Emphysema is a damaging lung disease which affects the working of the alveoli. In this condition, the passage leading from the alveoli to the air sacs becomes bloated with air.
As a result, the elasticity of lung tissues is lost and some blood vessels also stop functioning. Emphysema generally affects people who have crossed 40 years and is more common in women. Severe emphysema may prove fatal. So treat the disease in its first stage adopting natural cures for emphysema.
A person suffering from emphysema must eat only fruits and vegetables for at least a week during the start of treatment. Preferably, only drink fruit juices for the first two days and then follow with eating fresh green vegetables and fruits like pineapple, orange, pear, papaya, peach and apple.
Also remember to administer water enema every early morning for a week to keep bowels clean. The fruit and vegetable diet must be adopted every two months if conditions do not improve. Do not boil the vegetables. Try to consume raw.
Eat nuts, whole grains, goat milk, buttermilk, curd and vegetable oil on other days. Avoid using too much salt in food if you suffer from emphysema. Sodium in common salt leads to inflammation of bronchial passages causing breathlessness and leading to serious damage in the lungs.
The juice of garlic is beneficial in clearing the air passages in lungs. Chew two to three cloves of garlic in empty stomach everyday.
If you cannot bear the pungent odor, use large portions of garlic in cooking or extract the juice and use as a salad dressing or mix it with other fruit and vegetable juices.
Aniseed has expectorant properties which help to reduce the swelling of the alveoli caused by emphysema. Extract aniseed oil and mix 10 to 15 drops of it in brown sugar. Take two teaspoons of this mixture twice a day to cure emphysema.
The anti inflammatory properties of vitamin C in fresh lime juice restore the elasticity of lung tissues and thus reduce swelling.
Sip on fresh lime juice during and in between meals. Do not add salt in the lime juice; however honey or sugar can be added.
This is a form of herbal extract that helps curing blood clots, plaque in the artery and lung inflammation. Consumption of this extract will thus help to clear the air passage and cure emphysema.
This is another green leafy herb widely used to treat patients of lung diseases. The fresh juice of amaranth can be mixed with honey or brown sugar and taken by the patient anytime during the day. The juice helps to restore the biochemical balance in human blood.
Smoke fills in the lungs and causes an obstruction for fresh air to get in. Without the availability of adequate oxygen, people experience breathlessness.
Passive smoking is also not good for emphysema patients. Try to live in a smoke free environment and breathe in the necessary amount of air through oxygen cylinders.
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