Nature’s Antibiotics: 17 Remedies with Germ-Killing Properties
The penicillin, the best remedy for beating infections was discovered in 1928. Centuries before this discovery, people worldwide used a variety of natural remedies for this purpose. There are many studies nowadays that are dealing with the investigation of the healing properties of these natural remedies. It is of great importance to consult your doctor about the natural remedies you plan to use, especially if you notice any unusual symptoms.
The yogurt has the ability to attack invading microorganisms thanks to the good bacteria it contains. They are responsible for stimulation of the production of white blood cells, thus resulting with attack of the microorganisms.
The cranberries are very healthy fruit which derives from North America. These berries contain compounds which prevent E.coli bacteria from taking hold in the urinary tract. The undiluted juice or concentrated extract are the most effective.
Bearberry or arctostaphylos uva ursi is a plant that grows in North America, Europe and Asia. It can be found in the form of tincture or capsules. This plant contains a compound which fights against intestinal and urinary infections.
Apart from the cranberries, the blueberries also contain compounds that prevent E.coli infections. The tannins inhibit bacterial growth and prevent bacteria sticking to the cells of the urinary tracts. The blueberry juice has the highest concentration of tannins.
The extract from asparagus stimulates the production of white blood cells and it improves their activity. This is really important because they protect against many bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and E.coli.
6. Tea Tree
The tea tree has strong antimicrobial properties. The oil from this native Australian plant is an ancient remedy for wound infections and for the skin.
The eucalyptus is a very common Australian natural remedy. Its leaves are rich in eucalyptol and it has strong antibacterial properties. It can be used externally to prevent infection in wounds or used in the form of an inhalation to treat respiratory infections.
This spice plays a huge part in the Caribbean and Asian dishes. Including this spice in your diet can help to keep bacteria from multiplying in food.
The most powerful type of honey is the manuka honey, traditionally used by New Zealand`s Maori people. It has strong antibacterial properties which help to prevent wound infection and combat the antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
The black cherry juice blocks bacterial activity that leads to formation of dental plaque, helping to prevent gum disease.
This aromatic herb reached the West from India over 2,000 years ago. Both seeds and leaves have antibacterial properties. You can apply basil oil to wounds or use it as spice in cooking.
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