Bronchitis can be caused by viral infections (including the common cold and flu) and bacterial infections.Irritants including chemical fumes, dust, smoke, or other air pollutants increase the chances of an attack.Chances of acute attacks are also increased by smoking, asthma, poor nutrition, cold weather, congestive heart failure, and chronic pulmonary disorders.
Herbal Remedies For Bronchitis
Ginseng – Reduces inflammation, helps clear bronchial passages.
Astragalus – An antibiotic used to strengthen the immune system.
Coltsfoot – Used to soothe coughing. A popular herb in cough formulas.
Echinacea – Used to stimulate the immune system and shorten duration of illness.
Elderberry – Used to reduce fever and nasal congestion.
Elecampane – Helps clear mucous from lungs.
Ephedra – Used to relieve bronchial spasms & nasal congestion.
Eucalyptus – Steam inhalations are used to relieve nasal congestion.
Fenugreek – Useful in reducing the flow of mucous.
Ginkgo Biloba – Used to prevent free radical damage in the lungs.
Goldenseal – Has antibiotic properties and relieves inflammation in throat, nasal passages, & sinuses.
Lobelia – Helps clear bronchial congestion and stop wheezing.
Mullein Oil – Used to relieve bronchial congestion and increase lung circulation.
Reishi – Used to fight bacterial infections.