Most of the time, it helps ease the symptoms and stave off a full blown cold or bronchitis. I do still get colds but I haven’t had bronchitis since I started doing this. I do other things too like adding in Welch’s grape juice (the all natural stuff) which is higher in vitamin C than orange juice and I can drink (can’t drink orange juice – too acidic). I also try to get more sleep (stop laughing it happens sometimes) and do whatever possible to prevent the crud from creeping in.
Here in Wisconsin the weather has turned cold, the germs are bouncing everywhere – particularly at the University with lots of students pushing themselves too hard, and the crud has started with cold like symptoms.
I used to get bronchitis at least once a year, sometimes more often than that. I’ve found something that helps stave off all the upper respiratory gunk that visits us during the winter months.
First let me say I’m not a medical professional and what I’m about to tell you is my home remedy that works for me. (This is my disclaimer.) As soon as I start to feel clogged up or have any of the gunk symptoms, I add in what a friend humorously calls my dragon’s breath to my shower in the mornings. The dragon’s breath is essential oils – equal parts of lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus – mixed and in my bathroom. I like to use the natural oils I feel they are more effective and have a better scent. I dribble some of this mixture onto some river stones that I keep in a bowl. Then I place the bowl in my shower not directly under the spray. I leave off my fan and turn the water on as hot as I can stand it to get a lot of steam. Then I just go through my morning shower routine.