4 Natural Antibiotics
- Michelle Schoffro Cook
When it comes to antibacterial agents, natural medicine really shines. While there are hundreds of natural antibiotics of varying degrees of strength, here are some of my faves:
Oregano Oil—The King of natural antibiotics, study after study proves the effectiveness of oregano oil. Of course, like anything, product strength can vary drastically. Some products are actually marjoram and not oregano at all. So, choose a reputable brand backed by research. I like North American Herb and Spice Company’s blend called P-73, which includes wild, high potency oregano harvested in harsh conditions. That might not sound like a big deal but harsh conditions usually spell stronger active ingredients in the plant, since the health-building phytochemicals frequently comprise the plant’s immune system.
Three volumes of research by Paul Belaiche found that oregano oil killed 96% of all pneumococcus bacteria, 92% of all neisseria, proteus, and staphylococcus bacteria. Some strains of neisseria are responsible for diseases like gonorrhea or meningitis. Proteus is a type of intestinal infection, and staphylococcus is the culprit in some types of food poisoning. Oregano oil eliminated 83% of streptococcus and 78% of enterococcus, which are linked with strep throat, scarlet fever, rheumatic fever, toxic shock syndrome, cystitis, wound infections, and anorexia.
Olive Leaf Extract—Olive leaf, like many other natural antibiotics, is also a good antiviral, making it an excellent choice when the nature of the microbe is not completely known. Drs. O. and B. Lee at the Department of Biomedical Science at CHA University in Korea, found that olive leaf extract was potent against various microbes. Additionally, their research showed olive leaf exhibited free radical scavenging abilities. Free radicals are linked with aging and disease.
Garlic—A natural antibiotic, antifungal, and antiviral agent, garlic is a great addition to your diet, particularly at this time of year. While garlic contains potassium and germanium, two minerals that are critical to good health, it is best known for its sulphur compounds, particularly allicin. These are the main phytochemicals that boost immunity and act as natural antibiotics. So, ladies and gentlemen, start chopping—garlic that is. It’s time to throw some fresh garlic into your favorite soup, stew, chilli, stirfry, meat or veggie dish. Forget garlic powder. Most of its health benefits are long gone.
Green tea—One of the active ingredients in green tea, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), has been identified in research as an effective agent against certain strains of oral bacteria. Since green tea has many other health benefits, including an impressive ability to break down excess fat in the body, it’s a great natural antibiotic to add to your daily diet. For best results, be sure to swish it around in your mouth.
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Greetings to One and All !
Thank You for this small list of good Natural Antibiotics; and I really do mean this ! And, let us not forget one other, Honey.
I can not thank God and Goddess enough, when it comes to honey. I used it myself, but when I started to take over my mothers health care, that is when I actually realized the greatness of this Gift. My mother is Diabetic. After a few years, she started to have sores come up all over both legs. The Doctors had Home Health Nurses come to redress the wounds twice a week.
Even so, her sores became worse, and bigger. I took it upon myself to redress and “doctor” her wounds, when a nurse could not come for a few days, because of bad weather. When a Nurse was able to come, after around a week, she exclaimed how much she was amazed at how well my Mother was healing. I cautiously and timidly revieled what I had been doing; using Honey. After a few months of the medication the doctor was prescribing, and the Nurses applying, and my mother becoming worse and worse, I knew it was time for me to try some thing I was taught. My fears of being arrested for practicing medicine was allieved when every Nurse that came said the same thing; that they were taught Honey was and is the best Anti-Septic, Anti-Biotic, and Healing Agent, especially in an Emergency; they just could not legally tell people this with out losing their Licence. With-in three weeks my mother was totally cured of the sores, (actually, within one and a half weeks), because the Nurses allowed me to keep on doing what I was doing, and covering for me. Thank God and Goddess my Mother has not had those same type of sores again. But, every time she has had any type of sore, I always use Honey; with-in two days, she is already healed !
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