For complex infections and life threatening diseases nothing can replace medicinal antibiotics. But a variety of health problems and minor infections can be treated with these top 10 natural antibiotics, many of which are already available in every kitchen and you probably don’t know about them. By the time you finish reading this, you’d be using them more often.
Garlic is known for its anti-bacterial compound Allicin that can treat potentially fatal diseases. It is not only antibacterial; it is antiviral and anti-fungal. It is also full of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals.
Garlic can cure: Colds and serious infections
Scientific studies have shown that fresh ginger has an antibiotic effect against food borne pathogens such as salmonella, listeria and campylobacter. It is especially great for avoiding food poisoning.
Ginger fights: Heart Diseases, Indigestion, Bacterial Infections and Diabetes
Turmeric is a well-known Asian spice known for its antibiotic effects both internally and topical. Adding it to your daily diet can also help in prevention of many disease and improves general wellness.
Tumeric is beneficial for: Depression, Arthritis, Cancer and Diabetes
4. MANUKA HONEY
Honey is one of the best natural antibiotics, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptics. Though, all forms of honey are great for fighting bacteria but Manuka honey is studied and has been found to contain the highest concentration of antioxidants.
Benefits: Manuka Honey gives a great boost to the immune system. Consider combining it with cinnamon and it sure will strengthen your white blood cells.
5. EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL
Anti-fungal and antimicrobial in nature, extra virgin coconut oil boosts your immune system, balance thyroid hormones, cholesterol levels, and blood glucose levels, and even improve brain function.
Benefits: Boosts immune system, balance thyroid, cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
6. FERMENTED FOODS
Yogurt, apple cider vinegar, raw pickles, Kim chi and sauerkraut are some examples of fermented foods. Fermented foods are basically packed with antibiotics that improve your gut health and balance your intestines.
Benefits: Improves the balance in intestines
7. OIL OF OREGANO
Oil of oregano is a three in one natural antibiotic. It is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and antiviral. It is especially beneficial in taking care of pathogenic bacteria without disrupting beneficial bacteria.
It treats: Wounds, respiratory problems, digestion and the common cold.
8. COLLOIDAL SILVER
An age old remedy, colloidal silver is a mixture of silver particles suspended in fluid. Its main advantage is that it works on bacteria without affecting the host. It disables the enzyme that single-cell bacteria require to multiply.
Deprived of their oxygen supply, the bacteria and viruses are destroyed without damage to you.
Caution: Too much usage is not beneficial. After all, it is a heavy metal and is toxic.
Very effective in urinary tract infections, both in prevention and treatment. Concentrated extract or undiluted juice of cranberry contain compounds that prevents E – Coli bacteria from taking hold in the urinary tract.
10. GREEN TEA
Created by Chinese as a medicine, green tea has many benefits. Green tea is effective in preventing bacteria from multiplying.
Benefits: Improves brain function, increases fat burning, reduces risks of cancer, lowers risks for Alzheimer and kills bacteria.
There, you just counted that you have at least a few of these natural antibiotics in your kitchen. If not, get them. They all together cost pennies compared to a doctor’s visit at the time of need.