14 Natural Antibiotics To Fight Infection, And What Drug Companies Don’t Want You To Know
If you are among those people that will immediately visit a doctor, every time you feel sick due to infection from viruses, bacteria or because any other reason, to prescribe you a few medicine such as antibiotic, then you should know that antibiotics provide side effects from which the most common are:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Allergic reaction (from a mild rash to severe anaphylaxis that can lead to death)
- Fungal infection in the mouth, digestive tract and vagina
- Sensitivity to the Sun (when taking tertacylines)
- There are also some rare side effect of antibiotics, including:
- Deafness (when taking erythromycin and the aminoclycosides)
- Blood disorder (when taking trumethoprim)
- Abnormal blood clotting (when taking some cephalosporins)
- Formation of kidney stones (when taking sulphonamides)
At this point, you should know that there are natural alternatives to antibiotics, such as some very beneficial ingredients that you can find in your kitchen and that will help you fight infections without experiencing any side effects.
Below are 14 Natural Ingredients That Can Be Perfect Alternatives to Conventional Antibiotics:
Garlic is a natural ingredient that can act as antibiotic, provides antiviral and antifungal properties, essential for eliminating the infection effectively, and moreover, for keeping the healthy bacteria, which is not the case with the conventional antibiotics. It takes consuming only several cloves of garlic every day.
According to the results of the study that included seven AIDS patients, the patient’s t-cell activity (which act as the key indicator of active AIDS infection) became normal after taking two to four garlic cloves a day for three months. Furthermore, garlic consumption helped patients to solve other health issues, including candida overgrowth, chronic diarrhea, genital herpes, and chronic sinus infection. Apart from this, garlic is also effective in treating some other health problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, allergies, impotence, toothaches, cold & flu, heart disease, high cholesterol, and cancer. The added benefit of this treatment is that one month of supply of this remedy will only cost you a few bucks.
Using Garlic as Antibiotic
The best way to use the full potential of the garlic is to eat it raw, since garlic loses its medicinal properties when is cooked. Crush several cloves of garlic and leave it for 10 minutes to let it activated it germ-killing compound before you consume it.
Garlic can also be used as a topical medication. You can treat scrape and burn by applying it to the skin. It is also effective to fight ear infection. The most effective way to use garlic is to place it raw under the tongue or drinking garlic juice. But, garlic tastes pretty strong and pungent, so consider taking garlic pills instead.
Onion provides similar health benefits like garlic. Onion is extremely effective in reducing pain, inflammation, and increasing circulation, due to its anti-inflammatory substance which can be also beneficial to alleviate angina and to be used to treat common cold and flu, and persistent cough.
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Grapefruit seed extract soon is well known by its ability to prevent the growth of viruses, bacteria, and fungi, thanks to its non-toxic active ingredients which are collected from the seed and pulp of grapefruit that grown organically, and can kill staph, strep, salmonella, E. Coli, candida, influenza, herpes, parasites, fungi, and many more.
Habanero and Horseradish
Both ingredients can boost the activity of the immune system by carrying blood to every part of the body and by raising the body’s temperature.
Horseradish contains a volatile oil, which contains antibiotic properties when essential for treating throat and upper respiratory tract infection, and killing bacteria that can cause urinary tract infection.
High Fruits and Vegetables That Contain High Level of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is one of the best immune-boosters and disease-fighters. According to some studies have vitamin C has the ability to heal snake bites, bacterial and viral infections.
The best way to eliminate certain infectious bacteria is to increase the intake of fruits and vegetables that contain high level of vitamin C into your diet.. Some of the fruits and vegetables that are high in vitamin C are Oranges, Currants, Honeydew, Guavas, Kiwi, Strawberries, Lemon, Pineapple, Mangoes, Plums, Watermelon, Kale, Peppers, Chives, Spinach, Cauliflower, Parsley, Broccoli, Asparagus, Cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and Tomatoes.
Honey has proven as the most effective topical treatment for infection for so many years. Manuka honey comes from Australia and New Zealand and collected by honey bee that forage the Manuka bushes of New Zealand, and it is considered as one of the most beneficial types of honey due to its unique antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antiseptic, and antioxidant, essential for repairing wound, healing stomach, and improving overall health.
According to the research, Manuka honey can be used as a topical medication to kill various pathogens, including MRSA, a flesh-eating bacteria. The added benefit of using honey as antibiotic is, the treated bacteria wouldn’t build up any resistance.
Recently, the popularity of the Manuka honey has increased and it can be found as honey product in the food stores and grocery stores.
Cinnamon contains essential oil that provides anti-microbial properties and can be used both as a spice and medicine. Studies showed that cinnamon has the ability to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi, including Candida yeast.
Cinnamon is abundant with antioxidants and provide antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties. This spice is very beneficial to the pancreas and also showed positive effects on the blood sugar and insulin levels, which can help in controlling diabetes. Cinnamon cravings are indicators of blood sugar level problems.
A recent research showed that cinnamon can also be used as an alternative to traditional food preservatives since it provides powerful antimicrobial properties. In combination with Manuka Honey, cinnamon can be a great decongestant, reduce your susceptibility to colds and flu and aids digestion. You can also apply this mixture to the teeth and skin.
Apple cider vinegar contains malic acid, which is known for the anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. Apple cider vinegar is very effective in killing all kinds of germs in the throat. Apple cider vinegar is also effective in stimulating acetolysis, a condition where toxic, harmful toxic waste in the body is broken down and become harmless.
Ginger has been used as a traditional medicine treatment for relieving cold and flu. But later it was found out that ginger consumption can increase the body’s temperature and makes us sweat. When we sweat, a chemical that fight bacteria is created and make ginger has an antimicrobial effect.
According to Chinese studies, ginger can kill influenza viruses (even avian flu), very efficiently, and according to Indian studies, ginger has the ability to improve the immune system. According to Health care professional ginger is strongly recommended when it comes to preventing and treating nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness, pregnancy and chemotherapy, treating stomach problems, reducing pain of osteoarthritis, and even useful to fight heart disease and cancer.
Eucalyptus also has antiseptic properties and you can apply it to your skin. If you want to use essential eucalyptus oil, you need to dilute is in a carries oil like almond or olive oil.
Eucalyptus tea can help you fight infection and reducing fever. While inhaling the steam can help in treating cough, due to its powerful decongestant properties and natural antiseptic that kills, bacteria, viruses, and fungus.
The active substance that provides hormonal, antiviral, and antioxidant effects, found in Echinacea can strengthen your immune system, alleviate pain, and reduce inflammation.Therefore, professional herbalist strongly recommends the use of Echinacea to treat vaginal yeast (candida) infection, urinary tract infection, ear infection, athlete’s foot, hay fever, and sinusitis. Echinacea is often used in colds and flu treatments, because it has the ability to kill even the most virulent bacteria like Staphylococcus Aureus that cause deadly MRSA.
Olive leaf has the ability to prevent the growth of various harmful bacteria, fungi, and yeast while keeping the beneficial bacteria. Olive leaf is helpful in fighting all kinds of infection.
Herbalist has been used myrrh due to its antiseptic, antibiotic and antiviral properties, for centuries. You can consume it internally, gargle it, or use it to wash the wounds. According to the Herb Guide, myrrh can prevent bad breath, treat bronchitis, mouth sores, and sore throats. Myrrh also helps in increasing of the white blood cells level in our body. However, make sure you don’t use myrrh for more than 2 weeks because it can harm the kidney.
Golden seal Another is a herb with powerful antibiotic formula, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and often used by herbalist in the treatment of sinus infection, ear infection, vaginal infection, and sore throat. However, make sure you don’t use this herb during pregnancy because it can stimulate contraction of the uterine.
Some other Herbs and Spices
Other herbs and spices which have natural antibiotic properties and are beneficial in treating infectionsuch as: Rosemary, Pepper, Wild Indigo, Cumin, Allspice, Oregano, Coriander, Thyme, Tarragon, Cloves, Caraway Seed, Bay Leaf, Mint, Chili Peppers, Marjoram, Coriander, Nutmeg, Dill, Basil, Cardamom, Anise, Fennel, Sage, Mustard, and Parsley.