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5 Natural Antibiotic Solutions for Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

Elizabeth Renter
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March 25th, 2013
Updated 05/08/2013 at 2:30 pm
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honeyinjar 258x161 5 Natural Antibiotic Solutions for Antibiotic Resistant InfectionsOur dependence on antibiotics has helped us to create some monsters—these monsters are antibiotic-resistant infections like superbugs being transmitted in hospitals, certain strains of E coli., and MRSA. The infections, if you went the traditional route, would be hard (if not impossible) to kill. But, there are foods that act as natural antibiotics that may prove effective where modern medicine is failing.

As a whole, doctors have been prescribing antibiotics at the slightest sign of illness, even for things they simply won’t help like the common cold. These prescriptions have been routinely handed out like candy despite the fact that illness, including common infections, can be successfully treated with a healthy immune system and a few natural helpers. All of this over-prescribing has led the bacteria which causes these illnesses to morph, evolving in the interest of self-preservation, into strains that will not be stopped with antibiotics, even those antibiotics largely considered to be the last resort.

It might be time to try some natural alternatives – and stick with them.

5 Natural Antibiotics

You need foods, natural foods that will help foster a healthy immune system while annihilating bacterial invaders. Fortunately, there are several solutions that may just be in your kitchen right now.

  • Garlic - Garlic has known antibacterial, antifungal, and even antiviral properties. It has successfully be used to treat infectious diseases like pneumonia, MRSA, and even the black plague. It can also kill intestinal parasites—which can wreak havoc on your immune system.
  • Echinacea - People usually reach for the Echinacea tea to ward off a cold or the flu, but this powerful herb is a known infection-buster as well. The herb fights infections by strengthening the body’s own defense system, helping you to fight the bacteria rather than just coming in and killing everything in sight (like Big Pharma’s antibiotics).
  • Honey – Also among the many amazing natural antibiotics, honey is a well known food harnessing antibacterial properties (along with a bunch of other beneficial properties). One study published in the journal Microbiology found that honey – particularly that derived from bees foraging on manuka flowers – halted one type of streptococcus pyogenes from inhibiting the healing of wounds. Other research shows that honey could be a potent answer to drug resistant bacteria like MRSA. Honey is a great natural antibiotic.
  • Turmeric - The bright yellow spice that gives curries their rich color and smoky flavor, turmeric is far more than a culinary tool—it has amazing healing properties. MRSA typically forms in wounds or boils. Turmeric acts as an antibacterial agent and can be taken internally or applied directly to the skin. Try making turmeric into a paste by adding water or even manduka honey and applying to the infection.
  • Oregano -Oregano, and specifically oil of oregano, has potent antibacterial and infection-fighting properties. One study in particular found these properties to be as effective as antibiotics and offering great promise particularly in the fight against antibiotic-resistant infection. You can find this oil in health food stores or you can make your own.

The body is a miraculous machine and when properly maintained, it will fight off infections without assistance. Even when an extra boost is needed, we needn’t run to the doctor for a prescription. Instead, rely on natural antibiotics and healers to help maintain optimal health.

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  • oceanboundjude

    HE IS WRONG, PERIOD. Garlic has been used for thousands of years. Do the research. It is safe and extremely healthy. I eat it raw, rubbed on toast, in salads and put it in everything I cook. It`s especially good when you feel a cold/flu coming but you should take it everyday. They also make a garlic/parsley combo supplement, if you can`t take the odor, made by Nature`s Way. America needs to eat more fresh garlic.

  • oceanboundjude

    RAW, ORGANIC HONEY…please. Most you can see thru have HFCS(High Fructose Corn Syrup) which has GM`d corn and clogs your arteries.

  • Michael

    Garlic isn't poison unless you apply it directly to an open wound.Years ago they use to rub the tips of bullets with garlic in the war.

  • concerned

    Honey would be nice, if most of the honey sold in stores were real honey. People need to check the list put out of FAKE honeys sold. It's I'd say 95% of what we see in the stores.

  • Maggie

    Tea tree oil (not to be taken internally) is a great way to kill any fungus infections. I use it after cutting my toenails and it keeps that fungus from growing which happens usually to the big toe. It has a very heavy odor but just using it when I cut my toenails keeps any fungus at bay.

  • http://www.herbsforhealing.org.uk Luzia Barclay

    The bee product PROPOLIS is a fast acting and very effective natural antibiotic and immune booster. Each time you use it, the immune system will be stronger. I also has many other positive effects (anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour, anti-viral and anti-fungal. I don't really like all these prefixes anti-this and anti-that. In short PROPOLIS is helping us to become healthy and to stay healthy. It's a very constructive natural remedy. Well researched and well tested.

  • Mary ausdahl

    Excellent advice…we are fearfully and wonderfully made for sure…love your site:)

  • sumukhi dasi

    Garlic should not be on the list as its poison effects far outway any long term benefits. Instead you should have Neem whose oil, bark, leaves contain some of the most potent anti biotic anti virals in the history of the plant Kingdom. It is the perfect replacement for the poison fluoride as it is seen to have worked in the East over thousands of years.

    • http://www.herbsforhealing.org.uk Luzia Barclay

      Garlic – poison??? What is that statement based or? I find garlic the fastest working natural antibiotic to help clear the respiratory system. Maybe it's a matter of 'one man's medicine is another man's poison'?

    • Bing

      I do not know about garlic's poisonous effects. Hmmm, I wonder what they are. Please help!

  • http://www.ebeautyandgrace.com Elaine Springer

    What about colloidal silver ? Do you recommend its use as antibiotic ?

  • http://totalweightlosstips.com/eat-for-getting-more-energy-not-for-the-meaning-of-life/ Alice

    I use oregano for cough, I boil the leaves and squeeze out the juice and use it as cough medicine.I use oregano for cough, I boil the leaves and squeeze out the juice and use it as cough medicine.

  • Sherry Fall

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