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Among the various diseases that tend to rise during the monsoon, pneumonia is one such disease that is commonly seen among the children.
If anyone has symptomatic high fever continuously, difficulty in breathing, pain in chest, cough accompanied with mucus and a rise in the pulse rate over (150 beats per minute), he/she needs to be taken care of, as this might be pneumonia.
Also Read: Chronic Drinking Can Cause Pneumonia.
Pneumonia is a kind of infection that affects the lungs. It affects people from all age groups.
However, children and elderly are among the most affected, as their immune systems are weak compared to the adults.
Once they acquire the infection, people generally become weak and require hospitalisation as well.
Pneumonia is generally an infection that is caused by bacteria, virus and also fungi. Maintenance of one's health and hygiene is one of the best ways to stay away from this disease.
Also Read: 14 Best Foods For Lung Cleansing.
However, despite all these measures, for those with a low body immunity level, they tend to acquire it.
Though there are several medications that are available for pneumonia, Ayurveda is always preferred over all others, as it is effective and does not come with any side effect. It is being preferred especially for the children.
So, today Boldsky points at 8 effective Ayurvedic remedies for pneumonia. Have a look:
1. Mixture Of Sesame Seeds, Flax Seeds & Honey:
Add a tablespoon of sesame seeds, flax seeds and honey each, add a pinch of salt, mix it with water. Consume this twice in a day. It helps in reducing the inflammation.
2. Mixture Of Black Tea & Fenugreek Seeds:
Add about two teaspoons of fenugreek powder in a cup of black tea, mix it well. Add sugar if needed and then drink this mixture once in a day. This helps treat pneumonia in those having it.
3. Basil Leaves Juice:
Take a few basil leaves, crush them and extract the juice. Add some black pepper and have it once in six hours. It is effective in treating pneumonia.
4. Mint Leaves:
Take a few mint leaves, crush them and extract the juice. Mix it with a tablespoon of honey and have it at regular intervals of 2-3 hours.
5. Triphala & Ashwagandha:
Adding triphala, ashwaganda, along with some grated ginger and cinnamon to the food and consuming it helps in treating pneumonia.
6. Garlic Paste:
Garlic helps to bring down the body temperature, and is effective in case of pneumonia. Take few garlic cloves, crush it and prepare a paste. Apply it externally on the chest.
7. Cloves & Black Pepper:
Take about 5-6 pieces of clove and black pepper and about 1 gram of soda to a glass of water and then boil it well. Consume this mixture 1-2 times in a day. This helps in providing relief and treat pneumonia effectively.
This is a well-known Ayurvedic remedy to treat pneumonia. Add turmeric to lukewarm water and dab it over the chest, taking a cloth heated on a hot brick. This helps stimulate the chest and reduce the inflammation caused by pneumonia.