Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs that can affect the alveoli, part of the body responsible for renewing oxygen in the blood. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and allergic reactions. Unlike the flu virus, the infectious agents of pneumonia are not usually easily transmitted. Among the symptoms of pneumonia are high fever, cough, chest pain, general malaise, shortness of breath, weakness, mental confusion, and yellowish or greenish purulent mucus secretion. Pneumonia is treated with antibiotics and the patient usually gets better within three or four days. There are also some teas that can help treat this infection.
Treating Pneumonia Naturally
– 3 (or more) heads of garlic;
– 1 glass of water.
Squeeze three (or more) heads of garlic into a glass of water. Leave it to soak in the water for some time, so that it tastes like garlic. After that, drink the water.
Elderberry and onion tea
The tea with elderberry and onion is a great natural remedy for pneumonia, as elderberry has anti-inflammatory, expectorant and anti-viral action, reducing coughing and phlegm. Onions, on the other hand, have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that reduce infection caused by bacterial pneumonia.
– 10g of dried elderflower flowers;
– 1 grated onion;
– 500 ml of water.
Bring the ingredients to a boil in a pan for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Strain and drink four cups a day. Attention! This tea should not be taken by pregnant women and babies under 1 year of age.
Tea with lemon leaves and honey
Lemon leaves contain anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory properties, which help to reduce lung irritation; honey, with its expectorant action, facilitator the removal of phlegm.
– 15g of lemon leaves;
– ½ liter of water;
– 1 tablespoon of honey.
In a saucepan, bring the lemon leaves and water to a boil for approximately 10 minutes. After that, let it cool, strain and add the honey. Drink three cups of this tea a day.