12 Natural Ways To Beat Bronchitis And Breathe Easy!

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7. Sesame Seeds

Yep, those same little seeds you see on hamburger buns. (But, of course, you don’t want to use those!) Those same seeds actually have powerful medicinal compounds that relieve chest pain and help to treat bronchitis. Mix one teaspoon of sesame seeds, one teaspoon of flax seed oil, and one teaspoon of honey. Consume each night before bedtime.

 

8. Eucalyptus Oil

For clearing out the nasal and chest congestion that causes painful coughing, nothing works better than eucalyptus oil and steam. Eucalyptus will soften and remove the mucus from the airways while providing an antibacterial punch that cannot be beat. Simply put six to 10 drops of eucalyptus oil in a pot of boiling water. Cover your head with a towel, and inhale with steam for five or so minutes or until you get relief. Be careful not to burn your face with the hot steam. Repeat twice each day.

 

9. Epsom Salt Soak

Soaking in a bath filled with Epsom salt can offer tremendous relief from bronchitis symptoms. Add about four cups of Epsom salt to a bath of very warm water. Dissolve the salt, and then soak for 20 to 30 minutes. Repeat every other day for best results.

 

10. Salt Water

Gargling with salt water can also offer relief from the dry, painful throat caused by the excessive amount of coughing that comes with bronchitis. Add one teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water and gargle. Don’t add too much salt, or it will burn your throat. One teaspoon is enough to give your relief but not so much that it does more harm than good. Gargle as often as you like to relieve pain and cut the mucus in the throat.

 

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11. Honey

This is another terrific anti-viral and antibacterial food that is soothing to the throat and helps ease coughing. Honey will also improve the immune system. Add one tablespoon of honey to some herbal tea, and drink three or more times each day.

 

12. Onion

Although this is quite strong, it really works! Onions are a powerful expectorant and nasal decongestant that can offer some serious relief from bronchitis symptoms. Bite into an organic onion (if you can stand it) and swallow it, or swallow one teaspoon of raw onion juice each morning.

If your symptoms do not improve within seven days, or if you experience difficulty breathing, see a doctor as soon as possible.

 

References:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

http://www.acs.org

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