Home Remedies For Bronchitis

Bronchitis is characterized by inflammation of the bronchial tubes (airway tubes that branch off the trachea). Over 8 million individuals have been diagnosed with chronic bronchitis (CDC), while over 4 million have been diagnosed with emphysema.


Viral or bacterial infection is almost always linked to acute bronchitis. Cigarette smoke, chemical toxins, and viral and bacterial infections.

Symptoms include:

  • Chest Tightness and Heaviness
  • Wheezing
  • Dyspnea (shortness of breath)
  • Chronic Cough (may last longer than 10 days)
  • Angina (chest pain)
  • Sore Throat
  • White/Clear Sputum (early symptoms)
  • Yellow/Greenish Sputum (later symptoms)
  • Low-grade Fever

Home Remedy Treatments

  • Steam Bath
  • Humidifier
  • Lemon and Honey Beverage
  • Honey and Red Onion (Boil 1/2 pound onion and brown sugar, 3 cups water, 1 squeezed lemons, and 3 tablespoon of honey)
  • Gargle with Warm Salt Water
  • Heating Pad
  • Herbal Teas
  • Vitamin C (Orange Juice)
  • Garlic Juice (boil 3 garlic cloves in water and sip on it)
  • Eucalyptus Oil (applying directly to chest area, but avoid this if you are going outside, because it can cause pneumonia)
  • Epsom Salt Soak
  • Hot Toddy
  • Dry Mustard and Flour Paste (1:4)
  • Bay Leaf and Thyme (lay leaves on chest area)
  • Licorice Roots (boil and steep to make a tea)


If you suffer from reoccurring chronic bronchitis or COPD seek the advise of your physician and avoid trying to treat yourself with these home remedies. While they can help relieve your symptoms, they may not be effective in combating a bacterial infection and dyspnea.