Bresol is an effective natural medicine from the Himalaya a leading herbal medicine company of the world.
I came across the syrup, namely Himalaya bresol which has a claim to be effective against chronic respiratory disorders like bronchitis.
It is said to help remove the phlegm accumulation, decrease the chances of cough and also kill any infection in the respiratory system.
So, this seems to be a complete package for respiratory problems as it also frees breathing disturbances.
My Review of Himalaya Bresol
The product is available in both syrup and tablet form and I used tablets for myself and syrup for my kids and old-aged mother.
It has the following natural herbal ingredients like
- Turmeric (Curcuma longa)-anti-infective and also anti-inflammatory.
- Tulasi or Basil (Ocimum sanctum)-antiallergic, anti-cough and bronchodilator.
- Vasaka (Adhatoda vasica)- phlegm or mucous breaker that helps to liquefy the phlegm and expel it from the respiratory tract.
- Trikatu (a combination of three herbs like Black pepper, Long pepper and Ginger)- a remedy for sore throat, cold and fever.
- Triphala (a combination of emblic myrobalan, Terminalia bellirica and Terminalia chebula).
- False black pepper (Embelia ribes)-boosts energy and expels worm, helps digestion and relieves constipation)
- Musta (Cyperus rotundus)
- Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)-anti-infective, anti-oxidant
- Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)-Improves breath.
- Indian bay leaf (Cinnamomum Tamala)
- Ceylon ironwood (Mesua ferrea)
Most of these herbs are good for respiratory, digestive, urinary and circulatory health.
Experience with bresol
The tablet form of bresol would be economical than the syrup form. But, I prefer syrup for children and old age people as it is easily digestible. For adults go with tablets.
Bresol was taken once during winter at a dose of 10ml twice a day. The syrup was sweet like honey and had an acceptable taste and flavor.
On the first dose, there was a significant reduction in phlegm and chest congestion.
On further use, the phlegm was gone entirely and even respiration was free.
However, I felt better with tablets when I took two pills twice a day for two days and then one pill twice until there is a relief.
But there was an unusual experience with one of my family members with troat pain. We tried antibiotics recommended by 2 to 3 allopathic doctors as the problem kept on repeating after the antibiotic course.
Then I administered bresol tablets and gave up antibiotics. The family member with the problem felt very better and the issue got relived
So, if one is suffering from throat pain due to cold weather, he will get better with bresol.
Many doctors prescribe antibiotics for the same symptoms. But, using antibiotics frequently is not recommended.
Try bresol and you must feel quick relief from the first dose.
So, for me, during the winter congestion, bresol with septilin is the best combination to fight respiratory problems.
Doses of bresol
For children initially, give 8 to 10ml of syrup and repeat with 5ml twice a day like once in the morning and once in the evening.
For the elderly, give 10ml of syrup twice daily.
For adults, 2 tablets twice a day for two days and later 1 tablet twice a day till the symptoms subside.
Also, if there is a throat problem, having warm water would be added advantage.
Indications of bresol
Below is the recommendation of Bresol, as per the company and also my personal experiences with it.
- Stuffy nose, i.e.the, congestion of the nose due to allergic pollution.
- For pollen allergy
- Bronchial asthma and also
- Allergic bronchitis
- Throat pain
Throat pain and ear pain
If you have throat pain or ear pain due to cold or flu, bresol with a combination of septilin would be an effective remedy. Even if you have visited a doctor and he recommends antibiotics and other medicine, still you can take bresol.
My mother in her old age has frequent coughs with more severity and nights. I got her tested for TB and other issues, but it was revealed that it was just normal to dry cough due to irritation of the throat.
So, initially, I gave her cough suppressant but later bresol. I found bresol was more effective as it not only relived cough but also cleared her airways from phlegm.
If one has a respiratory infection, you can get rid of it with septilin or bresol alone. But if you have only phlegm accumulation leading to wheezing sound in your respiratory tract, then bresol would be useful.
I have tried on our kids of age 2 years and more. But never tested on babies and infants. But still, consult your doctor for advice.
In case of pregnancy, one can use it without any issues. Even after delivery by C-section, it can be used along with Himalaya koflet to relieve cough without side effects.
The formulation is said to have no side effects as per the company.
And since they are herbal ingredients and most of them, like turmeric and tulsi, are used daily without side effects, their claims may be right.
Still, the company makes these claims based on their clinical research.
I think this is one of the essential remedies one should have in their homes.
In comparison to other himlaya products like septilin and pilex, it seems to be expensive.
Disclaimer: The above is a recommendation with my knowledge of pharmacy and natural medicine. Still, it is important to consult your physician before taking a decision.