If there is an inflammation or infection of the air sacs (alveoli) of the lungs, pneumonia will result. It is a serious condition wherein fluid or pus enters the alveoli usually blocking the passage and preventing oxygen from entering the blood. When this happens, you will be gasping for breath and your organs will not function well because they are not supplied with oxygen they need. Symptoms like chills, fever, chest pain and fatigue will manifest if the inflammation is extensive.
Doctors have estimated that there are at least 30 different causes of this condition. Most of them however are caused by mycoplasma, viruses, fungus, bacteria, inhaling chemicals and dusts and accidentally breathing in food into the lungs. People also get pneumonia after an injury, surgery or remaining immobile for a length of time.
Those who smoke, drink too much alcohol, have HIV/AIDS, asthma and other respiratory problems are the ones at risk of contracting this disease. Other categories of people who are prone to pneumonia are children under 1 years old, adults over 65 years old and those who have a compromised immune system.
The usual treatment for this disease will depend on what caused it. If it is the result of bacterial infection, the patient will be given antibiotics. When viruses are found to be the cause, antiviral medications are given. Fungal treatments are given to those infected by fungi. Serious cases are brought to the hospital for medical intervention.
All of these modes of treatments always carry the risk of side effects since they are made of synthetic chemicals. Fortunately, there is an all natural product that can be used effectively to fight pneumonia. This is oregano oil Australia, made of 100% organic substances and filled with powerful antimicrobial substances. It is sourced from the wild oregano plant which has been used for centuries for treating common sicknesses like colds, cough, fever, indigestion, skin diseases, etc.
Oregano oil Australia contains phytochemicals, phenols and flavonoids which function as germ killers. Its two most active agents are carvacrol and thymol. These active agents have been confirmed by many scientific studies and experiments to be capable of killing bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. Therefore, no matter what causes a particular type of pneumonia, oregano oil can be used to stop it.
There are two ways you can use this oil to treat pneumonia – internally and by inhaling its essence. You can place two drops of oregano oil under your tongue allowing it to be thoroughly mixed with your saliva before swallowing. This is done three times a day.
Putting one or two drops of this oil in a cotton ball and placing the cotton ball beside your pillow when you go to sleep will allow you to inhale its essence. This will help in unblocking your nasal passage and help you breath normally.