5 Herbal Superpower Germ Killers

 

Thyme 

A strong antibacterial agent with strong antiseptic and antioxidant action. Can be used in a mouthwash to treat inflammations and infections of the throat. Thyme has bronchial antispasmodic and expectorant properties useful for upper respiratory tract inflammation. Use as a tea, a household cleaner or an essential oil. Essential oil not for use with young children.

Tea tree 

This Australian essential oil acts as a Superpower antimicrobial agent. Very good for fungal nail infections, acne, and athletes foot. Studies show that it’s active against the yeast Candida and bacteria such as staph. Studies in humans show that topical application can prevent bacteria infections in the skin and nose. Use as an essential oil topically with a carrier oil, in hand soap, or in a room diffuser. Not to be taken internally.

Peppermint

Peppermint is very soothing effect for coughs and congestion.  It also helps boost the immune system and is both anti-microbial and antioxidant. Effective for gas, bloating and nausea, morning sickness and stomach cramps. It can help ease the symptoms of IBS. Peppermint is a muscle relaxer and helps ease menstrual cramping. Excellent for all sorts of minor pain relief due to its menthol content. Use the dried as a tea and the essential oil in a room diffuser or chew the leaves.

Cinnamon 

Inhibits bacterial growth and powerful antifungal properties to treat Candida albicans. It improves circulation, warms the body, and relieves discomfort in the abdomen. Whole cinnamon, taken in tea or tincture form, is an effective treatment for yeast infections that are resistant to treatment. It is useful as a treatment for thrush, an oral yeast infection. Use cinnamon as a tea, an essential oil, or add liberally to food. Always dilute cinnamon essential oil with a carrier oil.

Clove 

A natural painkiller. Clove-infused oil or  essential oil can also be used to treat toothaches or cold sores and relieve sore muscles, treat upper respiratory infections, improve digestion, and kill bad bacteria in the gut. Dilute clove essential oil in a carrier oil or olive oil to apply topically and use sparingly .

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