Antibiotics are perhaps one of the most used drugs in the world. We take it for many health problems, from bacterial infections to viral diseases. These drugs have been greatly revolutionised in the modern arena and have saved thousands of lives. Nevertheless, we know too well that antibiotics do have negative effects too. Mass produced by pharmaceutical companies with little regard to the fact that regular use of these drugs may lead to both short and long-term health consequences.
Natural antibiotics are a different thing. The way nature intended it. You really don’t have to always rush to the nearest pharmaceutical store just to get yourself an antibiotic that has the potential to do harm as well as good. Perhaps, in your kitchen, you already have some of the best antibiotics in the world! Here they are:
Garlic is one of the best, natural antibiotics widely available today. For thousands of years, garlic has been used to treat a wide array of diseases, such as flu, black plague, Helicobacter pylori, and pneumonia. Studies found that this plant is loaded with antioxidants that destroy bacteria and free radicals in the blood. It has allicin – a compound that is known to destroy different types of viruses. Not a garlic lover? You can always take it in supplement form!
Characterised as ‘earthy, oily, herbaceous’, and ‘florid, rich and complex’ – this very flavourful honey variety is also one of the best bug busters in the world! Researchers found that applying Manuka honey topically can kill a range of pathogens, including MRSA and flesh-eating bacteria.
Echinacea is a wild herb that grows primarily in the Great Plains and eastern regions of North America. For years, this plant has been used to treat open wounds, blood poisoning, syphilitic lesions and other bacterial diseases. Echinacea has a very powerful antibacterial property. In fact, it can destroy the most virulent bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus which causes deadly MRSA.
This herb is used to treat inflectional diseases caused by bacteria, fungi and viruses. Studies suggest that Pau D’Arco may also help prevent cancer. For centuries, this wonder herb has been used to strengthen the immune system and treat serious illnesses. It is also known to have anti-diabetic, antitumor and anti-neoplastic effects.
Numerous studies and anecdotal evidences suggest that colloidal silver has the ability to kill bacteria, fungi and viruses. This plant is widely used to treat bacterial diseases including MRSA, sores, infections and wounds.
Best wishes in health, Steve