10 Natural Remedies for Chest Infection

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Apr 14, 2014

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Most chest infections do not need medications or any kind of medical intervention. Take a look at natural remedies that will give relief from chest infections.
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    Chest Infection

    A chest infection is a contagion that affects your lungs; the condition has a range of symptoms such as chest pain, pressure in your chest and persistent cough. The infections of the chest are result of viruses, fungi and bacteria. (Image source:Getty)

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    Steam

    Steam can help you reduce the severity of chest infection and expel phlegm. Inhale the steam deeply produced from a vaporizer or several cups of boiled water. (Image source:Getty)

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    Eucalyptus (Nilgiri Oil)

    Eucalyptus (Nilgiri oil) is an excellent remedy to get rid of chest infection, owing to its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil into a bowl of steaming water. Lean over it and breathe deeply for several minutes. (Image source:Getty)

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    Thyme Juice

    A powerful expectorant, thyme juice is excellent for the lungs. Not only it moves excess mucus out of the lungs to ease the cough, but also acts as an antispasmodic on lung tissue and kills bacteria in the lungs. (Image source:Getty)

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    Garlic

    Garlic can be used to reduce the severity of a bacterial chest infection. It can be used in food preparations, eaten raw garlic or added to tea. To make garlic tea, add a teaspoon of freshly grated garlic to one cup of boiling water. (Image source:Getty)

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    Garlic, Lemon and Honey

    A combination of garlic, lemon and honey can help get rid of chest infections. Crush half-a-onion to paste, add 2 spoons of lemon juice and honey to it. Consume the mixture three to four times a day. (Image source:Getty)

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    Ginger and Honey

    Grate ginger and squeeze half a teaspoon of its juice. Combine it with a teaspoon of honey to make a syrup of the two natural ingredients. Consume the syrup thrice a day and you will get rid of chest infection. (Image source:Getty)

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    Milk, Turmeric Powder, Black Pepper powder and Honey

    Take one glass hot milk. Add half teaspoon of turmeric powder, a pinch of black pepper powder, one spoon of honey to the milk. Drink the milk hot, at least thrice a day to get relief from chest infection. (Image source:Getty)

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    Plantain Juice

    Plantain juice is like a herbal antibiotic that treats the infection. Moreover, the juice also acts as an expectorant on the lungs to get rid of the mucus from them and ease cough. (Image source:Getty)

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    Mustard Poultice

    Mustard poultice, made by mixing one part dry mustard with three parts flour and a little water, is quite effective against chest infections. It stimulates the healing of chest infection and eases the symptoms. (Image source:Getty)

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    Rest your body

    Sometimes, our busy schedules don’t let our body get the rest it needs and which makes immune system to break down. With little immunity, our bodies may find it difficult to fight sickness or disease. Give your body the rest it needs to strengthen your immune system and fight illnesses. (Image source:Getty)

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