Herbs that can be used for Bronchitis

What is Bronchitis?

Bronchitis is a respiratory tract disorder that refers to the inflammation of the bronchial tube lining and excessive mucus secretion. It is usually accepted as a condition that falls between the common cold and pneumonia. It can be both chronic (due to tobacco smoke or allergen) or acute (due to viral infection). Acute bronchitis usually goes away after 10 to 14 days but chronic bronchitis can be persistent and will stay forever unless you quit smoking.

Symptoms of Bronchitis

Both acute and chronic bronchitis share common symptoms, including:

  • Wheezing
  • Persistent cough
  • Chills
  • Body aches
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Breathlessness
  • Stuffy nose
  • Sinusitis
  • Low fever

3 Herbs Recommended for Bronchitis



Basil greatly helps in easing breathing difficulties, cough, and other prominent symptoms associated with bronchitis and asthma. Its antispasmodic effect relaxes the lungs to bring a welcoming relief. It also mobilizes the stagnant mucus for expulsion and clearing out the airways. This way, the removal of mucus build-up can further reduce the chances of bacterial infection.

Drink Basil leaves tea or use half to a full dropper of Basil Tincture up to 3 times a day in water or tea.



Chickweed is an excellent lung ally. It can play a significant role in reversing the symptoms of respiratory tract illnesses, especially asthma, bronchitis, pleurisy, hoarseness, and cough. It reduces bronchial tube lining inflammation, eases wet cough by expelling out the phlegm, and soothes the fretted mucus lining.

Use Chickweed Tincture up to 3 times a day in water or tea to get instant relief



Thyme poses a remarkable mucus-clearing and antispasmodic effect. It serves as a traditional remedy to treat upper respiratory tract infections, such as bronchitis, whooping cough, chest congestion, nasal congestion, and other winter-related ailments. A double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial proved thyme (with ivy leaves) as an efficacious oral treatment for acute bronchitis with a productive cough. 

Use Thyme Tincture up to 3 times a day in water or tea to seek relief from a persistent cough and other agonizing symptoms of bronchitis.

Externally, you can apply Vapor Rub on your chest, throat area, and the bottom of the feet to alleviate chest congestion, cough, and fever. It can be an excellent add-on therapy to ease your bronchitis, both acute and chronic.

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