Natural Cures for Bronchitis

Garlic
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 05/15/2021
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Homemade Garlic Salve for Coughs and Colds

The Most Effective Cure for Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Coughs, Colds, Ear Infections

This coconut garlic chest rub is my go-to when kids/adults have a chest cold. It works very well to boost immunity and break up mucus with colds and flu-like symptoms. I apply to my kid's chest, back, and bottom of their feet (then cover with socks). Garlic is a natural immune booster/anti-microbial and works to get rid of viruses, fungus, parasites and bacteria. The garlic is absorbed through the skin and starts going to work immediately. This rub smells like garlic. It can be used on small children and elderly.

You will need:

– 8 cloves garlic (I like chinese white), peeled and minced
– 1 cup coconut oil (liquefy it) or olive oil
– 10 drops oregano or thyme oil (optional but adds a punch to mixture)

Instructions:

Peel and mince garlic cloves. Allow to set for 25 minutes so the garlic juice is exposed to the oxygen in the air and converts to allicin (an anti-microbial compound).

Now, add minced garlic to a large coffee mug. Place mug inside of a larger pot and add water to the pot half way upto the coffee mug. Turn stove on medium heat. Add coconut oil to coffee mug and stir contents.

Leave pot on stove for one hour. Stir garlic-coconut about every 10 minutes. After one hour turn off stove and pour garlic-coconut mixture thru a strainer to remove pulp into storage container.

Allow to cool, apply to chest, back, neck, sole's of feet or anywhere on the body. Repeat every 2-3 hours until condition improves.


Garlic
Posted by Jan (Southern California ) on 02/16/2016
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HI! Re: Hot Garlic Water and soaking feet in this!

My husband and I have been suffering for weeks with coughing and sore throat and my husband believes he has bronchitis as it's really going around here as everyone I talk to knows someone that has the problem. At Walmart the cold and flu aisle is packed. Well I read the post from 2007 about Hot Garlic Water and soaking my feet in it and covering up with a blanket and breathing the vapor in.

Posted by Hillary (Jonesboro, Georga) on 09/27/2007

After years of suffering with horrible bouts of bronchitis, a lady, claiming to be a "witch" told me to soak my feet in hot garlic water, blanket over myself and the bucket, to inhale steam. She told me to do this for at least 6 hrs. I did not have bronchitis for 5 years. It is time to do it again (and I will), but was wondering, has anyone else heard of this "method" and what is is called?

I figured what do I have to lose? I didn't try it for 6 hours as directed but I tried it until the water became cool. After I stopped using this solution my entire body became very warm! I had to take my pajama bottoms off and put on shorts I was so warm!

Then my husband tried the hot garlic water until it became cold. He was really coughing badly and spitting up mucus.

Well we both slept though the night without coughing! I woke up well! No sore throat. My husband has been sleeping sitting up for days due to coughing! He hardly coughed after soaking his feet in this and is currently sleeping (still sitting up)!

I didn't know how to make garlic water so I placed a handful of garlic cloves in hot water and boiled it and then placed this in the blender put it in a pail and added very hot water to it. (next time I'm going to crush the garlic and boil it) see what works best.

Anyway I can't believe this solution worked so well! Thank for posting it! Thanks Earthclinic!


Garlic
Posted by Jan (Southern California ) on 02/16/2016
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I made more of the Garlic and hot water solution this morning and this time I squashed the garlic first and then boiled it and this method was better! The water even is more silky and the vapor of the garlic is stronger! My husband and I are way better! We could not get over it.


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Posted by Dsowm (India) on 01/05/2014
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I had acute bronchitis for almost 5 months. I suffered quite a bit. I was given several doses of antibiotics nothing seemed to work. I tried ayurvedic medicines, and I found some relief but the cough was still there. That is when I tried the raw garlic few pods and chewed and ate it, followed by some water. I did it twice that day and the next day I was feeling so much better. I continued for 2 more days and stopped for a day and continued for 3 more days. so in a week my cough was completely gone. I thank earthclinic and all the users for their remedies. Thanks


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Posted by Marra (Newport, Tn) on 01/25/2013
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I found garlic tablets (odor free) to cure pneumonia several years back. I kept getting infections over and over and recurring bronchitis, as well. But, within a few days of taking large doses of garlic (about 1000mg) my lungs cleared completely. I kept taking it for a while, just to be on the safe side. My lungs have been clear ever since, even though I only take it sporadically now. It's some good stuff!


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Posted by Corinna (London, Kent, England) on 02/05/2010
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During the last few years bronchitis became a very serious problem. One year I spent coughing for 3 months. After trying numerous remedies I realised that raw garlic is the answer. I cured myself twice with garlic.I simply ate 3 cloves with my food. Now I use garlic as a prevention: As soon as I start coughing I immediately eat one or two cloves a day with my food. However, it has to be raw garlic. Powdered or pickled garlic does not work. Thank you so much for this website. Today I am putting in all the things that have helped me during my life.


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Posted by Lex (San Francisco, Ca) on 08/15/2009
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I discovered that garlic cures acute bronchitis by accident...

I've been diagnosed with acute bronchitis and been sick for a month and two weeks and nothing seems to be working. It appeared as if I kept on getting relapses...

Growing up, I've always been told by mom that garlic is good for the health and what not. I've also been hearing it from others, tv, etc. But I've always thought it was just for minor things like a sniffle or so...

One day I decided to go "gung-ho" and chop fresh garlic into my salad. Maybe it was my primitival instict kicking in, but I thought that maybe strong dose of fresh garlic may do something. On the same day, I decided to include fresh garlic into everything - including my dinner pizza. The next day I started to feel better. I still wasn't sure if that was just a calming state before another relapse so I didn't jump into conclusion. Second day passed, Third day passed, and now I'm on my fifth day of feeling back to normal.

I then "googled" garlic and cures to read about garlic and its healing properties. That's when I found this site and discussion!

Thank you.


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Posted by Laura (Seattle, WA) on 10/16/2007
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I've been using garlic for years for a variety of things. Usually I use it for colds. At the first sign of a cold, chop up 4 cloves of raw garlic and eat. I prefer to use it as a garnish on an already garlicy type food like soups or spaghettie, it helps make the taste not so obvious. Keep up with 4 cloves a day, then reduce the number as your symptoms decrease. This can stop a cold from manifesting, or it will shorten and weaken your colds. I used to have chronic bronchitis after every cold, now I haven't had it in years. I also only get one cold a year usually. Yeah, I don't smell great but I'm not missing so much work!

I will also use raw garlic juice on rashes and bug bites. It stops the itching immediately, and I pretty much use it for anytime I might need a phytoncide.


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Posted by Hillary (Jonesboro, Georga) on 09/27/2007
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After years of suffering with horrible bouts of bronchitis, a lady, claiming to be a "witch" told me to soak my feet in hot garlic water, blanket over myself and the bucket, to inhale steam. She told me to do this for at least 6 hrs. I did not have bronchitis for 5 years. It is time to do it again (and I will), but was wondering, has anyone else heard of this "method" and what is is called?


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Posted by Judy (Seattle, Washington) on 03/31/2007
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My Dr. suggested adding 1 minced garlic clove to 1 tablespoon UNpetroleum jelly...apply to bottome of feet, wrap in plastic bag then put on socks...over night. This helped the bronchitis problems we were having. 1 night and I am much better!


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Posted by Michelle (Albuquerque, NW) on 01/09/2007
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Fresh Garlic cured my Bronchitis and Sinus Infection. 1 finely diced clove (not the entire bulb) 3x's daily with any complimentary food that has been cooled almost to room temp (eg. diced tomatoes, avocado, chicken noodle soup, spaghetti sauce, pizza, or even apple pie.) Garlic is a natural antibiotic and antifungal. Within an hour or so, easier to breather and think, in 4 days cleared up symptoms. Took for 7 days to eliminate any chance of becoming ill again. Drawbacks: odiferous breath, and the odor also emanates from the pores of the skin. Use strong breath mints/cologne/essential oils to your liking.