Acute inflammation of the large airways is called bronchitis. Inflammation goes away on its own with complete recovery and without long-lasting consequences. The causes of bronchitis are very different, and it is most often caused by a cold. Damage to the bronchial mucosa can also be caused by smoking, chemical stimuli or harmful substances. Acute bronchitis can last for ten days and manifests itself through a strong and painful cough with yellow to brown sputum, shivering with difficulty breathing and high body temperature. Severe acute bronchitis should be treated by a doctor as it can cause bloating of the lungs or bronchial abscess.

In chronic bronchitis, the bronchi are constantly inflamed and produce too much mucus that can only be expelled through a strong cough. Smokers and people living in damp and cold apartments, polluted air or foggy regions are particularly at risk. Chronic bronchitis most commonly affects people who have become less resistant due to previous respiratory infections.


- Stay in warm rooms and do not work or sleep in cold and humid rooms
- Do not smoke and avoid smoky places
- Strengthen the body with alternating cold and warm showers, compresses on the back and chest and dry rubbing
- In acute bronchitis, try to be warm and avoid stress and stressful situations
- The room you are staying in must be airy and the air must not be dry
- Do not use tranquilizers and codeine-containing products
- Do not refrain from coughing
- Eat foods that contain vitamins A and C
- Avoid eating white sugar and dairy products
- Drink eucalyptus teas (used as a tea, for bath and massage), elderberries, coltsfoot, horseradish, violets, primroses and thyme to drink as warmly as possible in small sips of at least four cups a day
- Essential oils of pine needles, eucalyptus and chamomile inhale two to three times a day
- Take 2-3 drops of lavender or orange essential oil with a spoonful of honey
- Use air fresheners
- Bath with the addition of thyme and salt
- Eat more garlic and onion as possible
- Drink horseradish, onion or thyme juices
- Put warm clay and loam compresses on your chest and back
- Wrapping the foot sheets in linings to remove the fever
- Acupressure
- Try to move as much as possible in the fresh air and breathe with full lungs


If self-help measures do not help, necessarily visit your doctor.