bronchitis remedy ginger

Use Ginger Tea for Chronic Bronchitis, Cough, Cold, Flu and Sore Throat

Ginger has been used as a home remedy for cough, cold, flu and bronchitis since ancient times. It is also used to heal sore throat.

bronchitis remedy ginger


Increased awareness of side effects of western medicines has pushed people to go for alternate medicine for such non life threatening conditions.


Ginger root and many other herbs have found renewed interest in recent times.

In many cases, the viral infection that caused cough, cold and/or flu might have been cured, but it sometimes leaves its residual impact in the form of chronic bronchitis.

You can use ginger tea to treat symptoms of chronic bronchitis, particularly felt after a simple spell of common cold or flu. If your lungs are not clear of the mucus then ginger will give you sufficient relief.

Ginger root is a versatile spice that is commonly used in the kitchen to add taste to the food. It is full of nutrients.

The rhizome or the root of the ginger plant is the part commonly used as a spice. It is popularly called ginger root, or ginger.

The unique fragrance and flavor of ginger comes from its natural oils, the most important of which is gingerol.

Health Benefits of Ginger

Most of the healh benefits of ginger come from a bioactive compound called Gingerol which is responsible for its medicinal properties. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Ginger is beneficial in so many ways that you can call it the elixir of life. It can treat nausea and vomiting. It is very useful in treating digestion related troubles that is why it is found its way in cooking.


Ginger can lower blood sugar and reduce cholesterol. Regular use can prevent heart diseases. It is also good for your brain. It can reduce arthritis pain.

So from head to toe it can solve many of your health problems.

But here we will focus on treating chronic bronchitis.

Smokers, passive smokers, people working under polluted environment usually suffer from chronic bronchitis, in addition to the people who got bronchitis after a viral infection.

Ginger for Chronic Bronchitis

You can use ginger in many ways for different health benefits. For the treatment of chronic bronchitis, ginger tea is best suited.

You can use ginger alone or with lemon and honey to prepare ginger tea.

Use the following process to prepare ginger tea:

  • Keep 1 glass of water in a heating pot on a lit stove
  • Cut one inch piece from ginger root, grate it and put it in the water in the pot
  • Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Switch if the flame of the burner.
  • Let it cool down a bit to a more palatable temperature.

You can sip it slowly.

If you want, you can add one teaspoon of lemon juice and mix it well, or add one teaspoon of honey and mix it well or add both lemon and honey.

Lemon rich in vitamin C is also antiviral and honey also is antiviral and antibacterial. Both these items will make your ginger tea more potent.

And finally, if you are taking medicines for lowering blood pressure then ginger can interfere, so check with your doctor. Your doctor will most likely be not against it but will be able to monitor your blood pressure for you to get benefits in your chronic bronchitis.

You can take ginger tea 2-3 times daily to get rid of your chronic bronchitis.