Bronchitis
Definition:

Bronchitis is the inflammation of the bronchial tubes. [HHH p.42]

Symptoms:

An acute or chronic inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes. [SNH p.6]

Cause:

This is a condition from improper diet and results in bowel problems. Relieving the effects of the condition will not heal it. Bronchitis usually develops from a cold which settles in the lungs and develops into a chronic condition if not healed, eventually going into consumption or tuberculosis. [SNH p.6]

Herbal Aids:

Comfrey and Aalmond are Specifics for Bronchitis. Since constipation is one of the chief causes of the problem, the bowels must be cleared and kept open with the lower bowel tonic [Lower Bowel] or herbal laxatives. If one has shortness of breath and needs the throat cleared of mucus, he can use an emetic.  Cayenne is very effective for cutting the phlegm, as are fruit juices such as grapefruit, lemon, orange, or pineapple. Chickweed, comfrey, marshmallow or mullein are the greatest cleansers to get the mucus out of the body. One can relax the throat, stomach, and bronchi rapidly with a very small amount of lobelia. Other useful aids for relief are a hot vapor or steam bath followed by a cold shower or sponging; also hot fomentation of pleurisy root or mullein (with lobelia in it) on the chest and spine. If you want to speed up any fomentation, add cayenne as a counterirritant. [SNH p.6]

Bronchitis, Bronchial and Spasmodic Coughs, Whooping Cough: Drink the infusion of red clover freely. [SNH p.56]

Garlic: For chronic diseases of the upper respiratory tract (inflamed tonsils, salivary glands, neighboring lymph glands), pharyngitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, etc. Keep garlic in the mouth constantly during wakeful hours, renewing morning and evening after the cloves have absorbed the poisons; or, use another appropriate garlic preparation. [SNH p.100]

Garlic Syrup: for asthma, whooping cough, cough, pneumonia, smallpox, bronchitis, dyspnea, etc.: Where there is spasm, give 1 teaspoonful of the syrup with or without water every 15 minutes until the spasm is controlled, then give 1 teaspoonful every 2-3 hours for the rest of the day; thereafter give 1 teaspoonful of the syrup 3-4 times daily. Use the foot poultice; also, mix the freshly expressed juice with leaf lard and rub on the chest, throat, and between the shoulder blades. [SNH p.100]

See Garlic Syrup formula. [SNH p.101]

Yarrow: Enuresis, bronchitis (and other respiratory affections): Drink the yarrow decoction cool. [SNH p.215]

Pleurisy Root: for pleurisy, bronchitis, pneumonia, inflammatory rheumatism: Give hot infusion while the patient is closely-covered in bed; repeat the dosage every 30 minutes until free perspiration is produced; apply hot cloths externally, wrung out in the infusion. [SNH p.222]

Thyme: May be taken internally or used externally with amazing and beneficial results. Internally: 1 teaspoonful in 1 cupful of water, sweetened with 1 tablespoonful of honey 3-4 times daily; good for infectious bronchitis. [SNH p.230]

Hyssop: for fevers, bronchitis, etc. Give 1 wine glassful warm every hour, (acts as a mild diaphoretic, relieves the kidney and bladder, gently influences the bowels, pleasantly soothes the lining of the stomach; sponge daily with vinegar and warm water.) [SNH p.232]

Rue or Garden Rue: Chronic bronchitis, glandular enlargements, scaly eruptions. Apply fomentation or compresses of a strong decoction to the chest or affected area. [SNH p.296]

See formula for Bronchitis containing comfrey, horehound, boneset, coltsfoot, elecampane, ginger and lobelia. [SNH p.312]

Mullein: Drink the strong decoction of leaves and flowers, or combine with comfrey root and garlic juice. [SNH p.316]

See formula using mullein, lobelia and cayenne. [SNH p.318]

Chickweed: Boil the fresh herb, eat the vegetable and drink the water freely. Drink the decoction, and apply hot fomentation of the decoction over the chest area. [SNH p.322]

See formula for bronchitis using marshmallow, coltsfoot, ground ivy, licorice and elder flowers. [SNH p.328]

See formula for bronchitis using slippery elm, boneset, licorice, flaxseed and blackstrap molasses. [SNH p.337]

See formula for bronchitis using slippery elm, boneset, flaxseed and licorice. [SNH p.337]

See formula for bronchitis using slippery elm bark, horehound, garden thyme, red clover, yerba santa, lobelia, resin weed, cayenne, blackstrap molasses and glycerine. [SNH p.339]

See formula for bronchitis using elecampane, comfrey, horehound, wild cherry and spikenard. [SNH p.344]

See formula for bronchitis using elecampane, skunk cabbage, aniseed, pleurisy root, licorice, lobelia, ginger and cayenne. [SNH p.344]

See formula for bronchitis using wild cherry, wahoo, blood root, elecampane, comfrey and golden seal. [SNH p.351]

See formula for bronchitis using wild yam, distilled water and glycerine. [SNH p.403]

Lung & Bronchial: Dr. Christopher's Herbal Formula for Lungs and Respiratory Tract:  This combination of herbs in capsule form is an aid to help relieve irritation in the respiratory tract--lungs and bronchial. This is an aid in Emphysema as well as other bronchial and lung congestion such as bronchitis, asthma, tuberculosis, etc. Suggested amount of these capsules would be two or more three times in a day or more. Additional aid is sometimes received by taking capsules with a cup of comfrey tea. Comfrey Root, Mullein, Chickweed, Marshmallow Root, Lobelia. [SNH p.528]
Other Useful Aids: For relief are a hot vapor or steam bath followed by a cold shower or sponging; also hot fomentations of pleurisy root and/or mullein (with lobelia in it) on the chest and spine. If you want to speed up any fomentation, add cayenne as a counterirritant. [HHH p.43]

Garlic: Another instance of the remarkable penetrating power of garlic is the fact that the expressed juice of fresh garlic mixed with olive oil and rubbed on the chest, throat, and between the shoulder blades gives great relief in whooping cough, asthma, bronchitis and dyspnea, according to an English physician who has used it with success for many years. It also has a reputation for safely reducing high blood pressure, and in this relation we have an exceedingly valuable formula. [NL 2-9]

Garlic Syrup: See recipe for garlic syrup for use on bronchitis. [NL 2-9]

Juices for Bronchitis: Carrot & garlic, carrot & dandelion, carrot. [NL 3-5]
Vegetables for Bronchitis: Asparagus, cabbage, carrot, lettuce, black and pink radish, beet greens, broccoli, sweet potatoes, spinach, turnip greens. [NL 4-12]

Ginger Bath for Bronchitis: Simply add three tablespoonfuls of the grated root powder to a tubful of hot water. Let the person soak in the tub, adding hot water occasionally to keep the tubful good and hot. Give sips of diaphoretic teas during this soak (camomile is pleasant and well-accepted by most sick people). [NL 7-3]

See Also:

Dr. John R. Christophers "Three Day Cleansing Program" for Cleansing the Bowel
Lung & Bronchial: Dr. Christopher's Herbal Formula for Lungs and Respiratory Tract
Heavy Mineral Bugleweed Combination: Dr. Christopher's Heavy Metal Formula
Mullein & Lobelia: Dr. Christopher's Glandular Fromula

Dr. Christopher's Herbal Legacy
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