Home Remedies For Pneumonia | 16 Home Remedies For Pneumonia

Home Remedies For Pneumonia can't treat pneumonia, But can help to improve the symptoms like cough, So if you have pneumonia you should be going to the doctor.

How can you treat pneumonia?

Pneumonia is a respiratory disorder due to respiratory infection by viruses or bacteria , Leads to lung inflammation and air sacs may fill up with fluid and pus.

Common pneumonia symptoms are cough, fever, chills and trouble breathing. there are four stages from pneumonia, 

In mild pneumonia symptoms can be improved by home remedies for pneumonia ,But in most cases patients need medical attention specifically in children,elders and asthmatic patients may need hospital stay. 

So don't depend on home remedies for pneumonia and follow your physician advice. 

Home remedies for pneumonia depend on improving your immune system to reduce the recovery period. 

Home remedies for pneumonia: 

 1- Peppermint :

Peppermint contains menthol, it's pain relief,  reduces cough and  has healing properties. 

You can drink hot Peppermint tea or inhale Peppermint essential oil by steaming water or diffuser. 

2- Natural Honey :

Everyone knew about the benefits of honey and it's treatment properties. Honey is considered a natural anti-inflammatory, improves 

immune and also contains dextromethorphan it's cough suppressant. 

Honey is one of the best home remedies for pneumonia. You can eat it separately or add it to drinks or food.

Home Remedies For Pneumonia

3- Coffee :

Caffeine helps relieve shortness of breath, it has bronchodilator effects, that open up airways in the lungs,So a cup of coffee can reduce symptoms up to one hour. 

4- Turmeric :

Turmeric have anti inflammatory ,antioxidant and antibacterial properties, It consider as pain relief , You can use turmeric powder or fresh.

You can make Turmeric hot tea at home by adding 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder in 250 ml boiling water and also you can add honey or lemon. 

5- Saltwater gargle :

Gargling with salt water can help in reducing mucus from your throat and relieve irritation and congestion .

Add one teaspoon of salt into a cup of warm water and gargle three times daily ,It's make you fe

6- Fresh air :

Fresh air and good room ventilation help in pneumonia treatment and breathe well and can improve lung condition .

7- Ginger tea :

Ginger has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and antioxidants. 

Cup of ginger tea daily can decrease pneumonia symptoms,  and you can add honey it Increase ginger effects and help in pneumonia treatment.

8- Hydration :

Fever is one of the most common symptoms of pneumonia. Fever can cause dehydration and it's very dangerous, So patient need to drink cold beverages it's prevent dehydration and supply the body with electrolytes. 

7- Fenugreek tea :

Fenugreek tea is also useful to reduce body temperature in case of fever. A cup of warm fenugreek tea may encourage a person to sweat and reduce the body temperature.

8- Vegetable and fruits Juice :

Drinking home made cold juice is one of the best home remedies for pneumonia, especially if it contains vitamin C like carrots, citrus and guava. It improves your immunity and makes you feel better. 

9- Steam treatment :

Steam inhalation is another one of the best home remedies for pneumonia. Just boil the water and add any essential oils like tea tree oil , eucalyptus oil or rosemary oil. Add five drops of oil to hot water and inhale the steam or use a steamer .You will feel better and breathe easy and  the steam will open lung airways. 

10- Apple Cider Vinegar :

The healing properties of apple cider vinegar can help in pneumonia treatment. 

Mix 2 teaspoons of honey with ten drops of apple cider vinegar in a cup of warm water and drink it throughout the day. 

11- Warm liquids:

Drinking warm liquid like hot soap may help warm the body up and prevent chills.

13- Avoid the bad habits:

If you're a pneumonia patient you should avoid bad habits like smoking and alcohol drinking. 

Smoking increases pneumonia symptoms and in general causes lung and heart disease. 

14- Additional a natural component to your food:

Additional natural components such as garlic ,onion , lemon , fresh fruit and vegetables in your daily food, raise nutritional value  ,and help your body to recover quickly.

15- Over the counter pain relief :

You can use certain medications with the guidelines, such as ibuprofen it help to decrease body temperature and pain relief, Also paracetamol. 

16- Chamomile tea :

Chamomile herb contains antioxidants and may help in pain relief, and improve sleep quality, that help pneumonia patients because cough may affect patient sleep .

Pneumonia caused by covid-19 infection :

Corona virus infected both lungs and caused severe pneumonia. 

In this case pneumonia lasts longer and causes more harm than typical. So home remedies for pneumonia are not effective and cannot depend on. 


Pneumonia can range in seriousness from mild to life-threatening ,so home remedies for pneumonia may help in decreasing pneumonia symptoms in case of mild pneumonia, But in moderate or severe pneumonia  first you should follow your doctor's advice and take medication and then you can use home remedies for pneumonia if your physician accepts. 


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By: Dr.Walaa AbuMansour 

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