Nature’s 11 Most Powerful Antibiotics

Long before modern medicine became the huge industry that it is today, our forefathers used different herbs and  foods to cure various ailments. With today’s over-use and abuse of antibiotics, we should probably revisit our roots and substitute off the counter antibiotics for these powerful natural one listed in this post.

Turmeric

This herb is versatile as an antibiotic because it can not only be consumed internally, it can also be applied on infected parts of your skin. Mix is with honey to increase it’s effectiveness. Alongside ginger, honey and coconut, turmeric also has anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and anti-fungal properties.

Ginger

This spicy herb is not only good for reducing nausea and motion sickness, it also has antimicrobial properties. Several studies have demonstrated its abilities to fight different strains of bacteria. It also lowers blood sugar levels.

Oregano Oil

Oregano oil kills infection causing bacteria. The herb also helps in digestion and aids weight loss.

Habanero

Studies have confirmed that the habanero chillies fight pathogenic bactera like Bacillus thuringiensis, Escherichia coli, Salmonella and Yersinia enterocolitica. This hot pepper also acts against yeast and candida.

Onion

The sulfur in onions boosts immunity and fights antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Horseradish Root

A study determined that antibacterial activities of isothiocyanates extracted from the horseradish root was effective against 4 strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria namely methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant S. aureus, multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumanii, and multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It also proved effective against 3 strains of normal pathogenic bacteria among them S. aureus, A. baumanii, and P. aeruginosa.

Echinacea Herb

Before the introduction of antibiotics, echinacea held an esteemed status in the world of traditional medicine. You can use this herb to fight colds and boost immunity.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has antiseptic and antibiotic properties. It also helps alkalizes your system.

Raw Honey

Egyptians used raw honey as an antibiotic and a skin protector for years and years. It is effective when it comes to treating cuts, eczema, burns, insect bites, psoriasis, and fungal infections.

Garlic

Garlic is a broad spectrum antibiotic that can be applied on the skin or eaten in foods.

Colloidal Silver

Colloidal silver is often used as an antibacterial agent and a topical wound dressing. Some people claim also claim that it cures colds.

See Also : Foods rich in antioxidants.

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