9. Turpentine Oil
This oil helps relieve pain associated with pneumonia.
- Rub a small amount of turpentine oil over your rib cage. You can also mix camphor in it and then massage.
- Cover the area with a warm cotton or wool cloth.
10. Oil of Oregano
Oil of oregano combats pneumonia-causing germs due to its antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. It also helps thin mucus and clear congestion.
- Add two or three drops of oregano oil to a glass of water or fresh juice. Drink it three times daily.
- Put one or two drops of this essential oil on a tissue or cotton ball and place it beside your pillow before going to sleep so you can inhale it throughout the night.
Apart from these remedies, make sure you take the entire course of the medications prescribed by your doctor even if you start to feel better or else your pneumonia may recur. Plus, get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids, especially water.
In addition, consult your doctor before taking any cough or cold medicine. Coughing can actually be helpful because it helps your body get rid of mucus.