I would like to know some home remedies for mouth ulcers and mild bronchitis (asthma)?

Bronchitis or a mild form of asthma is caused by a blockage that forms in the bronchioles or the air passages in the lungs. This leads to a constant wheeze and causes difficulties in breathing. The bronchioles are blocked by an excessive secretion of mucus that is secreted by the mucous membranes in the air passage itself. Bronchitis normally occurs when there is a change in weather and is commonly linked with an upper respiratory tract infection. Dust, fumes and smoke are other common causes of bronchitis.

Mouth ulcers, or sores in the mouth, are caused by a number of underlying conditions. These include physical injury to the inside of the oral cavity, microorganism that lead to the formation of ulcers and more commonly, an indication by the immune system that the system needs detoxification. It is believed that stomach disorders lead to the formation of ulcers in the mouth and therefore a detoxification of the digestive system is recommended. Microorganisms in the stomach could be possible causes of simultaneous infections of bronchitis and ulcers in the mouth.

Bronchitis can be taken care of by the process of a steam inhalation or nebulization that eases the flow of air into the lungs and provides quick relief. Alternative methods include heating the leaves of a castor oil plant and placing them on the chest. It must be made aware that the leaves of a castor oil plant are poisonous and must not be ingested. Similarly, mustard powder is known to generate heat and a paste made from mustard powder, flour and water, when applied to the chest will generate heat, causing the mucous to dislodge and relieve uneasiness felt while breathing. A paste of linseed, when applied to the chest and back, will have the same effect. While treating bronchitis, it is important to consume onion. Onion is a natural expectorant and will cause phlegm to dissolve, making breathing easier. In order to reduce the formation of ulcers in the mouth, it is recommended that all spicy foods be avoided, as they lead to the formation of ulcers. The papaya fruit is especially beneficial as it soothes the mouth and the ulcers that form in it. turmeric mixed in water can be used for gargling because it helps in cleaning the ulcer and ensures quick healing. Pomegranate is the best recommended fruit to treat bronchial problems and mouth ulcers arising from worms that are present in the stomach.

answered by G M

You have asked for remedial measures to take for three different things. We can start with addressing the mouth ulcers. Mouth ulcers can occur due to a few standard reasons. One of them is extreme indigestion. Another is having eaten food that is abrasive enough to have given you ulcers, such as excessively spicy of highly acidic food. Another is the deficiency of vitamin B complex. In case you have ulcers due to the type of food you have eaten, then you would need to refrain from eating that particular kind of food in the future. In order to take care of ulcers like these, you would have to rinse out your mouth with a solution of diluted hydrogen peroxide. You can take one part of peroxide and three parts of water and swish this mixture around in your mouth a few times before spitting it out. This should be done without fail at night just before bedtime. You should also do this as many times during the day as you can for better results. If you have developed ulcers due to a deficiency of vitamin B complex, then you should see a doctor to first determine this. You will also be prescribed the appropriate supplements to take by the doctor, and these can be taken regularly for excellent results.

The other problem you have described is bronchitis. You have also mentioned that it is mild. Since bronchitis is a blockage of the bronchioles in the lungs with mucus, you would need to take appropriate measures of loosen up this blockage. You first need to ensure that you always stay warm, and you need to keep your chest well covered to protect from the cold. This will be of maximum help. Steam inhalations are also extremely helpful in fighting blockage in the lungs. In particular, if you can take a steamy shower before bedtime, you will find that this is very helpful. You can also add some eucalyptus oil to your bath, as this will also help to clear up blockage. Just before bedtime, you should have some hot tea made with an infusion of ginger, peppercorns, cinnamon and cloves. Add honey as a sweetener. This will be particularly helpful to your asthma as well. Honey is one of the best known remedies for treating asthma. It is also advisable that you get a medical examination for asthma, rather than trying to deal with the situation on your own.

answered by M W

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