Pneumonia is a serious condition that must be treated carefully with the help of a specialized doctor. This disease is basically a lung inflammation triggered by a virus or bacteria and if you don’t treat it, it can be mortal. Pneumonia comes with symptoms such as high grade fever, constipation, shivering, coughing, fits, intense chest pain, shallow breathing or breathing troubles. If you have these symptoms, you should immediately go to the doctor. Even though the home remedies cannot entirely cure this condition, they are still able to reduce or inhibit the side effects of the antibiotics.
There is no better cure for the respiratory conditions than ginger. It can fight not only pneumonia, but also other lung infections. Ginger has antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and you can use it either dried or fresh. Use fresh ginger root to grate it and mix it with fresh lemon juice. Add a teaspoon of honey and drink the solution regularly to ease the congestion. You can also drink ginger tea several times per day to get some relief from pneumonia. Add jaggery and black pepper powder to that tea to make it more efficient. Another alternative is using dried ginger powder and mix it with turmeric powder and black pepper powder. Use the paste to apply on the chest and ease the pain and the congestion.
Since we’ve mentioned the turmeric, let’s see how this product can help you with pneumonia. This herb also has anti-oxidative, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory qualities and it contains volatile oils and curcumin. Mix warm milk with turmeric powder (1/2 teaspoon) and consume 2 glasses of this mixture per day. You can also consume a paste with turmeric and honey regularly. Also, during your disease, you can add turmeric powder to your dishes.
Another powerful remedy for pneumonia is garlic. This natural antibiotic is effective in killing the germs and treating the infections. Heat 3 cloves of garlic and then crush them. Apply them topically on the chest. This remedy will ease the pain. Alternatively, you can roast 3 cloves of garlic, crush them and then mix them with olive oil. Heat the entire mixture and inhale the fumes. This will decongest your respiratory system. Eating raw garlic cloves daily is also effective in combating the pneumonia.
Another ingredient with antiseptic and antibacterial properties is the honey. Mix lukewarm water with 1 tablespoon of honey and drink the solution slowly. Consume 4 glasses of this solution per day so as to get relief from the pneumonia symptoms. You can add dried ginger powder, black pepper powder or cayenne powder to boost its power.
Sesame seeds contain magnesium and they can ease the airway spasms that often occur in those suffering from pneumonia. At the same time, it eases the chest pain. Make a tea with a cup of water, one tablespoon of flax seeds and 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds and drink this tea two times per day. You can add honey and a pinch of salt. This remedy will speed up the healing process.