Skullcap is often sold in traditional Chinese medicine shops and is best when combined with other natural antibiotic herbs, such as yellowroot, barberry, or goldenseal.
7. Potassium Broth.
When you have pneumonia, it’s important to get as much potassium as possible. Juice two large carrots, two stalks of celery, four cloves of garlic, two radishes and a few pinches of parsley, or drink low-sodium vegetable juice.
It’s important to note that potassium regulates your heart rate, and too much can be dangerous for individuals with heart disease, so do not drink potassium broth if you have heart disease.
Turmeric is another natural anti-inflammatory that aids in resisting pneumonia, especially when combined with fenugreek or ginger. This can be taken cooked or uncooked, the effect will be the same.
9. Drink Carrot Juice.
A glass of carrot juice with dinner, combined with a tablespoon of cayenne pepper to boost the effects of the carrot juice, will add antioxidants to your damaged lung tissue and help heal your lungs.
Carrot juice is also a source of vitamin A, as well as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and potassium – all of which are helpful when you’re fighting off an infection like pneumonia.
10. Holy Basil Tea.
Holy basil is an herb that reduces cortisol and improves the immune system, as well as being a safe treatment for adrenal fatigue. It is taken by many for stress management. Take this tea at six hourly intervals, adding a bit of ground black pepper to it as needed.
11. Olive Leaf Extract.
Olive leaf extract acts as a natural antibiotic, helping your body fight infection while boosting the rest of your immune system. You can find it in capsules, powder, liquid elixir, or as a tea in most health food stores – we recommend drinking one or two cups of olive leaf extract tea before bed.
12. Take An Oxygen Bath.
At least once a day, draw yourself a bath and add 2 cups of hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cups of sea salt, and 1/2 cup of baking soda to the bath. Sit in the bath for at least 15 minutes – oxygen baths oxidize the toxins and mucus built up in your lungs so they can be released through your body, while helping you to breathe.