3 Antibiotics From Nature That Work

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Today’s modern medicine, including antibiotics, has come a long way from what it was hundreds of years ago. But, even with all our technology, there are some things that do not change. And, some of those things are the healing benefits of natural antibiotics, which most of us know about, but do not incorporate enough of into our lifestyle.

1. Garlic


Use of Garlic is an everyday part of many of our lives, mostly to cook with. But, did you know that according to the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, a garlic broth is a very effective treatment for E. coli?

Garlic has long been used to control blood pressure and cholesterol in a dried form, of which capsules are acceptable. Cooking garlic destroys the beneficial properties called allicin. Garlic also is very effective in aiding in dementia by protecting our bodies against cell damage. Eating garlic raw is the best way to ingest it if you can tolerate the pungent taste. Always add some to your salads, tacos, sauces, etc.

2. German Chamomile


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Do you have stomach problems?  Then German Chamomile is your go-to herb for a natural antibiotic and relaxer.  It is famous for calming the stomach alleviating cramps; it is a super drug to combat abscesses and gum diseases and applying the tea to rashes is said to work every time.  The beautiful, small, daisy looking flowers smell like apples and are harvested and dried to make tea or poultices. Chamomile also aids in keeping the levels of glucose acceptable in type 2 diabetics. A tea made from the dried flowers sweetened with a touch of honey is very effective in settling stomach problems.

3. Ginger


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Ginger is the upset stomach hero. Nausea in pregnancy, motion sickness, sea sickness, and flying sickness all respond to this herb or spice, as you may wish to call it, most of the time. Of course, there are exceptions to everything. Ginger is an undisputed aid in cases of E. coli and Salmonella.  New tests from the NaturalSociety show that a Manuka honey and ginger combination has been proven to kill three different superbugs better than the current antibiotic treatment.

We all know that antibiotics of today kill our natural immunity and allow for bacteria and viruses to change into superbugs, which our modern medicines cannot control. So, be wise, be informed and discuss with your doctor these important facts. The processes by which beneficial derivatives are obtained are well controlled and tested, and Ginger contains some very powerful compounds that interact with several medications and conditions, so be sure that you include your doctor in any self-applied treatments.

All our medicines have come from plants or minerals of this earth, and these are just a few that should always be available for use in your “natural” medicine cabinet.

As always, be sure to consult your physician before using any natural remedies or before changing your healthcare regimen, especially if have allergies, are currently experiencing health problems, or are taking any medication.