Synthetic antibiotics, usually chemically related to natural antibiotics, have since been produced to fight bacterial infections, viruses, and fungus or preventing their reproduction. Most of us think of antibiotics as liquid or pills you pick up at the pharmacy, but antibiotics were originally developed from naturally occurring sources.Certain plant extracts, essential oils , and even foods have antibiotic properties. Conventional antibiotics can kill the good bacteria in the body, which can lead to secondary infections.
Broad Spectrum Natural Antibiotics:
Garlic - Antibacterial, anti-fungal, and even antiviral qualities, promotes the growth of healthy intestinal microflora by acting as a prebiotic (food for probiotics), protects against radiation & sunlight damage, & fights worms and parasites.
Onion - Antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties, helps prevent Colon cancer and heart disease, antimicrobial properties that effectively battle numerous bacteria, including subtilis, salmonella, and E. coli.
Turmeric - Helps gastric damage caused by the infection, & ulcers.
Curry powder - Prevention of cancer, protection against heart disease, reduce Alzheimer’s disease symptoms, ease pain and inflammation, boost bone health, protect the immune system from bacterial infections, and increase the liver’s ability to remove toxins from the body.
Ginger - Antibiotic effect against food borne pathogens such as salmonella, listeria and campylobacter, & calms indigestion.
Cinnamon - High Source of Antioxidants. Contains Anti-inflammatory Properties. Protects Heart Health. Fights Diabetes. Helps Defend Against Cognitive Decline & Protects Brain Function. May Help Lower Cancer Risk. Fights Infections & Viruses. Protects Dental Health & Freshens Breath Naturally.
Cardamom - Combats nausea, acidity, bloating, gas, heartburn, loss of appetite, constipation, and helps the body eliminate waste through the kidneys.
Pau d’Arco tea - Strong anti-fungal properties, candida overgrowth.
Olive leaf extract - inhibits the growth of not only bacteria, but also viruses and fungi.
Colloidal silver - Not only kills bacteria, but it actually kills bacteria that are resistant to all known antibiotics with no undesirable side effects.
Cayenne pepper - Strep Throat, & Effective at resolving vulvovaginitis, a common infection in women.
Echinacea - Colds, flus, sore throats, upper respiratory ailments, urinary tract infections, yeast infections, herpes, bloodstream infections (septicemia), gum disease, tonsillitis, streptococcus infections, syphilis, typhoid, malaria, and diphtheria.
Goldenseal - Colds, flus, sore throats, and other upper respiratory ailments.
Oil of oregano - Anti-microbial - GI tract infections - Foot or nail fungus, Parasites and infections, and sinus infections.
Thyme - Treats bedwetting, diarrhea, stomach ache, arthritis, colic, sore throat, cough, including whooping cough, bronchitis, flatulence, and as a diuretic, to increase urination.
Basil - Antibacterial properties and contains DNA-protecting flavonoids, source of vitamin K and Vitamin A, contains beta-carotenes, powerful antioxidants that protect the cells lining a number of numerous body structures, including the blood vessels, from free radical damage, helps prevent cholesterol in blood from oxidizing, helping to prevent atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and stroke.
Lavender - Effective against different strains of bacteria and types of fungus, antimicrobial activity of lavender oil inhibits the growth of methicillin-sensitive and resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA and MRSA).
Grapefruit Seed Extract - Candida overgrowth, and topical antibiotic.
Resveratrol - External fungicide.
Honey - skin healing, & mucous membrane healing of the GI tract. Manuka Honey shown effective “…clinical trials have found that Manuka honey is effective against more than 250 strains of bacteria, including:
- MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
- MSSA (methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus)
- VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococci)
- Helicobacter Pylori (which can cause stomach ulcers)”
Scientific studies have long warned about anti-biotic overuse and the development of antibioticresistance. Luckily, certain foods (i.e., ginger, honey, garlic, and fermented vegetables) with natural antibiotic, antifungal, and antiseptic properties can help us fight bacteria and remain healthy.