Respiratory symptoms may be linked to the exposure to the black mould (Stachybotrys) over a period of time. This is because the spores from the mould are inhaled and can be present within the lung tissue for some time and become a health hazard to humans.


  • Allergies, asthma, hayfever, shortness of breath, wheezing
  • Nasal congestion, headaches, sinusitis, fatigue, skin irritations
  • Digestive and respiratory conditions
  • Further health complications are seen in people where they develop chemical sensitivities and liver dysfunction


  • Drink warm Manuka honey, lemon and ginger drinks as they provide anti-infective properties
  • Ensure proper hydration to help the body remove more wastes from the body via the kidneys
  • Reduce acid forming foods such as dairy, wheat, sugar, red meats, preserved and processed foods as these dramatically reduce elimination of wastes via the lymphatic system
  • Increase alkalising foods such as miso soup, organic chicken soup, vegetable juices (carrot, celery, ginger and beetroot), fruits and vegetables, grains, vegetable and barley soup, sprouts and fish. Concentrate on an alkaline diet and decrease acid forming foods. Try to lighten the load on digestion and concentrate on easy to digest foods
  • Eat plenty of garlic, ginger and onions, as the sulphur contained in these vegetables helps to reduce the severity of upper respiratory tract infections, improve lymphatic waste removal and the immune systems ability to fight off an infection


  • It may be advisable to see a Naturopath to talk about complimentary treatment program may help to increase immune resistance
  • Address any underlying conditions which may contribute to a decline in immunity (Candida, autoimmunity, liver function, lymphatic health, kidney elimination)


  • The following are herbs beneficial for the immune system and provide anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-infective properties and may help to reduce swelling, pain, inflammation, congestion and mucus production: Astragalus, andrographis, echinacea, golden seal, myrrh, olive leaf, sage, thyme, wild indigo, blue flag, propolis, licorice, ginger and garlic
  • Spirulina is a great blood and lymph cleanser and can be taken in water.
  • Add herbs such as Olive Leaf, sage and echinacea. You can also add Vitamin C powder and take in juice to improve the taste
  • Take a Vitamin C supplement as this is a very important nutrient to rebuild immunity, provide anti-oxidants to a decreased immune system and reduce congestion and infection
  • Take a quality probiotic supplement as this may provide higher amounts of good bacteria to the digestive and lymphatic systems and reduce the re-occurrence of tonsillitis and ear infections in the future. This is especially important after a course of anti-biotics which greatly reduce the amount of good health giving bacteria
  • Colloidal silver may help to kill the detrimental micro-organisms found in mould.
  • Cod liver oil is a remedy which children respond well to, because it has concentrated amounts of Vitamins A & D which help the immune system to be less sensitive in allergic conditions and helps reduce mucus congestion.