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Marilyn Caylor 5/9/2016
Many roots and herbs have natural antibiotic properties that can help fight colds, ulcers, and even gum disease. These amazing alternatives to prescriptions can be found at your local grocery store!
It may leave you with a strong odor in your mouth, but garlic's phytochemical allicin can stop a cold or flu dead in its tracks. Due to complex enzymatic reactions, allicin is only found in crushed garlic and not the intact clove. So, the next time you start to feel a little bit under the weather, don't be afraid to add a lot of freshly crushed garlic to your pasta!
Antibiotics can destroy your healthy gut bacteria, and lead to an overgrowth of “bad” yeasts such as candida. Drinking Pau d’Arco tea can help stop antibiotic related yeast overgrowth before it takes hold in your gut. Say bye-bye to the bad yeast!
Echinacea is a popular herb that can help alleviate cold and upper respiratory symptoms. It may also help with other infections such as gum disease, strep, and urinary tract infections. Echinacea can be taken as tea or in capsule form.
Silver has unique antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties. It can kill bacteria that are known to be resistant to antibiotics, such as MRSA. Colloidal silver is a form of microscopic silver that is suspended in water. It’s wonderful when used as a mouth gargle, sprayed into the sinus cavity for sinusitis, or applied topically to minor wounds. However, internal use of colloidal silver can potentially kill off beneficial bacteria in the gut, so it's best used outside of the body.
Turmeric is a tasty root vegetable widely used as a spice in Indian cuisine, but it also has amazing antibacterial properties. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has been clinically shown to be effective against h. pylori, which can cause stomach ulcers. Adding turmeric as a spice to your diet can help with general health, however the capsule form is more concentrated and should be taken when trying to address a specific ailment.
Raw honey has been used to fight infections since ancient times. However, Manuka honey from New Zealand is the powerhouse of all forms of honey. It is effective against 250 different strains of bacteria, including MRSA. The great thing about honey as an antibiotic is that is tastes wonderful and is easy to apply to the skin for wound dressing.
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Grapefruit seed extract has been reported to be effective against 800 forms of bacteria and viruses, in addition to being able to help fight fungal and parasitic infections. This powerful seed is another tool in the fight against pathogens in your home environment.
There are more than 40 species of oregano, but wild oregano has the most antibacterial properties. Just a little drop in a foot tub, under the tongue, or in a neti pot can help fight nail fungus, internal parasites, and sinus infections.
Neem is an evergreen native to the Indian subcontinent, as is another natural antibiotic that can be added to your medicine cabinet. Its leaves, seeds, and bark have traditionally been used to treat gingivitis and plaque. It can also kill the surface bacteria that cause pimples and acne.
Ginger is another tasty and natural antibiotic that can easily be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle. Studies have shown that fresh ginger can have a profound impact on food-borne pathogens like salmonella and listeria. It’s no wonder it’s served as a side accompaniment to sushi! Make a refreshing tea using freshly cut ginger root and lemon juice to soothe an upset tummy.
The Kitchen Is Your Medicine Cabinet
Doctors over-prescribe antibiotics because patients insist on using them. But, many times there are natural and healthier solutions to pharmaceuticals. The next time you think you need an antibiotic, consider using one of these natural methods before swallowing that prescription pill.