Coughs and bronchitis are super annoying and always difficult to treat. Most people stick to cough syrup and pills to treat both respiratory problems, but besides being generally ineffective, they also have a variety of serious side-effects which can worsen the symptoms. However, you should know that there are natural ways of treating both coughs and bronchitis, and we have the best ones for you.
Chronic coughs can last for up to 8 weeks or even more and are pretty annoying and hard to treat. People need to understand that coughs are not a simple problem – they can actually be caused by serious respiratory ailments, especially when nothing helps reduce them. The cause of coughs is often elusive as there are just too many factors involved. Smoking, asthma, post-nasal drip and acid reflux are identified as the usual suspects, but sometimes, a chronic cough can be a sign of more serious problems such as emphysema or lung cancer. The good news that once your doctor identifies the real problem behind the cough, it should go away quickly.
Here’s a list of the main symptoms of coughs:
- Shortness of breath
- Runny and stuffy nose
- Post-nasal drip
- A sour taste in the mouth
- Frequent need to clear your throat
- Sore throat
- Depending on the cough, coughing up blood can also be a symptom
Bronchitis is a serious respiratory disease caused by inflammation in the bronchial tubes which deliver oxygen to the lungs. People suffering from bronchitis usually cough up thick mucus, which is usually accompanied by fever. Bronchitis can be either acute or chronic – chronic bronchitis is the more serious condition and is caused by constant irritation in the bronchial tubes which is usually brought up by smoking.
Here are the main symptoms of bronchitis:
- Shortness of breath
- Constant production of mucus
- Chest discomfort and pain
How to treat coughs and bronchitis naturally
The remedy we have for you today works great against both conditions and is pretty simple to prepare. It contains only 2 simple ingredients which you probably have in your kitchen – honey and banana. When mixed, banana and honey create a powerful remedy which will soothe the irritation in your lungs and help you breathe and feel better. The remedy is completely natural, which means it’s safe to use for people of all ages including children.
Here’s how to prepare it:
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 tablespoons organic honey
- 400 ml. of water (boiling)
Pour 400 ml. of water in a pot, then bring it to a boil. In the meantime, open up the bananas and mash them with a fork. Take the boiling water off the heat, add the banana puree, put a cover on the pot and leave it for 30 minutes. Once lukewarm, add the honey inside and stir well.
In order to soothe your coughs and bronchitis, you need to drink 100 ml. of the remedy 4 times a day. Drink it every day until your cough or bronchitis goes away, but make sure to visit a doctor if the problem isn’t resolved after a few weeks.