Friday, May 15, 2015

Bronchitis -- Putting a Halt on it All

Well, the springtime list of all sorts of fun things has been on hold....

why -- not travel, not work, not lacking anything...

simply put -- bronchitis

Luckily, I have a couple of cuddle kitties &

and the arrival of a box of books recently ordered.

Hope your weekend is moving full steam ahead...

I have promised friends and family that I truly will try to chill.

Would love to hear what you are up to...

give me something to dream about!



  1. Working on my blog hop post #springcleanyourstudio My turn is tomorrow! It's been fun meeting new people and playing along on the blog hop. Feel better Rose

    1. thanks Deb -- I am feeling better but have promised all that I will not push it this weekend... I liked checking out the messy studio blog postings -- and I also liked your fabric printing challenge... looks like a fun month is underway!

  2. The best way to avoid contracting influenza or cold is to keep yourself warm and drink plenty of fluids. Liquids like tea can also reduce mucus thickness. You can also use a humidifier at home as warm moist air causes the bronchial tubes to relax and it loosens up mucus, however, care should be taken to clean out the humidifier regularly to avoid bacteria or fungi propagating in it. If managing a humidifier is problematic, breathing in steam from boiling water can soften mucus while adding a few drops of eucalyptus oil has enhance the effect of steam therapy as the oil contains antibacterial properties which can heal burning sensation in the throat. Still, there are some other natural foods for bronchitis treatment like: honey has antiviral as well as antibacterial properties and eating a tablespoon daily be useful to treat bronchitis as it helps soothes the throat and build an strong immune system. Oregano oil and salt water tends to lessen throat soreness and a few drops of oregano oil or gargling salt water are enough to cure severe or uneasy breathing. Garlic and turmeric has antiviral and antibiotic properties while turmeric have anti-inflammatory properties. Add one teaspoon of turmeric powder or some freshly chopped garlic cloves in a glass of milk, boil it for some time and drink. Orange and lemon juice are rich in vitamin C and have antioxidant properties. Drink lots of orange juice to build immune properties in the body. Or boil a cup of water and add a few drops of lemon juice in it and drink to relieve throat soreness. Ginger has immune building and anti-inflammatory properties. Add half a teaspoon of ground ginger and cinnamon to hot water and drink the mixture. In addition drink plenty of water as it is necessary to keep your body hydrated during cold and influenza bouts to avoid your throat from getting dry, which can make coughing painful.