Bronchitis, also known as bronchitis, is when inflammation and infection develop in the bronchial tubes. Acute and chronic bronchitis are distinguished from each other. Acute bronchitis lasts ‘only’ for weeks, while chronic bronchitis can last for years.
Bronchitis can have many unpleasant symptoms, such as pain, fever, cough, difficulty breathing and hoarseness. Acute bronchitis can be caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Chronic bronchitis is caused by regular lung infections, but smoking is also a key factor.
You can reduce the symptoms of bronchitis at home, for example by smoking and not having severe symptoms. However, for smokers, one of the best “antidotes” to a recurrence is to quit smoking.
One of the best ways to treat bronchitis at home is to inhale steam, as this helps to dissolve the mucus that has built up in the lungs and bronchi. You can also add eucalyptus essential oil to the hot water, as it has antiseptic properties and plays a major role in clearing the bronchial tubes. Cloves and basil leaves can also be added to the water, as both have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
Black pepper also has an excellent anti-inflammatory effect and is very useful in reducing and clearing bronchitis. Black pepper should be eaten regularly in food, but it can also be made into an excellent tea. Boil two dl of water and add a pinch of black pepper, grated ginger and a basil leaf or two. Be sure to drink this delicious tea before going to bed.
Onions can also be helpful in treating bronchitis, as they have antibacterial properties. One of the best ways is to regularly eat onions raw on their own or added to food. But it can also be helpful to grate a teaspoon of onion, mix it with honey and eat it once or twice a day.
One of the best ways of treating bronchitis is to strengthen the immune system, as this helps a lot in preventing infections. To do this, eat regularly vegetables and fruits rich in vitamin C, such as green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, peppers, onions and garlic. It is important to wash your hands regularly and thoroughly, and quitting smoking for good is also a good idea.