What is the problem of Allergic Bronchitis and how worse is it?
It is the inflammation of the airways of the lungs and this happens when the dust enters these passages and causes irritation due to the allergy particles.
The air is filled with toxic chemicals, gases, dust particles and harmful tiny particles that are not visible to the naked eye but these are felt quite badly by our body on entering our body.
While breathing while some are just held back by the nose whereas, other particle enters the nose and then drains into the lungs, unfiltered. When the body is hypersensitive at that time it comes in contact with the allergens and then it reacts in an unwanted way. Due to the persistent irritation of the bronchial tubes it gets swollen. This is the same passage that carries the air from the lungs. The probability that your body will face the problem of allergic bronchitis is more when it is already suffering from allergic rhinitis.
Some of the symptoms of allergic bronchitis are:
- Discomfort in the chest
- Shortness of breath
- Persistent coughing and accumulation of phlegm in the chest
Four Herbal Remedies for Allergic Bronchitis
The way out from this is that you can make the mucus thinner so that it becomes runny and leaves body easily.
There endless number of ways in which you can do so and many ways in which you can achieve this are:
Take hot water bath and soothe your senses you will also inhale the steam and the vapors and this will help in making the mucus thin. You can also pour steaming hot water into a bowl and then lean over it, do not forget to cover the entire face with a towel while leaning so that steam does not go out.
To make the treatment more effective you need to pour a few drops of pine or eucalyptus oil to the water. These oils help by softening the mucus so that it easily flows out of the body. It also has some antibacterial properties that help in providing relief.
Pine oil is an excellent expectorant which means it will help in bringing up the phlegm from the bronchial tubes.
An ancient and an effective herbal remedy for allergic bronchitis that helps in clearing the mucus out from the lungs, by making it thin. As it has saponin in huge quantity therefore it will help loosen the phlegm. In a boiling cup of water drop in two teaspoons of mullein leaves and then let it steep for next 10 minutes. Take it off the heat and strain the leaves. After you have then strain the leaves and drink the tea.
Eat chilli pepper or anything spicy
You might have noticed that when you eat too much spicy food at that time your nose becomes runny, which is good in case of allergic bronchitis. Spicy food not only makes the rose runny but it also makes the mucus thin in the lungs which eventually help your body in getting rid of the problem.
Eat dry ginger (Saunth), Pipli (Long Pepper) and Kali Mirch (Black Pepper)
Offcourse, we won’t ask you to gulp them down raw but there are ways in which you can have it. First of all buy them all in their raw form. Don’t go for any substitute. Take all 3 ingredients and then make a powder out it. It has anti-inflammatory properties that will help you get rid of the nasal congestion and also from the swollen bronchial tubes. You can take this powder with honey also. Just a teaspoon of this powder with some honey and it will show instant results.
You should also be careful with your diet and avoid having milk products, oily food and anything that can cause irritation to your body.
Sukhwinder Singh: He is one of the renowned doctors in the field of Ayurveda, who heads the team of 35+ doctors. He runs Arogyam Allergy Centre, which has over the years helped unlimited people by treating their problems with a holistic approach.