Pneumonia Treated With Herbal
Pneumonia isn’t just a nastier version of the common cold:
it’s a genuine infection of your lungs caused by bacteria that
has exploded with symptoms in your chest.
Some of the telltale signs of a pneumonia infection
- greenish or rust-colored mucus,
- aching muscles,
- chest pain,
- shortness of breath,
- and severe bodily weakness.
If you think or know that you are suffering from pneumonia,
it is absolutely paramount that you receive immediate medical
attention. However, even though pneumonia is a serious medical
condition that needs to be treated by health professionals,
there are still several herbal remedies that can play an
important role in your full recovery from this serious
condition. Many herbal remedies can help shorten the length of
a pneumonia infection and reduce its severity. Here is a brief
overview of the most important herbal remedies for treating the
symptoms of pneumonia.
Goldenseal: This herb has been used for
eons for treating a variety of health ailments. The herb
goldenseal has been used to help treat bacterial pneumonia.
Goldenseal can help strengthen your immune system by killing
the bacteria and germs that are causing your pneumonia
infection. There are several different forms of goldenseal, but
most naturopaths recommend taking some form of this popular
herb for treating pneumonia. Goldenseal can be taken as a
tincture, capsule or tablet form, or fluidextract. As a
tincture, most naturopaths recommend consuming goldenseal in a
1:5 dilution. In capsule or tablet form, naturopaths recommend
taking 500 to 2,000 milligrams of goldenseal. As a
fluidextract, take goldenseal in a 1:1
An Interesting Herb Fact
The Healing Beauty of Borage
The borage flower (Borago officinalis) is well known for its lovely blue color. The flowers have been used since Elizabethan times for both decoration and for its healing beauty. Recent modern research has shown that the plant may actually stimulate the adrenal glands, encouraging the production of adrenaline, that famous 'fight or flight' hormone that is responsible for getting our bodies geared up during the most stressful times in our lives. Herbalists describe the character of the borage...
Echinacea: This classic herb is thought to
help boost the production of macrophages and phagocytes, which
are important components of the immune system that help fight
off bacteria and other stray viruses. Most naturopaths
recommend taking Echinacea as a tea or in capsule form. In
capsule or tablet form, take three times a day, or follow the
directions on the label. Echinacea is often thought of as an
herb used to fight off colds, but it can be used with any
health ailments that require a boost to the immune system.
Take your Shiitake and
Maitake: It may sound funny to fight pneumonia with a
fungus, but consuming these popular mushrooms has been shown to
have significant effect on pneumonia patients. Shiitake is a
type of Japanese mushroom that is known for its powerful immune
system-enhancing properties. It is believed that eating
shiitake mushrooms while suffering from pneumonia will help you
recover faster after a bout with pneumonia.
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can be greatly reduced with a sage, lavender
and geranium mix of essential oils in a sweet
almond carrier oil.
If you are not particularly partial to eating
loads of shiitake mushrooms, you can now buy a liquid extract
of the mushroom that can be taken daily. An easy way to ingest
this formulation is by adding a few drops into your soup bowl
Another mushroom that can help is maitake. It
is most commonly grown organically, dried, and then eaten. It
can also be purchased as an extract, tea or capsule, and
consumed to help battle the symptoms of pneumonia, and to make
a faster recovery from the condition.