Bronchitis is an inflammation of the trachea and bronchial tubes, typically resulting from a viral infection, such as a cold or flu. If you get bronchitis once, you tend to get it again. When essential oils are used at the earliest signs of bronchitis, they can help slow or even stop the cycle of inflammation.
- Avoid eating mucous-producing foods, such as dairy product, white flour products, and all products containing large amounts of white sugar. A diet of fruits and vegetables only for a week or two is a great diet for bronchitis.
- Increase your regular intake of water to at least ½ gallon daily. (On a "normal" day, you should be drinking at least half your body weight in ounces)
- Avoid very dry air by using a humidifier. You may add a drop of Breath EZ or Eucalyptus radiata.
- Stay away from all tobacco or industrial smoke.
- Generally, avoid cough suppressants, since coughing helps to lift and eliminate the mucous that is generated by the bronchial inflammation.
- At the first sign of a bronchial “tickle” telling you that your lungs are about to be affected, place a drop of Tea Tree, or per la Immunity on the back of your tongue and let it remain in your mouth for at least 2 minutes. The EO will mix with your saliva, creating an effective antibacterial/antiviral “mouthwash.” After 2 minutes, slowly swallow this saliva mixture. The EO will continue its cleansing work in the esophagus and stomach. ~Repeat this procedure every 5-10 minutes for the first hour. As the cough tickle subsides, decrease frequency gradually.
Once the bronchitis has progressed to a full-fledged infection, make up capsules of 4 to 8 drops of the Immunity or Oregano oil filled with a carrier oil and take up to 3x daily. Make up only enough for a days worth (keep refrigerated) because the oils may begin to dissolve the capsule.
Especially if you suspect a viral infection and whenever the bronchial tubes have restricted to a point that inhibits normal breathing, use Eucalyptus radiata, Peppermint, Rosemary, Lemon, or the per la Respiratory blend to open airways and relax lung tension. Apply on reflex points for maximum effectiveness as follows:
- Below the outer area of the collarbone, just inside the groove between the deltoid and pectorals major muscle.
- On the upper part of the sternum
- On the wrists at the pulse point.
- On the balls of the feet.
- On each side of the nostril (use only a trace and avoid the mucosal lining inside the nose)
- On the bone behind and under the ear.
- In the early stages, when coughing is usually dry and painful, steam inhalations with Eucalyptus radiata, Lavender, Rosemary, Frankincense, or the Respiratory blend may be particularly helpful. Mix 2-3 drops of essential oil in 2 cups of water and simmer. Inhale the steam vapors.
- Diffuse 5-10 drops of Immunity, Eucalyptus radiata, or the Respiratory blend for 5 minutes at times during the day when coughing is most severe.
-Apply several drops of oil, then warm compress on back and chest
-Diffuse for 15-20 minutes daily as needed.
-Apply several drops to the feet.
Oregano has been used historically for its potent effect on chest dissorders. Loosens phlegm and helps with chronic bronchitis, and congestion.
-Use internally, 2-3 drops in capsule with carrier oil.
-Use externally, 1-2 drops in an ounce of carrier oil, rubbed on the chest and back- using a warm compress if desired.
Frankincense can help treat bronchitis if inhaled or put on location, using the same way as Oregano oil isused.
The following single oils are helpful for bronchial congestions:Cypress, Rosemary, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Thyme, Birch, Myrtle, Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint, or Helichrysum
Any of these oils will help open up bronchia, you can mix a couple together, or use them alone, they all are complimenatry of each other,
Blends that support the bronchial area:per la Respiratory or per la Immunity(Don't put this on topically; because it's a spice, take it internally.)
Can also make a tea using 1-2 drops fennel + ½ cup warm water + 1 teaspoon honey. To sooth throat.