Natural Lung Infection Treatments: Herbal & Homeopathic Guide

| Modified on Mar 14, 2024
Lung Condition Remedies

Lung infections, prevalent particularly during winter, impact the respiratory system, encompassing sinuses, nasal passages, and lungs. Commonly viral in origin, symptoms range from nasal congestion and sore throat to more severe signs like breathing difficulties and low oxygen levels. Effective management of these infections is crucial, and natural remedies offer a valuable approach.

Understanding Lung Infections

Lung infections are among the most frequently encountered health issues, especially in colder months. They can significantly affect the respiratory tract, including the sinuses, pharynx, and lungs. Typically caused by viruses, these infections manifest through various symptoms such as nasal congestion, cough, fever, and, in more severe cases, respiratory distress and lowered blood oxygen levels.

Enhancing Immune Health for Lung Infection Prevention and Treatment

Key to preventing and combating lung infections is bolstering immune health. This can be achieved through lifestyle modifications like nutritious diets and regular physical activity. These changes not only enhance overall health but also fortify the body's natural defenses against respiratory illnesses.

N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) for Lung Infections

N-Acetylcysteine (NAC), a powerful antioxidant, has emerged as a beneficial supplement in treating lung infections. Its efficacy stems from its ability to reduce inflammation and break down mucus, making it particularly useful for bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). NAC also boosts glutathione levels, enhancing the body's natural defense mechanisms.

Recommended Dosage of NAC for Lung Infections

  • Standard Dosage: Typically, 600-1800 mg of NAC is recommended daily, divided into several doses.
  • For Acute Symptoms: Higher doses may be used under medical supervision, especially in acute phases of respiratory infections.

Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy via Nebulizer for Lung Infections

Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy using a nebulizer is an emerging approach for treating respiratory infections. This method involves inhaling a nebulized solution of hydrogen peroxide, which is thought to help clear the lungs of pathogens and mucus. The rationale behind this therapy is that hydrogen peroxide can release oxygen, potentially aiding in destroying bacteria and viruses present in the respiratory tract.

Important Considerations for Hydrogen Peroxide Nebulization

  • Dilution and Preparation: It's crucial to use a properly diluted hydrogen peroxide solution, typically around 0.1% concentration, for nebulization. The solution must be pharmaceutical grade and properly prepared to ensure safety and effectiveness.
  • Duration and Frequency: Short sessions of 5-10 minutes, once or twice daily, are generally recommended, but this can vary based on individual needs and medical advice.
  • Medical Supervision: It's essential to undertake this therapy under the guidance of a healthcare professional experienced in nebulizer therapies, as improper use can lead to lung irritation or other adverse effects.

Homeopathic Remedies for Lung Infections

  • Antimonium Tartaricum: Typically used in a 30C potency, 2-3 pellets every 2-4 hours for acute symptoms.
  • Rumex Crispus: Often recommended in a 6C potency, 2-3 pellets every 4-6 hours during active symptoms.
  • Pulsatilla: Commonly used in a 30C potency, 2-3 pellets every 4 hours for ongoing symptoms.
  • Phosphorus: Usually taken in a 30C potency, 2-3 pellets 1-2 times daily for chronic conditions.
  • Bryonia: Recommended in a 30C potency, 2-3 pellets every 2-4 hours based on symptom severity.
  • Kali Bichromicum: Often used in a 30C potency, 2-3 pellets every 4-6 hours as needed for symptoms.
  • Spongia Tosta: Typically administered in a 30C potency, 2-3 pellets 2-3 times a day for persistent symptoms.

Herbal Treatments for Lung Infections

  • Echinacea: Boosts the immune system, potentially reducing the duration and severity of lung infection symptoms.
  • Licorice Root: Acts as an anti-inflammatory and expectorant, aiding in relieving respiratory tract infection symptoms.
  • Garlic: Contains allicin, which offers antibacterial and antiviral benefits and is effective in respiratory treatments and immune support.
  • Thyme: Known for its antibacterial properties, it effectively treats coughs and bronchitis.
  • Oregano Oil: Offers antiviral and anti-inflammatory effects, serving as a potent aid in treating respiratory infections.
  • Astragalus Root: Enhances the immune system and is helpful in both preventing and treating respiratory infections.
  • Peppermint: Contains menthol, which can soothe sore throats and act as a decongestant, facilitating easier breathing.

Lung infections, while common, can be effectively prevented and treated with a blend of lifestyle adjustments, homeopathic solutions, and herbal remedies. Embracing the right natural treatments can expedite recovery and significantly relieve symptoms.

Continue reading for additional reader-recommended suggestions on treating lung conditions, and feel free to share your experiences with any methods you try!

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Natural Remedies to Treat Pneumonia

Acoustic Percussor

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Posted by Lu (Parker, Co) on 03/27/2012

For those with lung issues, search for equine COPD and see if you can find a product that clears congestion using sound waves (an acoustic percussor). It will soon have FDA clearance for people and it may be something that could help you.

Agent Orange Collapsed Lung Remedies

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Posted by Rick (Fargo, Nd) on 03/26/2011

I served in Vietnam and within 10 years I had one lung collapsed and 8 years later the other one collapsed. Every eight years one or the other would collapse. In 2002 the right collapsed in Sept. and the left blew out. I ended up with lung sergury on both sides and basically glued to the chest.

I am wondering how many vets have had this. Because every one is going to have different affects from Agent Orange. Who has any idea on the number?

Replied by Smitty
(Vaughn, Wa.)

I Detoxed with 2 drops Lugol's and 2 drops Iodine in apple cider vinegar 12 oz water, 1 tsp MSM in 12oz water, 1 tsp magnesium oil in 12 oz water and 2 drops Iodine. Nebulize with distilled water 5mil with 6 drops Nascent Iodine every four hours. Works for me.

Replied by Kazani

I had a friend who served in Vietnam, non-combat, but who also had his lung collapse shortly after arrival home and 3 times since then. He also believes it was agent orange but has had no support from VA hospital in this regard.

Replied by Marigold

Kazani, tell your friend to contact the DAV. They really help vets get the help and benefits they deserve.

Replied by Candyb

Had 3 friends whose husbands (all 3 VN vets) die of lung complications from agent orange. My one friend said she thinks her husband may have survived had he taken an alternative route. It wasn't the cancer that ultimately took his life but the treatment. Something to think about. Turmeric and oil of oregano are excellent healers for the lungs as well as the baking soda and acv. And furthermore, it can't hurt you...its food!

Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by Emma Peel (El Paso) on 08/26/2015

I'm either nuts or I'm dying with some type of reaction to something. I think it's a reaction to a mixture of things, presently -- the two uppermost being hibiscus tea and chenopods. I have noticed that on the days, at the times I have imbibed in organic ACV diluted 1/4 or 1/5 with greater part water, I stop having the horrible respiratory distress that I've been having for over 3 weeks. Now. that said, I believe I will simply get up every morning and begin the day with that, and see if I fall back in love with El Paso.

Thank you for this forum.

Buteyko Breathing

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Posted by Indira (Utrecht, Netherlands) on 12/11/2012

Dear Earthclinic, First I want to thank you for your existance. I've been frequently on it last 4, 5 months and has helped me a great deal, but not fully. This is why I want to contribute with my story. Writing you for the first time;-)

So last august, the day I decided to drive back home to Netherlands from Croatia (on holiday) I got sick. The same second we made desicion to go back home I got pain in my chest. A panic started to take over me, but I could reduce it and drive back home. Btw I have a baby and it was first time on holiday with the baby. And it was a looot of stress. Before that holiday my house was beeing rebuild, so my whole year was in a great stress. Any how I came back home safe and still alive. Did I mentioned I had a panic attack and was thinking I was going to dye? (or however u spell that). So after a few days situation got worse and I went to doctor. They told me I was in stress and send me back home. It didnt help offcourse. So after a few Dr. appointments they found out I had a reflux. Gave me some pills. They helped for 3 days and stoped helping again.

That is when I discovered your website. Started drinking apple cider and bicarb. Helped a lot to lose the pain in chest. But I also had pain in left arm, chin, back, alergies, and probably few more, but cant remember. The panic attacks where frequent and always on friday 6pm when Dr. is closed. So Apple Cider Vinegar helped a lot for pain in my chest, and lot of other problems I didnt ven know I had. I also didnt think any more I was gong to have a heart attack. But then my nipple started to burn. I was walking with it for a month and a half, went to Dr. went to check on it and it was luckly all ok. The same time I started to use magnesium. And somehow the fears went for a great deal away. They where still there but not as much as it was. I still had panic attacks but I could somehow get them under controll quiet quick. But in meanwhile while some problems where gone other came. Then one would leave and one would come back. In meanwhile I had a big scala of problems. So execive burping, back pain, headache, arms feeling slow and not eough circulation, then a flew or a virus got me so my throut was feeling good and bad off and on. All that didnt help me to start losing my stress, (since my house is finished in meanwhile so I should be able to destress). But all them diseaes didnt help. By now, via your website, I have learned to recognize the problem and deal with it in a quick way. Now I know when to take acv, when bicarb or just salt water, or magnesium. But all this has helped a great deal, lets say 80% but didnt helped to get rid of it.

Then I went to a long weekend on holiday to germany. Arround that time I also started to breath deeper from my stomach instead of my upper lungs. I heard all kind of noises from my stomach every time I breath through it. I continued doing it as long as I could. I also walked outside a lot and ate a lot. I finaly started gaining waight as well and was feeling a lot better. Then I came back home and same problems came back. So I thought wtf was it, that helped. First I though walking outside. So I went out every day and that also helped a lot. but was still there.

now lets go back to my 13th. I then for first time had a speach problem. It came from nowhere when I was shouting for my mother to come outside. I called her and it came out of my throught as ma--ma. That was strange but hej f. It. So that never went away. It stayed with me untill today. There was a period in my life when it was quiet well under controll, that was when I had peace and good life (still have it btw;-). but then when I got sick it came back, just as bad as it was.

then I stared connecting the dotts. I looked closer to myself and though of my speach problem. I figured out my dyaphragm was in a total crunch, and I needed to relax it. When I relax it I feel good, when it's in crunch I feel agony. Because I went to logopedie some years ago I remembered what she told me. BREATH. That was all. So I went online and look for yoga breath techinques. Started imediatly with practice. then I went online and found this.

Buteyko method
The russian lung Dr. figured out that modern human breath too much air. And when we get sick we breat from our lungs and not our dyaphragm. We take too much air what results in losing too much co2. That in turn brings all the moder problems with it. He basicly say breath from your stomach, BREATH LESS, and take longer pauses after you breath out. Take a pause and breath in. As longer your pause is as healthier you are. You can do a test on how helthy you are. take a look at this link:

any now I stared his techinque (just read some stuff on internet and didnt follow any courses) just beeing aware of my pauses in between the breath. And it f. worked a miricale. All my simptoms incl. Agony went away the same day. I am now 4th day and get this even my speach is starting to lower. It is not gone but it's only been a few days. Went to Dr. She told me, all I said souns very logical, but since she has never had any patient like this before. She had to look up in her books. I will hear from her tomorow I guess. But for first time in all these months I actually feel great and clear in my head and in my body. So pls. take a look at this buteyko theory, try it and I am sure you too will be blown away. It's for free so it must work;-)

they claim a lot of modern sickneses are coming from upper breathing, like astma, copd, mental problems, back, heart... Dont know all the details myself but take a look. It's probably next acv;-)

love you all, Indira

Replied by Anonymous

Hi Indira, I am having symptoms similar to yours, which are unexplainable. Can you please confirm if Buteyko Breathing helped you in the long run and how long did it take for you to be totally symptom free? Thanks.

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Ok I am reading your question years later, but for others. Yes, Butyenko therapy really helped. We are now 8 years further, and my panic attacks never came back. My breathing has improved and I haven't had any problems ever since. I still do it almost every day, sometimes for 15min. sometimes for hour and a half. Depending on how hard I need it. Nowdays I just do it to calm my nerves and muscles around the middle.

EC: Thank you so much for updating your post after so many years. Much appreciated!

Replied by Ralph

I've done Buteyko Breathing and it was really good! A few ailments I'd had just disappeared within a day or two : difficulty swallowing was the big one : I was able to eat easily again: the doctors had decided to throw a pile of antibiotics at me in the hope one of them would help....nutters. I live where it's either hot or really hot most of the time and I had a noticeable increase in my energy levels and ability to cope with the heat while outdoors for extended periods of time..I stopped getting worn out.


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Posted by Stevie Lynn (Lala Land, Ca, USA) on 04/08/2013

I make my own cayenne pepper capsules. I make them in size 00 and I take three in the morning and three in the evening with meals for improved circulation and lung function. This could be helpfull to anyone who would like the benefits of cayenne and does not like the heat. I do like the heat but just want a higher doseage, so I cook with it too. When I take my capsules I usually drink hot green tea or hot water and lemmon with ACV to help them dislolve the capule quicker.

Posted by Kiwidel (Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand) on 01/12/2012

This is somewhat late for Taqi. NZ, but hope he is still checking in. In regard to your grandson, I would like to suggest that you find a way of getting him to take Cayenne pepper (it does come in tablet form as well) to clear his chest congestion. My husband has Emphysema and was at a shocking stage where he could not walk from one room to another without losing his breath. However, after looking up things on this site, I talked him into the Cayenne, and he is a new man - back at work full time and boasting that he has not felt this good in 2 years. The Cayenne clears the breathing tubes.

Replied by Jennywren
(Perth, Western Australia, Australia)

Hi Kiwidel, I've just received my xray report back saying I have hyperinflated lungs, probably due to bronchitis. Would you be able to explain how you did your husband's cayenne pepper treatment? (such as dosages and what you did). Many thanks!

Replied by Cathy
(Toronto Ontario Canada)

I also would like to know about the cayenne pepper, such as what type and how often to take it etc. many thanks. cathy

Replied by Andrea C
(Cardiff, Wales)

Take cayenne in warm water. start off with1/2 a teaspoon in the am and pm.

Put it in your food as well love andrea c.


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Posted by Carolyn (Central, Va) on 12/04/2009

Lung Congestion

After recovering from pneumonia, I continued to have chronic lung congestion. Coincidentally, my son in Texas mentioned a salsa recipe he'd made and suggested I give it a try. He insisted I use fresh cilantro for superior taste. Well, within 5 minutes of making and sampling the salsa, I coughed up an enormous amount of thick phlegm and breathed easier for the rest of the night. By morning, some sleep congestion returned. I made eggs, and since I had fresh cilantro left over from the salsa, I put it on the eggs. Once again, the congestion cleared, with lots of phlegm purged. All within 5-10 minutes of eating the cilantro.

Thinking maybe I had imagined the results, I went a week without trying the cilantro again. The congestion came back. I ate cilantro again, and the phlegm cleared again. I've repeated that test many times since then, and each time cilantro has proven to be my hero. My aunt, who has emphysema (COPD), tried it and got similar good results.
My lung doctor, originally from India, swears by cilantro (and coriander, which includes the whole plant, not just the leaves). The last time I went for a checkup, he declared that my lungs were completely clear and told me to keep eating cilantro.

So now I cook with cilantro several times a week, no matter what. And whenever I travel, I take a small bottle of dried cilantro to sprinkle on my food.

Coconut Oil

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Posted by Dogwood928 (Paintsville, Ky) on 03/08/2015

I have lung scarring as a result of hypersensitivity to unknown substance. My scars have not worsened in 2 years. I have recently started taking coconut oil for general health, but I have noticed a change in my breathing. No more wheezing. I do have more energy, and I don't get short of breath as easily. Could the organic CO be improving my lung function.? I am interested in hearing anyone who who has had similar effects.

Replied by Faith

I'm curious about this too--I had valley fever years ago and now have lung scarring. Please, anyone with experience, let me know if Virgin Coconut Oil would help w/ the scarring.

Replied by Dogwood928
(Paintsville, Ky)

Can hydrogen peroxide @3% inhaled several times a day eliminate lung scars? Any input would be appreciated.

Colloidal Silver

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Posted by mcw (Michigan) on 01/08/2024

I used to be on antibiotics every year for respiratory infections, I was also born with asthma. By around the age of 35, one year after 4-5 different antibiotics, the doctor told me they don't have another antibiotic to try. This scared the crap out of me.

Long story short, I tried nebulizing colloidal silver. 5mL 3-5x per day and I find less dosage more often is even better. I was coughing mucus out in chunks and felt better after about 3 days.

I've done this protocol with my young children and myself every year I have the respiratory infection. It works wonders and I haven't taken an antibiotic for respiratory infection since, ~6 years.

I've also used this protocol for strep and never took an antibiotic, was done after 4-5 days even though others were on antibiotics for almost 2 weeks.

I use Sovereign Silver and a face mask with my nebulizer to get it into my nasal passages as well as my lungs.

Good luck and God bless!

Replied by emma
(northern ireland)

hi there please could you advise what colloidal sliver to purchase. I live in northern ireland. my kids have had terrible isues with chest infection doc keeps giving antibiotics. feel desperate. many thanks


@ Emme in Ireland

I'm not sure what is available in Ireland that you have to purchase, but most CS on the market in the USA is Ionic CS due to its safety profile. If you can't find any CS to purchase, you can make it at home.

Best Video yet I've seen! How to Make Genuine Colloidal Silver go to timeline 12:12


I've always used Sovereign Silver. It's made with pharmaceutical grade water. Supposedly you want to avoid "nano" silver products.

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Hi mcw,

The great majority of colloidal silver studies use silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) to good effect. The following science article discusses the effectiveness and toxicity of silver nanoparticles compared to ionic silver : it can be concluded, any risk for the environment.

Here is what the article concluded :

' Silver NPs has proved to be further more suitable antibacterial agent than the substances on the bases of ionic silver especially because of its significantly lower toxicity. The silver NPs, comparably with ionic silver, suppress bacterial and yeast growth at comparable concentrations equal to approx. 1 mg/L - 3 mg/L. Nevertheless, in the case of ionic silver these concentrations are also toxic against eukaryotic organisms including human cells. On contrary silver NPs effectively suppress bacterial and yeast growth at these concentrations that are not toxic to the tested human fibroblasts and also against P. caudatum, D. melanogaster or Monoraphidium sp. Based on these findings, the silver NPs do not represent any risk for human beings, when used in medical applications and commercially available products, but only under the condition that the silver concentration is retained at units of mg/L, which is sufficient for the suppression of bacterial and yeast growth. '



Sovereign Silver manufacturers ionic silver not colloidal silver, and pharmaceutical-grade water is a fancy way of saying distilled water (0 ppm). But do correct me if I'm wrong. :)


Regarding silver nano particles, I'd rather give that more time to settle. Regular colloidal silver has been used for long enough to be deemed safe. Thanks for the information though!


It's definitely colloidal silver.

EC: If the product is clear, it's ionic silver. If the liquid is baby shampoo pale yellow for 10 ppm product, it is true colloidal silver.

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Hi again, mcw,

Sovereign Silver is definitely ionic silver as shown in this study of commercial colloidal silver products :

Here is a relevant quote from the study :

' The absence of the plasmon band characteristic of dispersed silver nanoparticles clearly shows that 10 of the 14 products evaluated (~70%) contain silver in ionic form and should not be labeled “colloidal silver”. It appears that the large majority of manufacturers are either not aware or are simply ignoring that stable “colloidal silver” dispersions should be colored even at very low silver concentration. Four manufacturers (NaturalImunogenics, Sovereign Silver, Naturally Sourced LLC, and SilverDoc) attempt to “solve” this conundrum by claiming that the particles in their products are too small (0.8 nm) to absorb electromagnetic radiation and thus display color (Note: Based on our data and the identical value of the particle size given on the labels, these four companies appear to be selling the same product under different names).'

It is a mystery to me why these manufacturers don't spend the extra money in production costs to convert their products to actual colloidal silver, but they don't and instead try to pass their products off as colloidal silver instead of the ionic silver that it is. The cost difference to make actual colloidal silver is relatively small, especially for a commercial supplier who is making their product in large quantities.


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Posted by Alice (Az) on 12/25/2016

My pulmonologist is 90% sure I have MAC lung disease, but we are still waiting for the results of the sputum test. I have a history of digestive problems and am still fighting with serious problems in that area. Because of that I really don't think I can handle the 3 antibiotic treatment. My Naturopath recommended using colloidal silver in a nebulizer- 1ml in distilled water twice a day.

My pulmonologist said it could take 3 months before I see any improvement with the antibiotics and I know natural remedies usually take longer than drugs. I've already started using the silver. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this treatment? If so, how long did it take to improve and what does did you use?

I'm a 64 year old woman, 5'8" and weigh 90 pounds, not because I like being skinny, I'm just that sick.

Thanks for your input.

Replied by Kristina

Hi Alice, I've been reading here and came across your comment about using Colloidal silver. Did you nebulize it and how often and for how long? Did it help you? How are you doing now?

Replied by Alice

I've been using about 1/4 of a teaspoon of mesosilver in a nebulizer once a day for almost a year. It's made a slight improvement in my breathing. I know that sounds like a long time but since my doctor said it would take the antibiotics up to 3 years to work I thought I'd just stick with it. I'm also taking Astragalus to help my immune system.

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In reply to Alice (Tucson),

Something to consider when delivering a substance to the lungs is the total interior surface area of the lungs which on average is equivalent to half the size of a regulation tennis court.

With that thought in mind, I am doubtful that 1/4 teaspoon of MesoSilver @ 20 ppm is going to go very far in trying to cover that large of an area and the delivery rate of a nebulizer may be a bit low also. An ultrasonic humidifier can deliver a much larger amount in a given period of time.

Let's assume that you have a 500 ml bottle of MesoSilver 20 ppm. If that is actually the case, then your bottle contains only 10 mg of silver. You stated you are using only 1/4 teaspoon of the MesoSilver per day. There are approximately 405 of these 1/4 teaspoon doses in your bottle. If you divide the 10 mg of silver by the number of doses (405 doses), you will get the approximate dose of silver per 1/4 teaspoon as this is the way you say you are using it. 10 mg / 405 = .0246913580246914 mg per daily dose! At that rate it will take you over a year ( to get just 10 mgs of colloidal silver!

These may be contributing factors to why your progress might be less than you hoped for.


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Posted by Baldev (Maharashtra) on 09/16/2016 185 posts

Hi Bill / Any one who can enlighten me on the subject

A few months back due to environmental problems I had picked up lung infection, which under normal medical treatment they said clinically I have nothing wrong, so I did not take any treatment. The symptoms which were bothering me were low grade temp. max 99 and dry cough. Life was going on, the other day after three day's swimming ( I had read that swimming improves the lung capacity which did help me ) I developed earache in the right ear. I used some ear drops and that came under control and at the same time I took Colloidal silver one tea spoon in 200 ml water, my lung problem there was great relief but I have started running high temp. like 101.8 and to subside that I have to take Brufen which is also bringing lot of weakness, so all my sporting activities have come to stand still.

Could it be because of colloidal silver, if yes then what is the antidote for this. Incidentally I am 78 yrs. young, generally with no health problems.



Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, Philippines)

Hi Baldev...If you are having fever then this is really a good sign because it means that your immune system is finally dealing properly with your infection -- which is probably viral in nature. The reason for the fever is probably due to the colloidal silver, which has acted to reduce your virus levels so that your immune system can now more actively come into play. Whenever that happens, then you get fever. If you kill large amounts of viruses then you will always get alot of viral debris and poisons in the blood. The immune system and the liver have to deal with all this -- hence the fever.

When the fever finally drops and goes down, it might also be worth it for you to actually increase your colloidal silver intake to one or two tablespoons a day for a while. This will help to ensure that all the virus is killed in your blood and organs(viruses are notoriously adept at hiding in the body). So, after you get better, I would still continue to take the colloidal silver for at least a month to make absolutely sure.

As for taking Brufen -- a form of ibroprufen -- it's OK for you to take it for a week or so but you should not take it on a daily long term basis because it adversely damages the liver.

If you want a good anti-inflammatory and pain killer then you can drink tumeric tea frequently or use a tincture of tumeric root on a daily basis. This tincture is highly beneficial, and is easy and cheap to make yourself with no side-effects. How to make this tincture is described in this Youtube video. The normal Ayurvedic dosage for the tumeric tincture is 20 to 25 drops twice a day.

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You said you used one teaspoon of colloidal silver in 200 ml of water, but you did not say what the ppm was of the colloidal silver you used.

If it was a typical commercial product, it probably was 20 ppm or less. One teaspoon of 20 ppm is not likely to cause an adverse event unless you happen to be allergic to silver.......some people are. One teaspoon of 20 ppm taken orally is also insufficient to do much of anything health wise. The colloidal silver would need to be at an extremely high ppm in order to have a healthful effect at just one teaspoon dosing. There aren't a ton of commercial products or home made CS that are that high of a ppm to be effective at only one teaspoon dosing. The highest ppm I make is 320 ppm and one teaspoon of that will be almost worthless for treating health issues if taken orally.

Colloidal silver (CS) taken orally will not be anywhere near as effective as colloidal silver that is obtained via an ultrasonic humidifier for lung infections as the silver needs to pass fairly close to a pathogen in order to interact with it and neutralize it. Taken orally, it will get in the blood stream and readily kill pathogens there, but the lungs, not so much. On the other hand, CS delivered via an ultrasonic humidifier is sent directly to the lung surface where it will more easilly interact with pathogens there. The ultrasonic humidifier is capable of delivering effective doses of CS to the lung surface which can be in the area of 540 to 810 square feet!

I would venture a guess that it was not the silver that is causing the fever as the dose seems likely too small to cause any type of herx reaction.


Replied by Dan

I take Sovereign Silver ( colloidal silver) two teaspoons 3 times a day.
No issues so far, we have been consuming for several years now. All in my family..
Next, it's good if the body temperature rises, that means your immune system is working perfectly. Take proper rest and temperature will come down.


Posted by Orrilia (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) on 09/26/2011

My lungs have recently been exposed to chemicals. They now feel heavy and just don't feel right. I wanted to know what the best way of detoxing would be. I eat all organic foods, so this is very upsetting to me to be exposed to this. Would I go about a lung detox using a nebulizer, with hydrogen peroxide, colloidal silver, adya clarity, etc... ? Just need a bit of guidance as to where to start.

Replied by Deb
(Adelaide, South Australia)

Hi, just wondering how you went with this. I think my daughter has been exposed to chlorine and damaged her lungs.

Replied by Betty
(Spearsville, La.)

In response to those that mentioned exposure to chemicals and having heavy feelings in lungs. I too experience the same problem of heaviness in the bottom of my lungs after exposure to chlorine. This happened back in April of 2008. I have tried many things but nothing has helped very much, hydrogen peroxide, colloidal silver and now I'm using essential oils. I'm not very encouraged at this point. The oils I inhale seem to help but at the end of the day, the heaviness in my lungs is so worrisome. I am in the process of trying to rid my body of toxins. I keep checking back here hoping someone will have an answer. Best of luck to you. Betty

[John 14:6 "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, except through me."

(Phx, AZ)

Taurine is great for detoxing chlorine. After adding swimming to my daily workout a few years back I would start sneezing aggressively and repeatedly after a few laps. It took me a few days before I researched and realized it was from the chlorine (I grew up with a pool and my 1st home purchase had a pool as well, I never had a chlorine issue/reaction). I purchased Bulk Supplements pure Taurine powder on Amazon and started taking 1/8 tsp mixed in a 16oz water bottle morning and night. After a few days I upped it to 1/4tsp just in the morning. Please do your research as it can lower blood pressure, cause weight loss etc… I researched a lot before taking it and it worked absolutely amazing for me. My sneezing stopped completely even though my laps increased daily as well as my time in the pool. I also, had the benefit of increased endurance due to taking the taurine. Hope this helps!

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(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
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Betty: It seems you may be experiencing a Glutathione deficiency. The body's major enzymatic detoxifier and cell protector is Glutathione Peroxidase. G. P. declines w/ age and add some environmental factors and you get the symptoms you are reporting, especially as the lungs need lots of G. One of the best ways to boost glutathione levels is to supplement the amino acid N-acytlcysteine (NAC). For rapid boosting and particularly in the lungs, one can nebulize the amino precursor complex (combination of glutamine-cysteine-glycine) called Reduced Glutathione. YouTube has some professionals using G. nebulization with very good results for many different diseases. One could eat Walnuts and/or Avocados on a daily basis to boost Glutathione, as well as supplementing any antioxidant nutrients like Vit-C, E, A.

As for strengthening the lungs, I have found no other herb to compare to Astragalus. Astragalus is also a top immune balancing & enhancing herb.

Replied by Timh
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
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I failed to mention in my previous post that the mineral Selenium is also very important antioxidant and Glutathione booster. Supplementing at least 200 mcgs of Selenium daily could bring recovery in a short time (if there is deficiency). Many people are incorporating Brazil Nuts in the diet as they are the single most Selenium dense food on earth. Speaking of, Se is also one of the most important anti-cancer or cancer preventive nutrients known, and also one of the best anti-aging nutrients known. The many benefits of Se could be attributed to it's role in producing Glutathione.

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(New York, New York)

I have fluid on my lungs and a mass around my heart. I have lupus. And the doctors r getting ready to do a biopsy.

Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Sheila,

I think the place to start would be to read about Bill Munroe's hydrogen peroxide inhalation therapy.

Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Therapy

Also, Mullein leaf tea is very good for congestion in the lungs.

I would also consider using castor oil packs on the chest since you have fluid in the lungs and a mass around the heart. You can read about that here:

Castor Oil Packs

I hope you will find one of these things or something else to be helpful to you.

~Mama to Many~


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Posted by John (NC) on 11/27/2022

Lorraine, I am 86 and have been using DMSO, 99% 60/40 solution DMSO/distilled water for 50 years in my nebulizer for a serious lung condition. I add oregano oil 5 drops in the nebulizer if I have a cough. Read Politics In Healing by Daniel Haley, you won't be able to put it down. Blessings!!!

DMSO, Colloidal Silver

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Posted by Danny D. (Cincinnati, Ohio ) on 03/15/2014

I am Danny and I am from Cincinnati, Ohio, I'd like to share this as I was not feeling good for several years and always tired.

I smoked for 37 years and quit as the doctors at the University of Cincinnati discovered lung nodules in both of my lungs. And said they were gonna monitor them for 2 yrs for growth. But I read a lot about DMSO and other stuff, because I like natural stuff.

So I bought some 50/50 dmso solution from the original doctor in Oregon, and some colloidal silver called Meso Silver off the internet. And took a teaspoon of each day, and sometimes in a nebulizer I purchased, but mostly in a teaspoon.

Well, my 1st visit back in 6 months was last week. The nodules in my lungs were gone without a trace, my high blood pressure is normal again. And I do have mild COPD from smoking so many yrs, but since I quit, I breathe much better with no medicine.

The only side effects I got were a little insomnia and constipation. So I stopped taking it a couple weeks ago, but I'll continue again soon. Because it's done other things in my body!

From a separate CT scan of my stomach. I knew I had multiple nodes on my kidneys from a previous mri. All but 1 was gone and very tiny, a hemorrhoid I had for years feels like it's almost gone, my foot heels and dry skin on my hands also, vanished and a callus on my foot healed from the inside and tried for years to get rid of it.

I had high blood pressure several years, heart palpitations that also vanished as well as the blood pressure going back to normal with no medication. I'm very thankful for dmso and also use the 70/30 solution. The doctor said my lungs look great and no trace of the nodules ever being there. I truly attribute it too dmso and am very grateful for removing some of the worry in my life.

Replied by Lorraine
(Crete, Il.)

Could u please tell me what doctor would prescribe the medical grade DSMO? Also is it safe to buy this online since your ingesting it? My husband just found out they found nodules on his lungs during a CT scan. He's a non-smoker, however worked in a coal power plant for a number of years. I'd really like for him to try something natural and pray it helps as well as it did for u! I'm praying u get back to me soon! Take care & God Bless! Enjoy your holidays. Thank u!!!

Sincerely, Lorraine

Replied by Connie

How do you take the DMSO? In the inhaler? How long and the ratio and how many times a day?

Replied by Sharon

You can find it at amazon, 99% and mix your own, 1 oz of DMSO 1 oz. of distilled water (50%) and take it by mouth.

Essential Oils

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Posted by Thracia (Decatur, Il, United States) on 03/05/2012

My mom developed severe allergies and asthma in her late 40s. It started off mild and got severe. She started getting bronchitis and antibiotics would only help a little, but not get rid of it completly. Then she would get it again. My mom is stubborn and does not like to go to the hospital. One night she scared me, because she was wheezing and gasping for breath. Her nose was running and even though she found out she was alergic to cats that triggered her asthma she loved our cat so much that she wouldn't ever get rid of him. We also couldn't afford 200 dollars every month for meds.

I didn't know what to do I went on earth clinic, because of all the times it has helped me, but we didn't have any ingredients except apple cider vinegar on hand. I tried to get my mom to drink some with water. But she kept refusing, because she hates vinagar. I began searching all over the web desperatly. I was afraid I was going to lose my mom if I didn't. I had gone to a site and found a lady with a similar story. She said to take 12 drops of thieves Essential Oil Blend which has in it- (clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, Rosemary cineol, Eucalyptus Radiata, 6 drops of oregano Essential Oil and 2 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil and place in a "00" capsule and it makes a natural antibiotic that works on almost everything. It has to be theraputic grade or it would hurt you. It also said not to take it in pill form if you are pregnant and not to use the pills on children. I put the name theives, because they are the only people that make that particular blend. She also said it showed it to have a 99.96% success rate against airborne bacteria. The bacteria cultures were sprayed in an enclosed area, and Thieves essential oil blend was diffused for a given amount of time. After only 10 minutes of exposure, there was a reduction of 82% in Micrococcus luteus, 96% in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and 44% in Staphylococcus aureus. Coincidentally I had accidentally bought the Theives essential oil blend when trying to buy a different oil awhile back. I did not have a 00 capsule either and this was an emergency, so I had to think outside the box. I knew asthma is caused by bacteria that embeds itself deep into the lungs. I had my mom take a steaming hot rag and told her to put about 12 drops on the rag and to put it on her chest. Also told her to keep sniffing the bottle. She hadn't been able to sleep for a long time and she fell into a deep sleep for about 45 minutes. When she woke up there was no more wheezing or noises in her chest and she could talk normally. I was in shock. After this she did the same thing two nights in a row or whenever she starts to have an attack or get bronchitis and it works everytime. Thank God! There is also another treatment thats natural that I would like to try with her. I found it that night when I was searching. Apparently people who have asthma, allergies, snoring problems or any other lung problems do really well when they go to salt mines, because the salt kills bacteria and other stuff. CNN did a special on it and people overseas started making spas where the floor, ceiling and everything is covered in salt. You can watch the video on youtube just type in CNN Vital Signs - Salt Cave London. They also made a machine that you add salt and water to and it puts the salty moisture in whatever room you would like to put it in and its not expensive. I think the name of the machine is breath free. It's called in home salt therapy. It also has a salt inhaler.

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