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Homeopathic Remedies for Bronchitis

Homeopathic Remedies For Bronchitis

Prolonged coughing, difficulty in breathing, mucus expectoration, pain in the chest, all these symptoms may indicate the initial stages of a respiratory disorder Bronchitis. This respiratory disease is characterized by the inflammation of bronchial tubes. Air passes from the trachea to the lungs through the bronchial tubes. The acute inflammation of bronchial tubes (Acute Bronchitis) usually follows an episode of cold or influenza caused by viral agents. The cold and influenza affect the upper respiratory system, including nose, sinuses, and larynx. In cases of maltreated or neglected cold or influenza, the infection travels in a downward direction and leads to inflammation of bronchial tubes, producing varying symptoms.

Homeopathic Treatment

Natural medicines serve as a very reliable and safe treatment to get rid of Bronchitis. They are free from any side effects and there is absolutely no chance of suppression of symptoms in the homeopathic treatment of Bronchitis. Remedies for Bronchitis are natural medicines that help in the easy exit of the mucus from the bronchi. As the mucus is effortlessly thrown out with the help of properly selected medicines, the cough, chest pain and difficulty in breathing also begin to subside and almost finish consequently.

Homeopathic Remedies for Bronchitis

1. Bryonia – For Dry Cough

Bryonia is the best medicine for managing dry cough. Persons needing it have cough due to irritation in the throat. While coughing, pain is felt in the chest and head.  The cough gets worse after eating or drinking. It also increases from movement and talking. Besides, sneezing and scratchy sensation is felt in the throat. Fever with chills can also accompany.

When and How to use Bryonia?

Bryonia should be considered in the early stages of Bronchitis when there is dry cough along with pain in the chest and head. This medicine is recommended in 30C potency. Bryonia 30C can be taken three to four times a day at a three-hour interval.

2. Spongia – For Dry Cough With Difficult Breathing

Spongia is another effective medicine for dry cough. This medicine can be used when dry cough is accompanied by difficult breathing. Cough is extremely dry, hard and continuous. Eating or drinking makes the cough better. Cough is attended with fatigue. One may feel pain and a heated sensation in the chest. At times, a feeling of fullness is felt in the chest.

When and How to use Spongia?

Use of Spongia should be considered when dry cough occurs along with difficulty in breathing in mild intensity. Though it can be used in both low and high potencies, it is best to start with low potencies like 30C. Spongia 30C can be taken two to three times a day as per intensity of the symptoms.

3. Antimonium Tart – For Bronchitis With Loose Rattling Cough

Antimonium Tart is natural remedy for Bronchitis with loose rattling cough. The bronchial tubes are overloaded with mucus and mucus is heard rattling in the chest on coughing. The mucus does not expel easily and if it does get coughed out, the quantity is meagre. Antimonium Tart is of great help in aiding the expectoration of the mucus present in bronchial tubes. Whistling in chest and a feeling of heaviness in the chest occurs along with the above symptoms.

When and How to use Antimonium Tart?

It is the first medicine to be prescribed when cough is loose and rattling sound is heard while breathing due to the excess mucus lodged in bronchial tubes. Whistling in the chest may occur. This medicine helps to relieve cough, aids expectoration and clears off the mucus from bronchial tubes. Antimonium tart can be taken once or twice a day in 30C potency.

4. Arsenic Album – For Cough, Breathing Difficulty And Wheezing In Chest

Arsenic Album is highly recommended for cases in which there occurs cough with difficulty in breathing and wheezing /whistling in the chest. In most cases needing it, the cough gets worse at night. The phlegm is frothy white or thick yellow, may be blood streaked in some cases. During cough, soreness is felt in the chest, which may also feel tight sometimes. Following an episode of cough, one feels very weak.

When and How to use Arsenic Album?

Arsenic Album can be used in cases presenting with cough, difficult breathing and wheezing in chest when the complaint is of mild intensity. It is usually given in 30C potency once or twice a day. Its higher potencies are also used in some cases for which homeopathic doctor’s advice is a must.

5. Ipecac – For Rattling Cough With Vomiting

Ipecac is another medicine for cough that is similar when Antimonium Tart is recommended. But Ipecac is considered when cough with rattling of mucus in bronchi is followed by vomiting. It is suggested when there is coughing with excessive mucus in bronchial tubes and constant coughing does not seem to expel the mucus from bronchial tubes. Ipecac helps in expelling the mucus out with the least effort. Slight blood can be noticed in the coughed out sputa. Shortness of breath and a constricted sensation in the chest may be present. Wheezing (breathing noisily), sneezing and cold may accompany the above symptoms.

When and How to use Ipecac?

Ipecac can be given in case of loose rattling cough with vomiting. It can also be used in cases of cough with excessive mucus in bronchial tubes but difficult expectoration. It can be used in varying potencies varying from 6C to 200C. Ipecac is generally used in 30C potency two to three times a day

6. Hepar Sulph – For Loose Cough With Yellow Sputum

It is a well indicated medicine for cases having loose cough with yellow sticky sputum. The expectorated phlegm is abundant. Cough gets worse from exposure to cold air or from drinking cold water. In some cases requiring it, blood stained mucus is expectorated. While coughing, burning in the throat and chest are felt. Sneezing may occur.

When and How to use Hepar Sulph?

This medicine is most helpful for cases of loose cough with yellow expectoration. It is mostly recommended in 30 C potency twice or thrice a day as per severity of the problem. Its higher potencies like 200C, 1M are also available but they should not be used without a doctor’s prescription.

7. Pulsatilla – For Cough With Thick Yellow Or Green Expectoration

Pulsatilla is an ideal herbal medicine for Bronchitis when cough is attended with thick yellow or green mucus expectoration. The sputa may have bitter, salty or a bad taste. Cough gets worse in the morning and also in a warm room, while it gets better in open air.

When and How to use Pulsatilla?

Pulsatilla is the best choice of medicine for cough with thick yellow or green phlegm expectoration. Pulsatilla 30C once or twice a day gives good results.

Note: Use of the above medicines is recommended only in mild to moderate cases of bronchitis as per symptoms. After matching the symptoms, one may take these medicines for about one week if the condition improves. To continue these for more than one week, or if there is no visible sign of improvement, consult a homeopathic doctor. In severe cases like high fever, extreme difficulty in breathing, chest pain or pneumonia, it is strictly advised not to self-medicate with any of the above medicines, take immediate help from conventional mode of treatment.

Causes Of Bronchitis

 1. Acute Bronchitis: It commonly arises from viruses that cause common cold and flu (influenza). These viral infections are the cause behind 85-95 percent of all the acute bronchitis cases in adults.

Rarely, acute bronchitis can result from bacterial infections like chlamydia pneumoniae, mycoplasma pneumoniae, etc.

2. Chronic Bronchitis: The common reason for chronic bronchitis is cigarette smoking in about 90% of the cases. Passive smoking also increases the risk. Prolonged exposure to polluted air, dust or chemical fumes may also be one of the reasons. Repeated bouts of acute bronchitis also may turn into chronic bronchitis. Those having asthma or allergic tendency are also predisposed to chronic bronchitis.

What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Bronchitis?

1. Cough is the main symptom. Initially, the cough can be dry. Afterward, the cough becomes productive which means loose cough with production of mucus. The mucus can be clear, white, yellow, green, grey in colour. At times, mucus is even blood-stained though very rarely. Cough may last from one week to three weeks.

2. Difficulty in breathing

3. Fever and chills

4. Wheezing or whistling sound from chest on breathing and chest congestion/discomfort /tightness

5. Weakness, fatigue

6. In acute bronchitis, symptoms like runny nose, blocked nose, sore throat, headache and body aches may be present.

Types of Bronchitis

Acute bronchitis (chest cold): It generally lasts for one week to ten days, but the cough may linger for two to three weeks in some cases.

Chronic bronchitis:Bronchitis is termed chronic, when cough along with mucus lasts for minimum three months in a year with recurrence at least in two consecutive years.

Risk factors

Though anyone can get infected by bronchitis, infants (babies less than one year of age), young kids (under 5yrs) and elderly people are at the highest risk. Other risk factors include low immunity, cigarette smoking, excessive exposure to dust, chemical fumes, air pollutants and acid reflux (where stomach acid back-flows in upward direction to throat and causes irritation predisposing a person to develop bronchitis)


In some cases, pneumonia (inflamed air sacs that get filled with fluid) may occur as a complication. It can be life threatening and required immediate medical attention.


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  1. Allen Zelmer says:

    Not a persistent cough, but coughing up phlegm, but not a lot; whiteish – slightly yellowish green. Tight or heavy chest, no fever or chills, feel better in a cool room or outside, nose seems to open up then. Trouble breathing in the middle of the night.

  2. good night, my daughter , 20yr is with bronchits and as a new hBitNt of Cambridge I would indication of a doctor and an homeophatic pharmacy?

  3. Hi Dr Sharma , my wife has mac lung disease and bronchitis, is there is any treatment

  4. Nasir Malik says:

    Hi Dr Sharma , my wife is diagnose with mac disease, ct scan shows it has bronchitis, do you have any treatment for her problem
    Thanks and regards
    My phone number is 1 647 889 2020
    Thanks and regards
    Nasir malik

  5. Mohammed Sr. Qureshi says:

    Hello Dr. Sharma,

    My name is Mohammed Saleem Qureshi, known as ‘Saleem Qureshi”
    I am 73 years old.
    1. Developed diabetes Type II 10 years ago and I am on Metformin and Insulin shot one a day.
    2. At this age my prostate is become large but on Flowmax and Finstride medicine.
    3. Main issue I am having is too much secretion on my chest and my throat always seems irritant. I tried postnasal drip homeopathic medicine, but it help very little. I saw my mucus and analyzed which is string type mucus, it is very tight and when I spit saliva it is also kind tick and yellow.
    4. When I rub Vicks on my chest, I feel like everything is normal.
    5. I do not have heart burn; I eat very little on time for last 50 years. I don’t take carb meal and don’t dink tea very often, only one cup in the morning.

    Please advise to cure my throat issue its makes me nervous, depressed and my anxiety is on the roof.

  6. Hi
    My daughter of 5 years has been suffering from bronochitis for the last 2 years. She has attacks after each 1.5 months starting from throat. Then it gets lower with cough and acute shortness of breath. There is a lot of sound and it accompbies fever as well. She gets well with antibiotics and montilocust sodium. Hiw can i treat her with homeopathic medicine?


    I had cold for a week that went untreated. Now, I do have minor cold but constant cough with thick greenish mucus coming out. Please prescribe a medicine. Thanks


    My son having 11 years of age is suffering from chronic allergic cough, very allergic to cold weather and cold drinks, ice cream. He is using inhaler. Other wise very severe dry cough. Kindly advise


    I have problem of mucus with cough with running nose since November 2021 but now due to homeopathic treatment I have controlled my running nose but still there is white sputum with cough. Now can I take Antimonium Tart medicine to get rid of the problem of produced mucus. I have little pain in my chest but no problem in breath. How many times and drops should I take the medicine.

  10. Gopal Kumar Sinha says:

    My children has approx 2month sold.. After some test dr said bronchitis. Now what to do.

  11. Jean Qualls says:

    How do I determine bronchitis vs asthma? I Experience constant post nasal drip. Tight chest. Shortness of breath when walking my dog.) Some dry coughing. No wheezing. No pain.

    I was diagnosed with mild COPD in 2019 and am x-rayed annually. I have also been vaccinated – J&J vaccine.

    I have a classic homeopath but have been treating my symptoms with Spongia Tosta and Bryonia. May not be dozing myself properly.

    I am 77 years old. Please tell me your rates. Thank you very much.

  12. Have mucous in the throat that just doesn’t ever seem to clear, constantly trying to hawk or cough it up, constant trying to clear throat. Have had chronic sinusitis – sinus surgery to remove staph a few years ago, and find myself having to use a nose spray at night to reduce inflammation – which then I have overnight sinuses draining – and wake with the phlegm in throat that’s thick. Also, been producing a thick ball of mucus from each upper cavity daily or every other day since the first sinus infection set in 5 years ago, this daily ball of foul matter never went away even after the extensive (all 4 cavities cleared) surgery. Seems like just one ongoing infection. Ball is generally black, bloody, and a grey looking cold to the thick mucus intwined in the ball. Any recommendation and insight on this matter would be greatly appreciated. I have had extensive allergy testing and allergic to many foods, I avoid them, many plants, trees and grasses I cannot avoid, pollens, dust and so forth, which I do my best to reduce or avoid.

  13. Hi I have severe phlegm that sometimes expelled from my throat involuntarily. Throughout the day this happens and I visit the toilet to flush the sputum down the drain. The sputum is usually frothy and in huge amounts during the day. I have stomach gurgling and then severe gas due to this problem. Can you help.

  14. Priti Kumari says:

    Dear sir,
    My eleven year old daughter has been suffering from fever and dry cough for the last 6 days. Doctor has diagnosed bronchitis. Coughing is very severe and persistent as soon as she lies down. She is afraid of lying down now. Kindly advise some medicine. She has become very week.


  15. Bronchitis changes both lungs
    Coughing phlegm & chest pain
    Advise for treatment please
    Advise for medicine

    • Sanjiv Kumar Tyagi says:

      I have bronchitis for last two three years. When it get worse I face difficulty in throwing mucous and fever also because bacteria gets generated and cough become yellow. I also feel difficulty in breathing when I walk fast and inflammation of bronchial tubes gets inflammatory. Please help me

  16. Tahir bhatti says:

    Hi doctor
    My name is Tahir Bhatti
    Age 36
    I ve a lot of phelgm which come from throat nt from nose along with cough. I ve operated two times of nose bt result is zero. Alot of mucous is produced. I ve been sucfering from this disease for the last 18 years. Almost all homoepathy alopethic and herbal medicines are tested bt this disease is still incurable completely . Kindly suggest a medicine

    • Tahir bhatti says:

      Hi doctor
      My name is Tahir Bhatti
      Age 36
      I ve a lot of phelgm which come from throat nt from nose along with cough. I ve operated two times of nose bt result is zero. Alot of mucous is produced. I ve been sucfering from this disease for the last 18 years. Almost all homoepathy alopethic and herbal medicines are tested bt this disease is still incurable completely . Kindly suggest a medicine

  17. Prakash Bilakhia says:

    I am having Bronchiectasis. And have dry coughing lot lot accompany with breathing problem. Breathing is heavy and feels very.much uneasy
    After food it is heavy
    In can’t do basic activities. May diet has also decrease. Feeling weak also. Need your valuable advise
    Thank you

    • Hi I have severe phlegm that sometimes expelled from my throat involuntarily. Throughout the day this happens and I visit the toilet to flush the sputum down the drain. The sputum is usually frothy and in huge amounts during the day. I have stomach gurgling and then severe gas due to this problem. Can you help. My stools are also slimy die this phlegm. I am a chilly person and have blocked sinus and heavy chest for 6 weeks.

  18. Srinivasan says:

    Hi Doctor,
    I’m having wheezing problem surfaced 1month back sure to bad weather and cold. I get white mucus while coughing. Please advice what should I do.

    Thank you,

  19. Patrick McCelvey says:

    Hello there I would like to obtain a Homeopathy medicine for what I to think is Bronchitis , from all that I have read on the internet . My sister has this bad cough that comes and goes and she has mucus . I have always looked for holistic ways to help heal people Thank you Patrick

  20. Hello Dr Sharma,

    I am suffering from breathing problems from age is 34 and as per doctor I have asthma or allergic bronchitis because the problem mainly and major occur in the month of may june. I have taken sometimes nebulizer for this and also montair LC medicine from which I get relief 1-2 days after that all same. I am also taken homeopath medicine Aralia Racemosa 30 and Nux vomica 30 but not get relief from this as well. Can you please advise any medicine from which I can breath better and also strong my immune system.


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