Treatment of bronchitis and cough with folk remedies: recipes for ginger root
Ginger has a thousand-year history of use in various forms of traditional and alternative medicine. Since ancient times, it has been used not only to improve digestion, but also helped to fight the flu, the common cold and respiratory diseases. Still preserved recipes that can help with a particular disease.
Ginger for respiratory diseases: healing properties
Ginger is good for health in that it contains antioxidants, therapeutic compounds such as gingerol, shogaol, paradol and zingeron and oleoresin. With its antitussive ability, oleoresin can relieve and suppress cough. In addition, ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and is used to alleviate the condition with a strong dry cough or asthmatic.
Did you know? As one of the first spices exported from the East, ginger came to Europe during the spice trade and was used by the ancient Greeks and Romans.
In studies of scientists, it was found that some anti-inflammatory compounds in ginger can relax the membranes in the airways, thereby reducing cough. Ginger can also soothe a sore throat.
- Therapeutic properties:
Use in acute, chronic bronchitis and cough
In home treatment, problems associated with any type of cough are decided to be solved with the help of tea. Many may think that a burning root will only irritate the throat, but this is not so. Ginger drink is able to cope with a wet cough with acute, chronic bronchitis. In such a drink, you can add lemon juice and honey of 0.5 tsp. 250 ml of boiling water. To alleviate symptoms, take 1 hour every 30 minutes. At this rate, ginger juice should be 1 tsp.
Ginger helps the respiratory system cleanse and alleviate the condition. It has a warming effect, helps eliminate mucus from the lungs, which can cause coughing. In addition to warming drinks, massage of chest and back with ginger oil helps well in treating bronchitis and cough, due to natural muscle relaxation, cramps associated with intense coughing weaken.
The root of the plant is widely used as an analgesic, as it serves as a natural painkiller. To relieve sore throat during acute, chronic bronchitis, eliminate cough and irritation in the throat, and also increase the output of sputum, you need to suck a piece of fresh plant root in the mouth for 15 minutes.
You can not call the ginger root a miracle cure that can cure such a serious disease as bronchitis. However, as an adjuvant from the first days of the disease, it can serve as an excellent complement to medical treatment. Ginger oil can be used for aromatherapy to prevent respiratory diseases and treatment of chronic bronchitis.
Ginger infusions, decoctions and tea in adults soothe sore throat, help to subside coughing fits and expectoration. Healing and healing bath is not difficult to do at home. It is necessary to soak a fresh ginger root in warm water - 50–70 g, place it in a small piece of gauze (pouch), make a loop so that you can later tie it up.
Did you know? Jamaicans and early American settlers made beer from ginger, and today natural ginger ale made from a fresh plant is available as a digestive tonic.
Attach the bag to the bathtub faucet and spray a stream of hot water so that it reaches the bag. When the bath is full, you need to throw the bag into the water and leave for 5-10 minutes. Now you can take a bath by inhaling deep water vapor. Vapors and ginger juice in the bath will work together to soothe inflammation, remove mucus from the lungs, and ease coughing.
Before the age of two, the use of the root of the plant is not recommended. This is due to the possible occurrence of an allergic reaction and harm to the gastrointestinal tract. For the most part, children with cough and bronchitis make ginger tea or give milk with ginger - they serve as an expectorant. To increase immunity, make a syrup with the addition of root.
If the child tolerates inhalation well, then this 3-minute procedure can be very useful. In 1 liter of water add 20 g of grated raw materials, 20 ml of lemon juice and boil for 20 minutes. Allow the solution to cool to t +40 ... + 45 ° C and carry out inhalation with healing vapors. Thanks to this procedure, the inflammatory processes in the bronchi are inhibited, sputum is excreted.Ginger candies will help alleviate the condition of the child with bronchitis and colds. Squeeze the juice from 50–70 g of the washed root of the plant. Mix it with 250 g of sugar and 1/2 lemon juice. Boil the mixture for 2 hours over low heat, stirring occasionally. Pour into convenient forms, insert ice cream sticks and remove to freeze in the refrigerator. With bronchitis and severe coughing, give children 2-3 times a day lollipops, for prevention once a day.
Methods of use and recipes
The root of a useful plant is used in different qualities:
- As an expectorant: tinctures, tea, decoction.
- As an immunostimulating agent.
- As a warming and contributing to the removal of spasm in the respiratory tract.
- As an ingredient for the preparation of a compress.
To increase immunity, a mixture of ginger, honey and lemons is used. It can be stored in the refrigerator for 2 months. You need to chop 2 lemons (thoroughly peeled) and 2 slices of ginger finely. Place in a jar, alternating each layer. Pour honey on each layer (200 g) to the top. Over time, the mixture will gel. The mixture is consumed daily during outbreaks of acute respiratory infections, adding 2-3 tbsp. in a cup of hot water or tea. Chewing a piece of ginger will help ease a cough.
Did you know? Ancient Chinese, Roman, Greek, Arabic and Sanskrit texts have documented that since ancient times ginger root has been used to improve health and well-being.
Often, tea is used to treat cough and sore throat accompanying it. Check out the most popular recipes for making it.
Ginger tea with honey and lemon
The easiest recipe to calm a cough, brew ginger tea (take 1 teaspoon of peeled grated raw materials in 1 cup of water or favorite green tea) with the addition of 1 teaspoon of honey and a slice of lemon. It is better to brew a similar tea recipe in a thermos and take 3 times a day in small sips.
Chlorophyllipt Ginger Tea
For diseases of the upper respiratory tract, tea is prepared on the basis of 30-50 g of grated ginger root and 2 tablets of chlorophyllipt. Pour grated raw material into a thermos (250 ml volume), grind chlorophyllipt tablets, pour in uncooked boiling water.
Let it brew for 20 minutes, take 2 times a day, adding a slice of lemon and 1 hour of natural honey to the cup. Tea will relieve inflammation and become an excellent antiseptic with a warming effect.
Sudanese Rose and Ginger Drink
In the treatment of the respiratory tract, drinks are used where the combination of a healing root with a Sudanese rose (hibiscus) has an antispasmodic, warming and anti-inflammatory effect.You will need 2 slices of lemon, 2 slices of fresh ginger, 1 tbsp. Sudanese roses, and optionally add sugar to taste.In a small teapot-teapot or thermos (volume 250-300 ml) pour dry ingredients, except lemon. Pour with cool boiling water, cover, cover with a towel, let it brew for 10-15 minutes. Take with a slice of lemon. Such a drink can be drunk to strengthen immunity.
The prepared useful tincture is enough for the entire treatment period. It will give a warming and immunostimulating effect, goes well with raspberry syrup. Children should not be given. Everything is prepared for a half-liter jar. It is necessary to wash, peel the ginger root (150-170 g). Cut into thin plates, put in a jar.
Pour vodka (250 ml). The root should be completely covered in a jar. Cover, put in a warm place for 2 weeks, shake periodically. After filtering the tincture, add a couple of lemon slices and 50 g of honey. Take 1 h. 2 times a day before meals in the morning and afternoon. Children, pregnant women, drivers - do not use tincture.
Often a dry cough is accompanied by suffocation. In this case, you can offer to make a drink with freshly squeezed ginger root. Only in diluted form can concentrated juice be used. In green or black tea, 10 to 30 drops of juice are added.To get it, you need to grate the washed root on a grater and squeeze through cheesecloth. If desired, lemon and honey can be added to the drink to taste. The effect will be much better.
Using dry powder, you can treat ENT diseases. The useful properties of the product are not lost and there is no need to grind the root of the plant again and again for treatment or prevention. To prepare the powder, you need to grind the washed and brushed raw materials, dry and grind again.
Store in a clean, dry jar. Using such a tool is very easy. During an epidemic or during an illness, the powder in acceptable doses is added to tea or used as aromatherapy. Dried raw materials are sewn into linen cloth and laid overnight at the head of the bed.
Any warming procedures are effective for acute or chronic bronchitis. Replace traditional mustard with an effective paste. It can be made at home. You can use goose fat or pharmacy bear fat. Add grated ginger root to it, mix well.In order not to get a burn or irritation on the skin, the paste should be applied to a layer of gauze and placed on the patient’s back closer to the right shoulder blade, wrapped in a long scarf or flannelette swaddle, left for 15 minutes. After removing the paste, wipe the body with warm water and lie under the covers. Well-being after such a procedure should improve.
Compress and mustard plasters
With the help of honey, dry mustard and grated ginger root, you can make a kind of mustard. Honey (50 g) is slightly warmed in a water bath, add the grated root and 1 teaspoon of dry mustard. Put the mixture on gauze, put it on the patient’s chest, cover with a film, wrap it with something warm. Leave on for 15 minutes. After removing, wipe the body with a warm cloth, cover this place with a warm cloth and wrap yourself in a blanket.
Important! Ginger should not be used in place of medicines prescribed by your doctor.
A warming compress helps soothe a cough. All such procedures are appropriate to perform at night, and the next day do not go out. To make a healing compress, grate the root of the plant, put in a water bath for heating.In a warm form, put the mixture on cheesecloth, apply on the chest area, cover with a film on top. Necessarily for the best effect, cover this place with something warm (a down scarf, a bike, etc.). It is recommended to keep the compress for 30 minutes, but if you get a burning sensation, you can reduce the time.
Essential oil of ginger root will help to quickly defeat the disease.It has the concentrated properties of fresh or dry ginger.
You can make ginger massage oil at home. To do this, mix 20 drops of ginger essential oil with 100 g of castor oil, shake, and then massage the chest and back for 1 hour of oil to alleviate the symptoms of coughing and cleanse the body of mucus. In order to avoid irritation of sensitive skin, it is necessary to test the reaction on a small area of the skin - if there is no reaction during the day, then you can apply oil to a large area.
Plant extract in the form of oil is a natural product that can be used to take a healing warming foot bath. It is very useful for diseases of ENT organs. In a 5-liter bowl of hot water add 2 drops of oil, lower your legs and hold for about 10 minutes. After the procedure, you need to wipe your feet dry, put on cotton and wool socks on top.
It is enough to drop 1 drop on a salt lamp and the patient’s breathing will become calmer, the bronchi will begin to clear, the bacteria will begin to die. In order not to cause a headache, you need to put the lamp a little further from yourself.
In order to moisturize and thin the sputum that has accumulated in the airways, inhalations can be used. Grate a finger-sized ginger root into a narrow high saucepan, add a quarter of the lemon zest, pour hot water. Tilt your head over the pan, wrapping yourself in a bath towel. Inhale vapors for 10 minutes.
A very effective remedy for cough treatment, especially for children over 2 years old, is ginger-fruit chewing sweets. For their preparation you need 0.5 tbsp. soak 2 hours of instant gelatin in water. Separately mix 150 ml of fruit juice with 300 g of sugar, boil on the stove for 10 minutes. stirring the sugar to dissolve.
Then pour the swollen gelatin into this mixture and boil for another 10 minutes. without boiling, adding 10-15 drops of freshly squeezed ginger root. Pour the mixture into molds, set to cool. Chew 1 candy 3 times a day.
Spiced ginger jam can be added to tea for colds, used as a spread on cookies, as an immunostimulating agent, or simply resolved by coughing. 2 juicy lemons and 150 g of the root of the plant cut with a peel is not large, scroll on a blender. Transfer to a dry jar, pour honey, mix. Keep refrigerated.
Mix: pear, ginger and sugar from bronchitis
A protracted cough will help treat baked pears and ginger. Bake 2 pears in the oven. Boil 300 ml of water, boil baked pears with slices of ginger for 30 minutes. Strain, add sugar to taste or honey in a hot healing broth. Take in small sips in a warm form.
Important! Ginger should not be used with other herbal dietary supplements that can lower blood sugar.
Contraindications to the use of ginger therapy
In any treatment, there is a main rule - do no harm. The use of ginger has its contraindications. Before using it, you should consult your doctor. It may not be possible to use ginger if there are certain diseases.
- Be careful if you have the following diseases and conditions:
- cirrhosis of the liver;
- allergic reactions;
- bleeding disorder;
- stomach ulcer or gastritis;
- pregnancy and lactation;
- children under 2 years old;
- frequent bleeding of various etymologies;
- high blood pressure
- heart diseases.