How to Treat Pneumonia Naturally

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can make sufferers very sick and may become life threatening if not treated quickly. In most people the disease can be treated at home, however. You are significantly more likely to get pneumonia when you already have a cold or the flu and your immune system is compromised. The germs are inhaled into your lungs where they incubate and allow the disease to become a concern. Most cases of pneumonia are diagnosed by x-ray.

 

How do I know if I have pneumonia?

  • Cough with rusty, green or blood tinged mucus.
  • Fever
  • Fast breathing
  • Feeling short of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Shaking and teeth chattering
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Feeling tired
  • Feeling weak
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

 

How can I prevent pneumonia?

  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid contact with people who are infected with colds, the flu or pneumonia.
  • Get vaccinated against the measles, chickenpox and pneumonia
  • Wash your hands often, especially in public places

 

How can I treat pneumonia?

  • Rest. Rest is the best way to treat any illness.
  • Drink lots of fluids and stay hydrated.
  • Drink broth to help keep hydrated while still receiving necessary nutrients.
  • In a blender, blend together 4-6 garlic cloves, half an onion, 10 oz water and 2 teaspoons of honey. Drink 30 minutes before a meal to help alleviate congestion.
  • Drink cranberry and apple juice to help add antioxidants and boost your immune system.
  • Try a potassium broth made by juicing two carrots, two celery stalks, 4 garlic cloves, 2 radishes and a bit of parsley. Potassium helps to heal damaged lung tissue.
  • Drink some carrot juice with a tablespoon of cayenne pepper. It’s full of vitamin A, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and B-complex vitamins.
  • Make an oxygen bath with 2 cups hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup sea salt, 1/2 cup baking soda and hot water. Enjoy for at least 15 minutes. It will help oxide toxins and loosen mucus.
  • Use a mustard plaster for about 20 minutes, less if it begins to burn, to bring toxins to the surface so you can cough them out.
  • Steam yourself for 20 minutes, be sure you cough and don’t try to suppress it.
  • Use a neti pot.
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