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Herbal Remedies For Pneumonia

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Herbs for pneumoniaWhen the air sacs in the lungs get inflamed due to microbes it leads to pneumonia. Many herbal remedies are used to support the antibiotic treatment that is normally prescribed. The symptoms of cough, fever and chills must not be ignored especially in children and the elderly. Severe chest pain and heightened respiratory rate is also common. Herbal remedies can provide relief from these discomforting symptoms but must be taken only under the supervision of a medical professional. Let us explore some such herbs that can provide relief and reduce the rehabilitation time.

    Few Herbal Remedies For Pneumonia Treatment

    • The Indian amla is an extremely rich source of vitamin C, a natural antioxidant which helps to improve the functioning of the lungs and also prevents recurrence of microbial infection due to its positive affect on the immune system.

    • Ginger has natural anti inflammatory compounds that help in decreasing pain and the antimicrobial essential oils can reduce intensity of infection.

    • Cinnamon and clove oil help kill the bacteria that causes pneumonia according to clinical data. They also help to decrease the fungal count. Use these spices everyday.

    • Betel or paan leaves is a natural remedy for pneumonia and has been used traditionally in India for cough and cold. Now research has shown that it has antimicrobial properties against many bacterial strains. A hot broth made of crushed leaves is very effective.

    • Garlic acts as a broad spectrum antibiotic when taken internally. Ensure that a few pods are consumed daily.

    Tips For Managing Pneumonia Naturally

    • Steam inhalation is an easy natural remedy to clear a blocked airway.

    • Plenty of fruits and vegetables that are antioxidant rich help improve lung function.

    • Natural caffeine is a bronchodilator. Stick to one cup black coffee a day.

    • Practise deep breathing exercises that will improve respiratory function.


    Do not underestimate the power of herbs to treat pneumonia. Make herbs a part of your regular treatment regime and get well soon.


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