Last Modified on Feb 12, 2015
Natural lung infection treatments range from straightforward lifestyle changes to homeopathic remedies and herbal supplements. Making changes to support immune health, like eating healthy and exercising, boost immune health and prevent and treat disease. Homeopathic remedies and herbal supplements deliver more extensive treatment that targets the root cause of infection.
What is a Lung Infection?
One of the most common health conditions, particularly in the winter months, a lung infection affects the air system of the body including the sinuses, nasal passages, pharynx, larynx or lungs. An infection is typically caused by a virus and often results in nasal congestion, runny nose, white to green nasal discharge, sneezing, a sore throat, cough, fever and inflammation in the throat in nasal cavity. More advanced symptoms include difficulty breathing, dizziness, low oxygen level in the blood and loss of consciousness. If left untreated, infection often spreads to the entire respiratory system.
Natural Remedies for Lung Infection
Lung infection is often treated using a variety of homeopathic therapies. Several known homeopathic treatments include antimonium tart, rumex crispus, pulatilla, phosphorus, bryonia, kail bich and spongia tosta. When introduced to the system, these elements stimulant the body’s natural response to fight off the infection.
Treating Respiratory Distress with Herbs
Herbal treatments have also been found effective for curing respiratory tract infections. Echinacea, licorice root and garlic are used to eliminate infection and ease symptoms. Taken daily, these herbs also promote continued health and wellness.
Commonly used to treat a range of conditions including the common cold, Echinacea is known for its capability of stimulating the immune system. The herb is typically effective at limiting the length and severity of symptoms, particularly when used upon first diagnosis.
Licorice root is another herb often used for its support of respiratory health. As booth an anti-inflammatory and expectorant agent, licorice root is particularly effective for treating a respiratory tract infection. Its innate composition makes it beneficial for reducing phlegm and other symptoms associated with respiratory distress.
Garlic has been used for years in treating respiratory issues, as well as others. The compound allicin, found in garlic, delivers antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties that make it particularly effective for treating respiratory issues. In addition, garlic boosts the immune system while eliminating infection.
Lung infections are a common condition that can be prevented and treated using lifestyle changes, homeopathic therapies and herbal remedies. The right natural treatment can shorten healing time and offer almost immediate relief from symptoms.
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[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] I'm 32, smoked 5-10 ciggarettes/day drank 5 beers/day for 15 years.
At 25 I was diagnosed with Lichen Planus... Doctors gave me cortisone cream, didn't help. Found this site a few months ago, and have done some independant research since. Ted is awesome, by the way.
This post is a little fast and loose, without sources.
Basically, ENT Doctors commonly use Baking Soda, Vinnegar, and Borax added to other stuff, and categorize these as anti-infectives.
It appears that DCA, which is currently being tested in Canada as an anti-cancer drug is a combination of Bleach, Vinnegar, and BakingSoda... which would seem to kill a bunch of infections.
Back to my problems. 3 months ago: I've got a white tongue, with bumps on the side of my mouth. I usually wake up congested, but it clears before 10am. Often I feel congested, and that makes me want another cigarrette.
I played the watch the clock game, and cut my smoking to 1 ciggarettes/day (after 7 pm)(back up to 3). I cut my drinking to 1 day per week. I started running 2 miles per day. It didn't help with my problems, although I lost 20 pounds.
I THINK that I have this thing figured out... I will post a follow-up in a few months, if I'm cured.
Studying Ted's "anti-infectives", first I tried going alkaline (borax and baking soda). This cleared my lungs, but made the bumps in my mouth worse.
Now I've gone in reverse, with the Apple Cidar Vinnegar only, and the bumps in my mouth are disappearing.
So here's my theory. There is a mayo-clinic study from a few years ago that says that most chronic sinus problems are caused by a fungus. As I had a yeast-like taste in my mouth, it was probably Candida. I went to the doc, and got some fluconazole, since the baking soda seemed to be clearing my lungs. Success on clearing my lungs... at least temporarily.... however, the bumbs in my mouth seemed to be getting worse.
It appears that these bumps are a "secondary infection", probably bacterial or viral. Since one problem was cured, I switched to 2 TBSP or Apple Cider vinegar, 2x per day. I had an immediate outbreak of Lichen Planus on my fingers, which appears to be dissapearing completely after a week. Additionally, the bumps in my mouth are 50% reduced.
There was a new study that came out last week that said men have cleaner hands than women, and are less likely to get skin infections, due to their hands are more acidic.
This lichen planus stuff kind of looks like warts, with a dark(blue) center. Since I've been taking ACV... the center of this stuff is red, like it's healing.
So I think I had Candida with a secondary infection, and the secondary infection(Lichen Planus) is cured by ACV.
I need some time to completely cure this stuff... but I think I did this in reverse. First start with the ACV to cure the secondary infection(Lichen Planus), then clear the yeast infection (Baking Soda or Borax or Flucon-azole).
On the white tongue... listerine doesn't help, biotene mouthwash doesn't help. Flouride toothpaste doesn't help. Brushing my tongue with either Baking Soda or Borax or Both and/or combining Hydrogen Peroxide, will turn my tongue completely red.
It will turn white again within 2 days... I've got some kind of infection. This stuff seems to help, though. I've been very impressed with that 20-mule borax stuff, in spite of the fact that the white tongue comes back.
Borax is not to be feared, just follow Ted's small dosage. His dosage is well reasoned.
Replied by Cubby
Seattle, WA, USA