Natural Cures for Bronchitis

Ginger
Posted by Diey (Morocco) on 03/07/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I had a severe bronchitis with severe cough at night for 5 days. I went to my aunt one night and she gave me a solution she tried.

Mix one tablespoon of FRESH ginger and one tablespoon salted fermented butter.

I live in Morocco so it's pretty easy to find it here. The moment I took this mix the cough I was able to sleep again.


Garlic
Posted by Blanche (Louisiana) on 02/17/2016

That's so strange. I can't image someone suggesting soaking their feet for 6 hours.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by cass70 (USA) on 12/13/2020

what amount of ACV do you use?


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Brian (Sun City, Ca) on 04/04/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I diagnosed myself with viral bronchitis picked up while in public. Actually, it may be bacterial because of the symptoms. I probably picked up a virus or bacterium that invaded mu Upper respiratory tract and led to the bronchitis. Please do not go in public when you're sick. 7 miserable days later I now feel much better. I did not go to the doctor, as I treated myself at home. It was rough going but I am almost back to normal. 1 more day should do it, other than still having some bronchial secretions.

Highly recommend a pot of water heated to steam with 4 drops peppermint and 6 drops eucalyptus oils in it. Add 2 drops clove oil for sore throats. Do this 3 or 4 times/day about 15 mins or longer each time. Drink an organic non caffeine tea every 6 hrs. I used ginger pear tea with chamomile and lemon. I added more organic lemon juice to taste and 2 tablespoons of RAW organic honey. I added a few drops of clove oil and 2 drops of mountain oregano oil. Do not use more oregano as it is powerful and will burn your mouth, but two drops is fine. Add 2 drops of peppermint oil too. Get plenty of rest and sunshine For your immune system. Take some vitamin d too. Try not to eat too much as the blood digesting the food could be used to fight the inflammation. I should be ready to go to church tomorrow. 7-8 days to fix what can easily take up to a month to improve with traditional medical advice. hopes this helps someone.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Missy (Bradford, Ohio) on 10/28/2014

I am 57 yrs old, have had asthma since I was little, but it never required me to get meds for it. The past 2 yrs I did notice a little that I would wheeze when I went out in the cold, or got upset, so I started using my grand-daughters puffer when I needed it...(I know..I should never do that) Anyway, the end of Aug. I went to my Dr., my chest was tight, and I was wheezing. She gave me a puffer for it, 4 days of presidone, and Abuterol for a Nebulizer. It got better for 10 days, then it got worse, so she gave me another 4 days of Presidone, plus an antibiotic for 4 days, and I quit smoking that day, Sept. 29th..(I had told her when I cough the AIR that came up tasted funny, like metal, which I think is infection..isent it?) and she changed my Nebulizer med. to ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate..

Anyway, it got better..alot better, I was wanting to be off the Nebulizer, but Dr. said 4 more wks, . The very next day I took a tour of a factory, I immediately could not breathe, due to glue there, and left the building wheezing. Two days (Oct 13) later I was worse, & had to go to the ER. They wrote Asthma/Acute Bronchitis, gave me steroid shot, another wk of antibiotic, and the 21 tablet presidon..I am much better, BUT I am coughing up alot of clear mucus, and every 4 hrs when its time for my Nebulizer, I try and wait, but become wheezy, and out of breathe. I also have allergies and clear mucus flows from my nose when I have coughing fits, so I am using a nasal wash, which helps...Its been 1 month since I quit smoking, coughing at nite a lot, and at 2am I wake wheezing..can the Apple Cider Vinegar HELP me at all???? I am doing Lung exersizes as well, and I exer. 45 min a day and ride a bike 2-3 miles a day. I have 2 more wks on Nebulizer..then what??? Will this go away???. sincerely Missy

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by E.l. (Long Island, NY) on 10/30/2014
4 out of 5 stars

I went to a local health food store and the guy behind the counter gave me something called "fire in the hole, " which I've been Googling ever since. I guess I'll just go back there and get some more because I still have bronchitis but the doctor gave me an inhaler and some antibiotics. But the holistic remedy, the fire in the hole, consisted of cayenne pepper, ginger, ginseng and some other vitamins I'm not too certain of. But the second I took it, at first I felt nauseous and dizzy, and then he told me to drink water with lemon right away, and I instantly felt better. No more coughing and wheezing. I was then told to take Vitamin C tablets every day until it went away, but I went to the doctor and was prescribed with what I was given.


Vitamin C
Posted by Karen (Cincinatti, Ohio) on 03/11/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I got a virus a couple weeks ago and unfortunately had to turn to a 5 day dose of antibiotics to help me when it turned into acute bronchitis. No supplements or home remedies helped me as I tried to battle the bronchitis. I took oregano oil, apple cider vinegar, colloidal silver, vitamin e and a few other supplements.

What's been helping the lingering cough and constant sinus drip is high doses of vitamin c. I am taking 1,000mg 4 times a day, with about 4 hours in between. What amazes me is how much vitamin c my body needs right now. Normally anything over 1,000 mg a day causes diarrhea. Now I'm up to 4,000 a day without any problems. It's rapidly healing the bronchitis cough and constant sinus drip. Amazing.

Next time I start to get a cough, I am going to go the high dose vitamin c route first and hopefully won't have to take antibiotics.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Clyde (South Africa, Worcester Western Province) on 09/14/2017

I'm a welder. I have aluminium poisoning suffering from bronchitis. Will this drink help?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Usa) on 09/14/2017

Silica for aluminum detox and for bronchitis I use many things. humidifier any time I'm home, vicks rub, expectorant from costco is cheepest brand, I use vinegar drink and lots of mineral salt and water to flush the system. Fishermans friend cough drops for throat pain, vit D-3 K-2 and some magnesium.


Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method
Posted by Eliza (Tampa, Fl, Usa) on 10/25/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I've been reading the posts here on use of HP since last night. Have used a nebulizer with albuterol off and on for several years. This is my allergy season and I'm congested and coughing. I was about to use the neb as usual this morning and instead took a look at the bottle of HP tucked away in a cabinet. It's 3% and label says okay to use as a rinse. So I put 1/8 tsp in the neb and used it. Nothing happened, no sudden upchuck, but I will continue using the hp instead of the drug and I will add updates.

Nice web site Earth Clinic! I'm passing it on to friends!


Garlic
Posted by Abc Pneumonia (Kansas City, Missouri, Usa.) on 09/01/2011

This message is for JAY from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, or anybody who can be of help.

Jay, did you swallow the chopped garlic on an empty stomach, or did you eat before taking it? After swallowing it, and drinking the cup of water, what reaction followed in your body? Were there stomach cramps, hotness of the stomach, stooling or vomitting? Will this be good for a woman, that has lost a lot of weight, and has chest pain? Please, help me and GOD bless.

Cinnamon, Clove, and Oregano Oils
Posted by Angie (Pine Island, FL) on 01/30/2015

Actually, while Oil of Oregano is very much the way you describe (it needs dilution. ) What I've done quite successfully (including treating a life threatening illness ) is put it in capsules.

But NOT all essential oils need diluting. That is not true, so I wanted to clarify. I have used plenty without any dilution quite effectively (and I am pretty sensitive actually). You just have to know which ones are safe to do so.


Cinnamon, Clove, and Oregano Oils
Posted by Dina (Boston , Ma) on 02/11/2013

Hi what do you do if Apple Cider Vinegar bothers you? I have candida and I feel lousy when I drink the vinegar any ideas? Thanks, Ddina


Cinnamon, Clove, and Oregano Oils
Posted by Lou (Tyler, TX) on 07/31/2021

Eat arugula salad!


Cinnamon, Clove, and Oregano Oils
Posted by Unreadsign (Ann Arbor, Mi) on 12/29/2013

ACV can certainly cause fungal flareups. Just stick to the lemon juice and honey, and herbs that are good for the lungs.


Cinnamon, Clove, and Oregano Oils
Posted by Lorraine (Duncan, B.c. Canada) on 11/27/2011

Could you share how often you did this to get the results that you got? Did you use fresh essential oils each time you did it or just add to the existing oils in the pot.


Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method
Posted by Jeff (Cebu City, Philippines) on 08/26/2011

Hi Deb from Pg, Utah! I read on this site that you can create a borax solution which you can spray on the parts of your house which has grown molds. I think you should try that so you won't become sick.


Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method
Posted by Giada (New York, New york) on 10/13/2008

Question; how do you spray it in your throat? What do you use and how much do you spray at a time and how often?? Thank you!

EC: Read Bill Munro's method here: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/hydrogen_peroxide_inhalation.html


Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method
Posted by Artemis (Nyc) on 10/26/2014

You should all be using the Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide which is 35% and must be diluted to 3% for use. It is a ratio of 1 part H202 and 11 parts distilled water. The other store brand which you seem to be using has stabilizers and chemicals in it.


Fig Tree With Piloncillo
Posted by elpidio (Lompoc, ca) on 02/15/2008
5 out of 5 stars

first thanks for the website. there is a woman that sufferd frome bronchitis for years,the remedy is:the leaf of the fig tree boiled in water together with [piloncillo] like tea instead of water for several days, this woman is just fine she tels me. Pilincillo is that dark brown sugar conelike bar sold in the market, I don't know it's name in english.how many leaves? it takes a day I do not know.

for dust and pollen allergies I have to say that vitamine E saved me frome years of itchy eyes runy nose and lots of missery I was taking 800mg a day until I was 100% ok I finished the botle of 100 caps.I was good for like 3 years then they came back but now I know the remedy

EC: We just did a Spanish to English translation on the web and learned that Piloncillo is powdered brown sugar.

Fig Tree With Piloncillo
Posted by Gloria (Brentwood, Ny) on 12/07/2011

Hello there! : I'm Colombian and I know what 'piloncillo' is: We call it "panela". It is a process to make sugar from sugar cane. First you have molasses, we call it 'melasa' it's the syrup or caramel from reducing the sugar cane juice. They pour it in moldings, let it solidify and that's 'piloncillo' you can get it in Hispanics Markets. After that they make brown sugar with it by using some bleaching and then it's converted in white sugar by more chemical bleaching.


Fig Tree With Piloncillo
Posted by Shanon (San Antonio, Tx) on 06/03/2012

Just know that piloncillo looks like a brown candy corn. In Mexico we use it for many remedies and for some reason it works better than using brown sugar. It also tastes differently so please, don't confuse it with brown sugar which is more processed. It comes in a cone shaped wrapped in clear plastic packaging and is dark brown in color and the way you use it is by cutting off a piece and boiling it with tea leaves. Mexican candied fruit like candied pears (peras en almibar) can be made this way and are delicious!


Fig Tree With Piloncillo
Posted by Ed2010 (Oakville, Canada) on 02/12/2013

PILONCILLO - PANELA: is the raw brown sugar obtained from boiling sugar cane juice.

Indian Name - Jaggery(english), Gur (hindi), Bella, Vellam


Fig Tree With Piloncillo
Posted by Ed2010 (Oakville, Canada) on 02/12/2013

The title is misleading, the original title was Fig tree leaves tea. I just mentioned other names for piloncillo. In fact, I have used colombian panela which is more tasty than Jaggery. Thanks


Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method
Posted by Melanie (Ankeny, Iowa) on 11/26/2013
0 out of 5 stars

I tried inhalation, and it seemed to make things better for a few hours, but after a day of spraying hydrogen peroxide into my lungs (5 sprays 3x a day for one day) my throat got really sore. I don't think it's worth it to be burning the back of my throat. Am I doing something wrong?


Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 11/26/2013

Melanie: I hope you are diluting the H2O2. And do it only ONCE a day for a start to see how it goes.


Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method
Posted by Robertapate (Port Orchard Washington) on 01/10/2014

Be sure to use FOOD GRADE H202 to inhale. The drug store H202 is stabilized with heavy metals. You can use drug store H202 to Kill the mold and for cleaning non food areas like the bathroom or for laundry instead of bleach.- it works far better than anything else for mold.


Flour, Dry Mustard and Egg White
Posted by C (Atlanta, Ga) on 11/22/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Cough and congested chest remedy. Three teaspoons of flour, one teaspoon of dry mustard and an egg white. My mom has a great remedy for a cough and chest cold. Three teaspoons of flour, one teaspoon of dry mustard and an egg white. Make a paste of theses ingredients. Then you should spread it on a white hankerchief or something very light weight and I assume dye free. YOu then should rub your chest with vaseline. (The paste is exothermic and can burn your chest.) After that you should place the hankerchier (with the paste foled inside) on your chest. Every so oftern chekc to see if you need to apply more vaseline (to prevent burning). Dress warmly when you rest and I promise when you wake up , you will be cough and chest-congestion free. My mother always did this for my nephew and I just did it for my 11 month old. He had congestion for a week, and the night I did this (after over the counter medicines) my son no longer had congestion or a cough. Try it. It really works.

Flour, Dry Mustard and Egg White
Posted by Melissa (Houston, Tx) on 11/25/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I used this flour/yellow mustard/egg white technique on my two year old the other day to help with his severe chest congestion. I made it up, held it on w/ an elastic bandage, then went to researching exactly how long I should leave it on. There were extremely conflicting opinions - everything from "don't ever do this to a child" to "it's okay to leave on overnight." Well, I didn't want to do any harm, so I left it on about 45 minutes and then removed it. Within 5 minutes, he coughed up more mucous than I've ever seen in my whole life. So much, it made him throw up, but there was definately a ton of chest gunk everywhere. sorry...I know that's totally gross! but really, it was amazing and I can't be convinced that it wasn't the paste that did it. He still has some congestion, but I'm using alternative methods, as I have yet to decide on how safe this one is for children. However, it was incredibly effective for that one time - he was having very productive coughs for the rest of the day.


Flour, Dry Mustard and Egg White
Posted by Wendypape (Blah, Canada) on 02/20/2011

Avivia Romm has a book Naturally Healthy Babies and Children and she gives step by step instructions for mustard plaster, a picture and times etc Hers is different from this one. You might be able to google her name and this book, sometimes it takes you to a website that lets you 'view' the book.


Flour, Dry Mustard and Egg White
Posted by Jessica (Edmonton, Ca) on 06/17/2011
5 out of 5 stars

My family has been using mustard plasters for generations. Not only do they relieve chest congestion associated with a productive cough, but are also amazing when used in conjunction with a steamer for turning a dry caugh into a productive one. We have used them on children 3 years and older with amazing results! Until now I had never heard of mixing it with egg whites, as my family has always mixed it with hot water.

1tsp mustard powder, 3tsp flour, and enough hot water to make a thin paste. I find that a peice of old flannel bed sheet (double wrapped) works the best. Lay it on your chest for no more than 45 min to 1 hour at a time, less for sensitive skin.

CAUTION:I recomend checking skin every 15 minutes to ensure you don't burn. A little bit pink from the warmth and moisture is ok, and you should be able to feel a bit of heat from the mustard. If it gets uncomfortable, or if skin starts to go red take it off and wait until skin returns to normal. If it takes skin more than 30 minutes to return to normal, do not continue.

I hope this helps your family as much as it has helped mine! :)


Flour, Dry Mustard and Egg White
Posted by Janetk (Clarksville, Tennessee) on 10/19/2012

What if you don't have flour to make a paste? What else can you use?


Flour, Dry Mustard and Egg White
Posted by Maya (Shohola, Pa) on 02/04/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I used to use this remedy. Few days ago I needed it and forgot about proportions. So I used about 2 or 3 tablespoons of mustard seed with 1 eggwhite, no flour. I could hold it for about 20 min. because it was burning, but it helped.

Next day I put flax seeds and mustard seeds in a coffee grinder and grind them. I put a lot of vaselina on my chest. Added warm/hot water to flaxseed and mustard seeds and put it on my chest in cheese cloth. I liked it better b/c it was already warm. Maya


Homeopathic Remedy
Posted by Diana (San Diego, CA) on 09/27/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I have found that if I eat anything with corn in it I will get a sinus infection I have alway thought it was the high frutose corn syrup because if I eat or drink anything with the corn syrup in it I get sinus infections. Also just corn tortillas will do it. I don't know if it is just all the altering of the corn to to enhance the growing process but something is wrong with corn now. Also, when something tends to be in everything...just the amounts that are consumed can create allergies to it. All I know is that Corn is one of my biggest factors in getting sinus infections and bronchitis. If it does go into my chest... Lymphomyosot by Heel is a good homeopatic remedy for it. I can alway clear up the bronchitis within 24 hours with it. Just take it every 20 minutes until you feel it getting better then do it 2 to 3 time day until well. I don't get bronchitis anymore since using it. I use to get bronchitis 2 to 3 times a year before.

Homeopathic Remedy
Posted by Don Matteo (London, UK) on 06/21/2011

It is possible that you are reacting to the corn because it is in all likelihood genetically modified. The biotech industry downplays adverse effects to GMOs, but in truth you are eating something that has been genetically altered using viruses and bacteria. They rigorously deny the possibility of horizontal gene transfer, but the presence of BT toxins in the blood of 93% of a sample group of Canadian women belies that. There's already plenty of evidence that the Bt-toxin produced in GM corn is toxic to humans and mammals and triggers immune system responses.


Homeopathic Remedy
Posted by Karen (Clarkston, Mi) on 10/04/2012

We need to stick to organic pure food. Bahumbug on the ones trying to make a profit at the expense of our health!


Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda and Olive Oil
Posted by Nicole (Faribault, Mn) on 08/23/2012

Can you take this pregnant? I was told Apple Cider Vinegar was not good for pregnancy.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda and Olive Oil
Posted by Isabelle (Orlando, Florida) on 04/25/2013

I'm pregnant and I'm also wondering the same thing. I searched online and it seems that the information is unclear for the medical field. On the other hand, some websites have real mothers answer this question and they said ACV works well for them even when pregnant.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by P. (Jackson, IL)
5 out of 5 stars

I bought ACV when someone told me that you could loose weight with it. It also lowers blood pressure. I had a virus this year, I coughed so much the doctors put me on Prednisone. It did not help. I have asthma and recently found I have bronchitis. Nothing helped me to stop the hacking, painful cough I had, plus the sneezing and the sinus draining. I started drinking ACV and taking vitamins. It took some time, (two weeks) but finally the cough has subsided. I only cough once in a great while. You cannot use regular ACV because, it has been processed, filtered and what ever else companies do to food. You must buy natural ACV or make your own. I bought ____s because its available and the Mother has not been filtered from it. If there was another brand I was sure of and cheaper I would use it. ACV is good for regulation, drink gobs of water. You won't need much ACV, a teaspoon or so. Oh! I did loose a few pounds but, you have to drink it 3xs a day every day. Unfortunately, I am not an every day person. After reading this site I am going to try taking ACV more often to loose weight.



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