11 Effective Home Remedies for Pneumonia

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Pneumonia is caused due to bacterial or viral infection in lungs. If not treated on time, this disease may prove fatal. Weakened condition from other illness, faulty lifestyle, toxins in the body, inhalation of foreign matter, and fungal infections may also lead to this ailment. Loss of hunger, headache, low energy, chest pain, sticky skin, excess sweating, cold, shortness of breath, extreme chills, and mild to high fever are some of the symptoms of pneumonia. Although, home remedies can help in reducing the symptoms of pneumonia, but one should not completely rely on these remedies. You should consult a doctor and take proper medications, along with the home treatments.

Here are some effective home remedies for pneumonia.

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1. Turpentine Oil


Apply turpentine oil over the rib cages and chest. For effective results, add some camphor to it.  After this, cover your chest using a warm cloth. It will provide relief from shivering and cold associated with pneumonia.

2. Garlic


Prepare garlic paste. Rub on your chest. It will improve your heart beat and breathing. It is the most effective home remedy for pneumonia.

3. Sesame Seeds


Soak 15 grams of sesame seeds in 250 ml water. After a few hours, add a tsp of honey, a pinch of salt, and a Tbsp of linseed to it. It will decrease the phlegm and make your breathing system proper.

4. Fenugreek Seeds (Methi)


Take some water in a kettle. Put some fenugreek seeds in it. Boil it. Strain the water. To make the tea taste better, add lime juice and black pepper to it. Drink 4 cups a day. Reduce the number of times of taking this tea, as you feel better.

Note- If you are using this remedy, you should eat nothing else. It’s required to eliminate toxins from your body.

5. Spinach and Carrot Juice


Combine 300 ml of carrot juice and 200 ml of spinach juice. Drink it daily. This home remedy will make your lungs stronger and help in treating pneumonia.

6. Lemon Juice and Rock Salt


Add lemon juice and a pinch of rock salt in a glass of lukewarm water. Drink it. It will provide temporary relief in congestion and coughing caused due to pneumonia.

7. Turmeric


Add a tsp of turmeric powder in one glass of warm water. Drink it. It will help in expelling mucous phlegm and curing pneumonia.

8. Holy Basil Leaves (Tulsi)


Crush some holy basil leaves and make a paste. Add some black pepper to it. Consume 1 tsp. of this extract, three times a day. This home remedy will alleviate pneumonia.

9. Ginger


Boil ginger in water. Add black pepper to this decoction. Drink it. It will clear the congestion and removes toxicity, curing pneumonia.

10. Baking Soda


Take 300 ml of water. Add ¼ tsp of baking soda in it.  Take it two times a day. It is an effective home remedy for curing pneumonia.

11. Honey


To a glass of tepid water, pour a tsp of honey. Mix it. Drink it 2-3 times a day. It will ease the symptoms of pneumonia.

Healthy Tips:

Home Remedies for Pneumonia

  • Take complete rest.
  • Avoid coffee, tea, and other alcoholic beverages.
  • Avoid white flour, white sugar and all products made of these items. These products are heavy to digest and can worsen pneumonia.
  • Meats and other stimulant beverages are a big ‘NO’ for pneumonia patients.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Drink enough juices and water.