More than 3 million people are affected by pneumonia annually, an inflammatory condition of the lung usually caused by viruses, fungi or bacteria. Although treatable now, pneumonia was very dangerous in the past – almost a third of the sufferers ended up dying from the disease. Today, only 5% of the patients die from the disease, making pneumonia the 6th deadliest disease in the world.

The most common cause of the disease is the Streptococcus bacteria which causes fever, chills and rust-colored mucus. This bacterium is very harmful and is deadly in 20-30% of the cases. As it is commonly caused by bacteria or viruses, the common treatment for pneumonia includes antibiotics such as penicillin, amoxicillin, clavulanic acid and Augmentin. However, the common use of antibiotics has led to drug-resistant microorganisms which can further complicate the situation.

Luckily, there is a simple natural solution for pneumonia – oregano oil. This oil has been used against dysentery, respiratory infections, chronic inflammation, jaundice and urinary tract infections in the Middle East for centuries thanks to its powerful antibacterial properties. The oil contains numerous essential nutrients and is completely safe for human use even when combined with antibiotics. Taking 3 drops of the oil in a glass of your favorite fruit juice every day can prevent the flu or colds, and the treatment should take up to 5 days.

Baking soda is another natural remedy against pneumonia as it regulates the pH levels of your blood and neutralizes a wide range of bacteria. By making your body alkaline, baking soda will strengthen your immune system and help your body fight bacteria, viruses and fungi, which are often responsible for respiratory problems such as pneumonia.

Combining potassium bicarbonate with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and consuming the mixture will alkalize your organism and easily treat respiratory infections. You can also add 2 drops of liquid sodium bicarbonate in a spray bottle and use it a couple of times a day to relieve the symptoms of sinusitis, pneumonia and asthma.