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Home Remedies for Pneumonia


Pneumonia is a complication, which involves the respiratory system. It leads to inflammation of the lungs. At times, the microorganisms get hold of the body's immune system and attack it. Children and aged adults are more prone to this respiratory disorder. It is characterized by fever, cough, shivering, breath shortness, nausea, headache, loss of appetite, muscular pain, vomiting, sweating, fatigue and chest pain as well. People with weak immune system are also vulnerable to pneumonia.

Though there are certain medicines for the treatment of pneumonia. But, people generally prefer the home remedies.



Garlic has the ability to fight away bacteria, fungi and viruses easily. It contains anti-microbial properties. It helps to lower the temperature of the body and clears the phlegm from the lungs and the chest. Rub a paste of garlic or garlic juice on the chest. You will experience relief from the symptoms of pneumonia.


Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin and has beta-carotene. It provides a stimulating action, which releases mucous from respiratory pathway. This clears off the mucous and helps in developing the mucus membrane. Add some lemon juice and cayenne pepper to a glass of water. Drink it for a few times on a daily basis.


Fenugreek has the ability to clear off the congestion since it possesses mucolytic properties. It helps to reduce fever and expel out toxic substances from the body. It also gives rise to sweating. It is a superb remedy for treating pneumonia. Prepare a fenugreek tea. Drink it for a few times regularly.


Fresh vegetables juices like that of carrot, spinach, cucumber or beet are very effective for treating pneumonia and its various symptoms. They enhance the immune system, dissolve the mucous and help in detoxifying the body. They are rich in essential minerals, which are highly useful for the respiratory system of the body. Make a juice using the above vegetables. Drink the juice on a daily basis.

These home remedies are very effective in treating the chronic respiratory disorder - pneumonia. These also provide relief from the various symptoms and pain. These help to alleviate the disorder form its roots.

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