HERBAL FORMULA FOR BRONCHITIS
Bronchitis is a condition in which the bronchial tubes, the tubes that carry air to your lungs, become inflamed. People who have bronchitis often have a cough that brings up mucus. Mucus is a slimy substance made by the lining of the bronchial tubes. Bronchitis also may cause wheezing (a whistling or squeaky sound when you breathe), chest pain or discomfort, a low fever, and shortness of breath.
Acute bronchitis caused by an infection usually develops after you already have a cold or the flu. Symptoms of a cold or the flu include sore throat, fatigue (tiredness), fever, body aches, stuffy or runny nose, vomiting, and diarrhea.
The main symptom of acute bronchitis is a cough. The cough may produce clear mucus. If the mucus is yellow or green, you may have a bacterial infection as well. Even after the infection clears up, you may still have a dry cough for days or weeks.
Other symptoms of acute bronchitis include wheezing (a whistling or squeaky sound when you breathe), low fever, and chest tightness or pain.
If your acute bronchitis is severe, you also may have shortness of breath, especially with physical activity.
Description of formula according to traditional herbal medicine:
Radix Peucedani: Excess accumulation of phlegm in the lung causing cough and dyspnea. Qian hu has dispersing and draining properties to redirect rebellious lung qi and dispel phlegm, difficult to expectorate sputum, cough, wheezing and chest oppression.
Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrosae: Dissolves phlegm and stops cough. Antitussive and expectorant. Arrests cough.
Bulbus Fritillariae Thunbergii: One of the most effective herbs for stopping coughing caused by either exterior pathogenic factors of interior disharmony.
Pericarpium Trichosanthis : Clears lung heat and helps with difficult to expectorate sputum.
Caulis Bambusae in Taenia: Relieves nausea and irritability. An excellent herb to treat nausea and vomiting. Clears heat and dissolves thick yellow phlegm in the lungs.
Rhizoma Atractylodis: Dispels wind-cold with dampness, characterized by fever, chills, headache, body aches, and nasal obstruction.
Cortex Fraxini: Redirects lung qi to relieve cough and wheezing. Antitussive, expectorant and antibiotic effects.
Fructus Arctii: Sore throat, eliminates toxins and is very effective in treating sore throat with severe pain and swelling.
Ramulus Cinnamomi: Antibiotic, ramulus cinnamomi has both antibacterial and antiviral effects.
Cortex Phellodendri: Has demonstrated antitussive and expectorant effects. Also has antibiotic action.
Radix Platycodonis: Clears lung heat, expands the chest and dissolves the phlegm.
Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis: Helps radix platycodonis expand the chest and relieve congestion.
Semen Armeniacae Amarum: Arrests cough and relieves wheezing that is due to wind heat or wind cold, dryness or lung heat. It is one of the most essential herbs in treating coughing.
Herba Houttuyniae: Treats lung infections such as bronchitis. Antibiotic effect to clear toxic heat from the lungs. Immunostimulant.
Green Tea: Added to harmonize this formula and used to increase the immune system.
Recommended to drink 2-4 cups daily.
This formula is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose the above condition. The information given is strictly according to traditional herbal medicine and should be used and prescribed as an herbal supplement.