10 home remedies for bronchitis

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Home remedies for bronchitis must have anti-inflammatory, mucilaginous or expectorant properties, as this is how it is possible to relieve symptoms, dilute secretions and favor their elimination. So, some home remedy options for bronchitis are ginger tea, mallow, thyme, watercress syrup and mango juice, for example.

Although home remedies are effective for the treatment of acute and chronic bronchitis, they should not replace the treatment indicated by the doctor, serving only to complement the treatment and accelerate recovery. See the options for treating bronchitis.

1. Ginger tea

A good home remedy for bronchitis, whether it is acute, asthmatic, chronic or allergic, is ginger because it has anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties that help to de-inflamm the bronchi and facilitate the removal of secretions.


  • 2 to 3 cm of ginger root;
  • 180 ml of water.

Preparation mode

Place the ginger in a pan and cover with water. Let it boil for 5 minutes, turn off the heat and cover the pan. When cool, strain and drink immediately. It is recommended to drink 4 cups of this tea during the day, in periods of crisis, and only 3 times a week, when it is to prevent bronchitis attacks.

2. Fennel tea

Fennel has expectorant properties, favoring the elimination of secretions, and therefore is a great option for a home remedy for bronchitis.


  • 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds;
  • 1 cup of boiling water.

Preparation mode

Put the seeds in the cup of boiling water and let it rest for 10 minutes. Strain and drink warm, 3 to 4 times a day.

3. Mallow tea

Another good home remedy for acute bronchitis is to drink mallow tea, as it has mucilaginous properties that help soothe mucosal irritation, reducing the discomfort caused by the disease.


  • 2 tablespoons of dried mallow leaves;
  • 1 cup of boiling water.

Preparation mode

Add the mallow leaves to the boiling water and let it rest for 10 minutes. Strain and drink 3 times a day.

4. Eucalyptus tea

Eucalyptus is a medicinal plant that has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and expectorant properties, and is also considered a good option to fight bronchitis.


  • 1 teaspoon (tea) chopped eucalyptus leaves;
  • 1 cup of water.

Preparation mode

Boil the water and then add the eucalyptus leaves. Cover, let cool, strain and drink afterwards. If desired, sweeten with a little honey. Take 2 times a day.

5. Multi-herbal tea

This multi-herbal tea is good for bronchitis because it has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory action that helps breathing.


  • 500 ml of water;
  • 12 eucalyptus leaves;
  • 1 handful of roasted fish;
  • 1 handful of lavender;
  • 1 handful of agony.

Preparation mode:

Boil the water and then add the other ingredients. Cover the pan and turn off the heat. Wait 15 minutes, then strain and place the tea in a cup over 1 thick slice of lemon. Sweeten to taste, preferably with honey and drink while still warm.

6. Guaco tea

The guaco tea, scientific name Mikania glomerata Spreng, in addition to having bronchodilating substances effective in the treatment of bronchitis, it also has expectorant and anti-inflammatory properties that are effective in the treatment of asthma and cough.


  • 4 to 6 guaco leaves;
  • 1 cup of boiling water.

Preparation mode:

Boil the water and then add the guaco leaves. Cover the pan and let it cool, strain and drink afterwards.

7. Watercress syrup

Homemade syrup prepared with pineapple and watercress because it has expectorant and decongestant properties that reduce the symptoms of asthma, bronchitis and cough as well as other ingredients, making it a great therapeutic supplement for bronchitis.


  • 200 g of turnip;
  • 1/3 of the chopped watercress sauce;
  • 1/2 pineapple cut into slices;
  • 2 beets, chopped;
  • 600 ml of water;
  • 1/2 cup of honey.

Preparation mode:

Mix all the ingredients in a blender and then put the mixture on low heat for 40 minutes. Let it cool down, strain, add 1/2 cup of honey and mix well. Take 1 tablespoon of this syrup 3 times a day. For the child, the measure should be 1 teaspoon, 3 times a day.

Heads up: This syrup is contraindicated for pregnant women.

8. Watercress juice

Watercress juice is an excellent home remedy for bronchitis and helps with numerous other respiratory ailments such as asthma and cough. This effectiveness is mainly due to its decongestant and antiseptic properties of the airways, which facilitate the passage of air to the lungs and improve breathing.


  • 4 stalks of watercress;
  • 3 slices of pineapple;
  • 2 glasses of water.

Preparation mode:

Blend all ingredients in a blender, sweeten to taste and drink. Watercress juice should be drunk at least 3 times a day, between main meals.

9. Orange juice with carrots

Carrot and orange juice for bronchitis is an excellent home remedy because they contain properties that help protect and regenerate the mucous membranes, are expectorants and reduce the formation of phlegm in the nasal passages that impairs breathing.


  • pure juice of 1 orange;
  • 2 sprigs of watercress;
  • ½ peeled carrot;
  • 1 tablespoon of honey;
  • half a glass of water.

Preparation mode:

Blend all the ingredients in the blender until they form a homogeneous mixture. It is recommended that the person with bronchitis drink this juice at least 3 times a day, preferably between meals.

10. Mango juice

Mango juice has an expectorant effect, which reduces secretions and makes breathing easier.


  • 2 pink sleeves;
  • 1/2 liter of water.

Preparation mode:

Add the ingredients to the blender, beat well and sweeten to taste. Drink 2 glasses of mango juice every day.

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