Bronchitis is a respiratory disease. It is often accompanied by expectoration of mucus and coughing. We are going to discover 5 plants that can counter this disease. These are Cape geranium, thyme, climbing ivy, eucalyptus and licorice.
Using Cape Geranium to Counter Bronchitis
The Cape geranium is a plant native to South Africa. It is widely used for fight against diseases of the respiratory system. We have already conducted a clinical study on the effectiveness of its liquid extract called EPs 7630. The results were conclusive. Thus, symptoms related to acute bronchitis improved in treated patients.
The dosage is not similar in adults and children. Adults take 30 drops of the standardized extract EPs 7630 3 times a day. The dose is reduced in children. The manufacturer’s information should then be followed.
Relieve bronchitis with thyme
Thyme combined with primrose can moderately reduce the intensity and duration of symptoms of bronchitis. The results of a clinical study confirm this statement.
1 to 2 g of the dried plant can be infused in 150 ml of boiling water for 10 minutes. If necessary, you can drink several cups a day.
Take 20-40 drops of fluid extracts and tincture diluted in juice or water. Catches are made 3 times a day.
The climbing ivy
English ivy treats symptoms of chronic bronchitis. Through clinical trials, it was concluded that this plant can relieve bronchitis. It increases the supply of air to the lungs and reduces excessive coughing.
These dried leaves can be infused for ten minutes in 150 ml of boiling water. One should drink up to three cups a day. The fluid extract is taken in 0.3 ml per day and the tincture in 1.5 ml. Manufacturer’s directions should be followed when using standardized extracts. Previous doses are halved in children.
Eucalyptus is a plant widely used in herbal medicine. It is thanks to the cineole and eucalyptol that these leaves contain. Clinical studies on this plant gave good results. Patients with chronic bronchitis had a decrease in sputum and cough.
Infuse for 10 minutes in 150 ml of boiling water 2 to 3 g of dried leaves. We drink two cups a day.
The tincture is taken twice a day in 10 to 15 ml. Same as the fluid extract but with a dose of 2 to 3 ml. Its essential oil is taken in 0.3 to 0.6 ml per day.
You can use a diffuser when you inhale it. You can also pour 4 to 6 drops of the essential oil into 150 ml of boiling water. Then, cover your head with a towel and inhale the vapors of the preparation. The inhalation is repeated up to three times a day.
First, pour 15 to 20 drops of the essential oil into 25 ml of vegetable oil. The chest is then rubbed with this liniment three times a day.
Traditional European herbalism attributes it to a softening effect. The German commission E recognizes the use of its root to soothe pain. In particular the one having a connection with thebronchial inflammation. This is due to the presence of a substance called glycyrrhizin in the plant. In vitro studies demonstrate that glycyrrhizin is effective against many viruses.
Its total liquid extract is taken in 2 to 4 ml per day after meals. The total dry extract is taken in 330 mg to 800 mg 3 times a day after meals.