Foods Recommended for Pneumonia Patients
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables enhance one’s immune system and prevent illnesses such as flu, colds and pneumonia. Many fruits and vegetables also contain anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce swelling associated with pneumonia. They are dense in water which is important since flu and other ailments that accompany pneumonia can cause dehydration. Consume a variety of fresh, colorful produce as part of a low-fat, balanced diet to reap most nutritional and wellness benefits. A high alkaline diet consisting of plenty of raw and organic fruits and vegetables will improve all respiratory problems as alkalinity counteracts acidity. Green foods are high in alkalinity and also contain chlorophyll and will greatly dissolve mucus throughout the body in general and the lungs and respiratory tract in particular.
Garlic is an excellent home remedy for pneumonia. Crushed garlic consumed with honey clears up the nasal congestion and a paste of garlic applied on the chest can drastically bring down the rapid heartbeat and pulse rate of the individual.
Sesame Seeds should be infused in a cup of hot water.
To this, add a table spoon of linseed, salt and a few drops of honey for taste.
There are an abundance of powerful and effective herbs that are great for the lungs and the respiratory system. These herbs include pulmonary, expectorant and demulcent herbs and include:-
- Mullein (leaf/flowers)
- Marshmallow (Althea)
- Licorice, Pleurisy
- Slippery Elm bark
- White Pine Bark
- Yerba Santa
- Ground Ivy
Essential oils are also effective for respiratory health and healing. Oils can be added to a diffuser or bath water. Inhaling the vaporized molecules of these oils in the air or hot water steam of a bath will dissolve hardened mucus, open nasal passages, and clear sinus and lung congestion:-
- Pine Bark,