6 Surprising Home Remedies of Legionnaires’ Disease

by John Staughton (BASc, BFA) last updated -

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Home remedies for Legionnaires’ disease include avoiding damp or wet locations, drinking various herbal teas, eating olive leaves, using hot and cold packs, eating citrus and ginger, and consuming anise seed tea. However, the primary treatment of this tragic condition is an immediate application of various antibiotics.

Home Remedies for Legionnaires’ Disease

Let us look at some of the remedies in detail below:

Olive Leaves

By eating or chewing on olive leaves, you are able to defend against this bacterial infection, and also keep it from increasing in severity if you do contract it. The extracts from olive leaves have been widely used due to their antiviral and antibacterial properties, particularly as a means of counteracting pneumonia-inducing strains of bacteria.


Herbal Teas

Herbal tea like catnip, echinacea, and chamomile tea have both been connected with reducing various symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease such as fevers, poor immune system, and nerve pain. Having a strong immune system and reducing or breaking fevers is a sure way to positively support the antibiotic effects in Legionnaires’ disease treatment.

Anise Seed Tea

Legionnaires’ disease can often result in a severe cough with mucus or sputum. Anise seed tea has been connected with reducing the respiratory symptoms that are so common and irritating during the healing process of Legionnaires’ disease.

Citrus and Ginger

Citrus and ginger, in the form of lime juice, ginger, and some salt and pepper, can greatly help control your appetite surge caused by Legionnaires’ disease. Food and its nutrients are essential for the body to function properly and help the medication to eliminate the bacteria causing the illness. Eating ginger and pepper on an orange slice can counteract the lack of appetite so patients can get their energy and nutrients back.

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Avoid Damp Places

In terms of behavioral adjustments you can make, avoiding places that are very damp or contain standing water is a good idea for avoiding Legionnaires’ disease. The most common sources of the bacteria are in wet, damp, or perpetually soggy places.

Use Hot and Cold Packs

The muscle aches, fevers, and chills that so often accompany Legionnaires’ disease can be exhausting and make you feel that you have the flu, on top of a life-threatening condition. Hot and cold packs stimulate blood flow and the healing process, as well as sort out some of the worst symptoms of the disease while you let the antibiotics do their job.

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John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, and publisher who earned his English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Urbana (USA). He is the co-founder of a literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and calls the most beautiful places in the world his office. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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