15 Natural Antibacterials and Antibiotics
Having these natural antibiotics on hand will ensure you have something to turn to when infections and diseases occur.
Garlic is one of the best natural antibiotics out there. The active compound, allicin, gives garlic its potent antimicrobial action. Studies have found that garlic is effective against many Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria including resistant strains of E-coli. Eat your garlic raw as allicin gets destroyed by cooking.
2. Oil of Oregano
Oil of oregano is so effective it has been the focus of over 800 studies. Oil of oregano helps control multiple types of harmful pathogens, bacteria, fungi and yeast. Treat oil of oregano like a full-spectrum antibiotic, so be careful with use and always use a probiotic.
3. Colloidal Silver
Colloidal silver has been shown to treat antibiotic-resistant superbugs, which are nearly untreatable by modern medicine. To assist your immune system over the long term, a teaspoon of C.S under your tongue and hold it there for 30 seconds before swallowing. To build up your immune system, do this dosage 3 times a day and use a reputable probiotic too.
4. Olive Leaf Extract
This has been used for its antimicrobial, anti-viral and anti-fungal effects. One study showed that olive leaf extract destroyed almost all bacteria tested, including dermatophytes infections on the skin hair and nails, candida and E-coli.
Goldenseal enhances the immune system by increasing antigen-specific antibody production. Studies have confirmed that it’s an effective way to treat antibiotic-resistant bacteria like MRSA. Goldenseal makes a powerful duo when combined with echinacea.
6. Manuka Honey
Manuka honey’s natural antibiotic qualities make it a great medicine for any bacteria-related disorder. Manuka honey down-regulates the genes of the MRSA bacteria. Using Manuka honey on cuts and other infections can keep MRSA at bay.
Manuka honey is good to use long-term, in small amounts to ensure a strong immune system. It can be applied topically to any external wounds and/or infections with a bandage on top. You can also take larger doses of Manuka honey if you’re trying to get rid of bacterial infections inside your body.
7. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is essential for the immune system, growth and development, bone health and much more. It’s antioxidant to neutralize free radicals and reduce the risk of inflammation and disease. Vitamin C is also used to synthesize collagen. Vitamin C has been found to be effective against drug-resistant tuberculosis as well as viral pneumonia, diphtheria and other infections.
Before modern antibiotics, echinacea was used by many against bacterial infections. Now that people are using more natural remedies, they’re rediscovering the anti-bacterial action of echinacea. Echinacea also works as an antiseptic on wounds, and is an excellent treatment for sore throats.
One of the benefits of andrographis is the restoring of balance in bacterial flora in the gut. The immune system foundations are in the gut so this is good for all of those wanting to improve their immunity. A study found that andrographis was effective at inhibiting growth of eleven bacterial strains, such as E-coli, Salmonella, and Staphylococcus.
This disease-fighting mushroom is both an antibacterial and antiviral. Studies have found that chaga helps boost the immune system by increasing production of interleukin 6 as well as T lymphocytes. As a result, the immune system is better able to fight off invading bacteria and viruses.
11. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is one of the best antibacterial oils. Not recommend for use internally, but it can be used safely on cuts and scrapes, acne, skin irritations, bacterial and fungal infections. A good gargle
Myrrh has been used for indigestion, ulcers, colds, coughs, asthma, lung congestion, arthritis pain, cancer, syphilis.
Turmeric is effective for treating inflammation in the body, which is at the root cause of almost every disease. It is also an effective antibacterial.
14. Grapefruit Seed Extract
Grapefruit seed extract (GSE) is a powerful natural antibiotic, which helps get rid of yeast and fungus. It can also help rid the body of mold and parasites.
15. Pau D’Arco
Pau D’Arco contains powerful active compounds that have the ability to kill bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. This bark also contains anti-inflammatory properties, which helps to lower infection rate in the body.
As with all medications, these herbals can cause the body to have an overload on the liver due to die off of parasites/fungus/viruses etc. A concurrent use of a good herbal liver support like Milk Thistle is also a good choice.