What is pneumonia?
Pneumonia is an infection of the tiny air sacs of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites. Pneumonia comes in different forms and is caused primarily by bacteria or viruses, and less commonly by fungi and parasites.
Symptoms of pneumonia
-Fever and chills
-Sharp chest pain
-Shortness of breath
-Loss of appetite
8 Potent Home Remedies for Pneumonia
Fresh carrot juice, spinach juice, beet juice, cucumber juice, and other vegetable juices are excellent for your health, especially when dealing with pneumonia. Boil one tablespoon of sesame seeds in a cup of water. Mix in one tablespoon of linseed (flaxseeds) and continue boiling. Strain the mixture and then add one teaspoon of honey and a pinch of salt. Drink this mixture once daily.
Lemon has anti-bacterial properties and is an excellent natural home remedy for pneumonia. Being rich in vitamin C, it reduces the body’s temperature and boosts the immunity. Either add lemon zest to your meal or just sprinkle some lemon juice on your salad.
Garlic kills the bacteria, viruses, and parasites that cause pneumonia. It contains allicin which is anti – bacterial and anti – viral helps to strengthen the immune system to fight off the illness. It also reduces phlegm in the lungs. Crush a garlic clove with a press to extract 1 teaspoon of juice. Mix the juice with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of honey. Consume 1 teaspoon of this mixture to get relief from pneumonia and the pain. Have this 3 times daily.
The vapors of oregano oil relieve the patients from congestion and cough. You can also mix it with water or add it to your daily juice to fight germs. Using this oil in your cooking is also advisable.
Fenugreek seeds reduce mucus in the lungs and promote perspiration, which reduces fever and detoxifies the body. Boil 2 cups of water and stir in 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds. Reduce heat and let simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat a let steep 10 minutes.
Strain and stir in 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Drink 3 times a day.
Roasted onions are used as a remedy for pneumonia but if you don’t like it in the roasted form, use raw onions. You can also opt for onion syrup which is known to boost the immunity.
Application of turpentine oil mixed with camphor on the chest area can help in the treatment of pneumonia. It is advisable for an individual suffering from pneumonia to massage the chest area (with this mixture) for atleast 15 to 20 minutes on a regular basis to obtain the desired results.
Intake of honey (1 teaspoon) on a regular basis can help in the treatment of pneumonia. Intake of a glass of warm milk or water containing honey (2 teaspoons) 2 to 3 times in a day can also help in curing the symptoms of pneumonia.