When chewed or chopped, garlic is a potent natural antibiotic; it also has anti-viral properties. It reduces cholesterol and helps prevent the formation of internal blood clots that trigger heart attacks.

How to use:

In food, season to taste. For tea, steep 6 cloves in a cup of cool water for 6 hours.


4 Natural Antibiotics

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.

I’m sorry

Good Thursday Morning, my sweets!

I suppose you are wondering what I am apologizing for. I have not been doing my daily postings the way I like too. This is due to the fact, I have been sick. The doctors aren’t really sure what is wrong with me. On the back of my head, I will have a knot that just rises out of the head. This knot is about the size of a cut in half golf ball. It also has veins coming from it and they run in all directions. It is very painful and the pain runs down into my neck and shoulders. This is the second time I have had this. The first time, the doctors was baffled and they didn’t know what it was. So I was diagnosed with shingles and they gave me an antibiotic and sent me on my way. Well this time when the knot came back, it was bigger and much more tender than before. It hurt to do anything to my hair. It hurt to move my neck. So we pack up and go to the doctor’s again. This time I laid down on the slab and the doctor rummaged through my hair. I showed her where the knot was and she found it and it was like “oh, sh–.” Doctors aren’t that gentle. Anyway, she said with me laying down she could trace the knot. She said the knot had veins that were puffed up. She could trace were the knot was going.  So now, I am on an antibiotic and another one medication that is for anti-viral medication. The anti-viral makes me sleepy and I take it three times a day. So I have been posting through naps, lol!

I just wanted to let you know what was going on. I didn’t want you to think I was trying to get out of my job. You can’t get rid of me that easy, lol! I would ask a favor from you though, please keep me in your prayers. This is very painful, every joint in my body hurts. I would deeply appreciate your prayers. I am going to start posting. If you hear zzzzzzzzzzzz, you know what happened, the drugs kicked it, lol.

Thank you so much for your understanding,

Lady A