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8 Remedies for Homeopathic Treatment for Pneumonia

Inflammation of the alveoli of the lungs due to different infections is called pneumonia. The infection may be bacterial, viral or fungal. Pneumonia arises when an infectious agent crosses the defense mechanism of the upper respiratory system and the alveolar macrophages, reaches the lungs, and causes inflammation. Pneumonia which affects the entire lobe of a lung is known as lobar pneumonia. Pneumonia affecting small areas in several lobes of the lungs is called bronchopneumonia. Although pneumonia can affect people of any age group, but children aged two years or younger, and individuals who are 65 years of age or more are at the highest risk. Homeopathic treatment for pneumonia is very beneficial for affected patients. These medicines help in providing symptomatic improvement from pneumonia and resolve the inflammation of the alveoli of the lung. In each case of pneumonia, homeopathic medicines need to be carefully selected based upon the individual symptomatic presentation.

When prescribed as per the prominent symptoms, homeopathic medicines have the ability to help in complete recovery from pneumonia. Homeopathic medicines that are highly effective for treating pneumonia are Bryonia, Arsenic Album, Phosphorus, Antimonium Tart, Hepar Sulph, Ipecac, Carbo Veg, and Senega.

Homeopathic Treatment for Pneumonia

1. Bryonia – Top Grade Medicine for Pneumonia with Chest Pain

Bryonia is an important treatment for pneumonia. It works well when chest pain accompanies pneumonia. The pain is stitching in nature. Chest pains get worse on coughing and deep breathing. While coughing, the patient needs to hold the chest because of the intense pain. Expectoration of rust or brick colored sputa is another characteristic feature. Along with these symptoms, there is difficulty in breathing, and there may be fever accompanied by chills.

2. Arsenic Album – For Pneumonia with Difficulty in Breathing

Arsenic Album is a suitable medicine for pneumonia when difficult breathing and shortness of breath are prominent features. Along with this, cough with scanty frothy phlegm is present. Arsenic Album is also an effective homeopathic medicine for treating pneumonia from consuming chilled food items. Pain located specifically in the upper third of the right lung is another guiding symptom for the use of Arsenic Album. Another feature is a suffocating feeling, which gets worse on lying down or while sleeping.

3. Phosphorus – For Pneumonia with Chest Oppression

Phosphorus is a highly useful medicine for pneumonia. Phosphorus is indicated for pneumonia when accompanied by chest oppression. There is a heaviness in the chest and respiration is also quickened. There is also a dry, hard, racking cough. Along with this, bloody or purulent sputa may also occur. Phosphorus is very suitable for pneumonia of the left lower lung. In such cases, lying on the left side worsens the symptoms.

4. Antimonium Tart – For Rattling Mucus in the Chest

Antimonium Tart is an effective treatment for pneumonia when there is an excessive rattling of mucus in the chest. Lungs are full of mucus which is not expectorated. Short and difficult breathing accompanies this. Antimonium Tart works well in the last stages of pneumonia. Another important indication for using Antimonium Tart is the occurrence of jaundice with pneumonia.

5. Hepar Sulph – With Purulent Sputa

Hepar Sulph is a highly effective medicine for pneumonia when the sputa are purulent. The pus in such cases may be offensive. Hepar Sulph is basically a homeopathic medicine for pneumonia in the suppurative stage. There is a loose cough with a rattling of mucus. Patients needing Hepar Sulph may have a fever with chills accompanying the above symptoms.

6. Ipecac – For Pneumonia Accompanied by Nausea and Vomiting

Ipecac is a good treatment for pneumonia in cases where nausea and vomiting accompany other respiratory symptoms. The respiratory symptoms include a suffocating loose cough without expectoration, shortness of breath, and constriction in the chest. The cough is spasmodic and often ends in vomiting. Along with this, bubbling rales in the chest are present. Bloody sputa may also arise.

7. For Pneumonia in Infants and Children

Most common treatment for pneumonia in infants and children are Antimonium Tart, Ipecac, and Bryonia. Antimonium Tart should be used when there is an excessive rattling of mucus in the chest. Along with this, rapid breathing is present. The pulse rate is also rapid and weak. Ipecac works well when there is a cough with bubbling rales in the chest. The child turns stiff and blue. Vomiting with a cough may arise. Bryonia is recommended when there is a cough with rust colored sputa.

8.For Pneumonia in Older People

Top treatment for pneumonia in older people are Carbo Veg, Senega, and Phosphorus. Carbo Veg works well for pneumonia with a cough and quick, short, labored breathing. Yellow and sticky expectoration may be present. A burning sensation in the chest is another accompanying symptom. Senega is useful when the chest feels sore along with coughing. The sputa are very tough and expectorated with much difficulty. Phosphorus works well when there is a cough along with oppressed breathing and bloody sputa. It is also recommended for threatened paralysis of the lung from pneumonia in older people.

Causes of Pneumonia

Micro organisms including bacteria, virus, and fungi can cause pneumonia. The common bacteria for pneumonia include streptococcus pneumoniae, Hemophilus influenza, and klebsiella pneumoniae. Influenza virus causes pneumonia of viral origin, and adenovirus and rhinovirus pneumonia from fungi affect immuno-compromised patients. Fungi such as candida albicans, Histoplasma capsulatum, and Apergillus fumigates, are the fungi that are involved in causing pneumonia. Cigarette smoking, asthma, COPD, liver disease, and a weak immune system are risk factors for pneumonia.

Symptoms of Pneumonia

The symptoms of pneumonia include a productive cough, chest pain on taking deep breaths or while coughing, difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath, fever, and chills. The phlegm may be rust colored, blood stained, purulent, yellowish or greenish. Other attending symptoms are nausea, vomiting, and fatigue.

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  1. Hi Dr, I was tested positive for Covid on Dec 7th with upper right lungs infection after two wks I developed cough I revisited my Dr and had X-ray he said my right lungs is infected and said I have pneumonia. I have dry cough my pulse is most of the times 110-115. Please advise

  2. My father is covid postive and he has blood pressure also diabetes also kidney problems. Currently he is on anti bacterial treatment his saturation is 94 kindly suggest appropriate treatment

  3. I was corona positive & also affected in pneumonia from 1may 2021 … I m taking homeopathic medicine since starting … But I m not getting relieved in my cough .. suggest

  4. Abdullah Al Mamun Siddique says:

    I was corona positive & also affected in pneumonia on last 14.11.2020. After treatment at hospital I am negative now. At present I am taking rest at home & eating medicine by advising doctor. Dr. told to see x -ray report that there has some problem in my chest still now. So eating medicine.
    Any way Pls advise me in Homeo medicine for me.

    • Take Bryonia. My mother is 78 and got covid pneumonia 10 days ago. She has only 1 lung and 25% of the other (lung cancer removal). It saved her life because she never has needed oxygen and the symptoms are not as bad as the should have been. She is still recovering but is getting better. Hope you heal fast!

  5. Dear Doctor,
    My husband and I were tested corona positive. He is 57 years and taking medicine for BP. We were hospitalized for 12 days. CT scan shows pneumonia for husband and he lost his weight by more than 6 kg. Now he is 49 kg only and is very tired. Most often he is having headache. what medicine is to be given for the recoupment from pneumonia effects. After having food, he always experience tiredness. Please suggest a remedy.

    Thanking you,


  6. Hi sir
    Mere father 60 yr old h, June covid possitve hai , unehe pneumonia h or difficulty in brething h , please advise homeopathic medicine

  7. Priyaranjan Panda says:

    I am suffering from pneumonia dr advised for Tosobactom Inj,Derifyline,Dexona .Can I take Homoeopathic medicine with them .Which medicine will I take.Symptoms like shortness of breath, irritation while talkin,low peach of voice,loss of appetite.plz. advise me sir.Another thing sir,aI have achild of 3 years .I have fear of transmit him.Whether it transmit or not.

  8. Gordy David says:

    I don’t have it, hopefully, but was wondering what remedies might act as a buffer against Covid-19, and, for that matter, pneumonia?
    I have a friend who has had both bacterial and viral pneumonia and was wondering what you might suggest for her to similarly boost her immune system, given her weakened respiratory system?

    Thanks in advance,


  9. Piyusha Chowdhury says:

    hi sir,

    My father aged 67 is having pneumonia . Left side lungs infected. he is taking allopathic oral medicines from last 6 days. But the symptoms like mild fever like 100.2 F and left side chest pain which are increasing and decreasing randomly.
    He is a diabetic patient having blood pressure problem.
    Can you please suggest some good homeopathy medicine asap.


  10. Priyank D Rana says:

    Take justicea adhatoda – Q Homoeopathy medicine 213drops in drinking water 1 time for one weeks

  11. Kabindra Nath Das says:

    My grandson has fever 37.7° c with cough. Can you suggest any homeopathy medicine. Last year in September also he had suffered from this and was admitted in Surya Hospital, Pune and diognised pnemonia with same symptom.

  12. My father aged 80 affected by pneumonia. Both Lungs are affected. How to cure it. Please give us the correct method to cure it.

    Please call me sir, i am in chennai

  13. Treatment of Coronavirus?

    • Robyn Belgrove says:

      Good morning Dr Sharma
      Thank you for your website.
      I’m a Naturopath living in Australia.
      I live in a hotspot for Covid and I believe I’ve been fighting it off for about 5-6 weeks. Over this time I’ve had a sore throat come & go. It got really bad & I treated it with belladonna 30x 3 doses 4 hours apart. It was like a miracle sore throat gone by 2nd dose.
      I have remedies from a Homeopath visit.
      But at the moment I’m having difficulty breathing with no cough and no temperature. I do have both Ars Alb 200c & Phosphorus in a range of potencies.
      My question is for this easy to catch virus is do I need to take Ars Alb not in 200c but 30x. If so how am I able to physically make it into a 30x from a 200c.

      • Tatiana says:

        Hi, Dr. Sharma.
        I have Covid and coughing a lot. Some pain in the back. What homeopathic medicine I can take to help fight cough? And not to get pneumonia?
        Please help

  14. Hi sir my baby ( 81days ) got pneumonia. Any treatment for this

  15. Mujibul Haque Miazi says:

    Sir,do you think think that coronavirous can be treated.

  16. Kenneth Benjamin says:

    Is Bry in higher potency can work to treat Corona.
    Or Antimtart

  17. JOJI ABRAHAM says:

    Dear Dr Sharma,
    What medicines works with improve the immunity

  18. Vandana Rai says:

    Will s these medicine help in corona infection?

  19. The information on the pneumonia of what to use for what symptoms is great but there’s no protocol, How many, how often etc.

  20. What homeopathic remedies do you suggest for the corona virus pneumonia? Thank you

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