Monday, January 24, 2011

Naturally treat pneumonia

Pneumonia is an inflammation of pulmonary alveoli in the lungs are filled with pus and fluid. The causes vary, including infections by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites. One case of pneumonia that have a high mortality rate caused by the virus subtype H5N1. Pneumonia can also be caused by chemical substances or injury caused lung cancer or drink alcohol to excess.

Pneumonia is a common disease that can affect everyone. This disease became the causes of death among the elderly and the chronically ill.

Symptoms are often posed include: sudden fever accompanied by shaking and the chills, chest pain, difficulty breathing, headaches and limb pain, a cough that initially dry and sore, but then produce thick sputum mixed with blood.

Efforts could be made by penerita pneumonia to speed healing include:
  • To avoid transmission of infection, get rid of secretions properly. Use a disposable tissue when sneezing and coughing.
  • To prevent contracting again, do not use anti-microbial drugs during a mild infection because it can make use of bacteria in the upper respiratory tract become resistant to antibiotics.
  • Get a flu shot and pneumovax (pneumococcal vaccine) every year when people with asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or chronic heart disease.
  • Perform high-calorie diet, and use painkillers to reducing chest pain.
  • Avoid smoking and avoid passive smoke to the smoker.
  • Get plenty of rest and try to light exercise, to keep body fresh and maintain stamina.
  • Sleep on side with support, this position will make the cough more light and breath a little better.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, fever pneumonia heat will dry the throat. The body will need water about 6 to 8 glasses of water a day, to prevent dehydration.
One of the medicinal plants that can be used to help treat pneumonia is paniculata (Andrographis paniculata Nees.). These plants can provide as anti-inflammatory effect, a poison antidote (anti-toxic), eliminating the pain (analgesic), eliminating swelling, lower the heat (antipyretics).

How to use it are as follows:
Paniculata the dry ground to a powder. Take 3-5 grams powder => brewed with hot water 200 cc => stir and add honey => then drunk. Apply 3-4 times daily.