According to the latest statistics, the medical experts say that pneumonia is the sixth leading cause of death in the world and the number one cause of death in children under five years old. What’s pneumonia? Well, pneumonia is an infection in the lung that can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. With pneumonia, air sacs in the lung fill with fluid, making air intake very difficult.
You should also know that this condition is usually treated with antibiotics. But, the bad thing is that the bacterial strains of pneumonia are becoming resistant to conventional treatment, which includes the use of penicillin and its derivatives. And, these medications are only effective if the infection is caused by bacteria. But, if the infection is caused by a virus or fungus, the treatment is more difficult and it’s almost impossible to discover what’s the real cause.
Note: You should be very careful, because if the infection enters the bloodstream, a pneumonia sufferer can develop sepsis (“blood poisoning”), which is sometimes lethal. These are the most common symptoms of pneumonia: fever, chills, and rust-colored or bloody sputum. Pneumonia causes difficulties in breathing, which makes it the second most common reason for hospital admission, after childbirth. If the immune system is healthy, the body is able to combat the infection. And complications (usually) occur in the very young, the elderly, and the immunocompromised.
As we said, this is a common disease and it requires challenging methods of treatment. So, this means one thing – we need to find the best natural alternative, to treat and prevent this health problem. Many experts around the world say that you should try oregano oil. And now, you probably ask yourself – why? Well, oregano oil is antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral and contains many essential vitamins and minerals, as well as powerful phytonutrients.
A recent study has discovered that the aqueous infusion of oregano inhibited all type of tested bacterial strains, including Klebsiella pneumoniae, one of the bacterial strains known to cause pneumonia. Carvacrol is the phytochemical in oregano that provides the healing effects. Another, more recent study has discovered that the carvacrol in oregano potent against eight strains of bacteria, including the most common cause of pneumonia, Streptococcus pneumonia. The lead researcher said that the inhibition effect of Carvacrol in different concentration of bacterial growth were studied, the results showed that there is a great inhibition growth on all studied bacterial isolates.
Here’s what you need to do – it’s very simple. You just have to mix three drops of oregano oil in water, a carrier oil (e.g., olive or coconut), or juice and drink once a day for up to five days—symptoms will dissipate and may disappear entirely.
What’s in the little box?
You should also know that baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is also very effective and beneficial in treating this health problem. Yes, the powder in the little gold box can be used for so many wonderful things—from whitening your teeth to calming an upset stomach to cleaning your bathtub to curing pneumonia.
pH scale – it measures the chemical acidity and ranges from zero to fourteen. While zero is the most acidic and fourteen the most base; “p” stands for “potential” and “H” for hydrogen. The pH value of water—what we’re mostly made of—is around seven, which is exactly in the middle of the scale. There are two atoms of hydrogen in water (H2O). Acid substances donate hydrogen atoms and base substances accept them. Many experts around the world say that keeping a balance between those two is essential for our health.
Sonja Benjamin, CCH, RSHom (NA), DIHom, M.Ed. said:
“The billions of cells in our bodies must maintain alkalinity, in order to function and stay alive. The first line of defense against disease is a proper pH balance. Disease can only grow in an acidic body, which makes a condition favorable for the growth of bacteria, yeast, fungus, mold, viruses, and any other unwanted organisms…An acidic state causes a lack of oxygenation at the cellular level. When the pH level falls below 7.4, there is less than the maximum oxygen in the blood. Blood carries the maximum oxygen at pH 7.4 (alkaline). Without proper oxygenation, unfriendly bacteria, mold, and viruses will prosper.”
As we mentioned before, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is an alkaline (base) substance found in all living things. It serves to neutralize acid levels in the body. By slightly raising the alkalinity of the environment of the body, potentially harmful micro-organisms are starved and die. The optimal range for pH in our body is narrow: 7.3-7.4.
How to use it – it’s very simple and easy to make. You just have to mix ½ teaspoon of baking soda with four ounces of water (at room temperature) and drink it once a day. This mixture will slightly raise alkalinity, inhibiting the growth and proliferation of those pneumonia bugs. Begin treatment of oregano oil and baking soda when you start to feel congested to keep pneumonia from fully developing. We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family.