Cleansing and Strengthening Your Bronchi with Medicinal Herbs

Did you know that thyme can help eliminate bacteria in the airways? By drinking two herbal teas a day, we can reduce inflammation of the bronchial tubes and cleanse the lungs.
Cleansing and Strengthening Your Bronchi with Medicinal Herbs
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 09 October, 2022

Bronchi are those essential tubes that connect the windpipe to the lungs. They deliver oxygen to the body. This is why it’s so essential to keep them healthy and in good shape. In this article, we’ll share some medicinal herbs that are great for strengthening your bronchi naturally.

The importance of bronchi

Chronic bronchitis.

Once the bronchi reach the lungs, they expand inside them. This is how they branch out into the lobar bronchi until they reach the smaller bronchioles. Thanks to them, we get oxygen and air that give us the strength we need to perform our daily activities so that we may function normally without getting tired.

But sometimes we may experience coughing and fatigue, inflammation or mucus, or even worse, asthma. All of this worsens if we suffer from allergies. In essence, there are many diseases associated with our bronchi. This is why we need to care for them and know what kind of guidelines to follow to keep them in good shape.

We’ll show you which herbs are great for strengthening your bronchi below.

Read on: Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

Herbal medicines for cleansing and strengthening your bronchi

1. Ginger

Ginger tea

Ginger is a medicinal root with multiple properties. Did you know what ginger can do for your lungs? Thanks to a compound called gingerol, we can strengthen the health of our bronchi and lungs. This allows us to remove phlegm, mucus, toxins, and many types of allergens. You can drink two cups of ginger tea a day, especially after meals.

2. Thyme infusion

Thyme infusion.

Have you tried thyme infusion? It’s delicious and digestible. In addition, it’s essential for our lung and bronchus health. The secret lies in the active principle of a plant called thymol.

Thanks to this plant, we get to cleanse our lungs, reduce inflammation of the bronchial tubes, and eliminate bacteria in the airways. Take two thyme infusions a day, one in the morning and one after dinner.

3. American elm

American elm infusion.

Don’t worry, you can easily find American elm in natural stores. It’s a plant that’s used primarily to treat lung and bronchial problems. It’s very healing. One of its main functions is to clear mucus from the lungs and reduce inflammation of irritated tissue. This improves our immune defenses and our entire respiratory system.

It’s one of the most recommended herbs and has actually been used since ancient times for all respiratory conditions. It’s even useful as a poultice.

4. Rosemary extract for strengthening your bronchi

Rosemary infusion.

It almost has the same properties as rosemary, but its active principles to lower inflammation are much more powerful. This is why we recommend you take a single infusion per day, right after lunch.

It’s also a very digestible infusion, making it a simple remedy to use when we get the flu or when our chest feels congested with mucus.

Remember to drink plenty of fluids and include one cup of rosemary infusion per day. We also recommend rubbing on some of its oil. It soothes, refreshes, and acts as a good expectorant. Don’t hesitate to try it today!

5. Mullein herb

Fucus infusion.

Although mullein is not that well-known, it also has powerful properties. Do you know the main virtue of this plant? It relieves coughing and clears the airways so that we can breathe easier.

You can find it in food stores in ready-to-infuse bags or capsules. If you lean towards the capsules, remember that the recommended dose is 200 mg twice a day. If we take them over the course of 10 days, we’ll see immediate results.

6. Anise and licorice infusion

Anise infusion.

It has a peculiar, pleasant, and original taste. If you mix anise seed with licorice root, you create the perfect infusion for reducing mucus in your lungs and treating a cough and asthma. It reduces inflammation in our airways and relaxes bronchial inflammation. It’s a medicinal treatment recommended for both children and adults.

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Don’t hesitate to drink two infusions a day, one in the morning and one at night. You can always find these ingredients in natural stores.

In addition, it’s clear that good habits are also essential to improving the health of your lungs and bronchi. Eliminate tobacco, drink plenty of fluids, do some exercise, and also avoid the highly contaminated or highly polluted areas of your city.

Take care of your health and don’t forget to drink one of the infusions listed here every day.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.