Pneumonia is the swelling in the lungs making you fall sick that affects one section of lungs or sections of both the lungs. Pneumonia often clears up in two to three weeks and affects babies, youngsters as well adults ranging from mild to severe. This infection starts when you breathe the germs into your lungs and is more likely to happen after suffering from cold or flu.
Germs enter your body easily either, if you have a weak immune system or the germ is very strong. Symptoms of pneumonia include cough, fast breathing, chest pain, nausea, fatigue, muscle pain, confusion, purplish skin color, shaking chills, headache, vomiting, feeling weak or diarrhea, which is caused by bacteria, virus or fungus.
Individuals who have a higher risk of getting pneumonia are ones who have the habit of smoking, consuming alcohol, are taking medications or suffering from diseases such as diabetes, asthma, cancer or heart disease. Listed below are few herbs, which help to treat pneumonia.
Astragalus also known as ‘Huang Quai’ is an awesome immune booster and an amazing respiratory system herb helping to ease the symptoms of pneumonia such as cough, chest pain, shortness of breath and shaking chills.
Astragalus is available in form of supplements and teas. A nice homemade soup prepared with Astragalus root helps to discourage hovering illness and this herb is completely safe and effective in treating pneumonia.
Licorice root is very useful as an effective herbal treatment for pneumonia helping to improve your immune system and productive coughs as well reduces your lung secretions. You can simply add 2 teaspoons of dried licorice roots in 500 ml of water and boiling the mixture for 15 minutes. Drink this two to three times a day for valuable results.
Mullein is an excellent herb helping to cure the problem of pneumonia due to expectorant properties. This herb helps to treat respiratory tract also fighting inflammation in the lungs and works wonders when consumed in tea form by simply boiling 2 to 3 grams of mullein in water, letting it steep for 15 minutes.
Regular intake of this tea helps in soothing pneumonia symptoms such as irritation and cough. This herb is also available in form of tinctures and is recommendable to take 20 to 25 drops per day.
Pleurisy is a popular herbal remedy helpful in curing pneumonia because it helps to improve secretion of lung fluids, working as a lymphatic system stimulant. Phytochemicals found under the stems of pleurisy root is helpful in preparing herbal medicines, thereby helpful to reduce inflammation of pleural membranes in the lungs and helping to treat various health conditions including coughs, bronchitis, pneumonia and flu.
You can prepare a tea by just adding one teaspoon of dried herb in boiling water and consumption of this is 3 times a day for faster results.
Colts-foot also known as ‘Horse Hoof’ is another best herbal remedy that has been used for centuries for relief of bronchitis, asthma, whooping cough and pneumonia.
This herb helps to calm lung spasm and reduce lung infection, which throws you into coughing fits. Colts-foot, when taken in form of tea shows effective results. There are number of steps you have to take into consideration to prevent from pneumonia including cutting down on alcohol consumption, quitting smoke, staying clean and following a rich healthy diet.
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