Bronchitis is a respiratory disease. It is the inflammation of inner lining of bronchial tubes which is the main passage of air in lungs is occurred. It is classified into two types : Acute bronchitis in which t is also known as chest cold. It is short term illness followed by cold or viral infection. The infection may last from a few to ten days. The cough may persist for several weeks and Chronic bronchitis in which t is long term illness. It is defined as productive cough with excessive mucus that lasts for three months or more per year for at least two years, mostly people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).


  • Virus
  • Exposure to substances that irritate lungs– tobacco, smoke, fumes, air pollution.
  • Continuous smoking
  • Long term exposure of air pollution, chemicals
  • Old age
  • Weak immune system
  • Repeated attack of acute bronchitis


  • Constant cough with mucus
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Fever
  • Wheezing
  • Chest discomfort

Ayurvedic view of Treatment

Herbal treatment is strongly suggested in all stages of bronchitis. In ayurveda, natural herbs are used towards relieving nasty cough, controlling and treating cold and cough, improving immunity and general vitality, reducing severity, frequency and duration in case of recurrent bronchitis. The Ayurvedic treatment of Bronchitis is aimed at simultaneously correcting lung and stomach functions. Herbs are given to ease troubled breathing and expel phlegm.