The most common way to treat pneumonia is with antibiotics and other medications, but there are some natural treatments that may help relieve the symptoms. Raw organic honey has been used for centuries to treat coughs, sore throats and other respiratory ailments.
What Is Pneumonia?
Pneumonia is a condition caused by inflammation in the lungs, usually due to an infection, that can last for months in some cases.
Pneumonia symptoms typically include cough, chest pain, difficulty breathing, as well as fever and loss of appetite.
In some cases, more severe symptoms may be apparent such as wheezing, joint and muscle pain, headaches, fatigue, and even coughing up blood.
One study published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine suggests honey may also help ease some of the more miserable symptoms of pneumonia. The study involved 74 patients, all of whom had been diagnosed with pneumonia and admitted to the hospital.
The patients were split into two groups where half were given raw organic honey (2 teaspoons daily) while the other half was given a placebo. The study lasted for 15 days, during which time the patients were monitored for their symptoms and overall health.
The honey was taken at the beginning of a meal and swallowed with water, and there was no limit on how much extra food could be eaten on top of the dose.
After 7 days, participants in the honey group reported significant treatment relief from symptoms including cough frequency, cough severity and chest pain severity compared with those who received only a placebo.
The researchers found that those who took raw organic honey experienced relief from symptoms more quickly than those who were given conventional medical treatment. The average time it took to recover was 8 days among those taking raw organic honey vs. 14 days among those receiving conventional medicine alone.
The results showed that those who received raw organic honey experienced reduced pain and fever, better sleep quality, improved appetite and increased energy levels compared to those who received the placebo treatment.
The study was randomised, which means that the researchers determined which patients would be assigned to each group at random. This helps ensure that other factors (such as age or gender) do not influence the results of the study.
The study was also double blind: neither patients nor researchers knew who was receiving raw organic honey or a placebo until after the experiment had been completed and analysed.
The researchers concluded that raw organic honey could be used as an adjunct to conventional treatment for pneumonia in terms of reducing cough frequency and severity.
How Can Raw Organic Honey Help With Pneumonia?
Research suggests that honey’s unique mixture of antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins and minerals may help improve immunity and prevent the growth of bacteria.
Honey has long been used as a natural remedy for respiratory infections in both adults and children. It has been shown to reduce coughs and clear phlegm from the lungs in adults suffering from colds or flu.
In addition to its antiviral properties, honey contains several powerful antioxidants called polyphenols that help protect against oxidative stress—the process by which free radicals damage cells in the body. The antioxidant content helps neutralize these free radicals before they can cause cellular damage.
Honey also contains hydrogen peroxide, which has mild antiseptic properties that can kill bacteria such as Streptococcus pneumoniae.
The researchers speculated that raw organic honey may be beneficial because it contains compounds called flavonoids—antioxidants that may help fight infection by killing bacteria or inhibiting their growth—and hydrogen peroxide, which is known to destroy harmful microorganisms such as certain strains of E coli found in poultry products like chicken salad sandwiches that can cause illness if they're not cooked properly before being eaten.
How To Use Raw Organic Honey To Help Relieve Symptoms Of Pneumonia
Mix a teaspoon of raw organic honey into a glass of warm water and drink it on an empty stomach 30 minutes before breakfast, then twice more before lunch and dinner. Always in warm water, always before meals.
Only use real honey, not fake honey:
Remember that the honey you use must be real honey. Commercially processed cheap honey such as that found in supermarkets has lost most of its properties. It is no better than sugar in water.
Only use raw organic honey. Raw means the honey is unpasteurised and has not been heat treated. Organic means the honey is independently certified to be free of chemicals and antibiotics harmful to humans.
The more powerful the raw organic honey, the more it is bursting with nutrients to heal your body.
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