If you are looking to treat bronchitis, there are many ways you can go about doing it. You can cure bronchitis by changing your diet and your eating habits. You can cure bronchitis by changing the things that you do and the things that you don’t do. However you decide to go about doing it, you should experiment with different options and see which one has the most positive effect on your body and doesn’t jeopardize your long term health as well.
Your diet plays a major role in determining how long you are going to be afflicted with bronchitis. If you eat the right things, you will find yourself able to fight off the illness faster. If you eat the wrong things, you will find yourself inflicted with the disease longer. If you have bronchitis you should make sure you drink lots of water as you are at risk of dehydration because of the constant mucus build up. Water also acts as fuel for the immune system to do its job for you.
In addition to water, you should also increase the amount of fruit you eat with your diet. Fruit also reduces the risk of dehydration as your body is able to feed on the water that is inside of the fruit that you eat. Your body also picks up on the vitamins and minerals that fruit contains. Some fruits you should be eating include apples, grapes, strawberries, oranges and pineapples.
Another effective home remedy for dealing with bronchitis is to bathe in hot water. Turn the faucet in the bath tub on and fill it up with water as hot as you can take. Take some baking soda and pour it into the bath. After allowing the baking soda to mix with the very warm bath water, get into the tub and soak in it for at least 15-20 minutes. This remedy not only relaxes the body, allowing the immune system to have an easier job at fighting bronchitis but breathing in the hot fumes does wonders as well.
Eating raw onions is also a great strategy for fighting against bronchitis. When you swallow raw onions, upon making contact with the mucus buildup, it actually breaks down the buildup, making it easier to expel from the body. You should never cook the onions, rather you should eat it raw. Find food items that you can add raw onions to so that you can consume them and enjoy its benefits.
Raw onions serve as another very effective treatment for bronchitis and is a very powerful home remedy. The onions help to break down the mucus buildup in the air passages making it much easier to cough up. If you can eat the onion raw, do it. However, if you cannot, you can grind the onions into a juice using a blender and drink the juice.
If you live in an environment with lots of fresh air and a low pollen count, it is a very good idea to get outside as much as possible. While you certainly don’t want to be running marathons (bronchitis patients should be getting plenty of rest), there certainly isn’t anything wrong with taking a nice brisk walk outdoors. The fresh air will do your lungs well and serves as an effective home remedy against bronchitis.
August 15 2008 09:18 am | Alternative Medicine