22 Best Home Remedies For Bronchitis

by Dr.Shekhar Annambhotla , MavCure Want to try some home remedies for getting rid of bronchitis? If yes, then you are reading the ri...

by Dr.Shekhar Annambhotla, MavCure

Want to try some home remedies for getting rid of bronchitis? If yes, then you are reading the right article! Here are some interesting home remedies that can help you get rid of bronchitis!

What Is Bronchitis?

Bronchitis is a respiratory disorder in which there is inflammation and swelling in mucous membranes of bronchial passages of lungs.

Bronchitis Is Of Two Types

  •     Acute Bronchitis

This type of Bronchitis lasts for one to three weeks only.

  •     Chronic Bronchitis

This type of Bronchitis is a long term disease. It may last for some months or even years.

Causes Of Bronchitis

There are many causes of Bronchitis. Most of the time, it is caused due to bacteria and virus that cause irritation in the bronchial passage. Some of them are listed below:

  •     A cough and cold
  •     Allergies
  •     Dusty air
  •     Smog
  •     Change in atmosphere
  •     Smoking

Symptoms Of Bronchitis

Following are the symptoms shown by a patient suffering from Bronchitis:

  •     Tightening of chest
  •     Problems in breathing
  •     Fever
  •     Muscle ache
  •     Nasal congestion
  •     Fatigue

Home Remedies For Bronchitis

Only a bronchitis patient can understand can understand how painful it is to suffer through it. Here are some home remedies for getting rid of this painful disease:


Honey has anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties that build a strong immune system. It is known to soothe the throat that helps in treating bronchitis.

How To Use

Add honey to fresh garlic paste. Also, add 1-2 clove powder and black pepper to it. Consume this paste to get rid of burning sensation.

2. Saltwater

Salt cuts through the mucous that causes irritation in the throat. This helps in getting rid of the irritations in the throat.
How To Use

Add some salt to warm water and mix well. Gargle with this water for 4-5 times a day.

3. Oregano Oil

It is considered a natural treatment for irritating sores and the deep cough.
How To Use

Put few drops of this oil under your tongue once a day to get relief from Bronchitis.

4. Orange Juice

Vitamins and minerals help in building a strong immune system. Orange is very rich in vitamin C. It helps in building strong immunity as well as helps in getting relief from the sore and inflamed throat.
How To Use

Add half tsp of crushed almonds to orange juice and drink it at night.

5. Ginger

The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger help in fighting a cold, sore and inflamed bronchial tubes.
How To Use

Add one tsp of ginger, black pepper and clove to milk or honey. Drink this thrice a day to get rid of Bronchitis.

6. Turmeric

Turmeric is a well-known home remedy for cold & cough. It has anti-inflammatory properties that pull out the excess mucus from our body. This provides relief from a sore throat.
How To Use

Mix 2 tsp of turmeric to hot milk and drink this mixture thrice a day to get a clean throat.

7. Garlic

Known for its ability to cure acute Bronchitis easily, it has anti-viral and antibiotic properties. It is an important antiviral herb.
How To Use

Peel and chop three cloves of garlic and add them to milk. Boil the milk for some time and consume this mixture before going to bed at night.

8. Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus oil is famous for its ability to cure cold related problems. It also gives relief from burning sensation and inflamed throat due to its anti-bacterial properties.
How To Use

Add this oil to a vaporiser and inhale it with the steam. This softens the mucous, which helps in throwing it out of the body. It also helps in getting rid of blocked nose.

9. Epsom Salt

Many of us didn’t know that Epsom salt bath can effectively cure Acute bronchitis.
How To Use

Add half kg of Epsom salt to bath water. Immerse yourself in this water for half an hour before you go to bed. Do it twice a day if you suffer from chronic Bronchitis.

10. Onion

Inflammation and soreness of throat, the major symptom of Bronchitis, can be reduced by the use of onion as it has anti-bacterial and antiviral properties.
How To Use

Consume one tbsp of raw onion juice every morning on an empty stomach.

Also, increase intake of onion through raw salads.

11. Lemon

Citrus properties of lemon help to get rid of the symptoms of Bronchitis.
How To Use

For a sore throat, add one tsp of lemon juice to warm water and gargle using this water.

Also, grate one tsp of lemon rind into one cup of boiling water and consume it.

12. Sesame Seeds

These seeds have medicinal properties that help a person to get rid of Bronchitis.
How To Use

Mix a few sesame seeds, linseed and honey. Add a little common salt to it. consume this mixture every day before you go to sleep.

13. Mustard

This is one of the spices that is useful in getting rid of bronchitis with the help of other spices like clove.
How To Use

Mix dry mustard and flour in 1:4 ratio and mix well to get a runny paste. Now, spread this on a washcloth. Apply some clove oil to the chest. Apply this paste to the chest and place it till it cools down.

14. Hot Toddy

This a special mixed drink made of liquor, water with honey, herbs and spices. It is served hot and is very useful in getting rid of Bronchitis as it contains honey and spices.
How To Use

Boil water and add a pinch of cinnamon powder, one spoon honey and alcohol to it. Drink it hot to get rid of burning sensation.

15. Spinach

A green leafy vegetable, spinach is very useful in treating bronchitis as it has medicinal properties. It is very effective when consumed with honey.
How To Use

Add some amount of fresh spinach in a glass of water and add honey to it. Drink this mixture to get rid of Bronchitis throat symptoms.

16. Bay Leaf

It is an herbal way of treating Bronchitis. It is consumed as the tea.
How To Use

Boil water and add some fresh bay leaves in it. Let it steep in for some minutes. Consume it as tea.

17. Thyme

This is an evergreen herb. It has anti-bacterial properties that help to reduce mucus and strengthen lungs. It is very effective if used in diluted form.
How To Use

Add half tsp of thyme to boiling water. Add some honey to it to have a sweet taste. Drink this tea to reduce mucus.

18. Savory

It belongs to the mint family. It is used for culinary purposes. It is effective in reducing mucus.
How To Use

Add half spoon of savoury to boiled water. Drink this tea daily to cure Bronchitis.

19. Licorice

This herb has anti-bacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. It is consumed in the form of tea. It is very useful in curing inflamed throat, which is very commonly found in Bronchitis affected people.
How To Use

Add fresh liquorice roots to boiling water. Let it get soaked for 1-2 minutes. Drink this tea daily to get relief from the inflamed throat.

20. Essential Oils

Essential oils like eucalyptus, cypress, tea tree, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, anise etc. are very useful in treating Bronchitis. Most of them are added to the carrier oil and then use for the massage on a chest.

21. Mullein

This is a plant whose flower is used for medicine. It helps in getting relief from chest congestion. You can use Mullein Oil.
How To Use

Boil fresh mullein leaves in water for 5-8 minutes and inhales the steam coming from it to get rid of chest congestion.

22. Banana Leaves

Also known as Plantain, this is a very common fruit. Its leaves are very useful in treating Bronchitis.
How To Use

Soak some fresh banana leaves in hot water for some minutes. Strain it and drink the water.

Also, Bronchitis patients should drink a lot of water every day to avoid drying of mouth and get relief from the irritation caused by the throat.

Go natural to get rid of painful Bronchitis!


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