Prescription antibiotics are some of the most highly over-prescribed drugs on the market today. While serving short-terms goals, these medicines destroy healthy bacteria in the human body and actually reduce a person’s resistance to later infection. Here are five natural antibiotics that will prevent and fight infections of all kinds:
Garlic has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times. It has very powerful antiviral, antibiotic, and antimicrobial properties and destroys the free-radicals that compromise the human immune system, thanks to its key element, allicin. Take advantage of its potency by eating it raw, steeping it in hot water, or adding it to lightly cooked food.
In the early 1900s, Alfred Searle, founder of the Searle pharmaceutical company, discovered that colloidal silver had the power to kill very deadly pathogens, yet did not harm the host at all. More recently, it has been discovered that colloidal silver can destroy antibiotic-resistant microbes like the bird flu and SARS.
Oil of oregano and its powerful ingredient, carvacrol, wipes out problematic bacteria while not harming beneficial bacteria. Make sure that the source, whether pill, powder or liquid, is made up of least 70% carvacrol, otherwise it will not be especially effective.
These days, Echinacea is known as a preventative for the common cold and flu. In olden days, it was used to treat open wounds, diphtheria and blood poisoning. It is, impressively, able to destroy the most dangerous kinds of bacteria, like staphylococcus aureus, which causes the potentially fatal MRSA, an infection prevalent in hospitals.
The tastiest natural antibiotic is definitely manuka honey. Applied to the skin, it can kill a wide range of pathogens including MRSA and flesh eating bacteria.
There are many more kinds of natural antibiotics out there in your garden, supermarket and nearby jungle. You could also research reishi, pau d’arco, una de gato, olive leaf extract, cloves, turmeric, and even lemon juice. Start making these weapons part of your health arsenal and get ready for surprising results.