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ACUTE BRONCHITIS

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Definition :– acute (self-limiting) inflammation of the bronchi due to infection of the bronchial tree

Symptoms:

  • Persistent coughing;
  • Signs and symptoms of infection (fever, malaise, loss of appetite, fatigue, increased number of white blood cells in blood);
  • It can last from 10 days to a few weeks

Causes:

  • Acute infection of the bronchi (bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori or viruses)
  • Acute irritation of the bronchi
    (dust, fumes from strong acids, ammonia, chlorine, air pollution and tobacco smoke)

Treatment:

Lifestyle Recommendations 

  • Include garlic and onions in diet – contain Quercetin and mustard oils which inhibit lipoxygenase, an enzyme that aids in releasing an inflammatory chemical in the body; garlic is also a natural antibiotic
  • Drink plenty of fluids (pure water, herbal teas and soups)
  • Avoid mucous-forming foods (dairy, processed foods, sugar, sweet fruits, white flour); also gas-producing foods (beans, cabbage, cauliflower, etc)
  • Avoid cigarette smoke – irritates air passages
  • Humidify air and keep environment clean
  • Do not use cough suppressants or swallow mucous

Supplement Recommendations

  • Colloidal silver (as per label, 1 week on, 1 week off, until relief) – natural antibiotic that destroys bacteria, viruses and fungi and promotes healing
  • Pycnogenol – removes dangerous substances and protects lungs; powerful antioxidant
  • Quercetin_C (500 mg 3x daily) – for allergic bronchitis – has an antihistaminic affect
  • Vitamin A (20 000 IU daily for 1 month, then 15 000 IU daily; max 0 000 IU daily if pregnant) – healing and tissue protection, plus natural beta-carotene (50 000 IU daily) or carotenoids complex – protection and repair of lung tissue
  • Vitamin C with bioflavanoids (including rutin) (3 000-10 000 mg daily, in divided doses) – enhances immunity and reduces histamine levels (use buffered powder form)

 Herbs –

  • Inhalations of garlic fumes (created by pouring boiling water over chopped garlic and producing steam, which is inhaled) can be used to treat all lung ailments, including bronchitis
  • An infusion of nasturtium can be made by steeping a quarter cup of fresh leaves in a cup of boiling water for five minutes. Strain and drink a sherry glass two or three times a day to relieve chronic bronchitis
  • Onions contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E, giving them antibiotic properties; they are useful in treating bronchitis
  • Borage leaf tea can be drunk to relieve bronchitis

 

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