10 Amazing Herbs To Manage Pneumonia
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Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition that primarily affects the alveoli—tiny air sacs in the lungs. Alveoli can become clogged with pus or fluid during pneumonia. The signs of pneumonia are coughing up pus or phlegm, a high fever, chills, and difficulty breathing. Pneumonia is usually caused because of a viral or bacterial disease.
The following are the few herbs and Ayurveda home remedies that have been proven effective for people suffering from pneumonia. Please scroll down to read:
Amalaki, popularly called amla, this herb is well-known for its ability to boost immunity and prevent aging. The amla fruit is beneficial for treating anemia, asthma, diabetes, colds, and chronic lung conditions.
- It also treats cancer, hyperlipidemia, yeast infection, and bleeding gums.
- Pneumonia-related inflammation in the lungs can be effectively treated with amla.
- Amla is home to several antibacterial compounds that help eliminate the bacteria that cause pneumonia.
- Amalaki's flavonoids and vitamin C are potent antioxidants that prevent pneumonia-related damage to lung tissue.
Kutaja has antibacterial and astringent properties. Ayurveda has been used to treat pneumonia and diarrhea, among other ailments. Because of its potent antibacterial properties, kutaja can treat pneumonia.
Garlic is a home remedy for various cold-related health issues, including asthma, pneumonia, and coughs, and is considered hot. You can take it in the morning or put garlic paste on your chest to fight pneumonia and speed up recovery.
This natural substance can alleviate pneumonia symptoms. Take one teaspoon of turmeric powder daily with cow's milk for immediate relief from pneumonia. If the infection persists for an extended period, consult a doctor or an expert in Ayurveda.
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Fenugreek treats various conditions, including fever, asthma, cough, and congestion. This efficient treatment for congestion caused by mucous is widely used in India. Fenugreek tea can be made by boiling one teaspoon of the herb in 500 ml water and then adding a few drops of honey. It can be very helpful in cases of pneumonia or congestion.
One of the most effective ayurvedic treatments for pneumonia is ginger water. Drinking warm ginger water throughout the day significantly aids in the relief of chest congestion, melts the sticky mucus in the respiratory and airway passages, and flushes it out through the digestive tract.
This herb is widely distributed across India. Because of its antipyretic, rejuvenating, and tonic properties, the leaves and roots of bhringraj have been used in Ayurvedic medicines. Additionally, it has antibacterial, antioxidant, immunomodulatory, and hepatotoxic effects. These properties of Bhringraj work together to reduce pneumonia-associated microbial activity and improve overall health. Bhringraj can be taken as an infusion, powder, decoction, medicated oil, or ghee (clarified butter).
Ayurvedic medicine uses tila seeds, oil, and leaves for various therapeutic purposes. It helps treat diseases of the reproductive, excretory, urinary, and respiratory systems and acts as a tonic and rejuvenator. By inhibiting the activity of the microorganisms associated with pneumonia, tila aids in its treatment.
One of the most commonly used antipyretic and immunomodulatory herbs in Ayurvedic and traditional medicines is Guduchi. In addition, it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can help treat pneumonia. To reduce the jwara associated with pneumonia, Guduchi is given as a svarasa (juice) at a dose of 10 ml per day in conjunction with honey or pippali churna.
Vasa is used to treat respiratory, circulatory, and nervous system-related conditions. It is a primary respiratory herb that helps alleviate cough, Kapha disorders, bronchitis, the flu, and asthma symptoms. To treat jwara (fever), sugar and honey are combined with vasa.
Pneumonia can be prevented with a few home remedies. Still, if the condition is serious, you should not treat it on your own. Ayushakti Ayurved has created these safe, natural remedies that don't require anything you don't already have in your kitchen!
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Author of the Blog: DR. PRANAV GUJARATHI
Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram
Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd