The patients should be given warm enema on a daily basis to cleanse the bowel during the period of raw juice therapy and all fruit diet and thereafter, when required. The patient should avoid strong tea, coffee, refined foods, fried foods, white sugar, white flour and all products made from them, condiments and pickles. He should also keep away from all meats as well as alcoholic beverages and smoking. Sipping of cold water has also been found useful in the treatment of pneumonia. The patient should sip cold water at short intervals so long as the fever continues. The cold water is cooling to the feverish blood. Certain home remedies have been found beneficial in the treatment of pneumonia. During the early acute stage of this disease, herbal tea made from fenugreek seeds will help the body to produce perspiration, drive out toxicity and cut down the period of fever
During this treatment, no other food or nourishment should be taken as fasting and fenugreek will allow the body to correct these respiratory problems in a few days. Garlic juice can also be applied externally to the chest with useful results as it is an irritant. Sesame seeds (til) are valuable in pneumonia. An infusion of the seeds, mixed with a tablespoon of linseed, a pinch of common salt and a desert spoon of honey, should be given in the cure of this disease. This will help eliminate catarrhal matter and phlegm from the bronchial-tubes. The pain of pneumonia can be relieved by rubbing oil of turpentine over the rib cage and wrapping warmed cotton wool over it.