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BAM! Bronchitis.

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

December 4th, 2022  |  17 Comments

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You’re going along, minding your own business, when BAM! You feel something coming on. Maybe that familiar feeling like you're coming down with something.   Clues that a cold or other unknown respiratory virus has chosen you as its new residence.

But you’re not worried. You immediately know what to do. You have the Banerji Protocol for the onset of any virus that you learned about in last week’s blog post, The Alphabet Soup of Viruses. Now, It’s RSV.

What? You haven’t read it yet! Well, get cracking, my friend. Time’s a-wastin’!

But let’s build on last week’s post for the moment, shall we?

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, a virus will occasionally settle in and wreak havoc on our respiratory system. All of a sudden … BAM! The condition might develop into bronchitis.

To be honest, at the onset of bronchitis, I would still utilize the Banerji Protocol I discussed last week — because of its sweeping ability as it pertains to the lungs. (And, yes, I’m making you click the link to learn more about that protocol. There are no shortcuts to education!)

Although, let me quickly interject that while I generally encourage a conventional diagnosis for an unknown condition, many folks who suffer from bronchitis often know when a virus has made that turn — without an examination. Once a sufferer recognizes the symptoms from a previous experience, I consider them wise enough to determine their own condition without an unnecessary trip to the doctor.

But here is where you need to check your fears! Just because you’re afraid a simple virus might get worse doesn’t mean it will. So, I do not recommend moving to the bronchitis protocol “just because” you’re nervous. Wait until there is a specific pathology before choosing a homeopathic medicine. That’s the keyword, my friends — medicine. Homeopathy is MEDICINE. Utilize it prudently and only when necessary.

That said, if you’ve already begun with the Banerji Protocol for bronchitis and respiratory viruses in general Aconitum napellus 200 mixed with Bryonia alba 30  — you may not even need what I’m about to teach you. However, the remedy Kali carbonicum 200 is a powerful medicine for mucus membrane disorders, particularly in the chest.

Generally, Kali carb 200 would be utilized once a day for a mild case of bronchitis. However, twice a day may be necessary if the condition is more severe. (Again, check your fear at the door and assess the severity impartially — without coloration from unwarranted apprehension.)

If the bronchitis continues to develop and evolve, there are other more focused medicines that one can turn to as more specific symptoms present. But, first, let me paint you a picture.


Imagine that I am a painter of outdoor landscapes. Because of the overall predominance of the sky, I always start with blue. Why? Because blue encompasses the overall picture.

But today, I’m sitting in front of a forest. So, after I cover my canvas in blue, I need to bring in some green.

And the sun is low in the sky. So, I need to add some oranges and deep reds.

Oh, look! There’s a little squirrel on one branch, so I’ll pull in a bit of gray.

And I can’t resist the detail of that patch of daffodils; I’ll bring in some yellow as well.

Do you see what has happened?

I may have started my painting with blue, but as I began to notice more and more specifics, I tightened in on my vision. Of course, the blue still has value; it’s my baseline! But as more nuances are introduced, blue takes a backseat to the more specific colors required.

Homeopathy is just like my painting. (And now you understand the photo I chose for this blog post!)

In this case, we begin with our “blue” — the sweeping protocol for viruses in general, Aconite 200 mixed with Bryonia 30. (And yes, you still have to click to read the full blog post for that protocol. No cheating!)

Then, if bronchitis ensues, we pull another “color” from our palette: the more specific medicine, Kali carb. If there is excessive coughing, we choose another medicine. Weakness in the lungs? Yet another.

We move from the more over-arching medicine to the more specific ones as the condition evolves — just as I did in my painting.

In the coming weeks, I will go into a few specific medicines for coughing and weakness in a Memo to Mighty Members. But look at how much you learned today! Nice job!

As usual, I’ll close with “pass on the good news of homeopathy!”

“But how?” you may ask!

This time of year, it’s easy. Remember what a great gift homeopathy can make! You may want to give the remedies themselves (read Give the Gift of Homeopathy for some tips).

Or you may prefer to give a gift of education!

Might I suggest Materia Medica: Practical Homeopathy® for Busy Families? I wrote that book with my readers in mind — no vague terms — just plain talk, memorable stories and plenty of education!

For that very special person, gift cards are available through The Learning Center! You can choose the dollar amount and personalize your gift card. Then, my team will email the gift announcement to your recipient on your selected date. No reindeer required! They’ll receive all the necessary information to finalize their course choice, pay with the gift card, and register as a student! 

What could be merrier than that?



Joette Calabrese


P.S. If you missed my Facebook Live on addressing chest infections without antibiotics, click here to view the archived video. It is a great companion piece to our discussion here on bronchitis!


12/4/22 Bronchitis




I am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. Joette believes that the advice and diagnosis of a physician is often in order.

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17 thoughts on “BAM! Bronchitis.”

  1. Katy says:

    Thanks Joette! I always forget about this protocol! Can it still be useful if a cold has gone on for a couple weeks or is it more effective at the start of illness? Thanks!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      I find it to be more effective at the onset, but Gelsemium alne certainly has its place after the condition has been around for a while.

  2. Mary Durkes says:

    It’s great to read the blogs, but don’t forget to read the comments, too. There are some helpful tidbits here, as well. 🙂

  3. Stephanie says:

    I am interested in your mighty member subscription. Do we get access to the past information?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:


  4. Kristen says:

    My husbands colds always lead to bronchitis due to asthma and weakened lungs. Would Kalc Carb in a different potentcy be effective for everyday use to potentially strengthen his lung mucosa?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      We don’t use KC as a strengthening supplement.
      Should you be interested, however, I have an online course on the subject of Antibiotic Alternative where I cover these kinds of concerns found here

  5. Linda Woods says:

    Can Aconite + Bryonia arrest the early signs of Sinusitis?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:


  6. Sarah says:

    Could we get a recipe card for this remedy?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      It’s there.
      Check your spam folder.

      1. Pamela says:

        Actually, it looks like the usual link to fill out the form to receive the remedy card is missing from this post. Would you mind double checking to see if it got overlooked? We appreciate all the good information!

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

          You’re right! It apparently got stipped.
          My tech guy is on it.
          Check back in a couple of days.

  7. Mary Miller says:

    Since Aconitum and Byronia are the ‘baseline’ do we continue these medicines (or any baseline) while at the same time treating any symptoms that appear. OR do we stop the baseline and only use medicines for current symptoms. This has always confused me. Example: So you get ‘the tickle’ in your throat and begin Aconitum and Byronia, the next day you get a runny nose…do you continue Aconitum and Bryonia and add medicine for runny nose??

  8. Chelsea says:


    Thank you so much for your wonderful insights! I am an emergency nurse and would love to take the gateway classes to start transitioning from allopathic medicine to something that actually works! Belladonna is the only thing to have stopped my 3 year old from having yet another (5th!) febrile seizure and since then I have used many different simple remedies to fix issues for my family of 5 and I’m in love with homeopathy! I have a list of your classes that interest me but hoping to take gateway soon! I saw the email about version 2 coming soon, when should I purchase to get the most up to date version? Thanks!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      ‘So happy to have come over from the other side :). I find that when nurses step into this world, they “get it” faster and more thoroughly than most.
      The new edition is slated for Jan., but we’ll be notifying everyone time and again so it’s unlikely that you’ll miss it.
      Meanwhile, see if you can get an old copy of How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor by Robert Mendelsohn, MD.
      It will give you a wonderful head start.

  9. Ann says:

    Hi Joette, is Kali carbonicum taken at the same time with aconitum + bryonia,or we need to stop aconitum/bryonia in order to take kali carb?
    My son has high fever and is very congested, but very little phlegm is coming out, even though I can hear it rattling and his chest feels full and painful. The little phlegm that does come out is very dark in color, and even red.
    He’s had a cough since December, and a few days ago got the very high fever, throat and chest pain, headache and dizziness, but no cough so far.
    I am hoping he doesn’t need an x-ray, as he’s had too many due to his gymnastics injuries.

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