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When you have bronchitis, the lining of your bronchial tubes are inflamed, and you cough up thick, possibly discolored mucus. To relieve symptoms and speed healing, drink 8 ounces of water with fresh lemon every two hours, eat grandma’s penicillin (chicken soup), drink peppermint and/or ginger tea, and take as many of the following as possible to boost lung function and immunity:

Natural Cure Dosage
N‐acetyl cysteine 600 mg twice daily taken on an empty stomach
Tylophora asthmatica extract (root) 15 mg two to three times daily
Boswellia serrata 150 mg two to three times daily
Picrorhiza extract (root) 75 mg two to three times daily
Quercetin 500 mg two to three times daily
Lobelia herb and seed 1,000 mg one to two times daily
Echinacea root 250 mg twice daily
Ginger 250 mg three to four times daily
Andrographis leaf extract 200 to 400 mg daily

Follow this regimen for a week, and your bronchitis should improve, but your cough may linger for about a month, which is natural.

If your symptoms don’t improve, you may have chronic bronchitis, which usually requires medical intervention. If your doctor puts you on an antibiotic, take a probiotic four hours before or after taking the antibiotic, and when your prescription runs out, continue taking probiotics and eat plenty of fermented foods, such as kimchi, sauerkraut, and yogurt or kefir (a yogurt‐like drink), which are good sources of probiotics. If you have recurrent bouts of lung congestion, get tested for food allergies.

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Dr. Scott J. Banks has been in clinical practice for more than 30 years. In 2013, Banks joined an elite group Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioners. He is uniquely trained in the Functional Medicine model to identify and treat the root causes of illness, disease, and chronic disorders.

Joe Kraynak has authored and co-authored numerous books.

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