Natural Cures for Bronchitis

Posted by Leota (Los Angeles, CA) on 01/21/2008
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ok. so the first time i really found out cayenne pepper could cure sickness was when my ex put it in tomato soup when i was really sick with bronchitis. the first day he put it in i didn't taste it and the second day i finally did. i took no antibiotics. just cayenne pepper in tomato soup. healed myself in a matter of 4 days so now, i make cayenne pepper beans and soups to protect myself from getting sick. ill eat it when i'm tired and feel like im coming down with a cold. It works, it's like it burns the germs away.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jennifer (Rockford, Illinois) on 01/06/2008
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I am very predisposed to having cold, sinusitis, bronchitis, and up til now, I have taken probably 1/2 dozen different antibiotics, nasal and oral inhalers, and decongestants. Taking so much at once tended to make me feel worse, and the inhalers ultimately irritated my sinuses. I finally tried a couple different acv recipes to relieve my cough and sore throat. I have not taken one prescription since, and I'm having trouble less often. As soon as I feel a tickle in my throat, I reach straight for the acv. My preferred recipe is 3 parts acv, 3 parts lemon juice, and 2 parts honey with a shot or so of hot water to help dissolve the honey. I've read that organic would be better, but I've just used the standard grocery store stuff, and it's still been nothing short of miraculous. The taste is honestly not as bad as any cough syrup or decongestant I've ever taken, and it's easily twice as effective. The tickle in my chest that precedes a serious coughing fit is STOPPED ALTOGETHER before I even finish drinking this. I am still sort of stunned at how effective this is. Last night I didn't get a chance to mix up a little thermos to bring to work with me, and I regretted it this morning. The congestion in my chest had built up during the evening and overnight, and this morning the cough had settled in a bit. I've been taking a dose every couple of hours, or whenever that tickle comes back, and I've already gotten a lot of congestion out of my chest and sinuses, and my ears have cleared out and everything. This is the most phenomenal and fastest-working remedy I've ever used. I've been spreading the word to my friends and family since. I'll never take decongestants again! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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!

N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC)
Posted by John (California) on 10/10/2022

Thanks very much for providing that link to the Cayenne Pepper book. I just recently have started using Dr. Schultz's tincture specifically for the heart. It has very noticeable cayenne element in it. A treasure trove of good information by the looks of it.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Joseph A. (Stockton, Ca ) on 09/19/2021 75 posts

Taking N-acetylcysteine (NAC) 1 pill 500mg should will treat your problem. Google it and learn, some people take 600mg - 1,000mg. It beats ACV.

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)


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.

Posted by Jan (Southern California ) on 02/18/2016

Hi Blanche,

I only soaked my feet until the water cooled.

I am so much better for it though. Right now I feel totally well.

Sounds like a lot of work to do this for 6 hours?

But if it cures Pneumonia I would try it for 6 hours.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Timh (KY) on 10/29/2014 2073 posts

Missy: All the conventional treatments should help in the short term but offer no lasting remedy, so finish the course of them and then adopt a more natural remedy.

Lung conditions like asthma tend to deplete the body's natural stores of the master antioxidant Glutathione. As one ages, Glutathione deficiency starts reeking havoc on the body. The sensitivity or reaction to the glue is evidence of this deficiency. To boost Glutathione, supplement NAC 1 grm every morning, Selenium 200 mcs w/ evening meal (or eat Brazil Nuts daily), and 3 mg Melatonin before retiring. Hawthorn herb will improve lung function.

You can also purchase Reduced Glutathione powder and nebulize daily to restore the lung GTH levels. Many physicians recommend this treatment and some have demonstrations on YouTube.

Oregano Oil
Posted by Phil (Philippines) on 03/14/2014
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I've had problems with bronchitis for several years. One time it got so bad and I looked for cures in a natural health book. It mentioned oregano would heal it. I went to a health food store and got some oregano pills called oregasyn. It worked very well, almost too well. The phlegm came out very quickly. I found oregamax works more gently. When I can't get them, I tried McCorrmick ground oregano in water and it works pretty well but you have to drink a cup every few hours. In the Philippines, oregano leaves are boiled in water and the leaves are squeezed for the juice and one cup is drunk once a day for three days. That has sometimes been enough for me.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 01/17/2014

Just to report a sudden infection in bronchial/and maybe lungs and how I'm treating. (OR .... will my favorite remedy work?)

Yesterday afternoon, about 2:00 pm was suddenly aware of a tickle in throat...really bronchial area. Hoped it was just too much "creamy" foods which can sometimes produce a lactose problem. I knew it was either that or an infection and I was fearing a possible infection since two people in my office had come down with bad bronchial infections in past week.

Worse as evening progressed until I was experiencing deep coughing. Finally, I admit to myself.... I'm infected. And I know what's coming; very intense spasmodic coughing, five days of recovery; no sleep; blood in mucus and possibly spread to lungs.

Immediately, I get nebulizer and pour in my good old standby ... colloidal silver into the "pan"...I am deep breathing in five minutes the soothing warm mist. Deep breathing....repeat four times before bedtime. To my relief I actually get four hours of sleep before being awakened by more spasmodic coughing. (Actually, being awakened is good as I am reminded to get more CS into bronchial and lungs.)

Now two hours later I've inhaled CS three times and as I was doing it both last night and this AM could actually FEEL the tickling relieved and could feel the congestion mucus letting go in back of throat. That was interesting because when the infection really hit, I did not have any nasal/sinus or ear problems. That's one reason I thought the bronchial issue was food related.

I can tell the breathing is much alleviated.. But it is still there. I'll re apply six or seven times again today and will report back.

In my pre Colloidal Silver days (when I knew not of CS) this kind of infection would usually lay me low for an agonizing five days to a week. I've knocked it out at least six times in the last eight years (I'm guessing) when it gets into bronchial. Did not discover the use of nebulizer for vaporizing the CS to kill an internal infection until about 8 years ago.

I'll report back in 24 hours on progress just to let anyone who might be interested know how effective the treatment is (or is not) least on me.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Karen (Michigan, US) on 12/01/2014

I forgot to should not use hot water when you use the lemon and vinegar with honey. The hot water destroys the enzymes thus rendering the mixture ineffective to help you.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Karen (Metro Detroit, Mi) on 01/05/2013
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We always keep raw honey and ACV in the home. It is my new go to prescription for a lot of issues. It stopped the bronchitis awful cough in seconds flat. And kept it at bay continually. I tell whomever I see in public who is suffering to use this protocol. I am sold on it. It works. Why flood your system with drugs?

Cinnamon, Clove, and Oregano Oils
Posted by Jecati (Westfield, Nc) on 02/12/2013

Dina, you feel lousy after taking ACV cause you are experiencing a die off reaction from it killing the yeast, just try to detox more and start with smaller doses of Apple Cider Vinegar at first.

Cinnamon, Clove, and Oregano Oils
Posted by Karen (Michigan) on 02/12/2014

ACV does not flare up fungus overgrowth. It's recommended to help with it. Regular apple cider vinegar or white vinegar is not to be used if you have yeast/fungus overgrowth. You must use pure ACV. It has lots of natural healing properties that come from the "mother" vinegar found.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jenn (Philadelphia, Pa) on 05/23/2010
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ACV and Bronchitis

Everyday a cup of ..2 Tbsp of ACV (raw, unfiltered), and 1 Tbsp honey in a cup of warm water helped me a great deal.

Posted by Alicia (Birmingham, United Kingdom) on 12/02/2008
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Chest infection/ Strep throat

I came across this site when searching for cayenne pepper uses as I knew there was something pretty special about it. I have a chest infection, which when combined with asthma is pretty horrific. I haven't been able to breathe and my throat has been so sore. I tried cayenne pepper in orange juice, in the first cup i used only a few sprinkles, in the second 15 minutes later i poured loads in. The burn didn't really effect me. Immediately I feel a little more alive, and my nose is less clogged. I think this will really work if I take it every day. Miracle cure!

1 teaspoon in total in 400ml of orange juice.

Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method
Posted by Deb (Pg, Utah) on 12/24/2010

I did the Hydrogen Peroxide method and eventually my brochitis was cured but lost my sense of taste and smell for a year now and it never did come back completely the way is was before I got sick. Was it worth it? well yes because I thought I was going to die if something didnt change. I was sick on and off for over a year. I had mold in my house and believe that was causing it. I am sick again and trying it again but not in my sinuses this time just as an inhaler for my lungs. Hope I do not lose my taste and smell completely again.

Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method
Posted by Joe (Wedgeport Nova Scotia, Canada) on 02/20/2008
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I was getting phumonia two or three times a year and that eventually turned into a disease called copd.Severe bronchitis so off to the doctor AGAIN and they sell me more and more drugs AGAIN puffers and machines with mists and nose sprays and no cure just slowly dying not much of a life until one day on the computer I see your hydrogen peroxide page and can't believe something like this thats been around for a hundred years or more could possible work but would try about anything at this time so started spraying 3% hydrogen peroxide in my mouth and within two days started spitting up stuff you only see in horror movies and within a week and a half I was a different person altogether I could breath again and my lungs were clear something I haven't seen for many years. I haven't felt this good in years thank-you soooo very much for this information and please keep up the fantastic work Your friend for life .

Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method
Posted by Doug (Denver, Colorado) on 01/27/2008
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I came down with pneumonia Jan 2007. Doctors at the urgent care gave me Factive and it cleared up the pneumonia at first. Then around summertime (same year) I developed a chronic cough which I felt was from the initial pneumonia. Around Novemeber I came down with full blown bronchitis, or some kind of a lung obstruction. Iran into Bill's HP treatment protocol and everything is fine now. What a rough year I had in 2007 regarding my health. This was especially difficult for a guy that has never been sick in his life. I will never stop using HP again. All of this suffering could have been stopped months ago. Thanks again Bill and Earth Clinic...

Oregano Oil
Posted by Robert (Honolulu, Hawaii) on 11/06/2007
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Oil of Oregano and Bronchitis. My chest was stuffed up for a couple of years. Don't like to go to the doctors. I heard about Oil of Oregano. I was taking two drops under my tongue twice a day for about two weeks. Within two days I could not believe the differance. I can breathe freely again without coughing. This was about two months ago. I also stopped smoking after 35 years 3 weeks ago and I cannot tell you the improvement in my health.

Last year I started to get boils about three to four a month. Started to take turmeric (capsul form)it took care of the boils. I've been taking one capsul every day since and not had any outbreaks until I take a break for a few days from all supplements, vitamins and the turmeric. I then feel a boil coming on and resume my regimine and feel fine after a couple of days.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda and Olive Oil
Posted by Mama To Many (Middle, Tennessee) on 04/25/2013

I took Apple Cider Vinegar my whole last pregnancy with only good results. I drank water with ACV all day and it completely controlled my heartburn. I used to live on Tums and presciption medicine for this in all my other pregnancies. I also had no gall bladder trouble during pregnancy which I usually have. I put perhaps 1 teaspoon per glass of water and drank maybe 6-7 glasses a day.

Posted by Saoirse (Ny, NY, Usa) on 10/28/2010

Here's the way without any odour--

Get a clean, small jar
Dice up a clove or 2---
Put it in the jar
Juice a fresh lemon or might need 2
Put the fresh juice in the jar with your garlic-

You want to have more juice than garlic, like a 50-50 or one third garlic....2/3 lemon juice--simply eyeball it-
Now you're ONLY going to take the liquid, not the diced garlic! Somehow the lemon juice extracts the potency from the garlic. Take one tsp 3-4 times / day always followed by water. Keep it refrigerated

And make a new batch every other day as needed, usually about a week at the most- can be used for insect bites---you see the swelling go down in under 5 minutes, etc

Try it
No garlic breath and the benefits of citrus together with it.

High Dose Vitamin D and Magnesium
Posted by Sam (Miami) on 01/13/2023

High dose vit D must be taken with Boron, K, and A vitamins along with Magnesium.

N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC)
Posted by Emily H (South Carolina) on 10/11/2022

Don't take any dairy if you are congested. Dairy is HIGHLY mucous forming. Dr. John Christopher and other Naturopathic doctors worth their salt will tell you to avoid it like the plague. It will make you worse off. Also taking chemical isolates will not work as well as taking whole herbs with all their constituents and buffers bound to them - which is how the body recognizes it.

Herbs for heart and the lungs include: Ginko Biloba, Hawthorn, Cayenne, Barley Grass, Panax Ginseng, Garlic, Ginger Root, Bee Pollen, Licorice Root, Wild Cherry Bark. For Lungs, Ginko Biloba, Sea vegetables, Rosemary, Chlorella, Fenugreek Seed, Comfrey, Bee Pollen, Chaparral, Pau d' Arco, Marshmallow. This came from the "Herbs & Anatomy" section of the book, How to Be Your Own Herbal Pharmacist by Dr. Linda Page, N.D. Ph.D (author of the popular book HEALTHY HEALING).

Of course you need good digestion and elimination of both digestive wastes and metabolic wastes (in your urine). Our adrenals are right on top of the kidneys. They orchestrate our endocrine system and kidneys which filter out the metabolic wastes into the urine in the form of tiny white specks right near them also both need to be functioning well as it is the toxins inside your body that can't get out that create the inflammation. So you want to put out the fire with cooling alkalizing water rich raw food and herbs that can help break down and eliminate the congestion in the lymphatic system (separate from the blood) which is supposed to transport out our metabolic wastes down to the kidneys out through the pores of our skin, our third kidney.

N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC)
Posted by Susan T. (Hawaii) on 10/16/2022

I bought one for around $60...[ I actually got a good deal for buying 3 at one time, 2 for friends, but they did not want them and I was able to return them].... the device actually caused greater pain in both of my lungs down around the ribs.I feel it is a little too aggressive for some people as a modality.I have had pleurisy, and thought it was another bout of that. What did end up alleviating almost all of that pain was nebulizing food grade hydrogen peroxide and colloidal silver along with sea salt water.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Missmymom (Folsom, Ca) on 01/12/2018
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Organic cold pressed Coconut oil saves the day again! I started taking a heaping teaspoon of it a day for bronchitis that had no productive coughs. By day two I had productive coughs after months of just dry coughing! By day 8 my bronchitis was completely gone!! Stuff is a miracle worker, love, love, love it!!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Missy (Bradford, Ohio) on 10/30/2014

Thank-you both so much for responding..I went and got the red vin. last night w/honey and have started using that and will look into using the other recommendations! I am wondering at this point, since I did quit smoking a 31 days ago, and smoked for 40 years, a pk a day, if it is normal to cough up alot of phlem every nite after laying down...ughhh..not getting much sleep..Thank-you again!! Missy

Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic
Posted by Cole (Cali, Colombia) on 05/22/2014
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I was diagnoised with bronchitis the other day and given antibiotics that worked some but I continued with a lot of pain in my chest. I read the other posts and can confirm they work.

Since I had most of the remedy ingredients, I used them all. And this morning at 8 am I feel I am on the road to recovery. Pain is down by 80% and I am starting to feel like doing things.

i took the following at 10 pm last night and again at 5 am this morning. After 1 hour of the first dose I was able to go to sleep and make it through the night. 3 hours after the second dose and I am now feeling a whole lot better.

I took:1 tablespoon ACV

1 tablespoon of Honey that I get at a drugstore---truly pure

5 1000 mg pure garlic pearls

1 teaspoon of Propoleo extract

Heat a glass of water--400 ml-- mix all ingredients and drink. I took the garlic pearls while drinking the Acv honey tea. I will continue this plus my antibiotcs until the antibiotcs run out on Monday.



Cabbage and Honey
Posted by Kristina (Pittsburgh, Pa) on 03/13/2014
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Hello, wanted to share my bronchitis remedy

I month ago I had a terrible pain in my chest, it felt like a very sharp pain, I knew I had bronchitis. After couple days my symptoms got worse and my mom recommended to use cabbage leaf with little bit of honey. Each night I would put cabbage and tiny bit of honey on my chest covered with parchment thin paper (compress) and went to bed. As I woke up I felt such a relief!!! I stopped coughing, the pain was gone and all the bad stuff was coming out of me, I would ran to bathroom and spit out some greenish mucus :( I did that remedy for about 4 days and I was so happy for my cure! Cabbage is such a great vegetable! If you have sensitive skin put very tiny bit of honey, not too much! Make sure to avoid the heart area to put honey.

I'm glad I didnt take any antibiotics!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Karen (Jmichigan) on 02/12/2014
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I used the same thing, but not the cinnamon. May try it because it flared up this winter. Manuka honey is more expensive, but you get good results.

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