View Full Version : Has anybody tried MucoStop for Bronchitis?
12-25-2007, 07:54 PM
Hi, I've been reading on the forums about treating bronchitis symptoms. I seem to get the flu that moves quickly into bronchitis when I'm about 3 weeks into a nutritional or exercise change. I figure it must be a detox reaction. This time it has been a nutritional change - I stopped chowing down on the huge volumes of chocolate I started eating the week after Halloween. Now I'm on day 5 of ug-ness. I'm using colloidal silver, which seems to help. I even spray it in one ear that feels kind of inflamed inside. I'm drinking 2-3 mugs of ACV & honey a day. Not eating much & drinking water. I'm about to try the eucalyptus oil on the soles of my feet. I'm not hurting too much (maybe the ACV is helping with achiness), but I do wake myself up coughing. I don't really want to get on antibiotics or steroids, which is all the doctor will give me when I go.
I just wonder if anyone has heard of or tried this product for excess mucus: http://www.enzymedica.com/products/MucoStop Since I'm easily prone to bronchial symptoms I thought it might be worth a try from a systemic viewpoint since I seem to get very puffy & lymphatic. I am apparently allergic to alfalfa, so I don't take that for releasing inflammation.
Any thoughts, ya'll?
12-25-2007, 08:29 PM
Unfortunatly I don't have the answer, I am looking for one. I'm in the 6th week of a particularly nasty form of bronchitis. I usually won't use antibiotics but after not sleeping for a few days and feeling like it was the end I took a course. It didn't even touch it. Then they put me on another type and here I am still coughing up a lung. This is really starting to scare me.
I'm going to see my kinesiologist next week but am looking for any advice that I can use to keep me going until then.
Have a fabulous day!
12-25-2007, 09:32 PM
Oh, Satara, 6 weeks! Bless your heart! I hope you find some relief soon.
I'm going to try this remedy tonight before I go to bed to see if it helps me not wake myself up coughing so much. Since I have all that stuff around the house I figure I'll give it a shot and mix up those spices with honey and see if I can handle taking it.
Also, some say rubbing Vicks on the soles of the feet and putting socks on really helps with breathing. I don't have any Vicks, but I have some eucalyptis oil that should do about the same thing. I'll let you know if I find anything that shuts this bronchitis down!
I did see a web ad for a natural remedy of 3 ingredients that you steam and inhale, but the guy wanted $47 to download his ebook! He says it ended bronchitis for him. I'm not ready to pay $47 for info that I may run across on the web anyway.
"• Another great home remedies is usage of the wonder drug ginger. This wonderful herb serves as the anti inflammatory and mucolytic. For this, take about ½ teaspoon each of ginger powder, pepper and cloves. One can either prepare tea by using that mixture or else one can simply lick that mixture powder with honey. This will help in boosting the immunity of a patient.
12-26-2007, 12:47 AM
I'm so sorry for your illnesses! I get the reactive asthma/bronchitis stuff too. I react to enviro stuff, colds and it was horrible during pregnancy. My midwives directed me to this herbal stuff which has saved me many times...I rarely use an inhaler either. It's also helping my MIL who has mild emphysema. It's Lungs Plus...http://www.westernbotanicals.com/cfpages/prod_detail.cfm?RECNO=hflung01&english=1&type=4
It doesn't taste good but it sure is helpful. My 5 year old loves it in his Emergen-C. It is one of the main-stays in my cabinet...I know its kept me & pulled me from infection a few times.
Sooz, I can't do alfalfa either. :(
www.herballegacy.com has bunches of useful info, too.
"You are Mommy and you are Rose!" Zachariah age 3
Proud homeschooling mom of 4 very interesting boys!!!
12-26-2007, 12:34 PM
Thanks for the info, Rose.
I tried the mix of ginger, black pepper (I assume that's what it's asking for), cloves & honey last night before bed and it really seemed to help. What bugs me when I'm trying to go to sleep is the wheezing sound that sounds to me like something from a scary movie! And that mixture seemed to take care of that wheezing long enough for me to fall asleep. I may try it again tonight with cayenne pepper instead of black pepper.
12-26-2007, 07:03 PM
Sooz I know what you mean about the weird wheezing noises. I sound like a dementor (from Harry Potter). I have tried the vics I'm not sure if it helped or not with the cough but it sure made my feet soft. I'm going to try the ginger, pepper, honey thing tonight. I used to make a tea with one tsp cayenne, one teaspoon honey and a bit of lemon. I'd take a super hot bath drink the tea and wrap myself in a lot of blankets. By morning I would have sweated it out (this works when you catch it at the first sign of the infection).
I react to the alfalfa too. I find it has the opposite effect it should and causes me to bloat up.
Have a fabulous day!
12-27-2007, 03:52 AM
I saw the doctor today since my work wants a doctor's note if I'm off more than 3 days. She of course wants me to take antibiotics. She says I have the beginning of a sinus infection. I think the home remedies I've tried have calmed down the reactivity of the bronchitis - she said my lungs sounded fine. I'm not coughing or wheezing as much today either. Yeah, that wheezing sound makes me think of some kind of weird flying monster or monster under the bed-type thing. Someone should record it and use it for movie sound effects - maybe they already have!
The doc made a good recommendation - to take a shower with one of those steamer tablets right before bed to open everything up and release some mucus before bed. I found a box of 3 at CVS for 3.99, so I'll give that a try tonight or tomorrow.
Dang! I went to Whole Foods Market today for fresher spices and forgot to pick up a few lemons. I was so glad to be out of the house! I was so enjoying the "foodertainment" all around me that I bought stuff I didn't set out to buy, like Lavender-scented hand cleanser and a pomegranate!
Hang in there, girl. This crud too shall pass!
12-27-2007, 09:51 AM
Found some herbal remedies:
In the past, Joan has recommended respberry leaf tea. Also, take a look at Yarrow tea on the internet:
If you're looking to "sweat it out", this might be a good option. Take care to replenish your fluids, don't want to get dehydrated! Hope you feel better soon.
12-27-2007, 10:28 AM
There was something on the news in the last 2 weeks about the fact that nothing works for sinus infections but time and mostly home remedies. I wish I'd paid more attention. They said that antibiotics don't do anything for sinus infections. If it was me I would be looking at the home remedies. I drink the Red Raspberry Leaf tea that Joan recommends just as a prevenative. I also use a recipe with essential oils that my DD got out of an herbal remedy book years ago and it works on draining sinuses and cleaning out lungs.
2oz Almond Oil as the carrier oil
25 drops each of
Use a separate dropper for each bottle so the oils don't contaminate each other.
Put it on your chest, under you nose and on your sinuses. Also if your feeling bad put a few drops in Hot water, place a towel over your head and inhale for a few minutes. DD's patients used to come in every winter asking for a copy of the recipe and always kept the oils on hand as I do. I wound up giving them away to friends at work and they love them. They also work on headaches.
BTW, I got dropper bottles from the pharmacy that they use for nose drops. When not in use I keep the oils in the refrigerator because they are from a plant source and can break down.
Oh I forgot. I like my oils strong so I might use only 1 oz of the carrier oil.
12-28-2007, 11:21 AM
Oooh, that oil blend sounds wonderful! I'll have to try that, I have all those oils except clove oil. Thanks for the recipe.
I'll Google news for info about antibiotics & sinus infections. I know I've usually felt better within 36 hours of beginning antibiotics. But then I had to get my gut back in balance afterwards. Now I know to take probiotics and eat yogurt while I'm taking antibiotics.
Kim: Thanks for the herbal remedies. I'll check them out.
12-28-2007, 01:56 PM
Hey Sooz, I just remembered. I had an awful sinus infection/headache going on and a trip to the chiro cleared it up. As he adjusted me I could feel it all draining out and the problem was gone. I was nursing and really didn't want antibiotics and they always mess my insides up for a bit. HTH!
"You are Mommy and you are Rose!" Zachariah age 3
Proud homeschooling mom of 4 very interesting boys!!!
12-28-2007, 02:10 PM
Here is an article like Eileen was talking about on one news station:
Life is not measured by how many breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away
12-28-2007, 04:07 PM
eileen...would that essential oil recipe be safe for a 2.5 year old? or should i dilute his more than whats recommended?
were all suffering over here with this crap and i have all those oils so im going to go make some right now.
12-28-2007, 05:51 PM
Bronchitis - http://www.herballegacy.com/Bronchitis.html
Don't forget elimination! Mucus forming foods plug one end and the body WILL get junk out the other - sometimes!!
Try Eileen's formula on the soles of the feet! Also any menthol formula, or crushed Garlic - be sure to put a layer of Vaseline on first![}:)][^]
Joan Schrader, MH
Health And Wisdom
In life's adventure to find ultimate peace one must harmonize body and mind. Take control of your health ~ by increasing in wisdom. Increase in wisdom by improving your health.
12-28-2007, 07:39 PM
I personally think the 2 oz formula is safe for a young child. If you feel better about it cut it down. Everyone I know who uses it doesn't dilute it.
Thank you for posting that article. I felt better reading what was said than trying to remember what I heard.
I'll have to try putting the oils on the soles of my feet if I have a problem.
12-28-2007, 07:55 PM
Thanks all for your posts & suggestions. Hmmm, I did get a chiro adjustment yesterday and slept like a log last night and feel much better today!
I looked at the herballegacy site - that makes sense the bronchitis can have to do with poor elimination. I had totally overloaded my body with junk, particularly chocolate, for a couple of months before this came on.
If Eileen didn't already say so, aromatherapy oils work very well on the bottom of the feet for helping breathing issues.
12-29-2007, 03:57 PM
sooz...i actually went and bought a bottle of mucostop yesterday after reading this thread. i have used this companies other products with TREMENDOUS success...the virustop is FABULOUS and the candida product works like a charm too. i am a chronically mucous-y person with constant horrible post nasal drip and a cough that comes with it and i figured i would give this a shot. if it works for me ill definatley let you know.
fighting the same crud my kid had right now, i took 2 of these last night along with sucking on a garlic clove all evening and today im not coughing at all and jsut barely have a stuffy nose. i think both things helped but the dramatic decrease of nasal congestion and rattling cough lead me to believe the mucostop is doing a great job after just one dose.
while im thinking about it...im gonna go take some more.
just wanted to share....
oh...eileen...i cant find my lavender. i have 3 bottles of it and they all went into hiding when i went looking for them for this recipe. can i use it without the lavender until i get some to add to it???
and is it supposed to smell extremely pepperminty??? the mint overpowers all the other smells. its not bad, im just curious.
12-30-2007, 04:24 AM
Ooh, that's good to know about the maker of Mucostop. I'll check into their Candida product as well. I have a feeling I'll continue to have some of these "healing crises" & candida die-off as I continue to reduce the amount of junk I'm eating. With each new phase of reducing junk, my body starts releasing junk!
12-30-2007, 01:00 PM
Glad you're feeling better.
I know what you mean about your oils in hiding[}:)]. You know if you buy a new oil you will find it immediately after you open the new bottle lol. I have no idea if it will work w/o the lavender oil. I've only used the combo. I always felt the eucalyptus was the dominant scent. I guess you must have a really fresh bottle peppermint oil. Give it a try and see what happens.
I'm glad you're feeling better. Are you eliminating the sugar slowly or are you stopping. I don't know how slowly helps. When I stop eating sugar, I just stop. It takes me 7-10 days and then I don't have a problem with cravings anymore.
12-30-2007, 05:24 PM
I hope you get to feeling better.
I use guifanesin. I used to get it from Canada but now that Costco has MucusRelief so cheap, I buy it from there and it helps.
It's recommended for us fibromites anyway. You may find that d-Ribose helps you as well.
hugs and get better,
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