Pneumonia is a respiratory condition characterized by inflammation in the lungs due to a bacterial, viral or fungal infection. The body usually prevents these organisms from infecting your lungs but, at times, they may succeed in overpowering your immune system even if you are generally in good health.
Pneumonia is a disease of the lungs. It is caused by bacteria and viruses. Often it is the aftermath of a severe cold and influenza. When you breathe in the germs, they go straight to the lungs and attack them and disable them to fight the infection.
Sign and Symptom
- Fever, sweating and shaking chills.
- Chest pain upon deep breathing or coughing
- Increased rate of heartbeat
- Shortness of breath
- Diarrhea and nausea
Phlegm collects in the bronchial tubes as a result of which the breath becomes short and there is a lot of coughing of mucous. Sometimes the body is beset with chills and chattering teeth. This disease occurs in all age groups but people suffering from chronic asthma, heart disease and diabetes are more likely to incur it. In older adults the symptoms of pneumonia are milder but it causes delirium in most cases.
Natural 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. They boost immunity, dissolve mucus, and aid in detoxification. Being rich in phosphorus and chlorine, parsnip juice, too, is highly beneficial for your lungs and bronchial system. Combine spinach juice and carrot juice in a ratio of 2:3 to make one-half liter of juice. Drink it daily. Alternatively, combine one part beet juice, one part cucumber juice and three parts carrot juice. Drink it daily.
Pepper abounds in antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals which are of great value in preventing a number of diseases and promoting good health. Its antioxidant properties remove the harmful free radicals from the body and initiate quick healing.
Its anti-inflammatory properties provide relief from pain, congestion and inflammation. Pound coarsely one teaspoon of pepper and mix it with a teaspoon of honey. Eat this mixture twice everyday. The mucous will dry up and the coughing will abate very quickly.
Betel leaf has a vast number of healing and curative properties and has been used since time immemorial in the treatment of various diseases and ailments. This leaf is rich in vitamin C which is a great antioxidant. Its volatile oils are rich in phenols and terpenes.
It removes congestion from the chest and relieves chest pains. Extract the juice of two betel leaves mix it with a teaspoon of honey and take every morning and at night before going to bed.
Mustard oil is remarkable for its nourishing and healing properties. It has strong stimulating properties which improve circulation and boost immunity. Its antibacterial and antifungal properties are useful in eradicating all sorts of infections.
Warm some mustard oil and massage the chest and ribcage with it for twenty minutes. Afterwards wrap the chest with a warm woolen cloth. The oil’s heat giving properties dissipates the mucous, relieves the pain and makes breathing easier. Use the massage three times daily.
Ginger is very useful in doing away with the symptoms of pneumonia. Its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and mucolytic properties eradicate the infection, expel the mucous from the bronchial tubes and strengthen the lungs.
Grate a big piece of ginger and add it to a cup of boiling water. Boil for three minutes then strain the concoction. Add a teaspoon of honey and drink this mixture three times a day.
Prepare some fenugreek tea ( boil fenugreek with some water and strain into a cup). Then add a few drops of lemon juice and drink. This will clear up all the fluid in your lungs, and relieve your cough too.
Garlic is most essential for human health as it cures a large number of diseases and ailments. Including garlic in some dish of every meal is the surest way of keeping away infections and maintaining a disease free body.
Its antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties deal efficiently and quickly with all kinds of infections and propound the body on a healthy path. Chew three cloves of garlic every morning. It will soon clear the bronchial tubes of mucous and make the lungs strong.