Information on Bronchitis

DescriptionBronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi, part of the system of tubes that transport air throughout the lungs. Bronchitis can be acute, which is often associated with viral or bacterial infections, or chronic, which can be caused by long-term exposure to air pollutants and cigarette smoke. Chronic bronchitis can also occur with chronic asthma, and it is often difficult to separate the two.
Treatment PlanHerbs for acute bronchitis include immune stimulants, cooling expectorants if there is heat, warming expectorants, respiratory tonics, and anti-infection herbs.

Herbal Remedies for Bronchitis

HerbTreatment SupportApplication
Bonesetinfection fightertincture, tea
Elecampanewarming expectoranttea, tincture
Usneacooling expectoranttincture
Cubebexpectoranttincture, tea, capsule
Hyssopantiviral; mucolytictincture, tea
Iceland Mossexpectoranttincture, tea
Ipecacexpectorantsyrup, tablet
Irish Mossexpectoranttea
Life Everlastingexpectoranttea
Lungwortexpectoranttincture, tea
Skunk Cabbageantispasmodictincture, capsule
Sundewantispasmodic, demulcenttincture
Thymeexpectoranttea, syrup, essential oil
Pleurisy Rootexpectoranttincture, tea
Yerba Santaexpectorant, antibacterialtincture, tea

Herbal Remedies for Bronchitis with Additional Ailments

Additional AilmentHerbApplication
Bronchitis, acuteSenegatea, tincture
Bronchitis, bacterialYerba Mansatincture, capsule, tea
Bronchitis, chronicMulleintea, tincture, capsule
Bronchitis, in the elderlyMyrrhpowder
Bronchitis, viralYerba Mansatincture, capsule, tea
Bronchitis, with abundant mucusEucalyptusoil (as an inhalant)
Bronchitis, with harsh dry coughGrindeliatincture