Antibiotics are among the most prescribed medications in the country. Some would say that they are over-prescribed by doctors who put their pharmaceutical relationships before the health of their patients.
The good new is there are antibiotics that don’t come in a pill bottle.
Not only do toxic antibiotic medications leave your body depleted of natural bacteria necessary to fight off infections, but they are costly and often unnecessary.
Next time you feel the threat of a looming cold or viral infection, it may be wise to try one of these before rushing off to a doctors office.
Here is a list of some of the best antibiotics that are all natural, inexpensive and highly effective:
- Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree oil is extracted from the Melaleuca Alternifolia tree and is known as one of the most versatile and effective all natural anti-bacterial on the planet.
It works effectively to heal cuts, acne, toenail fungus, infections and lung issues.
You can find tea tree oil in many products such as hair products, lip balms, lotions, soaps, and pure essential oil. Although it should never be ingested, it can be added to coconut oil to make an all natural and antiseptic toothpaste.
Test the oil on a small area of your skin to check for allergies prior to use.
Garlic packs a mean punch and not just against vampires. As well as being a delicious flavor for cuisine, garlic fights heart disease, cold symptoms, boosts your immune system, and has effective antibacterial properties.
Research shows the sulfuric compounds in garlic contribute to heart health. The main medical component allicin, a chemical that also contributes to its trademark smell, is a power antioxidant that helps flush toxins and free radicals from the body.
The most effective way to use garlic as an antibiotic it by eating it raw. There are also garlic oils, but they can be costly and diluted.
People may experience a burning sensation in the mouth or stomach, heartburn, gas, nausea, vomiting, body odor and diarrhea if they take too much so make sure to limit your intake to a clove a day.
Ginger has long been used by holistic practice to cleanse the body of toxins and fortify the metabolism.
The phenol compounds shogaol and gingerol are two components which contribute to the anti-inflammatory benefits of this root and can also help lower cholesterol levels.
The best method to benefit from the full powers of ginger is to brew a hot ginger tea. Simple grate a tablespoon of fresh ginger into simmering hot water and enjoy. This is a particularly good remedy for chest colds and infections – helping to break up excess mucus.
Pregnant women should consult with a doctor before taking a concentrated amount of ginger and ginger should not be given to children under 2.
- Oil of Oregano
The leaf of the oregano plants main power lies in treating respiratory infections causing coughing, asthma and bronchitis. The carvacrol compound extracted from oregano has the potential to fight off parasites, eliminate bacteria and alleviate acne if used topically.
Oregano oil can also be made into a hand sanitizer and makes an excellent supplement in tincture form for immune system support. As little as 600 mg a day can destroy stomach parasites.
Oregano oil has the power to upset the stomach if too much is taken and can interfere with medications containing lithium.