Natural Remedies to Treat Pneumonia

| Modified on Apr 13, 2024
Garlic Steam Inhalation
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 09/30/2023

Garlic Steam Inhalation for Respiratory Illness

Years ago, I was speaking with an elderly Croatian woman whose family lives in my town about how they treated respiratory illnesses back in her native country. Growing up as a child in a communist eastern block nation, they were very poor and their government controlled access to medicines. So, folk remedies were very popular throughout the communist nations.

She taught me how to use garlic as a steam inhalant. She said, by steaming the garlic cloves in a pot of boiling water and funneling the steam with aluminum foil over the pot or similar device so the steam is channeled and comes out as a stream, the sick person can stand over the boiling pot and inhale the steam deep into the lungs for 10 minutes (take a 1-2 minute break if you need too but continue for a full 10 minutes) and thereby place the medical properties of the garlic (allicin) into the lungs where the disease is located. Repeat several times daily.

I have used this remedy several times in the past when all other remedies have failed. Alot of people don't like this remedy simply because it's garlic and people don't like the smell (including myself), but I guarantee you it is a sure fire remedy that gets results.

Here is an old saying: Garlic will make you lose your friends but re-gain your health…

Garlic Tea Steam Inhalation – (Croatian Folk Remedy) Mix 3 to 5 crushed garlic cloves (I prefer Chinese white garlic) in a pot of boiling water and cover your head along with the pot with a large beach towel (steam should not escape from it).

Another method I've used is to use a tea kettle or large sauce pot and as the steam comes out, place your head at a safe distances so you can inhale the steam but not burn your face.

WARNING: Use Caution When Using Hot Steam! If you happen to burn yourself, immediately place burn under cold water for 5 minutes. Also wrap it with a washcloth soaked in apple cider vinegar for 30 minutes and it won't leave a mark or blister.

Inhale the steam deeply and slowly to get relief from sinusitis, lung infection or cough. Do it at night to thin the mucus and clear the infection. Garlic steam inhalation process will also work well for treating sinus infection in children.

Nebulizer Method – Add 1ml (20 drops) Tincture of Garlic to medicine cup and top off cup with Saline water. Nebulize several times daily til better. This method works better for the elderly and very young.

Steam Pot Ideas

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Vintage Steam Pot




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A little boy inhaling hot steam, Germany 1930s.

In the medical text, Charaka Samhitha (written somewhere between 400-200 BC), the Greeks, Romains and Egyptians, all prescribed garlic has been used as medicine to treat asthmatics and other respiratory ailments, to thin mucus and relieve coughing, chronic rhinitis, tuberculosis. Native Americans used garlic in the tea to treat flu-like symptoms. Louis Pasteur, the well known microbiologist, reported that 1 mm of raw garlic juice was as effective as 60 mg. of penicillin in killing bacteria (1858).

In the 19th century, garlic was considered as one of the important drugs and used as a stimulant, expectorant, and tonic. The therapeutic properties of garlic were also accepted by a large group of the population (Miyers 1996). The book ‘The home book of health ‘, written by John Gunn in the year 1878, described many therapeutic values of garlic. It has been recommended as a diuretic, as a general tonic, for the treatment of infections and in the treatment of pulmonary diseases. (Moyers 1996).

Garlic for Coronavirus: Australian garlic kills COVID and flu with ‘99.9 percent efficacy, ' new study finds (Watch Video)

Australian Finacial News | Last updated on -May 31,2023

Could this type of garlic help fight against COVID-19? | 9 News Australia

Garlic is known to be good for killing bacteria, fungus and viruses. It has long been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. A world-first study reportedly shows certain garlic varieties can kill COVID-19 and the common flu with “99.9 percent efficacy.” The new research was released by The Peter Doherty Institute, reported The Australian Financial Review.

Scientists at Doherty have been researching garlic properties over the past 18 months. They found that a certain Australian grown garlic variety has antiviral properties with up to 99.9 percent efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza type A viruses.

The research involved in-vitro testing against the SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza type A viruses using garlic ingredients extracted from exclusive Australian grown garlic varieties.

“We wanted to know if these strains had the possibility of killing COVID-19, ” Dr. Julie McAuley, manager of the Doherty's high containment facility COVID-19 research lab, told The Australian Financial Review. “I thought it might fail miserably. We blindly tested over 20 varieties. We found one of AGP's products could reduce the infectious titre of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza by 3-log-fold (99.9 per cent). We barely detected any remaining virus genome, indicating nearly complete virucidal activity.”

Dr McAuley said the variety was tested across different sites to ensure the results were not related to the environment, nutrients, water or any other factors.

Allicin was shown to inhibit clinical isolates of lung pathogenic bacteria from the genera Pseudomonas, Streptococcus, and Staphylococcus, including multi-drug resistant (MDR) strains, was demonstrated.

Antimicrobial activity

Garlic has been shown to have broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity against many genera of bacteria, viruses, worms, and fungi. Numerous published in the US National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health studies (28,454 to be exact), as far back as 1944 and as recently as 2023, have demonstrated that fresh and vacuum-dried powdered garlic preparations are effective antibiotic agents against a wide range of organisms including, a few examples are:


  • alpha- and beta-hemolytic Streptococcus

  • Citrobacter sp.

  • Escherichia coli

  • Klebsiella pneumoniae

  • Mycobacteria

  • Proteus vulgaris

  • Salmonella enteritidis

  • Staphylococcus aureus


  • Candida albicans

  • Cryptococcus neoformans (meningitis)


  • Ascaris lumbricoides

  • hookworms


  • Herpes simplex types 1 and 2

  • Human rhinovirus type 2

  • Covid SARS-CoV2

  • Parainfluenza virus type 3

  • Vaccinia virus

  • Vesicular stomatitis virus

Click here for more complete list:

Tea Tree Oil in Diffuser
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 04/04/2023

Tea Tree Oil nanoemulsions for Inhalation Therapies of Bacterial and Fungal Pneumonia


DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2016.02.017

Tea tree oil (TTO) is a natural essential oil with strong antimicrobial efficacy and little drug resistance. However, the biomedical applications of TTO are limited due to its hydrophobicity and formulation problems. Here, we prepared an inhalable TTO nanoemulsion (nanoTTO) for local therapies of bacterial and fungal pneumonia. The optimal formulation of nanoTTOs consisted of TTO/Cremophor EL/water with a mean size of 12.5nm. The nanoTTOs showed strong in vitro antimicrobial activities on Escherichia coli, Acinetobacter baumannii, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans. After inhalation to the lung, the nanoTTOs had higher anti-fungal effect than fluconazole on the fungal pneumonia rat models with reduced lung injury, highly microbial clearance, blocking of leukocyte recruitment, and decrease of pro-inflammatory mediators. In the case of rat bacterial pneumonia, the nanoTTOs showed slightly lower therapeutic efficacy than penicillin though at a much lower dose. Taken together, our results show that the inhalable nanoTTOs are promising nanomedicines for local therapies of fungal and bacterial pneumonia with no obvious adverse events.

Note: Cremophor EL is a popular castor oil derivative. Cremophor EL has a slightly lower degree of ethoxylation and is not hydrogenated.

Flu Shot Prevention
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, USA) on 03/28/2023 427 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.

Flu Shot Prevention
Posted by mispr (CA) on 03/28/2023

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!

Garlic Salve
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 03/04/2023

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!

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Marsh (Colorado) on 02/07/2023

Great news to share! I came down with a nasty bug that turned into pneumonia (thanks to my doc who didn't do anything after a week and I was too out of it to think or come here). Since when the lungs start feeling odd, I nebulize with colloidal silver and also Bill Munro's HP Therapy. Knocks it right out. Bought a travel nebulizer and don't leave home without it.

High Dose Vitamin D and Magnesium
Posted by Andon Science (Limassol) on 01/10/2023 21 posts

I am a researcher, thus I can suggest this curement, since currently it had amazing results on bronchitis.

For coronavirus curement, simple cough, severe bronchitis or pneumonia I can suggest you try using these ingredients. This curement was developed by me.

I suggest using this:

a) 30,000IU vitamin D per day (notice here the dosage is 30,000IU and not 3000IU) for three days (in case symptoms persist, take for another two days).

b) 600mg Magnesium Citrate per day

Probably you will see amazing results, since already in two different occasions, it eliminated cough in 2 days and on another occasion it eliminated cough in three days.

Use this curement completely on your own responsibility or inform your doctor as to supervise supplementation.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Kaitee (Alabama) on 11/19/2022

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

Cinnamon Tea
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).


Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Narda (NYC) on 05/17/2022

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.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Robert. (USA) on 04/25/2022

It gets absorbed through the skin. I read on a cancer blog that this is standard procedure for cancer suffers being treated in their care. You must be careful as it kills all bacteria both the good and bad, so a probiotic is in order when using it, milk kefir is the best and easy to make at home. CDS water the aqueous form of MMS is easy to make and does the same thing but will not kill off the good bacteria. You don't get the common side effects of MMS with CDS Water. You can just put it in some water and drink it or just put it in a jar and leave open by the baby or whoever it will diffuse on its own but will need to be replaced in 2-3 days, so this can get expensive. You can also use this in a vape pen or a small cold nebulizer, no need for any mask, just get the mist in his face, so he can inhale it.

Tea Tree Oil in Diffuser
Posted by KS (IL) on 04/25/2022

Thank you! I am still recovering from Covid but, still have sinus and chest congestion and fatigue. Some days are better than others.

Vitamin D, Magnesium, Turmeric
Posted by Science (Cyprus) on 04/24/2022 21 posts

Edited 1/24/24 at 3:23 pm
I am a researcher, thus I can suggest this curement.

For coronavirus curement, simple cough, severe bronchitis or pneumonia I can suggest you try using these ingredients. This curement was developed by me.

I suggest using this:

a) 30, 000IU vitamin D per day (notice here the dosage is 30, 000IU and not 3000IU) for three days (in case symptoms persist, take for another two days).

b) 600mg Magnesium Citrate per day

Probably you will see amazing results, since already in two different occasions, it eliminated cough in 2 days and on another occasion it eliminated cough in three days.

Use this curement completely on your own responsibility or inform your doctor as to supervise supplementation.

Tea Tree Oil in Diffuser
Posted by Sherrie (Florida) on 04/15/2022

My mom had pneumonia for over two weeks, all drugs FAILED. I put pharmaceutical grade Tea Tree oil (antimicrobial) in a diffuser and her lungs cleared up IN 1 HOUR! I'm here to take notes on the Angina. Thank you everyone for sharing your stories! ALSO another thing to help Lung infections or Congestion is Mullein! It's a flower. I bought tinctures and a few drops under the tongue work almost immediately!!

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Pay It Forward (PNW) on 02/22/2022 42 posts

Recently I had a surprising elimination of a post nasal drip. I've dealt with them for 20+ yrs. I take serrapeptase intermittently but had not taken it for months. Then a few weeks ago I had a bad bout. Was miserable. I had just bought Zinc & elderberry lozenges and that night, after waking up coughing, reached for them and popped one in my mouth and went back to sleep. When I woke, it was the strangest feeling in my throat/sinus area; dry like the Sahara feeling. The drip was gone. The strange feeling remained for 2-3 days but it was almost miraculous how it stopped the PND. Maybe bc I was laying down it was able to directly affect the area, as opposed to being upright. I don't know other than it was an extremely surprising & welcomed effect!

For chronic cases (which I no longer have) I highly recommend Grapefruit Seed Extract (aka 'GSE'). The root cause of sinus infections and PND is mold and fungus. A recent study of chronic sinusitis and fungus done by the mayo clinic found that a whopping 97% of people tested had an average of 2.7 types of fungus growing in their sinus cavities. And they were successfully treated for chronic sinus infections using antifungal medications treatments. But what was found to be the most effective antifungal agent, by far, was the natural remedy of grapefruit seed extract (GSE)! ... Same goes for most respiratory infections.

I got home from the hospital from pneumonia and was not OK. Started immediately, I got empty capsules and filled them up 15-20 drops of extract fit in each cap (30 drops, twice daily). Amazing remedy! I've read ppl opening nasal spray bottles of saline solution and adding a 3 drops of GSE and spraying that into their sinuses every 3-4 times daily. Our medicine cabinet won't be without this. Research it for yourself. And lastly, buy the GSE that's been around forever (red label & cap), not the newer ones that I hear are not as potent.

ACV, Garlic and Lemon Power Shot
Posted by Beloved (CA) on 02/10/2022

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.

Posted by Pam (Southern California) on 01/02/2022 130 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!

Sea Salt
Posted by Julie (Crystal River) on 12/11/2021

We have a small beach here that is closed on occasions due to bacteria levels, so I can see truth in that but have also had a very large bad burn and was really surprised to see how well it had healed after going in salt water.

Sea Salt
Posted by Cathy (AL) on 12/02/2021

LOL!! Too funny!! Sea water is very healing to infections, rashes, cuts etc. Why do you think Ponce De Leon when finding FL called it the fountain of youth? I had cellulitis on my leg for several years that no doctor could heal, and it kept getting bigger. Visited Mobile and waded in the sea at Dauphin Island. Looked down the next week and it was gone. Your statement is very much untrue.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Art (California) on 10/10/2021 2136 posts

Hello Cindy,

When I use colloidal silver for coughs and lung congestion, I have a very small cool mist vaporizer that only requires about 2 ounces of CS for one treatment, but most cool mist vaporizers require more ounces in my experience in order to work, usually about 4 or 5 ounces. So I breathe in from the outlet port of the vaporizer at a distance of a couple of inches and I alternate between breathing through my nose and breathing through my mouth in order to get the vapor into as many areas as possible.

I use 20 ppm colloidal silver and I do the breathing for 7 to 10 minutes per session. If I do 7 minute sessions, I will do 4 sessions per day and if I do 10 minute sessions I will do 3 sessions per day.

I never reuse any remaining silver that is left in my cool mist vaporizer, because the sonication process of the vaporizer can knock the silver out of suspension, so I put new colloidal silver for each use.

Whenever I am having a cough or lung congestion, I also use melatonin at high dose as Dr. Neel does for his Covid-19 patients at 1 mg per kilogram of body weight. I weigh about 180 lbs. which is approximately 82 kilograms so I will take at least 82 mg of melatonin in divided doses spread throughout the night and day. Not everyone can tolerate melatonin, but I do so I use it and for me it is very helpful.

I am not a doctor so I can not recommend that anyone do what I am doing, I am just describing what I do and everyone else should see their doctor to make sure that what they are doing for them is safe for them to do.

When you see your doctor, you might show him this study that discusses the use of melatonin for lungs during flu and possibly pneumonia:

Good luck and keep us updated.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Cindy (Oklahoma) on 10/09/2021 1 posts


How much and what strength of CS to use in a cold vapor ultrasonic humidifier?

Turpentine and Castor Oil
Posted by Teena (Melbourne, Australia) on 08/08/2021 233 posts

I love how this is simple, bonding, soothing, and it works. Thanks for sharing.

Turpentine and Castor Oil
Posted by cclark (Oklahoma City, OK) on 08/07/2021

My young son had repeated bouts of pneumonia so I decided to try a natural cure and used the remedy in the Folk Medicine book by Dr. Jarvis which used turpentine and castor oil.

The oil is warmed and a few drops of turpentine are added. I rubbed this on his chest and covered it with a warm cloth at bedtime. In the morning his cough had loosened and he continued to get better. It worked every time.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Rebeca (Toronto, Ontario Canada) on 03/27/2020

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 Lisa (Jax ) on 03/13/2020

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.

Colloidal Silver
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).

Turmeric and Garlic
Posted by Anon (Anon) on 11/26/2019

Hi! I'm not a doctor but i have done a bit of reading. You might consider aluminum (or other toxic metal) poisoning as aluminum is thought to cause swelling. Mustard seed is said to reduce swelling. It happens to contain a bit of selenium which is needed for thyroid function but which also is said to remove toxic metals. If his thyroid is not functioning well such as from iodine deficiency he could be more succeptible to an infection such as pneumonia. You might look at the iodine protocol. Mustard powder is perhaps easiest to take mixed with coconut oil, chilled till somewhat firm, and cut into pill size portions. It can also be mixed with mashed potatoes or coleslaw. Mixed with ginger powder it makes a tolerable tea. Olive leaf and/or goldenseal would probably give him more immediate relief from infection. Echinacea taken long term can boost the body's natural immunity, too. Best wishes.

Turmeric and Garlic
Posted by waynosgirl (Utah, USA) on 11/24/2019

Around a year ago, my husband got where he could not raise his left arm above the shoulder. He did not think too much about it as he has an old injury of the shoulder blade. Then about 8 months ago he noticed swelling at the top of his left leg where it meets the groin that has gotten progressively worse. We don't have insurance and he refused to address the issue medically.

Then about 2 weeks ago he was unable to pull in a sufficient amount of air, so i took him up to our medical center because I was thinking pneumonia, which they agreed was the problem. They put him on a strong antibiotic, and water pills. It immediately began to improve, we also asked for and received medication to use in a nebulizer.

He lost over 8lbs in fluids from the water pills in about 9 days and his breathing was good. During follow up, we had the leg issue checked as well, and they sent him for a ultra sound-also for a ct scan of his lungs as they had some questions about what his x rays at the time we initially went in showed. they think but are not sure that the leg issue may be swollen lymph nodes. We have not gotten test results back on those yet [ct scan or ultra sound]. He was told he could try discontinuing the water pills and see if his breathing is still good without them.

He was off them 2 days but today was noticing a small amount of issues, so took one. Also today, he noticed that he can raise his arm up above his shoulder again. Because of the lymph node issue I have been giving him turmeric tincture and 1000mg of garlic [capsules] a day - hoping the turmeric would help with the inflammation and the garlic because it is a blood purifier.

At the time of this post, he has been coughing up really yellow phlegm today. He wasn't coughing up anything when the pneumonia started or b4 last night. The other thing we have noticed is when he does not take the water pills, his urine is much much darker yellow whereas with them, it is a clearer yellow.

Before he first started the water pills, the urine was a cloudy dark yellow, but when he was off them the 2 days it was just darker not cloudy. I'm not sure if there are several individual issues going on here or if its more of a chain reaction of causes. Can anybody give me their thoughts on which it might be? Or help in any way with possible treatments or avenues to pursue? He turned 60 this year and has a history of letting old physical injuries [many] heal on there own, neither of us have a lot of faith in mainstream medical care even if we could afford it.

Garlic Salve
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.

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Frances (Cabarlah, Qld., Australia) on 10/25/2020

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.

Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method
Posted by Frances (Cabarlah, Qld., Australia) on 10/24/2020

I follow the advice of Dr Thomas Levy on treating/preventing viral infections with hydrogen peroxide in a nebulizer. You can search the internet for details.

Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method
Posted by Zenda (Pleasant Grove, UT) on 10/24/2020

Food grade peroxide should be used for anything internally because of the stabilizers in brown bottle store peroxide. It may be safe in a nebulizer, but I wouldn't use it internally for anything else, but if it does get absorbed into the blood stream, I probably would only use food grade peroxide.

Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 10/23/2020

I have not seen a General Recipe to follow for Nebulizing Hydrogen Peroxide so here is one I use.

This “general recipe” is for internal use. You can use 3% brown bottle hydrogen peroxide. I load this into my medicine cup on my nebulizer.

-As a preventative to keep infections at bay / promote healing – add 0.5 ml (cc)(or ~12 drops if using a dropper) to a nebulizer filled with 5 ml (cc) distilled saline water. Use once a day or as often as you feel the need.

–To fight a lung, bronchial or sinus infection or to get hydrogen peroxide into the body for a systemic treatment – add an amount (see below) of 3% hydrogen peroxide to a nebulizer filled with 5ml (cc) distilled saline water. Use several times. Repeat this process 4 -6 times a day and more often when fighting a virus.

✔The lowest effective dose is ~0.5 ml (cc) or ~ 12 drops (if using a dropper) in 5 ml (cc) distilled water for about 3 minutes. (As a guideline: 1 ml usually contains about 25 drops, but obviously varies with different droppers). If this is your first time using this therapy, use this dose (or even less) to test your reaction. Use this treatment every 2-4 hours.

✔Increase dose as tolerated up to a maximum ½ tsp = 2.0 ml (cc) in Nebulized 3% H2O2 will not only contact the lungs, it will also enter the bloodstream, where it will oxidize pathogens and toxins. For a maximum of 10 minutes per breathing session. Use this treatment every 2-4 hours.

Caution must be exercised by smokers and individuals who have used prescription and nonprescription drugs in their lungs, and those who are very sick. If H2O2 solution is too strong, the H2O2 reaction with a heavy contaminant or microbial presence could promote tissue-damaging inflammation in the lungs and a potentially dangerous systemic “die-off” effect, called the Herxheimer Reaction.

Warning: The following symptoms after nebulizing indicate that you are using too strong a solution - flu-like symptoms, headache, fever, diarrhea, fatigue. Consult your physician before using peroxide in a nebulizer.

Colloidal Silver and Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation
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.


Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Missm (New York) on 08/12/2020

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!

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.

Flu Shot Prevention
Posted by Donna (East Coast) on 09/18/2018

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

Water Kefir
Posted by Christine (Tx) on 06/29/2018

How did it eventually go away?

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 06/04/2018 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.

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 .

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Stonefieldsian (Auckland, New Zealand) on 05/24/2018

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 Bill (Philippines) on 05/23/2018

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.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Art (California ) on 05/23/2018 2136 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.


Colloidal Silver
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 05/23/2018

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

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Josie (San Antonio, Tx) on 05/22/2018 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.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Art (California ) on 05/21/2018 2136 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.


Colloidal Silver
Posted by Josie (San Antonio Tx) on 05/21/2018 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.

Posted by Judy (Ca) on 02/21/2018

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.

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