All-natural Bronchitis Remedy
We have been on vacation – an amazing and wonderful vacation. Less
than a week into the vacation I contracted Bronchitis – really bad bronchitis. My husband followed suit about a week later. The symptoms have been awful. In fact, I really thought at first, I was getting the flu.
Not on vacation……. NOOOOOOOOO!
Bronchitis can be either bacterial or viral in nature. It can come out of nowhere as mine did and make you wonder if you were hit by a truck and didn’t know it!! As I mentioned at first, I began to think I was coming down with the flu. I had body aches, temperature, uncontrollable coughing, sore throat and a headache.
But thankfully I always travel with my dōTERRA Essential Oils. Not too sure what we would have done without them.
I looked at what I had and pulled the following to begin making my capsules. I added my essential oils to the veggie caps 4 times a day and I am feeling 100% better!!
YAY for the oils!!
I want to share with you what I used:
Empty veggie caps
2 drops each
1 drop each
Top off with Fractionated Coconut Oil. Essential Oils are fat soluble, and this will help with absorption.
I would like to give you a brief description of the oils I chose for my “Bronchitis” Blend.
Although these Essential Oils possess many different health benefits, for the purpose of discussing Bronchitis specifically I will limit the information to the Respiratory and Immune System benefits.
Rosemary has many health benefits such as supporting healthy digestion and respiratory system support.
Rosemary may help with opening your airway passages and fight resistant bacteria. Use with caution or not at all if you have epilepsy or high blood pressure.
One of the most potent and powerful Essential Oils. Primary chemical component is Carvacrol – which is high in antioxidants when ingested. Oregano does have a high phenol content so use caution if inhaling or diffusing. Oregano essential oil is also an expectorant which may help loosen the phlegm and quiet the wet cough that can be present with bronchitis.
Just 1 drop taken internally helps maintain a healthy immune function. It helps support a healthy respiratory system as well.
Excellent immune system support. This essential oil has been well studied as an antibacterial. This will be a great benefit whether your bronchitis is of the bacterial or viral nature.
My favorite oil EVER!! I use it for everything. It is renowned as one of the most prized and precious Essential Oils. It has extraordinary health benefits. It is known to support healthy cellular function when used internally. It is known to reduce inflammation and pain. It may also help soothe your cough and help reduce any phlegm.
Very cleansing and taken internally supports healthy respiratory function.
Excellent anti-inflammatory support which will help decrease inflammation within the respiratory system due to the bronchitis. Promotes a positive immune response.
Taken internally Copaiba helps support a healthy respiratory and immune system. May help reduce the pain from body aches and coughing.
Excellent anti – viral, fungal, bacterial support. Has over 92 different compounds and limitless applications. It promotes healthy immune function. This oil is best known for its antimicrobial benefits as it helps fight fungi, yeast and bacteria. This oil may also help reduce inflammation in the bronchial tubes caused by the bronchitis.
This is the Grand-Daddy of immune supporting essential oils for me!! This is a proprietary blend of essential oils. It provides and effective alternative for immune support.
I also diffused the same combination of oils at bedtime.