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What Is Bronchitis?
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi (large airways) in the lungs, usually due to infection. The thin mucous membrane linings of these airways to become irritated and inflamed. The associated cough is the result of the production of mucus in the lungs.

Chronic bronchitis may be due to causes other than infection  and is most often part of more serious lung conditions. The most common chronic bronchitis symptoms are characterized by a persistent cough that produces phlegm for at least three months a year for two consecutive years.
Hyssop
Hyssopus officinalis (Hyssop) is one of the oldest medicinal herbs. It's healing powers have been recognised for centuries and are even referred to in the bible - “Purge me with Hyssop and I shall be clean”. (Psalm 51:7) It is used to assist the body to maintain respiratory health, as well as to boost immune functioning. Steep one teaspoonful in a cup of boiling water. Take 3 times a day.


Ginger
An effective remedy for bronchitis is a mixture comprising of half a teaspoon each of the powder of ginger, pepper, and cloves, three times a day. It may be licked with honey or taken as an infusion with tea. The mixture of these three ingredients has also antipyretic qualities and is effective in reducing fever accompanying bronchitis. It also tones up the metabolism of the patient.


Elder
Sambucus nigra (Elder) is a well-known treatment for the throat and respiratory tract. It is a valuable aid in keeping the respiratory tract clear and free of phlegm and congestion. The flowers contain Quercetin (useful for allergies) and Rutin (strengthens the capillaries and vessels). Elder berries contain vitamin C. As a diaphoretic herb (causing perspiration) elder is also useful for cooling the body. Research has suggested that Sambucus nigra also contains compounds that are active against several strains of flu viruses.

Dose: One can take fresh flowers 3 - 5 grams 3 times daily, or make up a flower tea by pouring 1 cup boiling water over 2 tablespoons of flowers. Take 3 times daily. If using the bark or root, pour 1 cup boiling water over 2 level teaspoons, to be taken once daily.


Turmeric
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and turmeric powder is useful in the treatment of bronchitis. Half a teaspoon of this powder should be administered with half a glass of milk, two or three times daily. It acts best when taken on an empty stomach.
ComfiCoff
ComfiCoff from Native Remedies is a 100% safe and natural complex remedy containing both herbal and homeopathic ingredients. These ingredients are combined in a syrup base to provide rapid and effective support for the throat and chest in children and adults, promoting clear and open airways.
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Symptoms of Bronchitis
Acute bronchitis is recognized as a cough and the production of phlegm which may be accompanied by symptoms such as shortness of breath and wheezing, as well as a mild fever in some cases. Acute bronchitis commonly occurs after an upper respiratory infection such as a cold, influenza, or a sinus infection. For this reason, you may also experience other symptoms such as muscle aches, nasal congestion, and a sore throat in addition to bronchitis symptoms.

Causes of Bronchitis
Bronchitis is generally caused by a virus such as those that cause the common cold and influenza. It is therefore common to develop bronchitis as a secondary infection which follows flu-like symptoms, or is accompanied by them.

There are, however, other causes of bronchitis including certain bacterial infections as well as environmental irritants such as cigarette smoke, pollution, dust, and chemical fumes. The avoidance of smoking can act as a natural cure for bronchitis, as prevention can be the greatest deterrent for illness.

Some people are also more at risk of developing bronchitis such as the elderly, people with a lowered immune system, those who are continuously exposed to lung irritants (such as smoke), and people working in certain occupational settings.

Treatment for Bronchitis
The treatment of bronchitis focuses on fighting the infection by boosting the immune system combined with symptomatic relief of fever and cough.



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