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BronchiectasisThe bronchial tubes allow air flow between the lungs and the mouth and nose. When a cold or flu weakens the immune system, the bronchial tubes become prone to a bacterial respiratory infection called bronchitis, which is characterized by the inflammation of the bronchial tubes. Acute bronchitis usually lasts only a few days, but without proper treatment, it can evolve into chronic bronchitis, which can lead to asthma and COPD, a lasting condition that causes a persistent cough, chest discomfort and tightness, difficulty breathing, and over-production of sputum. You’re about to learn how to use simple, safe, effective home remedies to stop bacterial respiratory infections before they turn into chronic conditions like asthma, COPD, or bronchitis.

Home Remedies for Bronchitis:

These simple kitchen ingredients give relief from bronchitis.

1. Gargle

Gargling relieves inflammation in the throat and lungs, soothes damaged membranes, and reduces mucus.


  • Mix 1 teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water.
  • OR 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in a cup of warm water
  • Gargle with this solution 5 times a day.
  • Spit out the solution after gargling.
  • Repeat it regularly to get rid of the bronchitis.
  • Note: Make sure that the quantity doesn’t change as it leads to ineffectiveness.

2. Thyme

Thyme clears away mucus and strengthens lungs to fights the bacteria that cause bronchitis.

Process 1:

  • Boil a cup of water and stir in ½ teaspoon of dried thyme.
  • Remove from heat and let steep for 10 minutes.
  • Sweeten with raw honey and drink.
  • Drink regularly to get relief from the respiratory problems.

 Process 2:

  • Dilute 1 teaspoon thyme oil with 2 teaspoons olive oil or corn oil.
  • Rub this mixture on the chest to relieve congestion.
  • Repeat regularly for better breathing.

3. Ginger

Ginger reduces inflammation, strengthens the immune system, and soothes irritated bronchial tubes.

Process 1:

  • Boil 1 cup of water and stir in 1 teaspoon of peeled, minced ginger root.
  • Stir in a pinch of cloves and a pinch of cinnamon.
  • Remove from heat and let steep 10 minutes.
  • Drink regularly

Process 2:

  • Stir in a teaspoon of each ginger powder and black pepper powder in a cup of boiling water.
  • Let it steep for 10 minutes.
  • Add honey for taste.
  • Drink twice a day.

4. Bay Leaf

Bay leaf reduces mucus.

Process 1:

  • Tear up one fresh bay leaf and add it to a cup of boiling water.
  • Remove from heat and let steep 10 minutes.
  • Strain and drink.
  • Repeat regularly.

Process 2:

  • Soak bay leaves in warm water.
  • Apply this as a poultice on the chest, and cover with a clean cloth.
  • Once it gets cool replace with fresh poultice.
  • Repeat 3 times a day to get relief from the bronchitis.

5. Honey and Onions

Onions clear away excess mucus while honey fights the bacteria that cause bronchitis and soothes the throat.


  • Soak one slice of onion in honey overnight.
  • Consume 1 teaspoon of the onion-infused honey 4 times a day.
  • Consume regularly.

6. Steam

Steam soothes the respiratory system and breaks up mucus.


  • Boil water and then pour it in a bowl.
  • Drape a towel over your head, lean over the bowl, and take deep breaths.
  • Continue until water has cooled.
  • Note: if available, add a few drops of eucalyptus, peppermint, pine, or rosemary oil to your boiling water.

7. Lemons

Lemons are antibacterial, and they contain vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system.


  • Boil a cup of water and stir in 1 teaspoon of grated lemon rind.
  • Remove from heat and let steep 10 minutes.
  • Strain and drink regularly.
  • Note: Use lemon wedges instead of rind

8. Mustard Plaster

Mustard has been used for ages to cure all types of respiratory problems.


  • Mix 1 tablespoon of dried mustard with 4 tablespoons of flour.
  • Mix with enough hot water to create a runny paste.
  • Apply olive oil to your chest and cover with a clean cloth.
  • Apply paste to cloth and cover with another cloth.
  • Place it on chest and leave on until paste cools.
  • Repeat regularly.
  • Note: Remove as early as if it causes

9. Mullein Tea

Mullein contains saponins which loosen and clear away phlegm. Also gives relief from the other respiratory ailments.


  • Boil a cup of water and stir in 2 teaspoons of dried mullein leaves.
  • Remove from heat and let steep 10 minutes.
  • Strain and drink.
  • Repeat 3 times a day.

10. Onions

Onions are a naturally potent expectorant that breaks up and clears away mucus.


  • Eat onions regularly.
  • Or drink 1 teaspoon of raw onion juice every morning on an empty stomach.
  • Repeating regularly to reduce bronchitis.

 11. Humidifier

Using a humidifier at night will help sooth irritated bronchial membranes and clear away excess mucus. If you don’t have a humidifier, inhale steam from boiling water or take long, hot showers. If you have an ultrasound, cool mist humidifier add one pint bottle of 3% of hydrogen peroxide to a quarter cup of water.

12. Savory

Savory is a mixture of peppery herbs that clears away mucus.


  • Mix ½ teaspoon of savory into a cup of hot water.
  • Steep for 5 minutes and drink it.

13. Turmeric

Turmeric reduces inflammation.


  • Add a teaspoon of turmeric to a glass of warm milk.
  • Stir well and drink it in the morning on an empty stomach.
  • Repeat regularly to get rid of bronchitis.

14. Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds help keep the respiratory system healthy. It also gives relief from chest pain that is associated with the bronchitis..


  • Mix 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds with 1 teaspoon of linseed and a pinch of table salt.
  • Mix with 1 teaspoon of raw honey.
  • Eat before bed nightly.
  • Or Mix 2 teaspoons sesame seed powder into 2 tablespoons of water.
  • Eat twice daily.

15. Almonds

Almonds contain potassium, calcium, and magnesium, which help keep the respiratory system healthy. Eat a handful of almonds every day.

16. Epsom Salt

Epsom salt helps clear toxins from the body.

  • Mix 2 cups of epsom salt into a hot bath. Soak for 30 minutes then take bath.
  • If you have chronic bronchitis repeat twice a week for better relief.
  • If you have acute bronchitis have bath every night or the other night.

17. Holy Basil

Holy basil reduces inflammation in lungs. Chew raw basil leaves or prepare and drink basil tea.


  • Add handful of fresh basil leaves to a cup of boiling water.
  • Let steep for 10 minutes.
  • Strain and drink.
  • Drink regularly to get relief from bronchitis.

18. Diet Plan

  • Drink plenty of water and organic fruit and vegetable juices to stay hydrated and get the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy.
  • Drink hot herbal teas and broths daily to reduce mucus, get quick relief from bronchitis and also soothe the irritated throat.
  • Avoid alcohol, smoking, and caffeine.
  • Avoid milk. It promotes the production of mucus.
  • Eat Spicy foods to reduce mucus.
  • Take at least 2,000 milligrams of vitamin C a day. It fights the bacteria and viruses that cause bronchitis. Also eat plenty of oranges, lemons, and other citrus fruits.

 Tips to Prevent and Treat Bronchitis:

  • Get plenty of rest to strengthen your immune system.
  • Coughing is your body’s way of clearing out excess mucus and bacteria that cause infection.
  • Avoid infection while your immune system is weak by staying away from crowds, children, and public restrooms.
  • Wear gloves and a mask outside to protect yourself from toxins and pollutants that may make bronchitis worse.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Use saline nasal spray to clean your nose and sinus. It helps to prevent the allergens and bacteria get into lungs.
  • Place a few drops oregano oil under the tongue once a day to get relief from the cough. It also helps to cure the respiratory ailments..
  • Try meditation, yoga, and deep breathing exercises to treat bronchitis triggered by the allergy or asthma.
  • Sleep with your head elevated.

The key to treating bronchitis, or reducing the symptoms, is to thin mucus and keep it moving through and out of the body. These home remedies will help you do just that. Let us know which ones work best for you!

    1. The all methods mentioned in the article are effective in curing bronchitis. Choose any one method as per your preference and try it regularly.

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