As if we haven’t got enough health worries right now but with colder weather upon us the chances of getting colds and coughs greatly increase.
With winter looming more of us are susceptible to respiratory ailments such as bronchitis, where the lining of the bronchial tubes that carry air to and from the lungs become inflamed.
Bronchitis sufferers often cough up mucus, it can also cause shortness of breath, wheezing, a low fever, and chest tightness.
It’s important that those with bronchitis stay away from substances like smoke, chemical fumes, dust, and air pollution.
The viral respiratory infection can be severe and even life-threatening but these simple treatments that can be administered at home can help ease the symptoms of this condition.
Your body has a way of telling you when you need to get rest and when you’re sick it’s the best thing you can do for yourself.
We all know that we should drink 8 to 12 glasses of water a day but this is vital for bronchitis sufferers as fluids help loosen the mucus so you can cough it up. Fluids such as diluted fruit juices, herbal tea and clear soups also count toward to your 8 to 12 glasses.
3. Salt water
Gargling with salt water can help to get rid of some of the mucus that causes the coughing. It’s recommended that you gargle several times a day and you must also spit it out.
Add 1 teaspoon of this deliciously sweet liquid to hot tea or lemon to help quiet a cough. It not only tastes good but it’s also good for the throat.
5. Oregano oil
This powerful oil is referred to as “nature’s antiseptic” as it can be used to help an upset stomach, toothache and even athlete’s foot. It can also be used for bronchitis, taking a few drops by the mouth can help your cough.
6. Eucalyptus oil
The healing properties of this oil not only helps boost your immune system and has anti-inflammatory properties but can also be used to help a cough. Try adding a few drops to boiling water and inhale the steam.
This superfood is both antiviral and a natural antibiotic. Results of a 2016 study show that garlic effectively inhibited the growth of infectious bronchitis virus, as reported by Healthline. If you don’t like the taste of it then take it in capsule form.
Please share these simple but effective home remedies for bronchitis with all your friends and family today.