Home Remedies for Bronchitis and Further Prevention Tips

Steam therapy

Inhalation of steam helps clear phlegm and mucus from the bronchial tubes and lungs. 

• To make the steam more effective add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to hot water. Antiseptic properties of eucalyptus oil help clear the bronchial tubes.

• You can also add leaves of basil or a few cloves into the water when boiling and then use it for inhalation. Anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties of basil and cloves provide relief in bronchitis.


Ginger contains anti-inflammatory properties, which help clear mucus from lungs. 

• Drink a hot concoction of ginger mixed with some honey several times a day.

• Boil water with ginger, basil leaves, black peppercorns and drink before bedtime. 

• You can chew on raw ginger pieces sprinkled with salt to find relief from bouts of cough. 


Honey is packed with mineral and enzymes that help clear out infections from the body and reduce inflammations. 

• Mix honey with cinnamon powder and consume a few times a day until infection clears up.

• Add honey to herbal teas and drink as often as you can. This is also a good habit to imbibe for those who suffer from frequent colds and nasal infections. 


Black pepper

Anti-inflammatory property of black pepper makes it an excellent home remedy for bronchitis. 

• Add powdered black pepper to herbal teas and concoctions and consume several times a day. 

• Mix jaggery and black pepper powder and make small balls. Chew on them for relief from cough and throat irritations.

• You can also make a hot concoction of black pepper, ginger, jaggery and basil leaves and drink at bedtime. 


Antibacterial properties found in onion help in bronchial treatment. 

• Make a hot soup with 2 onions, one tomato, some garlic and few chili peppers. Have this for dinner a few times a week during bronchitis treatment.

• You can also consume onion and honey together in a mixture and swallow it with water.

Further Prevention Tips:

If you are someone who suffers from chronic cold and cough or bronchitis, then take some preventive measures to keep infections at bay and strengthen your immune system. 

• Consume foods high in vitamin C. Daily intake of at least one type of citrus food can do wonders for your health.

• Add peppers, onion, garlic, and ginger to everyday diet.

• Wash your hands frequently with soap especially before meals.

• If you smoke, quit smoking.

• Use protective facial masks when the air pollution seems high.
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