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10 Natural Antibiotics to Fight Infection

By Eowyn @DrEowyn

Superbugs increasingly defy medical treatment, as Big Pharma’s manufactured antibiotics lose their effectiveness from over-use, especially by big corporate factory farms pumping antibiotics (and hormones) into chicken, cows, and pigs.


Here are 10 natural antibiotics that our ancestors used, from Refreshing News, May 17, 2015:

1. Oregano and the oil of oregano

Oregano isn’t just a flavoring in Italian dishes, it has antibacterial properties! Carvacrol, an oil found in oregano, has been found to fight the bacteria that can lead to infections. An oil that is found in oregano, Carvacrol, The oil of oregano has been found to treat digestive infections and one particular yeast infection. Oregano also can help with digestion and weight loss.

2. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has antibiotic and antiseptic properties. Daily doses of ACV alkalizes your system and can help in managing your weight to lowering cholesterol and your risk of cancer. ACV is also a chemical-free astringent that can be used topically to disinfect and sterilize.

3. Honey

Ancient Romans used honey on the battlefield to treat wounds and prevent infection. Civilizations all over the world continue to consider honey one of the best natural antibiotics, anti-microbials, anti-inflammatories, and antiseptics known to man. New Zealand’s Manuka honey has been proven to have the highest levels of antioxidants and curative powers. An enzyme found in honey releases hydrogen peroxide that helps your body fight infection and prevents the growth of bacteria. Soothing to the digestive system, honey removes toxins from the blood and helps your liver operate more efficiently. Consider combining honey with cinnamon to boost the immune system by strengthening your white blood cells. Raw, organic honey is the best option since most pasteurization methods kills the antioxidant effects.

4. Turmeric

This spice isn’t just rich in color and flavor, it can be consumed and applied externally to fight against bacteria. For extra benefit, mix turmeric with honey to create a paste to apply to infected areas on your skin.

5. Garlic

If you are looking for a simple way to live healthier, just add more garlic to your diet. Garlic can fight such simple infections as the common cold. The allicin in garlic also protects against yeast, parasites, bacteria, and more.

6. Grapefruit Seed Extract

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine published a study that found grapefruit seed extract (GSE) to be effective against more than 800 forms of viruses and bacteria, more than 100 strains of fungus, and many parasites. High in many antioxidants, GSE boosts immunity, alkalizes the body naturally, and aids in digestion by improving your beneficial gut flora.

7. Echinacea

The consumption of this herb has been proven to reduce the incidence and shorten the duration of colds.

8. Cabbage

A member of the cruciferous family that also includes broccoli and kale, the sulfur compounds found in cabbage have been shown to be effective as cancer fighters. What many people don’t realize is how much vitamin C is found in cabbage: one cup provides 75% of what you need every day. Naturally antibacterial, eating shredded raw cabbage in your salad, as a side dish in the form of slaw, or drinking fresh cabbage juice (with honey added to sweeten) is an excellent way to improve digestion, prevent disease, and even manage your weight!

9. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

There is not enough that can be said for the benefits of coconut oil. It has naturally occurring anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties and is packed with antioxidants you can’t find anywhere else in nature. Use it to boost your immune system; balance thyroid, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels; and even improve brain function. Safe to use internally and externally, coconut oil is one of the most versatile and unique gifts from God’s creation. Stir a spoonful into your morning coffee for added energy and a clearer head all day.

10. Fermented food

Unpasteurized cabbage, homemade pickles, kefir and probiotic yogurts, all of these renew our intestinal flora, protect us from cancer and keep our body fit to fight off infections.


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