When you get sick, what do you do? If you’re like millions of Americans, you call the doctor at the first sign of a sniffle. You may run out to the aptly named drug store to get a quick-fix. But as a student of natural health, you are likely more interested in the potential healers you can find in your own kitchen, health food store, or garden. Fortunately, there are many, and several of them can actually work as natural antibiotics.
The benefits these items have over those approved by the conventional medical industry is that they can deliver the goods without a laundry list of side effects. Here are 3 natural antibiotics that may already be in your kitchen.
1. Oregano Oil
The power of oregano oil has most notably been tested in food preparation practices, where it is able to help control food-borne pathogens and bacteria. It’s also shown promise in treating infections of the digestive system and candida albicans, a yeast infection of the gut. Truly, oil of oregano uses are many.
reported by Paul Fassa, one milligram of allicin is “nearly 15x as potent as penicillin”, protecting against parasites, yeast, viruses, bacteria, and even antibiotic-resistant superbug MRSA.
had a lower incidence of cold than a control group, and the average duration of their colds (when they did occur) decreased by 26 percent. Further research has indicated Echinacea has similar effects on the flu virus. Herbalists recommend taking Echinacea as a preventative method rather than a treatment, however.