Natural Remedies for Bronchitis

Relieve Your Bronchitis Cure

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Chronic Bronchitis

Definition and etiology Chronic bronchitis is defined by the presence of chronic bronchial secretions sufficient to cause expectoration occurring on most days for a minimum of 3 months for 2 consecutive years. It became recognized as a distinct disease in the late 1950s associated with the great British Smog. It develops in response to long-term irritants on the bronchial mucosa. Important irritants include cigarette smoke, dust, smoke, and fumes other causes include respiratory infection, particularly in infancy, and exposure to dampness, sudden changes in temperature, and fog. In the United Kingdom, it affects 10 of older people, and it is more common in industrial countries. Chronic bronchitis is a slowly progressive disorder unless the precipitating factors are avoided and it is treated.


Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi the airways connecting the windpipe to the lungs (see page 180) resulting in a cough (see above) that produces a lot of mucus. Other symptoms include fever, breathing difficulties, and wheezing. Bronchitis usually develops from a viral infection such as a cold or influenza, and is aggravated by atmospheric pollution, and by cold or damp air. SELF-HELP If you smoke, stop, and avoid smoky atmospheres. Try inhaling steam. If you have a bad attack, stay in bed for two or three days with a hot-water bottle placed on your chest, and drink plenty of hot drinks. Avoid eating refined carbohydrates. CAUTION If symptoms persist, see a doctor. If temperature rises above 102 F (39 C), if the mucus has blood in it, or if there are breathing difficulties, see a doctor within two hours. Bronchitis that comes on suddenly after exposure to cold, dry air Bronchitis with desire for ice water Bronchitis with painful cough

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD

The generation of oxygen free radicals by activated inflammatory cells produces many of the pathophys-iological changes associated with COPD. Common examples of COPD are asthma and bronchitis, each of which affects large numbers of children and adults. Antioxidant nutrients have therefore been suggested to play a role in the prevention and treatment of these conditions. A number of studies have demonstrated a beneficial effect of fruit and vegetable intake on lung function. For example, regular consumption of fresh fruit rich in vitamin C (citrus fruits and kiwi) has been found to have a beneficial effect on reducing wheezing and coughs in children. Vitamin C is the major antioxidant present in extracellular fluid lining the lung, and intake in the general population has been inversely correlated with the incidence of asthma, bronchitis, and wheezing and with pulmonary problems. Although some trials have shown high-dose supplementation (1-2g day) to improve symptoms of asthma in Other...

History of Attachment Theory

At twelve months she fell ill with bronchitis and was in the hospital for nine months . . . During this time she never saw her parents, who were only permitted to visit her when she was asleep . . . When examined at the Clinic at seven years of age she was found . . . to

Pollutants and Tobacco Smoke as Adjuvant Factors

The role of tobacco smoke, a complex mixture of various particles and organic compounds, has been extensively studied. The studies which have recently been reviewed consistently demonstrate that the risk of lower airway disease such as bronchitis, recurrent wheezing in infants as well as pneumonia is increased. Whether passive tobacco smoke exposure is causally related to the development of asthma is still disputed 8, 9 .

Historical Cultivation And Usage

Garcinia kola seed plays a very important role in African ethno-medicine. The seed is employed as a general tonic, and is believed to cure impotence. Traditionally, the seeds are used in the treatment of inflammatory disorders and liver disease. Extracts of the seeds led to remarkable improvement of liver function in patients with chronic hepatitis and cholangitis after treatment for 14 days at a Nigerian herbal home (Iwu, 1982). Other medicinal uses include as a purgative, an antiparasitic, an antimicrobial, and an antiviral. The seeds are used in the treatment of bronchitis and throat infections, and to prevent and relieve colic, cure head or chest colds, and relieve coughs (Figure 26.2). Constituents include xanthones and benzophenones. The antimicrobial properties of this plant are attributed to the benzophenone flavanones, while the hepatoprotective properties have been linked to the biflavonoid constituents of the plant. Specifically, a de-fatted fraction of an alcoholic extract...

Respiratory illness

Symptoms A sore throat and dry, tickly cough, possibly causing retching and vomiting. Phlegm is streaked with dark-red blood. Chest tightness may be due to asthma, bronchitis, or pneumonia. Colds tend to go straight to the chest. Symptoms better For sitting up for lying on the right side of the body for sleep for cold foods or drinks.

Acute Exacerbations of COPD

Figure 5 Increase in FEVi of 15 patients with asthma (left panel) and 15 patients with chronic bronchitis (right panel). Abbreviations P, placebo I, ipratropium 40 mg MDI F + T, fenoterol 5 mg plus oxtriphylline 400 mg oral. Source From Ref. 52. Figure 5 Increase in FEVi of 15 patients with asthma (left panel) and 15 patients with chronic bronchitis (right panel). Abbreviations P, placebo I, ipratropium 40 mg MDI F + T, fenoterol 5 mg plus oxtriphylline 400 mg oral. Source From Ref. 52.

Effects on Sleep Quality

Sleep disturbance is common among patients with chronic bronchitis and asthma. Sleep disturbance in children with asthma is associated with psychological problems and impairment of memory (59). Among patients with COPD, 41 reported at least one symptom of disturbed sleep (60), possibly contributing to nocturnal oxygen desaturation, the development of pulmonary hypertension, polycythemia, and cardiac arrhythmias (61,62). A randomized double-blinded study involving 36 patients with moderate to severe COPD showed that ipratropium increased total sleep time, decreased the severity of nocturnal desaturation, and improved the patient's perceptions of sleep quality (63).

Clinical Manifestations

After an incubation of two to four days, colonizing toxigenic diphtheria strains produce toxin locally with initiation of the signs and symptoms of disease (5). In nasal disease, typically seen in infants, the illness appears similar to the common cold but then progresses to a serosanguinous and mucopurulent rhinitis. Excoriation of the nares and upper lip and a white septal pseudomembrane may be seen. Spread of the disease to the pharynx occurs next, causing a sore throat, tonsillitis, low-grade temperature and a white to gray pseudomembrane extending from the tonsils to the posterior pharyngeal pillars and nasopharynx, the most common site for clinical diphtheria. Hoarseness and a barking cough accompany the progression of disease. Laryngeal diphtheria most often develops as an extension of pharyngeal involvement, although occasionally it may be an isolated manifestation of diphtheria. As toxin production continues, there is profound malaise, weakness, cervical lymphadenitis, soft...

Health and nutritional benefits of plantains

Because of the low lipid and high energy values, bananas are recommended for obese and geriatric patients. Bananas are useful for people with peptic ulcers, for treatment of infant diarrhea, and for celiac disease and colitis. The potential of dried unripe plantain or banana pulp powder in the treatment of ulcers has been noted (Dunjic et al., 1993). Plantains contain vitamin A and thus can act as an aid to digestion. The juice from the male bud provides an apparent remedy for stomach problems in many people. The ripe fruit has also been noted for use in the treatment of asthma and bronchitis.

Warming Up to Cold Remedies for Fibromyalgia

Despite this difference, some remedies that are given to people with colds, bronchitis, and related ailments may be helpful to people who have fibromyal-gia. I cover guaifenesin (a remedy that's effective in coping with cough) at the beginning of the chapter, so here I move on to other cold remedies that people with FMS have tried.

Is there a relationship between GERD and a chronic cough

There are several causes of chronic coughing. Some people with asthma do not have the usual symptoms of shortness of breath or wheezing and may only have coughing. Postnasal drip with mucus dripping down the throat can cause a chronic cough. Obviously, infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia can cause coughing. GERD or laryngopharyngeal reflux (see Question 52) can cause a chronic cough. Acid, which is a potent irritant, refluxes up the esophagus and into the larynx (the voice box) and the airways. This stimulates the nerves that line these structures and causes a cough in an attempt by the body to clear the offending irritant. It is felt that GERD is probably responsible for 30-40 of chronic coughing. Of those with GERD-related cough, about two-thirds have heartburn symptoms but a third do not.

Respiratory Tract Infections

Licorice increases mucous production within the respiratory tract and exerts an expectorant action. When combined with its anti-inflammatory, antiviral and possible immune-enhancing effects, it is a popular treatment for upper and lower respiratory tract infections. In practice, it is often used to treat coughs (especially productive types) and bronchitis (Bradley 1992).

Presentday Cultivation And Usage

Milk thistle is indigenous to Kashmir, Southern Europe, Southern Russia, North Africa, and Asia Minor. It was introduced to most areas of Europe, North and South America, and Southern Australia, and is cultivated mainly in the dry rocky soils of European countries, Australia, Canada, China, North and South America as a medicinal plant. It is also grown as ornamental plant for its attractive foliage. The seeds are collected when ripe, during late summer. Presently, milk thistle seed, its purified extracts and its active constituents are mainly used in liver diseases. It is the most widely used hepatoprotective agent in chronic inflammatory hepatic disorders, including hepatitis, jaundice, alcohol abuse, fibrosis, cirrhosis, and fatty infiltration and in hepatotoxicity by mushroom poisoning and by industrial pollutants. It is also widely used as nutraceutical agent. In homoeopathy, the seed tincture is used in liver disorders, jaundice, gall stones, peritonitis, hemorrhage, bronchitis,...

Confounding Effects of Infection on Laboratory Assessment

For vitamin A, severe systemic infections (e.g., pneumonia, bronchitis, diarrhoea, septicaemia, rheumatic and scarlet fever, malaria, and measles) cause a marked decrease in serum retinol level. This decrease may be due to various factors (e.g., increased retinol excretion in urine and reduced liver release of retinol and RBP to plasma). A reduction of vitamin A liver reserves assessed by the RDR test has been observed in children with chickenpox.

Shine as Lights in the World

I see very unhealthy people almost every day. I attempt to avoid patterns that critically sick people practice. I discipline myself without focusing on the individuals with whom I am in contact with at events. When asked I explain how sugar disrupts the immune system. You see, people get infections and lower resistance using sugar. Headaches, sinus problems, and bronchitis diminish when sugar is eliminated. Be a light to the world share your knowledge in love.

Alternative Diagnoses

While in most cases of AA, a combination of signs, symptoms, and ancillary measures correlate with a predictable clinical course, several alternative diagnoses should be entertained in the treatment of asthma in most patients, and pursued more aggressively if the setting is correct and the diagnosis of asthma is not entirely tenable. The most commonly missed diagnoses include diseases that cause airflow obstruction themselves or produce acute dyspnea that may be accompanied by wheezing, and include emphysema, chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, congestive heart failure, foreign body obstruction, and endobronchial lesions (31). Often, appropriate history, examination, and testing can help distinguish these processes from asthma, but sometimes patients may suffer from one or more of these diseases in addition to asthma.

Description Of Group Population

Students in the elementary school and middle school where I worked were basically black and Hispanic. The schools were located in an economically deprived area of the Bronx, New York. Many of the children's families were receiving welfare, or parents were receiving less than average wages. A number of the children were being treated for chronic illnesses such as asthma and bronchitis. Many of the students were underachievers, and had moved many times during the school year. A few students were receiving some kind of therapy at mental health clinics.

Historical Aspects Of The Use Of Nuts And Seeds For Health In Pakistan

Chicken pox (Ahmad etal., 2006), Respiratory tract ailments, aphrodisiac, and spermatopoetic (Rizvi etal., 2007 Hussain et al., 2007) Nausea, and stomach ache (Ahmad et al., 2006) Antifebrile, stomachic, gastrointestinal disorders, molluscicidal, menstruation problems, expectorant, antibacterial, and antidote to opium (Ali etal., 2003 Sabeen & Ahmad, 2009) Gastritis, antifebrile, constipation, and diabetes mellitus (Kabirudin & Khan, 2003) Asthma, cough, wounds, jaundice, bronchitis, menstrual problems, for the removal of umbilical cord, and to ease labor (Rizvi et al., 2007 Hayat et al., 2008) Antifebrile, jaundice, and hepatitis (Kabirudin & Khan, 2003), Gastrointestinal disorders, anthelmintic, and purgative (Shinwari & Khan, 2000 Qureshi etal., 2009) Aphrodisiac, antiarrhythmic, mental diseases, insanity, griping, gingivitis, gleets, bronchitis, thirst, diuretic, and in urinary troubles (Rizvi et al., 2007) Narcotic, and resolvent (Shinwari & Khan, 2000) Nephritis,...

Functional properties and toxicity

All over the world, thyme, Thymus vulgaris, is highly regarded. Thyme as a medicine has developed from a simple traditional herb into a drug that is taken seriously in phytotherapy. Herbal thyme, thyme extracts and thyme oil are used for symptoms of bronchitis and whooping cough as well as catarrhs of the upper respiratory tract. This development is based on numerous experimental in vitro studies revealing well-defined pharmacological activities (Zarzuelo and Crespo, 2002 and references cited therein) of both the essential oil and the plant extracts, the antimicrobial and spasmolytical properties being the most important ones. The non-medicinal use of thyme is no less important because thyme serves as a preservative for foods and is a culinary ingredient widely used as a seasoning in many parts of the world. Furthermore, thyme oil is an ingredient in many cosmetic preparations.

Scarlet Wisteria Tree Red Wisteria Daun Turi

Daun Solanum Nigrum

Traditional Medicinal Uses In the Philippines, the plant is used for its hypotensive properties. 10 It is used in Indian folk medicine for the treatment of liver disorders. 11 The juice of the leaves and flowers are popularly used for nasal catarrh and headache when taken as snuff. Various leaf preparations are used to treat epileptic fits. Applied externally for treatment of leprous eruptions. A poultice of the leaves is used for bruises. The leaf juice is mixed with honey for congenital bronchitis or cold in babies. 12 Traditional Medicinal Uses The stem, leaves and roots are used as a decoction for wounds, tumours and cancerous growths, sores and as an astringent They are also used as a condiment, stimulant, tonic, for treatment of piles, dysentery, abdominal pain, inflammation of bladder, relief of asthma, bronchitis, coughs, eye ailments, itch, psoriasis, skin diseases, eczema, ulcer, relief of cramps, rheumatism, neuralgia and expulsion of excess fluids. The roots are used as an...

TABLE 22 Seeds as Herbal Drugs and a Source of Medicinally Active Compounds

Similar to those of belladonna in bronchial asthma, parkinsonism In bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, as respiratory stimulant Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anthelmintic in respiratory diseases (cough, bronchitis, asthma, flu) not recommended in pregnancy Antitumor, antimicrobial, pesticide

Plantago major L Plantaginaceae Common Plantain Whitemans Foot Daun Sejumbok

Dosage A daily dose of 8 to 16 g of the whole plant or seeds in the form of a decoction or extract is used to treat oedema, dysuria, haematuria, persistent cough, bronchitis and ophthalmia. 31 Approximately 2 to 4 ml of the fluid extract taken orally three times daily serves for general well being. 32 As a rinse or gargle, 1.4 g of cut herb is immersed in 150 ml of cold water for 1 to 2 hours. 8 For internal use, 1.4 g of herb is immersed in 150 ml of boiled water for 10-15 min, drunk as infusion, for 3 to 4 times daily. 8 Dosage Daily dose for the treatment of tapeworm is one part pericarp, root, or stem bark boiled with 5 parts of water. Bark juice extract is recommended for tapeworm at a single dose of 20 g. Otherwise, 250 parts powdered bark are boiled in 1500 parts water for 30 minutes. 51 Doses of 4-5 g of powdered dried flower are used in haematuria, haemorrhoids, dysentery, chronic diarrhoea, and bronchitis. Either 1.5-3 g of root and bark powder, 100-200 ml of bark decoction...

Infectious parotitis See mumps

Ease (such as asthma, bronchitis, or emphysema), or a chronic metabolic disorder (such as diabetes). Other people at high risk are residents of nursing homes and other institutions housing patients of any age with serious long-term health problems, people with kidney disease, cystic fibrosis, anemia, asthma, cancer, or immunological disorders. In addition, household contacts of high-risk people, and health care workers who care for those at high risk, should be vaccinated. The shots are 70 to 80 percent effective in preventing flu.

Drugs Used to Treat Infectious Diseases

Amoxicillin (Trade names Amoxil, Moxilin, Wymox) A semisynthetic oral penicillin antibiotic, similar to ampicillin. This broad-spectrum antibiotic is prescribed in the treatment of several infections caused by gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, including bronchitis, cystitis, gonorrhea, and ear and skin infections. ampicillin (Trades names Amcill, Omnipen, Polycillin, Principen) A penicillin-type semisynthetic antibiotic used to treat conditions caused by a broad spectrum of gram-negative and gram-positive organisms in the urinary, respiratory, biliary, and intestinal tracts. Some of these conditions include cystitis, bronchitis, gonorrhea, typhoid fever, and ear and eye infections. It is inactivated by penicillinase, and therefore cannot be used against organisms that produce this enzyme. cefaclor (Trade name Ceclor) A common cephalosporin-type antibiotic used to treat ear infections, upper and lower respiratory-tract infections, urinary tract infections, skin infections,...

Euphorbia hirta L Euphorbiaceae Asthma Weed

Genital Lesion Lasting Weeks

Traditional Medicinal Uses The whole plant is decocted for athlete's foot, dysentery, enteritis, fever, gas, itch, and skin conditions. 3 It is also regarded as anodyne, depurative, diuretic, lactogogue, purgative, and vermifuge. The plant is used for asthma, bronchitis, calculus, colic, cough, dyspnoea,

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In 1957, I left the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, to begin a 1-year research fellowship at Hammersmith Hospital. When I saw the exciting work being done with cyclotron-produced radionuclides at Hammersmith, I decided that my goal in life would be to work in the field that was then called atomic medicine. Later, its name was changed to nuclear medicine, and today the field is called molecular imaging. Its basic principle remained the use of radioactive tracers to measure biochemical processes in the living human being. The use of radioactive tracers in biomedical science makes it possible to measure regional physiology in different parts of the body, including the brain. In the 1960s the first studies were made of the blood flow to different parts of the lung. Rectilinear scanning was able to reveal defects to different parts of the lung caused by clots passing from the legs and causing pulmonary embolism. Regions of abnormal ventilation could be detected in...

Nerium oleander L Apocynaceae Oleander

Branch Point Helix

Traditional Medicinal Uses The roots are used to cool the body system, as a tonic, purgative, thirst quencher, treatment for sore throat, cough and fever. 10 In China, the roots are also used to treat bronchitis, cold, dysuria, haemoptysis, laryngitis, restlessness, thirst, tuberculosis, stress, as an aphrodisiac,

Applications To Health Promotion And Disease Prevention

Other uses as folk remedies are for the treatment of liver disorders (antihepatotoxic activity), hepatitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, and gonorrhoea (Okojie et al., 2009). Iwu (1993) has also reported the antidiabetic potential of GK seed. Some studies have shown that GK seed extract exhibits a dilatory effect on the alveolar ducts and sacs, and alveoli, thus improving respiratory activity (see Okojie et al., 2009, for a review). The extract also enhances the functionality of the gall bladder, indicating that it has detoxification and cleansing properties. Other therapeutic uses are in the management of tuberculosis and diarrhea, and the treatment of measles and mumps in children.

Patents associated with apricot kernel

A food for curing upper respiratory tract infection, acute and chronic bronchitis, asthma, pulmonary tuberculosis, etc. with a certain therapeutic effect was reported to be made by using sweet apricot kernel, peach kernel, and walnut kernel according to a mixing ratio of 1 1 2 3 and adding the auxiliary materials of cane sugar, fine flour, vegetable oil, and ginseng powder and adopting the production processes for Chinese Guangdong moon cake, Chinese Xiaogan sesame sweets, and amber sugar-coated walnut meat. It can be made into the respective forms of cake and sweets (Jiang, and Hai, 2002).

Ampicillin Amcill Omnipen Polycillin Principen

A penicillin-type semisynthetic antibiotic used to treat conditions caused by a broad spectrum of gram-negative and gram-positive organisms in the urinary, respiratory, and intestinal tracts. some of these conditions include cystitis, bronchitis, gonorrhea, and ear and eye infections. It is inactivated by penicillinase and therefore cannot be used against bacteria that produce this enzyme.

Box 1 Translating PHQ9 scores into action

The IMPACT and related studies illustrate the tensions involved in the use of a disease-specific instead of a generic complexity-specific focus. The possible superiority of a complexity-specific approach is illustrated by the fact that, on average, patients had 3.8 chronic conditions in addition to the depression. More than 50 of these patients suffered from high blood pressure, arthritis, loss of hearing or vision, or chronic pain. Thirty percent had heart disease (angina, failure, valve problems), and between 20 and 25 had asthma, chronic bronchitis or emphysema, or diabetes 20,21 . These comorbidities, as well as social comorbidities, interfere with the treatment of depression, for example, with regard to the adjustment of antidepressants to the needs of the physical morbidities, the compliance management or to the social situation of the patients. Current epidemiologic findings report that about 40 to 50 of patients who have chronic conditions have multiple chronic conditions....

Functional properties

The powdered fruit of allspice is used in traditional medicine to treat flatulence, dyspepsia, diarrhoea and as a remedy for depression, nervous exhaustion, tension, neuralgia and stress. In small doses it can also help to cure rheumatism, arthritis, stiffness, chills, congested coughs, bronchitis, neuralgia and rheumatism. It has anaesthetic, analgesic, antioxidant, antiseptic, carminative, muscle relaxant, rubefacient, stimulant and purgative properties (Rema and Krishn-amoorthy, 1989). It is also useful for oral hygiene and in cases of halitosis. An aqueous suspension of allspice is reported to have anti-ulcer and cytoprotective activity by protecting gastric mucosa against indomethacin and various other necrotizing agents in rats (Rehaily et al., 2002)

Italian cypress cupressus sempervirens l cupressaceae

Note that the RSV says cedar, the KJV says ash. Perhaps this is not so amazing there are many supra-specific and suprageneric terms in the United States, such as scrub oaks and conifer, respectively. The latter embraces more kinds of gymnosperms than Zohary's berosh. The cypress was an important biblical timber tree, used by the Egyptians for coffins in olden times, and in Greece more recently. The doors of St. Peter's in Rome and the gates of Constantinople, made of cypress, both survived more than 1000 years. Its timbers were used for house building, ship building (even the ark), and musical instruments. David and all the house of Israel played on musical instruments made of cypress (BIB). Oil of cypress is a valuable perfume ingredient, providing ambergris- and ladanum-like odors. The trees are often planted as ornamentals in cemeteries, gardens, and parks. The Island of Cyprus, where the tree was once worshipped, derives its name from the cypress. Regarded as antiseptic,...

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy

Cause The smaller airways that branch off the bronchial tubes become inflamed, usually because of the RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS (RSV INFECTION), although other viruses may be responsible. Adult attacks may follow BRONCHITIS brought on by INFLUENZA. The viruses may be transmitted from person to person through airborne drops and are highly contagious. Hospitalized patients will be placed in respiratory isolation. bronchitis Inflammation of the airways that connect the windpipe (trachea) to the lungs, resulting in persistent cough with quantities of phlegm or sputum. Attacks usually occur in the winter among smokers, babies, the elderly, and those with lung disease, although anyone can get bronchitis. Bronchitis presents in one of two forms acute (of sudden onset and short duration) and chronic (persistent over a long period, and recurring several years). Cause Acute bronchitis is usually a complication of a viral infection (such as a cold or the flu), although it can also be caused by...

Ephedra Ephedra SiNiCA

Traditional Chinese medicine has for centuries touted the use of ephedra for the treatment of asthma, congestion, and bronchitis. Also known as ma huang, it predominantly consists of two alkaloids, ephedrine and pseudo-ephedrine. Ephedrine is a sympathomimetic drug, structurally similar to amphetamines. Its effects on the body include central nervous system stimulation, cardiac stimulation (ionotropic and chronotropic), bronchodilation, and elevation in blood pressure. Pseudoephedrine is an isomer of ephedrine that has weaker stimulatory effects on the central nervous system and on blood pressure (33). In the United States, ephedra has become a popular ingredient in over-the-counter weight loss preparations. It is frequently combined with herbal forms of caffeine such as guarana or kola nut.

Other Uses

Adhatoda is traditionally used to treat cough, asthma, bronchitis and colds, but has also been used to treat fever, dysentery, diarrhoea, jaundice, to stimulate the birthing process and aid healing afterwards, tuberculosis, headache, and as an antispasmodic (Claeson et al 2000). It has also been used as an abortifacient in some Indian villages.


It is important to tell the physician about all the medications your child is taking, including vitamins, supplements, and any medications you obtained without a prescription. (I gave Johnny one of Grandma's pills that she had left over from when she had bronchitis can turn out to be the explanation for the entire problem if it's an allergic reaction to Grandma's medicine.) The physician needs to know what has been done to treat the problem in the past. He or she also needs to know what other medical problems the child is being treated for and how. Furthermore, the physician needs to be sure the child is not on a medication that may be causing the problem, including one that has recently been stopped. In addition, it is important for the physician to be sure that the child is not taking a medication that will interact with the medications the physician wants to prescribe. If your child is allergic to particular drugs, know which ones they are, and tell your doctor during the...

Stable COPD

Bronchodilator than other agents in COPD (48-50). After large cumulative doses, the anticholinergic agent alone achieves all the available bronchodilatation (51). In this regard, COPD patients contrast sharply with asthmatic patients. In studies where bronchodilator responsiveness was compared between patients with asthma and COPD who had similar baseline airflows, patients with bronchitis had a better response to ipratropium than to adrenergic agents, the reverse being true for patients with asthma e.g., Fig. 5 (52) . Why Possibly because in asthma, airflow obstruction results from airway inflammation that is, at least partially, modified by adrenergic agents but not by anticholinergics in COPD, the major reversible component is bronchomotor tone, which is best reversed by anticholinergic agents (51).

Common Ginger

Used to treat bleeding, chest congestion, cholera, cold, diarrhoea, dropsy, dysmenorrhoea, nausea, stomachache, and also for baldness, cancer, rheumatism, snakebite and toothache. 8 It is also used as postpartum protective medicine, treatment for dysentery, treatment for congestion of the liver, complaints with the urino-genital system female reproduction system and sinus. 10 Besides that, it is used to alleviate nausea, as a carminative, circulatory stimulant and to treat inflammation and bacterial infection. 3 The Commision E approved the internal use of ginger for dyspepsia and prevention of motion sickness. 11 The British Herbal Compendium indicates ginger for atonic dyspepsia, colic, vomiting of pregnancy, anorexia, bronchitis and rheumatic complaints.1 12 European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy (ESCOP) indicates its use for prophylaxis of the nausea and vomiting of motion sickness and to alleviate nausea after minor surgical procedures. 13

Does Timing Matter

I used to always get sick and had to miss work due to bronchitis. I had pain in my lungs and overall weakness from this condition. I regularly took over-the-counter cough syrup and pain pills. Following Dr. DeMaria's advice I started eating more fruits and vegetables and began drinking more water. I have cut out most of the white sugar in my diet. The information and care provided by Dr. Bob has turned my life around. I feel like a new person. I am so thankful that I had friends that referred me to him. My bronchitis attacks have ceased. I miss very little work now due to better health. I have not had a cold since I started drugless healthcare, one and a half

Red clover

Historical note Red clover has been used for a long time as an animal fodder as well as a human medicine. Traditionally, it is considered an alternative remedy with good cleansing properties useful in the treatment of skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and rashes. A strong infusion was used to ease whooping cough and other spasmodic coughs due to measles, bronchitis and laryngitis. It was recommended for 'ulcers of every kind, and deep, ragged-edged, and otherwise badly-conditioned burns. It possesses a peculiar soothing property, proves an efficient detergent, and promotes a healthful granulation'. Combined with other herbs, red clover was recommended for syphilis, scrofula, chronic rheumatism, glandular and various skin affections (Felter & Lloyd 1 983). Interestingly, red clover was not traditionally used for the treatment of menopausal symptoms.


Thyme extract has been used to treat the common cold, bronchitis, laryngitis and Bronchitis Encouraging data have been reported for chronic bronchitis treated by thyme in combination with other herbs in large (n > 3000) comparative clinical trials, although no data are available for thyme as a stand-alone treatment (Ernst et al 1997). Thyme is approved by Commission E in the treatment of bronchitis, whooping cough and upper respiratory tract catarrh (Blumenthal et al 2000).

Clinical Tests

A retrospective study of 1280 children with acute bronchitis demonstrated that treatment with the expressed juice led to faster healing than in the cohort treated with an antibiotic (129). It is speculated that viral infections partly account for this difference, for an antibiotic would not be expected to be useful in such cases.

Dairy Products

Because milk contains saturated fat and cholesterol, especially concentrated in cheese, it is recommended that low-fat or nonfat products be consumed. The protein in milk can adversely affect some individuals by aggravating health conditions such as asthma, sinusitis, and bronchitis. It can also irritate an already overactive immune system in cases of allergies and other autoimmune disorders. Milk products that are not organic may contain residues of drugs and hormones that have been fed to dairy cows.

Women And Smoking

Ery, are lower for babies of women who smoked during pregnancy. Women who stop smoking early in pregnancy increase their likelihood of having normal deliveries and normal-birth-weight babies. Interestingly, epidemiological data suggest that passive smoke exposure during pregnancy (e.g., living with a smoker) can adversely affect birth weight of the baby. Infants born to mothers who smoke are far more likely to die before their first birthday, primarily as a result of respiratory complications and sudden infant death syndrome. Children of mothers who smoke seem in general more likely to suffer from colds, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and other respiratory problems.

Eat to Sleep

The back of my neck would tingle and hurt when I reached for something. My lower back especially would lock up and I would be in severe pain. I would get bronchitis every year or so. I used ibuprofen on and off. Following Dr. DeMaria's advice I am now eating less sugar. I take different supplements and I try to eat better food sometimes. Cutting back on sugar has been difficult, but I am still trying to eat less sugar and still trying to buy less food with sugar in it. The information and care provided by

Winter savory

The rhizomes are bitter, sweet, sour aromatic (a mixture of tastes, starting from bitter initially, turning to a sweet and then sour aromatic sensation), and cooling used as an appetizer, carminative, digestive, stomachic, demulcent, febrifuge, alexeteric, aphrodisiac, laxative, diuretic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic and used in the treatment of anorexia, dyspepsia, flatulence, colic, bruises, wounds, chronic ulcers, skin diseases, pruritus, fever, constipation, hiccough, cough, bronchitis, sprains, gout, halitosis, otalgia and inflammations (Hussain et al., 1992 Warrier et al., 1994).

Atalantia monophylla

Tropane alkaloids inhibit the para-sympathetic nervous system, which controls involuntary bodily activities reduces saliva, gastric, intestinal and bronchial secretions, and also the activity of urinary tubules. Tropane alkaloids also increase the heart rate and dilate the pupils. These alkaloids are used as an additive to compound formulations for bronchitis, asthma, whooping cough, gastrointestinal hy-permotility, dysmenorrhoea, nocturnal enuresis and fatigue syndrome.

What Is Aromatherapy

Each of the 130 or so varieties of essential oils used by the aromatherapist is believed to have specific healing properties that can help in the treatment of many ailments, ranging from relief from stress and minor physical conditions, such as sore throats and colds, to more serious ones, such as bronchitis. Some claim that these oils can relieve bacterial infections, immune disorders, cystitis, and herpes simplex, and that they even help patients with life-threatening conditions such as cancer and AIDS.1 Examples of commonly used oils are lavender (Lavendula officinalis), having antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globules), acting as a stimulant and decongestant and rosemary (Rosmar-inus officinalis), to stimulate the circulatory system and soothe aching muscles.1

Disease Prevention

Passion fruit has an abundance of vitamins A and C, folic acid, niacin, calcium, iron, potassium, and other nutrients. The leaves have been used for centuries by Latin American tribes as a sedative or calming tonic. The fruit has been utilized in Brazil as a cardiac tonic and medicine, and, as the beverage maracuja grande, is often employed in the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough, and other recalcitrant coughs. Passion fruit plays an important role in South American traditional medicine. In Peru, the juice is used to treat urinary infections, and also as a mild diuretic. In Madeira, the juice is used to stimulate digestion, and for treatment of gastric cancer.

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