A bronchial cough, or lower respiratory tract infection, can have you unwell for up to 10 days. It is characterised by a mucus build-up in the bronchial tubes and an irritating cough that can last for weeks. You can have difficulty breathing and it can often be accompanied by a cold or the flu. For that reason, it’s important to find the best methods to treat and relieve the symptoms. Thankfully, there are many natural ways to relieve a bronchial cough.

  1. Herbal Remedies

Finding a good quality herbal medicine that has liquorice and fennel components helps to relieve the build-up of mucus associated with bronchial coughs and lower respiratory infections. The popular herb thyme also works great as an antispasmodic, which means it will reduce the muscle spasm that comes with a persistent cough. An herbal bronchial medicine containing these ingredients can help shift a bronchial cough, however, for a persistent cough that does not budge you should contact your local GP.

  1. Rest

If you’re suffering from a lower respiratory infection then your body needs plenty of sleep and resting time in order to recover. Many people try to continue with their daily tasks when they’re unwell, but this just prolongs the illness. Resting up is essential for the body to recuperate.

  1. Steam

A great way to open up your airways and clear the mucus build-up in your bronchial tubes is to fill the bathroom sink or a bowl with steaming hot water and cover your head with a towel, close your eyes and inhale the steam for 20–30 minutes. Place a few drops of eucalyptus oil in the water for an additional natural remedy.

  1. Stop Smoking

Smoking irritates the airways and if you have picked up a bronchial cough and continue to smoke, you’re essentially aggravating the mucus-filled bronchial tubes with every cigarette you smoke. For this reason, it’s essential to stop smoking whilst dealing with this ailment.

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