Subject: Re: herbs for bronchitis?
From: Rhia <rhiannon.dandelion.com>
Date: 19 Mar 1995 22:22:21 -0800
diyana.btf.com (Diyana) writes:
> Could somebody please help me. I have bronchitis/chest congestion/bad cough for about a week. I have been taking antibiotics, an expectorant cough syrup and an echinacea/goldenseal combination and it hasn't gone away.
> I am getting married in less than two weeks and would very much like to be healthy. I would rather not have a coughing fit in the middle of saying "I do."
Diyana - when I had bronchitis about 6 weeks ago, I found fenugreek to be helpful as an expectorant and cough suppressant. It also tastes rather nice, almost like maple syrup. I tend to use capsules instead of teas and tinctures, but I do know that hot teas also help.
Best wishes on your impending marriage. I was also in the throes of a cold/cough when I got married, but fortunately I didn't end up coughing during the ceremony. I was too nervous. <grin>
From: erikp.hookup.net (Kathrene Antonowytsch)
> I have bronchitis/chest congestion/bad cough for about a week.
I used to have chronic bronchitis, now when I feel it coming on, I take the following vitamins twice a day for a few days:
1 multiple antidant ( 500mg vitamin C, 50 I.U. vitamin E, 50 mcg Selenium and 5000 I.U. vitamin E)
plus 1 gram of Vitamin C
For maintenance, I try to take the above once a day.