or for that matter even the sink with hot water. Drops of peppermint, rosemary oil or the famous eucalyptus oil can be added to the water. Breathing in these medicinal vapors helps to loosen the congestion in the chest. The loosened phlegm and mucus are able to easily come out of the nose.
Lemons: Another type of bronchitis natural remedies is lemon tea. Lemon tea can be made by grating a lemon and adding the grated lemon rind to a cup of boiling water. Strain and drink the boiled lemon water, as this helps to get rid of the mucus and bacteria in the respiratory system. Congested phlegm gets loosened and comes out of respiratory system by constantly drinking warm lemon water.
Almonds: These nuts are rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium and are known to have loads of nutrients and vitamins that are good enough for curing many ailments.
Especially known for their healing powers in respiratory problems, especially if someone is down with bronchitis, these nuts can be consumed. Eat them plain or have them roasted, they are known to retain their nutrients even then. Fruit salads can be garnished and they can also be coated with cinnamon and rubbed with honey for consuming.
Bronchitis is indeed a serious problem, having similar symptoms as that of pneumonia. Bronchitis natural remedies are always preferable even if you are taking treatment from the doctor.