Pneumonia presents a type of infection that can appear in just one or both lungs and it is most often a result of fungi, viruses, and bacteria. Before the appearance of antibiotics and medicine, almost one-third of people with pneumonia passed away from the disease. Now, every year there are more that 3 million new cases of pneumonia. And about 500,000 people stay in the hospital to get the adequate treatment. Even though there are some cases where people still die from pneumonia – about 5%, while another recover successfully. Pneumonia is also considered to be the 6th listed cause of death in the world.
Streptococcus pneumonia is the leading cause of bacterial pneumonia. This type of pneumonia begins very suddenly with the production of rust-colored sputum, fever and shaking chills. After that the in about 20-30% of all patients, this infection goes into the blood and cause sepsis, and in this case the mortality rate is about 20-30%.
Treating pneumonia with antibiotics
Various antibiotics are beneficial and have been utilized in order to cure pneumonia such as macrolide antibiotics – clarithromycin, azithromycin and erythromycin, clavulanic acid- Augmentin, amoxicillin, and penicillin. The most commonly used antibiotic is the penicillin. But nowadays, the body has developed a high resistance to drugs due to the frequent use and the arrival of broader-spectrum antibiotics. Luckily, penicillin is still very efficient in treating pneumonia, but after the sensitivity of penicillin is confirmed by cultures of the bacteria.
Add 3 Drops of Oregano Oil to Water and SEE What Happens to Your Lungs
Oregano Oil has been commonly used for centuries, even in the Middle Eastern and Far Eastern cultures in order to cure jaundice, dysentery, urinary tract infections, chronic inflammation, and respiratory infections. Oregano oil contains powerful antibacterial properties, as it was tested in laboratory studies – in which the food-borne pathogens were mixed with this oil. Medicinal oregano contains a high amount of minerals – which intensify the therapeutic properties and they are manganese, boron, copper, potassium, zinc, magnesium and calcium. Oregano oil is 100% natural and safe to use and it can also be combined with other antibiotics in the treatment of bacterial infection. It is also highly beneficial in preventing the sore throat and when you feel a cold is coming.
All you need to do is just consume 3 drops of Oregano Oil every day (add them in a glass of orange juice) and you will feel better in just a couple of hours. Do this for about 5 days in a row and the symptoms will disappear.
Another efficient home remedy is the baking soda – sodium bicarbonate. Practically all living things have this compound. It has the ability to dissolve proteins and also to neutralize acids. Baking soda has a goal to regulate the pH balance in the blood – which is very important in order to sustain life. We can also add that the process that has the biggest significance in the body is the one that regulates the pH level. The pH level in the body means the number of hydrogen ions in solution inside the body. It goes between 0-14. When pH level is 7 then it is neutral. Higher level means alkaline and the lower level is acidic. The alkaline environment has a bigger capacity of getting hydrogen ions, and the acidic environment has reduced the capacity of attracting hydrogen ions.
The ‘p’ means potential and the ‘H’ is hydrogen, and it means the potential of the body to get hydrogen ions in order to maintain good health and to enable proper balance.
An alkaline pH level of 7.3 to 7.4 is the perfect to prevent any disease. And the higher the level of pH in the body, it makes the immune system stronger in fighting bacteria. This is possible, because the bacteria and viruses that are the leading cause for infections like pneumonia, colds, and bronchitis, cannot survive in an alkaline environment, so higher pH level will eliminate all the pathogens.
So you can prepare your own natural remedy if you make a mixture of potassium bicarbonate and sodium bicarbonate to treat a sore throat and runny nose and reduce the symptoms of other respiratory infections. And you can also do a nebulizer with 2 drops of liquid sodium bicarbonate and water, two-three times a day to treat sinusitis, asthma, and pneumonia.
Due to its ability to act as an acid neutralizer, baking soda has numerous uses as a first aid remedy. If you add some in your bath, it is very efficient in treating the itching of poison ivy and sunburn. You can also use it to soothe bee stings on your skin if you mix it with a little bit of water to make a paste. Baking soda has the ability to act as an antacid, by making a solution of 120ml of water with ½ tsp of baking soda.