Coughs can be very confusing but what you might not know is they can be divided into just two types: dry coughs, felt in the throat, and chesty coughs, felt in the lungs. It is not always easy to distinguish a dry cough from a chesty cough and it becomes even more difficult if your cough changes over time.

Dry cough

Dry coughs are caused by an irritation of the upper airways due to foreign particles, dust or a throat infection. This type of cough is non-productive: no mucous or phlegm is produced. A dry cough is also synonymous with a tickly, or irritating cough.

Chesty cough

Chesty coughs are characterised by the formation of mucous or phlegm in the lungs, and are classified as a productive cough. The cough reflex is triggered to help raise the phlegm, in order to clear the lungs. A chesty cough is also known as a mucous or phlegm cough.


Bronchodual is traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to relieve any type of cough*. If you don’t really know what type of cough you have, or if your cough changes from one to another, Bronchodual takes the hassle out of choosing a solution.

Traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to relieve any cough*.

Bronchodual Cough syrup and pastilles contain a combination of ingredients not commonly found in other cough products used to relieve any cough: dry, tickly, chesty, mucous or phlegm.

At home or on the go.

Bronchodual is available in traditional cough syrup for at home, and in convenient, on-the-go pastilles.

Good safety profile.

Bronchodual is a traditional Western herbal medicine used to relieve any cough*, based on over 75 years of use1,2,3.

Bronchodual is suitable for:

  • Children 4 years +

  • Diabetics

  • Sufferers of hypertension

  • Asthmatics

Bronchodual is available in syrup (120ml/200ml)
and in Pastilles (10/20)

*Associated with common cold

The actives in Bronchodual have traditionally been used in Western herbal medicine to relieve dry unproductive coughs, relieve mild chesty coughs and loosen respiratory tract mucous. Marshmallow root: Relieves dry unproductive coughs Thyme herb: Relieves mild chesty or bronchial coughs and helps loosen respiratory tract mucous. Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your healthcare professional. Contains hydroxybenzoates.

1 Madaus G. Lehrbuch der biologischen Heilmittel. Vol 1. Georg Thieme Verlag, Leipzig 1938, 492-497
2 Dinand, A. (1921): Handbuch der Heilpflanzenkunde, Handbuch der Heilpflanzenkunde [Handbook of medicinal plants] – Thymian; Eibisch.
Publishing House JF Schreiber, Eßlingen and Munich.
3 Madaus, G. (1938): Lehrbuch der Biologischen Heilmittel-Althaea, (accessed on 14.10.2014)

Frequently Asked Questions

Bronchodual – traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to relieve any cough*

Bronchodual is available only in pharmacies.

Bronchodual is considered safe for use when used in line with the instructions for use.

For more information regarding Bronchodual you can refer to your healthcare professional. Alternatively you can contact us at 1800 805 546 or by email:

All Bronchodual products can be bought over the counter and do not require a prescription.

We do not recommend taking more than one product in the Bronchodual range at the same time. We always recommend using products in line with the directions for use.

Yes, Bronchodual pastilles and the syrup can be taken with hypertension, blood pressure, anti-depressant medication. However, it should be noted, that no interaction studies have been performed with the product. This is typical for herbal products.
It is advisable to speak to your healthcare professional if uncertain.

No specific interaction studies have been conducted on the active ingredients in Bronchodual and Warfarin. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Bronchodual Pastilles and Syrup contain no gluten and there is no exposure to gluten during the manufacturing process.

No alcohol is used in the manufacturing process of Bronchodual Syrup.

Bronchodual may contain synthetic ingredients such as flavoring, as well as the herbal ingredients. Bronchodual is a registered complimentary medicine in Australia.

Animal studies have not been performed and were not required for the registration of the products as Traditional Herbal Medicinal Product, where the safety of the product is based on long-standing use in humans as well as on bibliographic data available from published literature.

Neither of the Bronchodual products contain codeine.