Natural Remedies to Treat Pneumonia

| Modified on Apr 13, 2024
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Treatment of pneumonia varies from supplements and remedies that support the immune system to those that eliminate the infection. Both aspects of treatment are crucial for effectively remedying the condition. Appropriate treatment incorporates bed rest, hydration, and antibacterial supplements.

What is Pneumonia?

An infection that inflames the air sacs in the lungs, pneumonia is a fairly common illness. The condition is characterized by fever, chills, difficulty breathing, and coughing. In some cases, the air sacs fill with fluid or pus, making the condition more dangerous.

Pneumonia is caused by several different organisms, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi. While any individual may develop the condition, it is most serious for infants and young children, individuals over the age of 65, and people with underlying health conditions or weakened immune systems.

Natural Remedies for Lung Infections

Eliminating infection and treating inflammation are the two primary considerations for treating pneumonia. While bed rest and hydration are vital components of treatment, antibacterial supplements actually eliminate the infection. Common supplemental treatments include garlic, vitamin C, hydrogen peroxide, and others.


Garlic is a natural antibacterial product that functions to eliminate the infection. Garlic is composed of many nutrients, including sulfur, that makes it an effective infection-treating remedy. The natural compound also contains anti-inflammatory properties that relieve inflammation of the lungs.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and immune support. This vitamin eliminates free radicals and other toxins in the system to boost immune health. It also supports the removal of the infection.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide inhalation is another effective treatment for pneumonia. The process oxidizes the lungs, which functions to eliminate infection and other pathogens. The additional oxygen in the system also supports lung function.

Pneumonia can range from mild to life-threatening. However, as you will read below in feedback posts from Earth Clinic readers, natural treatments can sometimes quickly and effectively treat the condition to prevent life-altering symptoms and progression.

ACV, Garlic and Lemon Power Shot

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Posted by Apv1986 (Hollywood, Fl) on 05/14/2015

After returning home from Colombia I caught what seemed to be a very bad lung infection that included severe headaches, coughing, weakness, and constant fatigue. After 3 days of no improvement, I remembered a little health boost I used before. After taking this at night, I slept like a baby for the first time in days and I woke up 50% better. I will continue doing it every night before I sleep until I am fully recovered.

Here are the ingredients for my "Power Shot":

  • 1 garlic clove (cut at thin as possible).
  • Lemon juice from half a lemon (fresh), also throw in the pulp.
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple cider vinegar.

That's all!

Don't take this on a full stomach. Also, sprinkle a crushed ice cube and mix it in so that it goes down easier.

Repeat every night before bed and drink plenty of water (not immediately, at least 20-30 min after).

Replied by Beloved

I agree the garlic and lemon definitely help. I had pneumonia last year and was in hospital for weeks. The dr told me to lay on my stomach as much as I could it's called proning...they said it makes a huge difference. It gives the front side of the lungs a rest and you can even see the pulse oximeter number go up as you lay on your tummy.

Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by Ani (Duluth, Mn) on 02/23/2010

I was sick with pneomonia for 3 months last winter (age 38) , and was prescribed anti-biotics to get rid of it three times. Nothing worked, until I learned about taking Apple Cider Vinegar and honey. I took half a teaspoon of the Apple Cidar Vinegar and on the same spoon had half a teaspoon of honey, and took this three times per day for four days. I was cured on the fourth day! I recommend to everybody I know. Most people are still skeptical... and guess what? I had a few other bouts of pneomonia before that, and since taking this natural remedy, it's never came back!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Eunice (Sherwood Park, Canada, Alberta) on 11/21/2008

Remedy for Pneumonia: Hi we have tried ACV for 2 weeks now but it is still not going away. Can you suggest any other natural remedies that work aside from hydrogen peroxide?


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Posted by Imangie (Toledo) on 02/09/2018

This year has seen higher than normal cases of the flu. I came down with it about 4 days ago. It started with an irritation in my bronchial tube and then it moved to my sinuses. Then for 2 nights I ran a fever (101.8) and had body aches. By the 3rd day it had settling in my chest with wheezing and coughing especially when I would try to take a deep breath. I could feel the phlegm rattling in my chest which scared me because about 30 years ago I ended up in the hospital due to pneumonia. I have been coughing so much it hurts to breathe, at times it was out of control and I couldn't stop.

Also, last night I had to sleep sitting up in the recliner because I felt like I couldn't get enough air. Anyway, I had been reading earlier today about home remedies and saw someone recommend cayenne pepper for cough and phlegm in the chest. I knew I had some in my spice cabinet and was willing to try anything.

I put about ¼ - ½ teaspoon in about ¼ cup of water, stirred it good and drank it down, chasing it with more water knowing it would be hot. I then eat my dinner right away (parsley salad with quinoa) and had hot tea with lemon. After dinner about 45 minutes later I noticed I wasn't whizzing or coughing anymore. I felt almost normal for the first time in days. I said something about it to my husband and he agreed saying he had noticed a change in me too. It has been about 4 hours now and I still feel better so much better. I really believe the cayenne opened the airways in my lungs and stopped the rattling in my chest (I still have a little but nothing like it was). I don't normally share my experiences, but I feel if it can help anyone going through such misery…like the person that shared with me earlier, I should too. If I wake up tomorrow feeling bad again I plan on trying it again.

By the way, I have been taking turmeric in a small amount of milk, 2000 mg vitamin C, B12 under the tongue, and other supplements every day, but nothing seemed to work so quickly as the cayenne did.

Replied by Judy

I would add, maybe instead of a water chaser, a small bit of whole grain bread. Bread absorbs the heat from the tongue and throat, while water basically spreads the pepper heat around and it takes more time to dilute.

Replied by Pam
(Southern California)
139 posts

Cow milk in the USA has a constituent (from the breeds of cattle it is sourced from) which causes lots of phlegm in the body ... so ... I highly recommend NOT ingesting ANY milk products from USA breeds of cows! Why? Because phlegm provides safe hiding places for ALL pathogens from the soldiers in our immune systems!

Posted by Newpup (New York, US) on 01/01/2015

I have never done a post here, but I am so thankful I had to do one. We are visiting family. My Mother has pneumonia, a bad case of it. My cousin has what sounds like walking pneumonia, but he won't go to the doc, he's just coughing around the house and spreading it to the rest of us as a Christmas gift I guess. My cousin has the flu and my nephew has the flu and my nephews son and daughter have severe sore throats. You need to know that, because except for 3 folks mentioned, we are all in the SAME House.

Yesterday I went to bed with a severe sore throat that had been swelling for days. I just knew I was coming down with Pneumonia. I decided to gargle with the hottest water possible and put a cayenne capsule in it. I used Nature's way cayenne capsules that say 40,000 H.U on the front. I just opened the capsule and put it in the hot water.

I had immediate relief and was able to sleep. But it lasted only about an hour. So I decided to do it again. But this time, I used two capsules and I gargled twice and then I sipped some of the water and did that a couple times till I could really feel the cayenne in the back of my throat. Within 5 minutes a chunk (sorry to be gross) of infection came out of the left side of my nose when I blew it, and my sinus' have been clear ever since.

Going forward the next day, I stayed in bed and drank green tea with 1 teaspoon of honey and two teaspoons of lemon (the one from the bottle, we didn't have fresh lemons) and I opened up one capsule of cayenne pepper and put that in the green tea. I feel 85 percent better and its been only one day. I can't believe it. My throat is still a little swollen, just enough to let me know something's hanging around. But I am not coughing much and I can sleep. I hope this really helps some folks. I am very very greatful.

Cinnamon Tea

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Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 11/15/2022

Here is an interesting story, I was speaking to an elderly man (in his 80s) about all these respiratory diseases going around these days and he told me his personal story of how he beat “chronic bronchitis/pneumonia” himself.

He said, “It seems to me like we have a flu pandemic every year”.

Here is what I take to protect myself from flu and other sicknesses:

Vitamin D
Vitamin C
Cinnamon tea (3-4x daliy if sick or 1x daily for prevention)

He said; I used to get pneumonia every year. I haven't had it since I started taking this stuff (2005).


Colloidal Silver

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Posted by Cassie (Eastcoast, USA) on 03/09/2020

Has anybody used Mesosilver? It is labelled a colloidal but the nanoparticles are under 1 nanometer, and I am just wondering if people have had success or not with it. I was using Source Naturals 30ppm and felt like the results were miraculous, but got this Mesosilver and don't feel it is as effective, although 8.5oz cost around $30 (reason for buying).

Replied by Lisa

I have used it for years and it works the best for me. You can nebulize colloidal silver and 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide, equal amounts to help with pneumonia.

Replied by Rebeca
(Toronto, Ontario Canada)

How much colloidal silver is used in a nebulizer and how often per day? This wb for the treatment of pneumonia.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Josie (San Antonio, Tx) on 06/02/2018 22 posts

I did my colloidal silver about 3 weeks ago and I stopped. It has been about 2 weeks since I haven't done any colloidal silver and my problem is back with my lungs. Bronchitis and pneumonia. My lungs are hurting me a lot and I need to know if I can do my Colloidal silver again. How long do I do my silver and how many times a day? I think I stopped doing my colloidal silver to soon. I stopped because I read that you can only do it for about 2 weeks.

I need some answers, so I can get my lungs better again. I don't want to go back to the hospital again. I'm also taking vitamin c with Rose Hip to supports my immune system. I take the vitamins 3 times a day. It has 1000mg. I also read that you have to take some probiotics when doing the colloidal silver. I need to know if that is true. I need to know if I'm doing something wrong that the colloidal silver is not working right. What do I do and take while doing my colloidal silver. this is my second time doing the silver. Please help me someone. This is all new to me and I do need some help. I was also doing some garlic and it did help me. I hope momma to many can help me too.

I also need to know if you can take some Tylenol 3 with codeine when doing colloidal silver? I'm having a lot of pain. HELP .

Replied by Timh
2063 posts

Jose: Do several C.S. Nebulizer treatments per day until the infection is better. Also take the herb Hawthorn Berry to strengthen your heart & lungs. Many good herbal combo products in the health food store that can help free breathing.

Take 1grm of MSM with the Vit-C to kill infection and remove toxins.

Clean or replace existing air filters and purchase a stand alone high quality Indoor Air Purifier.

Replied by Kaitee

You should look into Chris Beat Cancer Not specifically because you have cancer, but because if you keep getting these infections then something is wrong with your immune system. Most health problems stem from diet. By most I mean over 90%.

“Food is the best medicine” - Father of Medicine

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Cristi (Sydney) on 06/09/2015

Colloidal Silver is the best! I used it recently in a nebuliser to get ride of a nasty cold that turned into bronchitis. Ever hour for 5-10 mins for the first few days, to hit it hard, and I was way better by day 4.

Replied by Karen

How much Colidal Silver do you use?

Replied by Josie
(San Antonio Tx)
22 posts

Colloidal silver for pneumonia

Can I do Colloidal silver and then do hydrogen peroxide to help my lungs. I have been in the hospital 4 times in the late couple of months. My antibiotic are not helping me anymore. I need to know as soon as posible please some one let me know. I heard you cannot do the hydrogen peroxide while doing the colloidal silver. I have been fighting pneumonia for many years and it is getting worse. HELP.

Replied by Art
2178 posts

In reply to Josie,

Hydrogen peroxide will cause colloidal silver to agglomerate, where the particles join together to form larger particles to the point where they become too large and fall out of suspension. The HP basically ruins the colloidal silver as the particles become too large to be effective against pathogens.


Replied by Josie
(San Antonio, Tx)
22 posts

Art, Thank you for letting me know about the hp. What about doing raw garlic and Aloe vera while doing Colloidal silver? I'm asking because I have been doing it. I'm at the point where I'm trying anything. I don't know if I got the right Colloidal silver. I have the Sovereign Silver and it is not helping me. I have been doing it for almost 14 days. I don't want to go back to the hospital again. I just got out about 3 weeks ago. I'm fighting pneumonia and bronchitis. Please help me find the right thing to do. The antibiotics are not helping me. My body is rejecting many antibiotics. I'm praying for a miracle to happen.

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Josie, I would try one for a week and then the other for a week and keep changing unless you saw one working better.

Replied by Art
2178 posts


In order for colloidal silver to work, it must come in direct contact with the pathogen.I don't think that colloidal silver taken orally can effectively reach the interior of the lungs in a high enough concentration and have not seen any studies to suggest it can.The majority of colloidal silver taken orally is likely to mainly end up in the blood stream, feces and urine. If you look in the video section of Earth Clinic, they have a video showing how they deliver colloidal silver directly to the lungs and this is something you can discuss with your doctor to see if it may be an option for you. Another consideration is that colloidal silver has shown synergy with certain antibiotics and in some instances has helped to overcome resistance to some antibiotics.

The raw garlic is a potent antibacterial, but I would not feel comfortable relying on just garlic to combat pneumonia. I don't have any experience with using aloe vera to fight pneumonia so no comment on that aspect.


Replied by Bill

Here is a full description, with his reasons, of how Ted from Bangkok prepares and uses colloidal silver safely:

"Agyria is a common problem with using a straight batch of colloidal silver, often the skin is not really blue, it is closer to gray color. The problem occurs when a free silver ions react with the sulfur in your body to from AgS, or silver sulfide. Most colloidal silver produced are actually either a nonreactive Ag or a reactive Ag with a charge, then it reacts with the body's available sulfur to cause a "blue skin", more more accurately is "gray skin".

This problem can be prevented, which I solved over a decade ago, which required that a couple of drops of hydrogen peroxide is added to a liter of colloidal silver. The peroxide, reacts with the FREE silver ions to form Silver Oxide. When I first add this, I get a cloudly solution, and after three days, this cloudy solution becomes a clear white transparent water. However, an unreacted Ag or Silver in a solution will show itself is a faint yellow transparent solution. So this ia an easy way to tell. If you add a drop of H2O2 into this it becomes cloudy. However, if the solution is Silver oxide, it won't become cloudy as there is no longer any "free" silver ions. When they are no longer free, it won't react with the body's sulfur to form silver oxide. Hence, if a hydrogen peroxide, at least, is added to the colloidal silver you buy, the silver is no longer free, and the condition of blue skin or gray skin or agyria is prevented.

However, there is ANOTHER way, that DOES NOT REQUIRE you to wait for three days to fully digest the free Silver. When I make a batch of colloidal silver, using the silver wire or silver rods as an electrode using any D.C. adapter, the BEGINNING solution is distilled water with a 0.5% H2O2 concentration, which is 1/2 percent H2O2 concentration, or approximate amount such as one tablespoon (plastic spoons!) of 3% H2O2 in a 1 or 1.5 liter of colloidal silver is generally sufficient, to prevent any free metal silver form occuring.

It should be noted that a silver oxide may have a better antibacterial properties and less staining problems then the use of pure silver. So in practice, the use of COLLOIDAL SILVER OXIDE, is the one I actually use and relatively problem free. For example, if a free silver has too much charges, I have noted that constipation occurs if taken too much of colloidal silver with FREE SILVER, but this doesn't happen (within reason such as NOT DRINKING liters of it!) if a COLLOIDAL silver oxide is prepared."


Basically, what Ted is saying above is that you must add a few drops of hydrogen peroxide to colloidal silver because this acts to completely and safely remove any dangerous reactive silver in the solution that can cause Agyria problems with long term use.

Replied by Stonefieldsian
(Auckland, New Zealand)

Hi Josie,

High dosage of vitamin C might be of help for your pneumonia......

Alan Smith was in coma after a serious case of swine flu which later he developed pneumonia and finally was in coma, doctors in charge were determined to end his life-support means.

With his family's and lawyer's fight, he was finally entitled to high dosage vitamin C regimen and within short time he was healed.

You can also refer to Linus Paulings' book about vitamin C.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Andrea C (Wales) on 09/30/2013

Hi Colloidal Silver will kill Pneumonia, but it has to be NEBULISED to get it straight to the lung's. Put undiluted Colloidal Silver in the nebuliser cup, and breathe it in as deeply as possible for 5 minutes. Hold breath if able for 4 or 5 seconds, this will get it to the lower respitory tract better, then exhale, do this every 1 to 2 hours until there is an improvement in symptoms and breathing. It might cause coughing for a bit, but that's ok its the Silver loosening all the gunk in the lungs, when there is an improvement, stretch it out by an hour(1 then 2, 2 then 3) an so on. Then when the patient can go four hours between Nebulisers, do it 4 hourly, do it until their clear of all breathing problems at 4 hours, Do it for a week, but it can be done longer if needed and will do no harm. Do not Nebulise Hydrogen Peroxide as this will damage Lung tissue, and never mix it with Colloidal Silver as this causes a toxic gas. Do not worry if patient can't take deep breaths, or hold it, the Nebuliser will turn it in to a fine mist and send it to the Lungs where its needed, and a face mask is better than a mouth piece if this is a problem, you can also use a quarter, or less or more if tolerated, of Epsom Salt in distilled water in the nebuliser first as this opens up the airway's and relaxes Lung spasms so the Silver will reach further down the Lungs and the Epsom Salt may induce coughing as it opens the airway's, its the lungs it needs to go, swallowing any thing will take it to the stomach where it will be diluted by stomach acid, and wont reach the lungs. Both are excellent for any lung issues done this way. Drink water in between breaths if needed as the taste is not great and may dry the mouth out, and drink plenty of distilled water when using Colloidal silver through out the day Love Andrea C xxxxxx

Replied by Tom
(Fort Worth, Texas)

Andrea from Wales: Re your advice on use of colloidal silver in a nebulizer for lung infection:

I've written similar instructions on Earth Clinic in two or three post locations but your description is superior and the idea of using Epsom Salts first is sage. CS is my very favorite virucide. Have you ever tried MMS? I just started reading about it. My mind is always open to new concepts but I'd be hard pressed to beat CS.

Great post ... Please put up more. You are most insightful.

PS....I love Wales. Ancestors from Wales.

Replied by Andrea C

Helo, shw mae Twm? (pronunciation: Hello shoe my Tomb?) Hello, how are you Tom? In answer to your question about MMS. I have never tried it but I have read a lot about it and watched videos on youtube, and it's had some amazing results, but I am weary of it. I don't know why, but personally I wouldn't use it call it instinct if you want, but there is something that doesn't sit right about it in my mind. A lot of people swear by it, but every time I think about using it I feel negative about the outcome of its use, and I tend to listen to my inner self when it comes to trying remedies out. For instance, I have D.M.S.O, I used it on my Brother when he was crippled up with Arthritis in his hand, an it worked a miracle on him and he's now returned to work where as he had to leave his job and could barely use his hand at all. I tried it on myself, it took the pain of two broken toes away for a few seconds then my head felt like it was hit by Thor's hammer! I had to lay down where I was for half an hour, but I think this reaction may have been caused by plaster adhesive I didn't know was still on my skin after washing the area well before use. I haven't used it since, but I feel that it should be used on certain bodily areas when you have some one that can help you apply it where it's needed, as you can't always see certain areas clearly enough. I would use it again, but with help next time. MMS just doesn't appeal to me, but if my back was truly against the wall, I possibly might, but I wouldn't be happy about it. I am not saying no one should use it, but it's just not for me at this present time. I was wondering what are you thinking of using it for, or are you just curious about it? Love Andrea C xxxx

Replied by Prioris
(Fl, Usa)

I experimented with MMS some but got headaches. The more I have read about it throughout the last couple years, the more I wouldn't recommend it. The side effects can be serious in people. I would stay away from it or use it with caution if you want to experiment with it. Many testimonials don't mention the damage it has done to some people.

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)

To Prioris re MMS:

Story of a Dead Squirrel....

Thanks for your insights. I'm always looking for effective anti microbes but have to approach anything with caution. One of my favorite personal photographs was made in my yard two years ago. A dead squirrel laying oddly on its back, little paws turned up; I gently removed a few fallen leaves close to it to reveal a partially eaten mushroom inches from the deceased. Well, the mushroom may not have been what killed the squirrel but it sure looked like it.

Moral of the story is obvious --- a picture is worth a thousand words---


Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Prioria from FL, Thank you for having the courage or whatfor to speak out about this very dangerous MMS stuff. The active ingrediant in MMS is the same as chorine bleach for those people not aware of it. Chlorine bleach will kill or destroy any pathogen known. BUT, it will also kill any living thing which of course includes people.

You may or may not survive this treatment. Many people have died the first time they tried the MMS treatment taken as prescribed. Many others have gotten very sick but managed to survive. And there are those who say it has cured them of things like malaria and for some maybe it did. But this claim that MMS is safe is not true. Of course when someone dies from this treatment it`s advocates blame the person who died. They supposedly mixed it wrong or took too much. But that is how unsafe this MMS stuff is. You can surf the web about this and read testimonials of many people who got very sick using MMS as prescribed. Here is what wikipedia has to say about MMS:

Replied by Mike
(Denver, Colorado)

Prioris: mms and h202 make free radicals that damage both pathogens and tissues. This is the cause of the side effects.

Replied by Biddy

Hi Andrea C , Re your mix of Epsom salt and water to be put in nebulizer? What proportions of Epsom salt to water please> How mant mls of CS in Nebulizer? and how many of Epsom salt mix? I think I have Pneumonia at the moment. I've had it twice befor in my life and recgnise the feeling in my lungs and in my body. Also want to be sure that neither CS or Epsom Salt mix will set my heart racing? I get Atrial Fibrillation and really don't want to get that going at the moment. I am taking An Antibiotic Amoxacillin 500mgs x 3 times a day and also some prednisolone 40mgs a day just for 5 days on day 4 now but lungs are still not great. and I'm exhausted. I have colloidal silver and have been taking it orally. and I have some epsome salts also. Really want to give it a go! Very excited. Want to avoid stronger Anti Bs and more Steriods if possible. Thank you. Biddy in Ireland

Replied by Om
(Hope, Bc Canada)

Well, if you believe wikipedia, go ahead. They are known by many to give such kind of info. I have to disagree and hats off to Jim Humble for helping and curing so many people all over the world, including saving so many from Malaria.

It is advisable to do research. otherwise stay away also from many uses here on EC and go to the doctor.

Inform yourself before giving such info..

Namaste, Om

Replied by Om
(Hope, Bc Canada)

Well, if you believe wikipedia, go ahead. They are known by many to give such kind of info. I have to disagree and hats off to Jim Humble for helping and curing so many people all over the world, including saving so many from Malaria.

It is advisable to do research. otherwise stay away also from many uses here on EC and go to the doctor.

Inform yourself before giving such info..

Namaste, Om

Replied by Steve
(Beaverton, Oregon)

Hi there!

I can't seem to find the original post on MMS... but I'm VERY interested in what you think. I've been doing a HEAVY MMS protocol for the past month. I seem to tolerate MMS very well... I'm doing 32 drops a day, and have never experienced any bad effects. I also don't seem to be getting much better.

I'm told it needs to be consumed until your "cured"... which might be years. Do you trust MMS? The reviews are so mixed... I wonder what you (and others) think.

Thanks! Steve

Replied by Cristi

Re MMS...

I've tried it and it didn't work. Made me feel a little sick. Later I found out that its a bit toxic to those like me that have thyroid issues. But yet on my friends that don't have thyroid problems it worked very well.

Replied by Shannon

I have only used it topically so far, but have been SO impressed by how beautifully it has healed my teeth and gums (after about four months brushing with it once per day; 3 drops MMS + 3 drops citric acid 50%, swirl for 20 seconds, add 4 oz water, use this for swishing and brushing, 3 minutes), and also just wonderful for *infected dogbite wounds, and *a really nasty, non-healing spider bite wound. For those last 2 we used it in bath water, 20 drops each? in tub, soak 20 minutes. I am a fan!

Replied by Karen

What does MMS do for teeth and gums if I may ask? Thanks!

Replied by Yvette

Will this also apply to walking pneumonia?

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)

To Yvette:

Using colloidal silver for bronchial or lungs related infection, I use a "steamer-inhaler" and breathe in deeply for five minutes three times daily. I've fought off many bronchial infections although I have never been diagnosed with pneumonia. But if I had been, I'd certainly do the same thing.

For my bronchial infections, they are usually gone in a week.

Replied by Ruth

MMS has given me my life back. If I don't take it almost daily, I have chronic cold and sinus problems to the point where I can't do much. I've used it successfully with my kids (newborn on up), but you have to give them a VERY small amount in juice (less than a drop of activated MMS at a time to start with). My husband refuses to drink it, but he's tried soaking in it, or soaking his feet. If you are afraid to drink it, you can try soaking in it. I can't be convinced it can be more harmful than standard medicine!

Replied by Donna M
(Ottawa, Canada)

Hi Andrea C, I read that Hydrogen Peroxide 1.5% inhaling using a compressor Nebulizer would kill infections, and viruses' in the lungs, so when I am having lung issues I use my Nebulizer, and it does seem to help a lot and can kill infections. I am wondering why you say 'do not Nebulize Hydrogen Peroxide as this will damage Lung tissue'? I am hoping that I am not damaging my lungs while attempting to heal myself of lung problems. I hope you answer this question, as there are thousands of people here on Earth clinc that are nebulizing H2O2? Thank you :)

Colloidal Silver and Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation

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Posted by Lisa (Jax, Fl) on 08/19/2020

Colloidal silver inhalation for lungs

I have been using a cool mist humidifier to deliver colloidal and/or ionic silver to my lungs 4 x a day or more for almost 6 days. Possible bronchitis/pneumonia. Also doing hydrogen peroxide inhalation's 7 x a day. Avoiding ingesting colloidal silver due to gastritis. Need to keep anything off of the stomach for a while.

How long do I need to do this for it to work? Still have pain.


Replied by Donna
(East Coast)

Jackie, can you explain what did you do to boost his immune system and detox their systems?

Flu Shot Prevention

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Posted by Big Mike (Spring Valley, CA) on 10/02/2008

I have had bronchial pneumonia for ten years, and every year I have to see my doctor two, three even four times a year for antibiotics to control my problem. Each time using stronger antibiotics sometimes helping sometimes just calming the symptoms. Two years ago I met a friend who suggested a flu shot once a year, so even though my doctor said it would not help, I got a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and I have not had to see the doctor or take any pills or had any symptoms for two years...I can't say It's a miracle cure but after ten years of popping pills I'm a free man...

Replied by Yakobu
(Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan)

Re: "I got a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and I have not had to see the doctor or take any pills or had any symptoms for two years... I can't say It's a miracle cure but after ten years of popping pills I'm a free man..."

Congratulations on your freedom!!! Unfortunately, a flu/pneumonia shot is not exactly a "folk remedy". I'm also pretty sure it doesn't classify as "alternative medicine" either. These shots are far from natural and I'm pretty sure the majority of people who come to a website call would have difficulties considering these shots... Well... Earthy.

Replied by Ken
(London, Uk)

Flu shots can indeed be called natural remedies (except for the fillers, perhaps, but they put those in supplements too).

I know many elderly people with heart and lung disease whose immune systems simply cannot take the onslaught of the flu and pneumonia. Flu shots are lifesavers for many of an advancing age.

Replied by Bradshad
(North Providence, Rhode Island)

To Ken from UK with his Flu shot statement. Mercury, thimersol, formaldehyde, aluminum, spermicides, binders and fillers, plus more are all included in the flu shot. If you feel that these poisons are all natural then enjoy your flu shot because I would not reccomend it to my worst enemy. As far as protecting the elderly how about a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables and taking herbs, botanicals and vitamins as well as a probiotic to keep the immune system working properly in the winter.


I can't understand why folks won't investigate what they allow big pharma to put in there bodies. (There's a plot to keep folks worse) my 72 y/o uncle was talked into getting a flu shot several years ago (Before Covid-19) and 3 days later he began to limp. He told his doctor who assured him he just had bad genes. Well uncle bought that same as he would a goose that lays golden eggs. He said he will never take a shot of any kind again. Unfortunately he still limps today!

Replied by Anon

Hi, Don't be afraid of not having a flu shot- theres a lot of scaremongering. I know a lot of elderly folk who get the shot and immediately become ill with flu then slowly get cancer and other nasties. Boost your immune system naturally instead.

Replied by General Public
(San Francisco, Ca Usa)

Who cares if the flu shot is good for you or not! Thanks for sharing with us another possible way to stay out of the doctor's office and, like you said, stop pooping pills! I search this website and others just to see other ways of doing things. This means everybody that comes to this website isn't 100% pure and natural. Any knowledge/ information that made your life better is worth sharing!

Replied by Marilyn
(Milpitas, Ca)

I don't recommend flu shots and pass them up each year. A husband & wife we knew that were first in line to get their flu shot every year both ended up with Alzheimers. They both died at early ages of 68-72 yrs. She was put in an alzheimers facility. He couldn't go out on his own & find his way home even 4 blocks away. Wake up, & Say NO to flu shots.

Replied by Jackie68

My grandmother contracted Guillons Baret from a flu shot was paralyzed from the neck down and died. My infant son had severe seizures immediately following a hep B vaccine and was in intensive care for a week. He wound up having a gamut of health issues due to this vaccine poisoning. That were cleared up through cessation of vaccination, boosting immune system naturally and detoxing for years.

My family thought I was nuts until two of my cousins kid wound up with PANDAS due to vaccines. They started to have same health issues and asked me for advice they were also able to reverse the vaccine poisoning through boosting the immune system and detoxing. They also stopped vaccinating.

Vaccines hinder your immune system. In turn this affects digestion and allergic reactions. A lot of young children have motor tics (like tourettes) involuntary twitching this is sign of vaccine poisoning. Pay attention tons of children especially boys have them. As did my child. The pediatrician suggested putting him on Haldol, said that was the only way to stop them. I stopped them with a cocktail of supplements which boosted his immune system at the same time.

My child had motor tics so bad he couldn't sleep as it resulted in a cut in his mouth which couldn't heal due to the constant movement. He cried every night. You'd be amazed what you can accomplish when you can't depend on the medical community for answers.

Also peanut oil is an adjuvant in vaccines, did you notice many children have peanut allergies?? This is not the case in Europe, many of their children have sesame allergies. They do not use peanut oil as an adjuvant in their vaccines, instead they use sesame oil. Things that make you go Hmmmmm

Replied by Jroberts
(Kansas, Usa)

RE: "That were cleared up through cessation of vaccination, boosting immune system naturally and detoxing..."

Don't know if anyone is still reading this thread but I would be interested in your protocol for boosting the immune system and detoxing. Also your "cocktail of supplements".

Thank you so much and stay strong...

(Illinois, USA)
477 posts

Money talks. They extracted the science from medicine and filled it with money so people would listen and do as their drug dealers tell them. It's patent medicine. Straight from the days the oil dude discovered he could make far more money selling petroleum an ounce at a time - as tonics and medicine. Once the money started rolling in, the politicians were bought and actual schools of medicine were shut down. Easy peasy.

People listen to money because they want money and actual doctoring by those who've bothered to learn of it but don't drive Mercedes nor indulge their kids with expensive, social-climbing kit aren't allowed to doctor anymore.

People are thrown under the bus to feed egos all the time. It appears to be man's favorite pastime and there's a cost to his sociopolitical, ego-maniacal fetishes.

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide

Posted by Addylynn (Atlanta, Ga) on 08/11/2020

Hello, I was hospitalized for a severe case of pneumonia and pleural effusion on one lung. (Covid 19 test was negative.)

The pneumonia cleared up rather quickly but the pleural effusion was getting worse and I became the lucky recipient of a chest tube. The doctors used enzymes to dissolve the fluid then drain it. It wasn't as successful as they hoped after repeating this a few times. Eventually they let me go home to see what my body would work out on its own and come back in a month. Fortunately, my body worked out a good amount of the fluid and found I have a fair amount of scar tissue from the pneumonia.

I feel ok, energy level is still a little off and the oxygen level is good. But I have a lingering pain when I take a deep breath but not when I breath normally. Does it get any better? What about the pneumonia shot? Should I get it?

Lastly, the respiratory therapist in the hospital was a Russian lady and she was gold to me. She told me after I get out, I should take a teaspoon of food grade peroxide everyday and I will never have lung issues again. Does anybody have experience with this protocol?

Lastly, thank you for your response.

Replied by Missm
(New York)

Yes, to pneumonia shot and while you're at it shingles. Both are not good things to have happen to you. I have had both.

I had Covid and repairing my lungs. I just started with hydrogen peroxide inhalation therapy.

I empty out a salt nasal spray and rinse thoroughly with distilled water. Then using Food grade 3 % hydrogen peroxide dilute by half with distilled water and put in container.

Watch the videos here on how to use the spray for inhalation.

It does help.

Note: I do not do the internal method, there are people here and links that have that protocol. Also there are different grades of hydrogen peroxide. 35% hydrogen peroxide must be diluted! Make sure you use 3% food grade!

(Cabarlah, Qld., Australia)

Being a senior in the at risk category, for prevention, any cold, flu or now covid-19 disease, I take Vit. C in split doses during the day as well as zinc, max. 30 mg. a day with quercetin to get the zinc into the receptors in the lungs and on the heart.

Any flu vaccine only works about 40% of cases and only for 3 months; also, 40 years of research has not found vaccine for HIV.

Replied by Narda

A key with the internal use of Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide is its dilution. 3% is too strong for most people. You don't want to cause an oxygen burn to tissues. For drinking, I have personally used a glassful first thing in the morning before food, taken from a preparation of 2 Tablespoons of 8% in a liter of distilled water. Not sure what percentage that is... but I feel a good rule of thumb for drinking is that it should not taste yucky. Palatable taste is an indicator that it is a biologically friendly dilution.

Garlic and Oregano

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Posted by Katie (Wisconsin) on 08/29/2013

Writing this 20 minutes after my doctor's appointment. She confirmed that yes, I did have a pneumonia (unsure if it was viral or bacterial) and that my body has fought it off. Today, I'm at about 93% health and energy-wise. I am beyond happy so I wanted to share my method.

In short: I was sick for nearly 3 weeks. Began when I was on a trip overseas, so it very well could have been the moist, stale air on the 9 hour plane ride. Started with a sore throat and feeling tired… developed into 2+ weeks of a low-grade fever, coughing up different colored gunk, lungs and throat rattling and wheezing, and feeling extremely exhausted. A relative who is a nurse listened to my lungs and said one had fluid in it.

Money kept me from going to the emergency room, called walk-in clinics but they told me they don't treat pneumonia, and there was a week-long wait for an appointment at my community health clinic. And so, I was on my own. I don't like to take medication EVER, but with this illness, I was scared and would have gladly taken any prescription someone handed me.

Luckily though, I didn't have the money or resources. So here is what I did:

The basics:

1) Rest – Slept as much as humanly possible and rested.

2) Fluids – Tons of fluids. Water, orange juice, tea, everything. Give your body a rest, don't bog it down with digesting things like meat.

The major players:

3) Raw garlic – Anywhere from 1-5 cloves per day. Rule of thumb: if you aren't getting results with garlic, take more. I pressed the clove to break it open and let the air hit it for 3-5 minutes. Then chewed minimally and swallowed with a teaspoon of honey. A little water to wash it down.

4) Oil of Oregano – I bought a small bottle of this at the health food store and tried all kinds of combinations (breathed in steam, put drops under my tongue, in my water, etc. ) Similar to garlic in helping fight bacteria and infection. (Also similar to garlic in that it tastes horrible and makes people think you've been cooking Italian food.)

Supplemental things:

5) Unrefined Coconut Oil – 1 Tablespoon once a day. Studies show that it cuts down recovery time for pneumonia in children.

6) Apple cider vinegar – Two Tablespoons heated mixed with a cup of water and honey. This helps with the cough. It calms down the throat and lungs.

7) Vitamin C tablets. Got these in another country but they are just like those fizzy vitamin tablets. Who knows if these really work, but I took them anyway. About 3000mg a day.

8) Even though garlic and Oil of Oregano don't kill of your body's defenses like an antibiotic would, I still added in some probiotic yogurt to help my body replace the good bacteria.

At the advice of my relative who is a nurse, I did also get a mucus thinner from the drug store as well… to get some of the fluid out of my lungs. Took two pills each morning for a few days but it caused me to violently cough, so I stopped taking it.

It took a couple of weeks, but I feel WORLDS better. Do these things taste and smell good? Nooo. Are some of your friends/family going to think the idea of fighting pneumonia with something like garlic is ridiculous? Yeees. But, it works. And I spent very VERY little money. My good sense told me garlic alone could fight this off, but like anyone, I tend to get scared when I am very sick (sometimes you just want an RX from a doctor.) Obviously, use your judgment and go to the E.R. If you must. But after this whopper of an illness, I'm telling you, I genuinely don't think I will ever take an antibiotic again.

Replied by Timh
(Ky, Usa)
2063 posts

@Katie: Thanx for your victory treatment testimony and protocol, and congradulations.

I might add a few points and also ask about the "mucus thinner" supposing it's Guiffenissen, which is considered a semi-synthetic expectorant with a good safety record. Also for "lung infection" mucus problems is the amino acid NAC or Cysteine from your local health food store is said to be very effective.

I'll now take a little air out of your balloon and add that the duration of your pneumonia may be the first indication of a weakening or depressed immune system. The mineral Zinc @ 25-50 mg day will greatly strengthen the immunity.

Anyway, if you catch another bad infection again in the near future do come back here so to address also any possible underlying conditions.

Replied by Lauren

Thank you for your post. I too use natural as much as possible and using the exact same protocol you discussed as I self diagnosed pneumonia, Additionally, I am drinking mullien tea and will use tea tree in my diffuser. Thanks for your post, tho long ago, it confirmed my approach to healing this virus. Lauren

Garlic Salve

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Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 11/05/2020

Garlic Salve is use by both the Amish and Mennonite communities here in Kentucky as well in other states. They know it as “A Natural Antibiotic”. Yes, it makes you smell like a garlic bulb but it does kill infections in the lungs FAST!

You can usually pick up a 4oz tin of it at country stores near their communities, or you can make a crude version of this at home on the stove.

Materials needed:

  1. one bulb garlic (peeled and minced)
  2. olive oil
  3. coffee mug made from ceramic
  4. metal pot
  5. fine strainer

How to make:

Put the grated garlic into coffee mug. Allow it to set for 20 minutes in the mug to convert the garlic juice to allicin. Add enough olive oil to the coffee mug to fill it by ¾. Now put the coffee mug in the middle of the pot. Add water to the pot, enough to bring water level up to the half way mark on the coffee mug. You now have made an “improvised double boiler”. Turn on heat to medium setting. You want the water hot but not boiling. Stir mixture in mug from time to time. Cook for at least one hour while maintaining water level in pot with fresh water. Turn stove off and allow mug to cool to room temperature. Strain olive oil/garlic thru a fine strainer to remove pulp. If you want to, add 10 drops lavender oil to the mug too help with the smell.

Apply this garlic oil to bottom of feet, chest, back, sides and around neck 3 – 4x/daily to draw out and kill infection in the lungs due to bronchitis or pneumonia and the best remedy for pleurisy. This garlic oil can be used on babies and the elderly.

Internally, we drink Mullein leaf tea with honey or Mullein tincture throughout the day.

Replied by Rob

Here is another recipe for making Garlic Salve. I call it the “Quick & Dirty Method” and it's super simple to make.

My Aunt & Uncle (80's - unvaxxed) both came down with covid but my Aunt turned into Pneumonia because she won't follow directions and schedule for taking the medicines.

I used this salve along with herbal tinctures (my Cold and Flu Blend) internally and nebulizing colloidal silver/H2O2 to heal my relatives. This garlic salve is commonly called GOOT. It stands for Garlic Oil Ointment Treatment but there are many different recipes being posted on the internet which makes it confusing.

Here are a few basic rules when it comes to garlic. – Never apply raw undiluted garlic or its juice to the skin because it will burn the tissue. – The Amish consider 2 garlic cloves as being a medical dose which means it has to be strong to be effective.– Garlic is the strongest natural anti-microbial known to man. Garlic loses up to 90% of its healing properties when cooked, so using raw garlic is key! – Garlic is the most studied herb every. Garlic contains approximately 33 bioactive sulfur compounds, several enzymes and 17 amino acids. Garlic also does something that pharmaceutical antibiotics never do! Garlic can increase your immune system activity.

Studies have shown that it increases the natural killer cells of the immune system and reduces inflammatory cytokines (chemical messengers of the immune system). – Louis Pasteur 1858 (the father of pasteurization), the well known microbiologist, reported that 1mm of garlic juice killed bacteria and he maintained it was effective even against some bacteria resistant to other factors. It was later discovered that one raw crushed clove of garlic contains the antibiotic equivalent of 100,000 units of penicillin and has been proven to be more effective than both penicillin and tetracycline in suppressing certain types of disease carrying agents. 100,000 Units = 60mg of penicillin.

– Researchers at Washington State University have found that the compounds in garlic are 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics at fighting the Campylobacter bacterium, one of the most common causes of intestinal illness. Their work was published recently in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.

Are you impressed yet?

Materials needed:

– one head of garlic (peeled) cost .50cents. I like chinese white.
– one 7.5oz jar of coconut oil (liquefied) cost $1.25 at Dollartree, Butcher Boy Brand.
– an electric blender or single serve smoothie blender is what I use. Method:
– Place peeled garlic into blender.
– Place coconut oil jar into a warm water bath so the solid coconut oil will liquefy.
– Once liquefied, add coconut oil to blender. Save C/O jar for putting finished mixture back into.
– Now blend C/O and Garlic bulbs together. You want the mixture to be finely minced. No chunks!
– Once blended, pour back into the C/O jar. Any excess oil can be put into a small bowl and used for first application.

Mixture will stay “potient” only for 2 weeks. Make new batch after 2 weeks if needed. It's that simple.

Why does GOOT works:

Coconut oil contains lauric acid that kills fungus, bacteria and viruses. Raw garlic is full of natural agents that help it function as an antibiotic, antiviral, anti-fungal, antiseptic and a germicide. Garlic is also known to be a diuretic which is helpful in combating water retention and helpful in flushing toxins out of the body. Garlic has the ability to be effective against Candida, parasites, and bacteria and viruses when it is applied. In addition, it treats systemic infections by absorption through the skin into the blood supply and travels throughout the body.

This powerhouse combo starts working almost immediately to attack the problem and begin healing the body. GOOT, rubbed into the skin, transfers raw garlic oil directly into the blood stream. Apply on the feet of children or infants to fight infections. Rub on chest for chest colds, cough, bronchitis, pneumonia or rub into and around nostrils for sinus infections. Rub on the soles of feet and put on socks overnite for cough or cold. Rub on sore painful joints since garlic has pain relieving properties, Place on cotton swab for ear infections. Apply directly to sores inside the mouth.

Rub on Athlete's foot or genital area for jock itch. Insert GOOT into affected area for yeast or other related infections. Apply on rashes any place. GOOT kills Candida, parasites, bad bacteria and virus by direct application. Also can be applied on bug bites. It is used as an anti-microbial ointment, and also as a poultice that helps put anti-biotic properties into your bloodstream when you are sick. I have put it on my lips when I have felt a cold sore coming on, and guess what? "no cold sore"....

In addition, it treats systemic infections by absorption through the skin into the blood supply and travels throughout the body. It can be applied to feet, chest, throat, temples, joints or massaged all over the body head-to-toe. Test the oil on a small patch of skin to make sure there is no skin reaction.

This treatment can be applied after a warm bath and left on overnight for maximum effect. Protect clothing, bedding, and furniture from this pungent oil. How to use: Yes you will smell like a garlic bulb….

* Respiratory Infections. Apply to chest, back, side and neck and on bottom feet (then cover with socks) every 2-3 hours as necessary.

* Arthritic joints. Rub into painful joints at nite before bed. * Ear infection. In its melted state, you can put drops into the ear canal and plug with cottonball. Apply it around the outer ear.

* Sinus infection. You can put drops into the nostril. Rub ointment over sinus cavities. Use caution around your eyes!

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Garlic Paste for Pneumonia

Published in 4 Health Through Nutrition April 2004

by Dr. Christopher

I remember one time we were called out to a house in the wee hours of the morning. This call was to see a little boy, under the age of tow, that had double pneumonia. The physician on the case had informed the parents that nothing more could be done and he would come back in the morning to sign the child's death certificate. Seeing as it was 40 degrees outside and nearly 50 miles from ambulance service, the parents were told that the boy, if taken by car to a hospital, would surly die.

These parents tried to get other doctors, but at that time of night, and so remote area, no one would offer help. A friend told the parents about us and tried to call us. Having been told of the boys condition we went expecting to give him the cold sheet treatment. Upon arriving there we found the water to the house frozen. We found enough liquid water in the toilet tank above the bowl to give the little chap an enema.

We were not able to give the cold sheet treatment (no water) so only the garlic paste was made up and applied. This was done after a complete massage of the body and feet. After oiling the feet upto the ankles, thoroughly, and massaging the olive oil in well, a half-inch thick of garlic paste was applied to the soles of his feet. (This is put on only the soles and not up onto the sides). Then gauze was placed over to cover the paste, bandages to hold it into place, and a loose white cotton sock was pulled over the bandages to hold them securely.

Garlic paste is made by taking freshly peeled buttons of garlic and garlic about half and half with Vaseline. This amount can vary, according to the toughness of the feet, more Vaseline for tender feet, less for thicker skin. Many of the health minded readers will be shocked by our using a low-vibration ointment like Vaseline instead of using anhydrous lanolin or some lighter more organic type.

The reasoning for this is that the lighter type ointments will penetrate more quickly into the skin, but the Vaseline will hold the garlic on the ointment form. This will also keep the garlic from blistering as easily. (A garlic blister looks bad, buy does not hurt and heals back quickly.)

The little boy was running an extremely high fever and was delirious when he was covered and put back into bed. (this was well after 2:00 am). We assured the parents the child would be all right and would get well.

A few days later we were called again by these parents. They told us that the doctor came back to sign the death certificate that next morning, but the little boy was sitting in his high chair, drinking some juice and breathing normally as if nothing had happened the night before. The doctor became so angry and demanded to know the name of the other doctor who had taken over the case before it had been released by him. He wanted a hearing by “the board” to have the other doctor thrown out of practice for going “against procedure” by taking over a case without written release. The parents asked if his “release” was the death of their child? He probably changed his mind because we were not brought before a hearing.

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