Herbal Remedies for Pneumonia

Pneumonia refers to any type of lung infection which can be caused by either a chemical, a fungus or a virus.  The gravest concern for public health is the bacterial variety known as pneumococcal pneumonia as it is one of the leading cause of serious ailments in today's world.

 

Pneumococcal pneumonia usually tend to appear after a bout of flu or some other type of infection.  It can suddenly appear causing high fever, bacteria-infested phlegm and a piercing pain in the ribs.

 

Modern antibiotics are usually effective for treating pneumonia however there is a potential risk of causing heart failure for elderly people. 

 

So if you suspect you have pneumonia, quickly make an appointment to see your doctor for confirmation and to obtain a prescription for an appropriate antibiotic.  At the same time, consider natural healing herbal remedies which are useful and beneficial as a complementary treatment for pneumonia.

 

Angelica and horehound

 

The angelica herb is recommended for treating most pulmonary disorders especially when combined with horehound.

  1. Infuse 1/2 oz of angelica root and 1/2 oz of horehound flower tops in a quart of boiled water and leave aside for about 10 minutes.

  2. Drink 3-4 cups daily

Borage

 

The borage herb has an anti-inflammatory effect.

  1. Place 1 oz of dried borage plant in a quart of cold water, bring to boil then boil for 10 minutes.

  2. Remove, let it cool and drink 5-6 cups throughout the day.

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