Antibiotics destroy not only dangerous bacteria, but also beneficial bacteria, disrupting the immune system. Unlike these, natural antibiotics from foods do not have this effect.
Antibiotics have now become some of the most commonly used drugs. Unfortunately, although they are often effective at the moment, synthetic antibiotics destroy the bacteria that create problems and the beneficial bacteria which our immune system depends on.
As a result, people have ruined their digestive system and, ironically, have lost immunity to all types of bacterial infections. A good way to avoid these problems is to use natural antibiotics, occurring naturally in foods, as the first line of defense.
Here are the most known and powerful natural antibiotics.
Garlic has been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes by all cultures of the world. In the Middle Ages it was used even against the plague.
Garlic has strong antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal and antimicrobial properties and is able to protect the body from harmful bacteria, facilitating their elimination. In fact, the latest research says that garlic contains 39 natural substances with antibacterial role. In addition, garlic has a high content of natural antioxidants, which destroy free radicals, which provides support for a strong immune system.
The active ingredient in garlic, allicin , is a key component in removing and destroying harmful bacteria. Crush it to activate these components and eat it raw, with honey or food.
Perhaps the tastiest antibiotic comes in the form of Manuka honey . This type of honey, prepared from bees from the flowers of the Manuka shrub in New Zealand, is used for medicinal purposes to treat bacterial infections and strengthen the immune system.
The active substance in Manuka honey is called methylglyoxal (MGO), which is responsible for the antibacterial activity of this honey. The higher the MGO content, the stronger the antibacterial properties of honey.
Clinical studies have shown that Manuka honey is effective in treating bacterial infections, destroying a wide range of pathogens, including Golden Staphylococcus and Helicobater pylori. Also, Manuka honey can cure common skin problems such as: acne, eczema, wounds and burns, scars, foot fungus, impetigo. It has also been found that the bacteria thus treated do not develop any resistance.
Colloidal silver has been recognized for centuries as an effective antibiotic. In the early 1900s, Alfred Searle, founder of the pharmaceutical company Searle, discovered that this compound can destroy the most lethal pathogens.
Searle said that colloidal silver has been used in a large number of cases in human subjects and with amazing results. The main advantage was that it was fatal to bacteria in a very short time, without toxic action on their host, that is, on the human body.
Recent research has shown that colloidal silver could destroy antibiotic-resistant microbes such as MRSA, avian influenza and SARS.
Oregano oil “takes care” of pathogenic bacteria, without disturbing the beneficial ones. This oil also has antiviral and anti-fungal role, which makes it a powerful 3-in-1 combination that rivals the strongest pharmaceutical products on the market.
The key ingredient in oregano oil is carvacrol . But you should make sure that the oregano oil you buy contains at least 70% carvacrol, to be effective.
Echinacea has been used for hundreds of years to treat a wide variety of infections. It has been used traditionally to treat open wounds, diphtheria, bloodstream infections and other diseases caused by bacterial infections.
Today this powerful plant is primarily used against colds and flu, due to its ability to destroy the most dangerous forms of bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus, which causes lethal MRSA disease (infection due to a methicillin-resistant form).
This list certainly didn’t run out of natural antibiotics, but it’s a great start for a completely natural pharmacy. You can also consider the Reishi mushroom, Pau d’Arco (bark of the ants tree), or the cat’s claw (Uncaria tomentosa), the extract of olive tree leaves, the thighs, the turmeric and even the lemons, to complete your arsenal of natural antibiotics.