Even though antibiotics are able to provide temporal results by killing or slowing down the growth of the bacteria, the problem is that the bacteria can become resistant to this treatment.
While antibiotics kill off bacteria, they also destroy the beneficial bacteria in the intestines, which in turn leads to imbalance and a development of yeasts. In addition, antibiotics might lead to certain intestinal disorders and to food allergies as well.
In order to avoid these effects, it’s recommended to turn to natural antibiotics that the nature has provided us with. All of them are 100% natural, effective, and completely safe to use. Here they are!
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
ACV. being high in malic acid, successfully fights off viruses, bacteria, and fungi. It destroys germs which attack the throat and soaks up all the germs and toxins from the tissues surrounding the throat, as well.
Apple cider vinegar can also cause acetolysis, which is a condition in which it prevents further damage by eliminating toxic residue.
Garlic is a very effective natural antibiotic that kills off harmful bacteria while leaving the healthy ones intact. Garlic also works as a powerful antiparasitic, antifungal, and antiviral agent.
Regular usage of garlic treats different health problems, such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, Candida overgrowth, allergies, chronic sinus infections, toothaches, high cholesterol levels, cold, flu, impotence, chronic diarrhea, genital herpes, and even cancer.
Onion has the same effectiveness as garlic, it’s able to reduce pain, inflammation, and boost circulation. It has been found that onion acts as potent herbal anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent, particularly in a case of persistent cough, flu, and cold.
For a very long time, ginger has been used as natural remedy for flu and colds. Also it was found that ginger raise body temperature and stimulates sweating, which is the body`s natural way of releasing a chemical that is able to destroy microbes.
Since it has strong healing properties, Manuka honey has been long used for treating infections and antibiotic-resistant strains. It provides a variety of health benefits, and most of them are attributed to its antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, wound-repairing, and health-promoting properties.
Topical use of Manuka honey destroys various pathogens, such as the MRSA, a flesh-eating bacterium. When you’re buying Manuka honey, make sure to choose the certified version, containing UMF factor (Unique Manuka Factor).
It has a long tradition; mostly because of its potent essential oils which have been shown to inhibit the bacteria and fungi growth.
Cinnamon also acts as an antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, and antioxidant agent, and it is controlling diabetes and preventing sweet cravings without difficulty.
If used along with Manuka honey, the effects of cinnamon are even more enhanced! This powerful combination effectively prevents flu and colds, and positively affects the teeth and skin, improves digestion, and a lot more.
Olive leaf kills off bacteria, yeast, and fungi, while stimulating the production of the healthy bacteria. Its natural extract works wonders in treating different infections.
Due to its anti-viral and antibiotic properties, goldenseal very often is included in many antibiotic formulas. Mostly it is used to treat ear infection, sinus infection, vaginal infections, and sore throat. For vaginal infections, you could use it as a vaginal wash or internally, as a gargle.
Also, it’s worth mentioning that goldenseal is able to lower the blood sugar levels, meaning that hypoglycemic persons and pregnant women are not recommended to use it.
Herbalists have long used myrrh for its great medicinal purposes, because of its antiseptic, antibiotic, and antiviral properties. It was found to raise the white blood cell counts, eliminate bad breath, treat sore throat and bronchitis, and treat mouth sores. However, you should not use myrrh more than 2 weeks, since it has strong effect on the kidneys.
Eucalyptus has very powerful antiseptic properties, and that is the reason why it`s very often used as a topical antibiotic. Eucalyptus can be consumed as a tea for treating infections, destroying viruses and fungi, and reducing fever, or it can be used topically in the form of an essential oil, which can be combined with some carrier oils such as almond or olive oil.
GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT
The active ingredients of grapefruit seed extract are non-toxic and they are obtained from the pulp and the seeds of the fruit. This extract is very potent, it’s able to inhibit the growth of fungi, viruses, and bacteria.
The bioflavonoid of this extract are turned into very powerful compounds that have the ability to destroy fungi, strep, herpes, staph, parasites, salmonella, influenza, E.coli, Candida, and many more.
HABANERA AND HORSERADISH
Both habanera and horseradish are able to raise the body temperature, boost the immunity, increase energy levels, and promote a proper blood flow to all body parts. Horseradish contains volatile oils that act as powerful antibiotic agents, treating infections in the respiratory tract and also in the urinary tract.
Echinacea is made up of some very powerful active ingredients which are able to boost immunity, balance hormones, lower inflammation and pain, and provide antiviral and antioxidant effects.
Echinacea is typically used in the treatment of ear infections, high fever, vaginal yeast infection, sinusitis, infections of the urinary tract, and wounds that take more time to heal.
As it was shown in some recent studies, Echinacea has an amazing effect on cold sores and flu as well as on Staphylococcus aureus, which is one of the most virulent bacterium.
OTHER HERBS AND SPICES
Apart from the previously mentioned 13 natural antibiotics, you can also use some herbs and spices which are able to provide the same effect. Among them are:
- Bay leaf
- Caraway seed
- Wild indigo