Pneumonia is an infection that takes place in the lungs. It is caused by bacteria, viruses, mycoplasma, fungi, or even parasites. There are over 30 different types of pneumonia which range from mild (walking pneumonia) to life threatening. We often breath in bacteria into our lungs because many bacteria are airborne. Our immune system usually does a great job at defending our bodies against bad bacteria however there are times where medication such as antibiotics or poor health weaken the immune system which can result in an infection in the lungs.
Symptoms of pneumonia include chest pain, coughing, fever, headache, muscle pain, weakness, shortness of breath, and even diarrhea.
Suggested Oils to Use
Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Tea Tree, Oregano, Peppermint
Suggested Ways to use
Pneumonia symptoms can vary from mild to life threatening. For more severe conditions seek professional medical attention. Listed below are protocols others have found useful. For some conditions of pneumonia, it may require the combination of all suggested ways to use. Consistency is a must for getting rid of pneumonia.
Antibacterial & Antiviral Oil Blend
Blend in a vegetable capsule and take 3 times per day or apply on bottoms of feet:
· 4 drops Peppermint
· 2 drops Oregano
· 3 drops Frankincense
Apply on Chest and Inhale
Put peppermint (add a carrier oil to dilute the oil if skin is sensitive) on the chest several times per day and cup and inhale from your hands before or after every application. You could assist inhalation therapy by diffusing peppermint oil or taking a warm bath with peppermint.
Gargle then spit Oregano and Lemon with one tablespoon of water hourly. Use a shot glass and be careful not to allow the oils to touch lips because of the skins sensitivity to oregano. You can dilute oregano by mixing it with a carrier oil such as olive oil or coconut oil before adding it to water.
Drink Lots of Water with oils
Staying hydrated is very important when sick with any infection. Our bodies produce far more mucus when sick and drinking water is necessary to replace the water the body uses to help get rid of an infection. Consider adding peppermint, cinnamon, and lemon to a glass of water and drink the water. Cinnamon is antiviral like oregano but is a better taste when drinking.