When we were kids, we often heard our mother saying “don’t do this or you will catch pneumonia. The chances of getting pneumonia in children and old persons are more as compared to adults. In general terms we can define pneumonia as a liver infection caused due to bacteria or virus. In some cases insects and fungal infection can also be responsible for pneumonia.
There are various reasons that can cause pneumonia, but in most cases various infections are mainly responsible for causing pneumonia. Less immune resistance power of body can also make us more prone towards infection by various germs and also some chronic disease like cancer and AIDS can also be caused. Flu or fever also can be responsible for pneumonia.
Various medicinal treatments for pneumonia are easily available at many drug stores, but home remedies can also be very effective in case of pneumonia. We may use these home remedies for common pneumonia but in severe conditions it is better to contact some medical experts.
Best Home Remedies for Pneumonia
Raw garlic is one of the best home remedy for treating minor pneumonia. The various medicinal values of garlic have made it an ultimate solution for various infections.
Garlic contains natural antibacterial, antiviral, anti fungal properties and hence it can be used for minor infections too. In case of pneumonia take just 2-3 raw cloves of garlic and chew it. You can repeat this once in 12 hours- 24 hours for 2-3 days. It will surely help you.
Being cautious is always recommended as the best remedy for curing anything and yes it is a serious advice, first step is to take balanced diet, always drink as much water as you can.
Try to keep away from moisture and wet places, always use clean personal towel, always keep honey, garlic, ginger, lemon, cloves, tree oil, baking soda and other useful home items readily available. The main cause of pneumonia is infection and keeping ourselves on a safer side is not a bad thing when it comes to your health.
We all are familiar with onions and it is widely used every day for cooking. It also contains different medicinal properties. In case of pneumonia take 3-4 medium size onions place them in a pot, add some vinegar few drops of mustered oil and put the pot on stove or gas and mix all the three, you can also mesh onions before mixing but not very much.
Now when it gets brown and thick paste like make a poultice (place the mixture in clean cotton cloth and make a small ball like shape). Place this poultice on chest for short intervals.
It is a well known fact that ginger is very effective for infections along with other health problems too. For using ginger make a paste of ginger with some honey, also you can add some black pepper too. Take this mixture 2-3 times a day, it is very effective home remedy for pneumonia.
Basil or tulsi is another wonderful home remedy for various problems. It is also very effective in pneumonia. For using basil make juice of basil leaves with some black pepper and drink this mixture 2-3 times a day to get relief.