Antibiotics are a big deal. They treat infections and diseases caused by bacteria. Hospital antibiotics have become one of the most over-prescribed "medicines" today. As a result, people have ruined their digestive systems and ironically, have lowered their natural immunity to all types of infections in the future.
Get rid of infections without the digestive destruction, with these 6 powerful natural antibiotics.
Garlic has been used medicinally by cultures around the world for thousands of years. In fact, it was used in the 1700s to ward off the plague. Garlic possesses potent antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties and is able to help protect and facilitate removal of unfriendly bacteria. It is also very high in natural antioxidants that destroy free radicals, which also supports a strong immune system.
The active ingredient in garlic, allicin, is the key component to killing and warding off harmful bacteria. Crush it to activate these compounds, and eat it raw, in a warm tea or in lightly cooked food.
Primary Uses : Internal, general colds, flu, ear infections, immune system booster.
- Oil of Oregano
Oil of oregano takes care of pathogenic bacteria without disrupting beneficial bacteria. It is also antiviral and antifungal which makes it a powerful, natural antibiotic with a three-in-one combination that rivals pharmaceuticals while not encouraging antibiotic resistance.
The key antimicrobial ingredient in oregano oil is carvacrol. You should ensure that your source is at least 70 percent carvacrol content in order to be effective.
Primary Uses : Skin infections, foot & nail fungus, sinus infections.
Among its many other health benefits, manuka honey has a powerful infection-fighting punch.
Unlike normal raw honey, manuka honey is made from bees that pollinate the manuka bush.
The result is a honey rich in naturally occurring hydrogen peroxide, methylglyoxal, and dihydroxyacetone. This trifecta of substances is responsible for the potent antimicrobial properties of Manuka honey.
Studies have even found that manuka honey can kill off staph infections, an antibiotic-resistant superbug.
Primary Uses: Skin or oral infections.
Cinnamon is one of the world’s oldest and most common spices.
Adding cinnamon to your morning coffee is a great preventative against common infections like acne, urinary tract infection, and gum disease. Superfoodly says it is important to buy Ceylon cinnamon, as the more common cassia variety can be toxic to the liver.
Ginger is another promising natural antibiotic.
That’s because ginger contains natural compounds that can
• Fight infections
• Soothe digestive issues & discomfort
• Relieve nausea
• Reduce inflammation
• Increases stomach acid to calm digestion after a meal
These properties are the reason why raw ginger is always served with raw foods like sushi.
Colloidal silver has been known as an effective antibiotic for centuries.
The main advantage was that it was rapidly fatal to microbes without toxic action on its host.
Recent research has also stated that colloidal silver can destroy antibiotic resistant microbes like MRSA (Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), the bird flu, and SARS (Severe acute respiratory syndrome).