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|Home Remedies for Pneumonia. (Inflammation of the Lungs)
Pneumonia refers to the inflammation of the lungs. It is one of the most serious infectious diseases. The disease assumes
alarming i proportions if both the lungs are affected; this condition is called double pneumonia in common parlance.
Most cases of pneumonia begin with a cold in the head or throat The patient generally feels a chill, shivering fever, difficulty
in breathing, and sharp pain in the chest. This may be followed by a cough with pinkish sputum, which may later become
brownish. In young children, the disease may cause delirium and convulsions. The temperature may rise to 40.6°C and the
pulse may go upto 150 beats per minute.
|A common complication of pneumonia is pleurisy.Pneumonia is caused by various types of germs such as streptococcus,
staphylococcus, andpneumococcus. At times, certain viruses are also responsible for this disease. Other causes are fungal
infections, irritation by worms, inhaling foreign matter, irritant dust, or noxious gases. The real cause of pneumonia, however,
is a constitution weakened by the presence of toxins in the body, especially in the lungs and air passages. The accumulation
of toxins is due to wrong feeding habits and a faulty lifestyle.
Pneumonia Home Remedies with Fenugreek:
During the early acute stage of pneumonia, a tea made from fenugreek seeds will help the body to produce perspiration,
dispel toxicity, and shorten the period of fever. Upto four cups of the tea can be taken daily. The quantity can be reduced as
the condition improves. To improve the flavour of the tea, a few drops of lemon juice may be added. During this treatment,
no other food or nourishment should be taken, as fasting and fenugreek will allow the body to correct these respiratory
problems in a few days.
Home Remedies for Pneumonia using Garlic:
Garlic is a marvellous remedy for pneumonia, if given in sufficient quantities. It brings down the temperature, as well as the
pulse and respiration within forty-eight hours. A paste of garlic can also be applied externally on the chest with beneficial
results as it is an irritant and rubefacient
Home Remedies for Pneumonia using Sesame Seeds:
Sesame seeds are valuable in pneumonia. An infusion of the seeds can be made by sleeping 15 gm of seeds in 250 ml of
water. This infusion, mixed with a tablespoon of linseed, a pinch of common salt, and a dessertspoon of honey, should be
given in the treatment of this disease. This will help remove catarrhal matter and phlegm from the bronchial tubes.
Pneumonia Home Remedies using Vegetable Juices:
The juice of carrots, in combination either with spinach juice, or beet and cucumber juices, has also been found useful in
pneumonia. In these combinations, 200 ml of spinach juice or 100 ml each of beet and cucumber juices should be mixed with
300 ml of carrot juice to prepare 500 ml or half a litre of combined juice.
Dietary Considerations for Pneumonia:
At the beginning of the treatment, the patient should be kept on a diet of raw juices for five to ten days, depending on the
seventy of the disease. He should take a glass of fruit or vegetable juice, diluted with warm water, every two or three hours.
After a diet of raw juices, when the fever subsides, the patient should spent three or four days on an exclusive fresh fruit diet,
taking three meals a day of juicy fruits. Thereafter, he may gradually adopt a well-balanced diet of natural foods, with
emphasis on fresh fruits and raw vegetables.
Home Remedies for Pneumonia with Parsnip Juice:
The juice of parsnip, a root vegetable botanically known as Pastinaca satioa, has been found beneficial in the treatment of
pneumonia. The juice of the leaves and root of this plant possess high therapeutic value. The phosphorus and chlorine
elements contained therein are of particular benefit to the lungs and the bronchial system, thus making the juice an excellent
home remedy for pneumonia. The patient should take 250 ml of juice daily. It is, however, essential that only the juice of the
cultivated parsnip plant should be used for this purpose. The wild variety must not be used in juices as it contains some
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