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:
1. Oregano Oil—The King of natural antibiotics, study after study proves the effectiveness of oregano oil. 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.
2. 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.
3. Garlic—A natural antibiotic, anti-fungal, 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.
4. 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.
DO YOU ANY FAVES????