At the time when pharmacies didn’t exist , the ancient people from around the world used them to treat successfully their wounds and digestive infections .
Here are some of the most common ones :
- RAW HONEY
People for centuries used honey for an upset stomach or as salve on open wounds in the skin . When applied topically it can kill a wide variety of pathogens , including MRSA and flesh-eating bacteria . Manuka honey originated from Australia and New Zealand has even greater curative potential .
Whenever having a cold or flu , this simple remedy is easily and at hand to use . By mixing honey in warm water and drink it 2-3 times a day , the success is guaranteed .
This spice isn’t just rich in color and flavor , but it also provides products that protect the body against harm .
Turmeric can be both consumed and applied externally , making it a great choice for fighting against bacteria . For extra benefit , from combining two bacteria fighting substances , it can be mixed with honey to create a paste that can be applied on the infected areas on the skin .
Turmeric’s essential oils contain a wealth of antibiotic molecules , making this antibacterial food useful for treating topical cuts and wounds . Turmeric paste has the potential of inhibiting the growth of Staphylococcus aureus and E.coli – two of the most common infection generating bacteria in humans . Turmeric is also taken in Ayurvedic medicine to prevent and treat colds and other internal infections .
( Note : Cooking can destroy the fragile antibacterial molecules in turmeric )
Ginger is reputed to be effective against E.coli and Salmonella , both of which are food-borne bacteria that can cause significant illness in people .
It has even ben shown to treat and cure ulcers .
Either eaten fresh into salads , sautéed , marinated , part of the juices , or made into a tea using the fresh root or the dried and ground root – ginger is always effectively fighting infections .
- APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
The far-reaching benefits of daily doses of apple cider vinegar include antibiotic and antiseptic properties , due to naturally alkalizing the system .
A chemical-free astringent , apple cider vinegar can be used topically to disinfect and sterilize and as a natural antibiotic for common cold when is mixed with warm water .
It can aid as well in everything from managing the weight to lowering cholesterol and the risk of cancer .
Flavorful and wonderful on a piece of butter toast , this plant has also other very powerful qualities .
Normally known for its property of lowering cholesterol levels and prevent heart diseases , research has confirmed however that garlic possesses numerous antioxidants that kill bacteria and free radicals in the blood stream . It is also a very good anti fungal , bacteria in the body appearing not to develop resistance to garlic as they normally do to many other of the antibiotics . The active ingredient , Allicin , is antibacterial and also anti viral and it can attack and destroy a variety of viruses and fungal infections , such as candida . It is however also a very efficient antibiotic agent against food poisoning .
If you are looking for a simple way to live healthier , add more garlic into your diet !
- EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL
There is not enough that can be said about the benefits of coconut oil .
It has naturally occurring anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties and is packed with antioxidants that can’t be found anywhere else in nature .
When used in its extra virgin form , coconut oil proves to be a very good moisturizer and efficient agent in preventing acne .
It can be used to boost immunity , balance thyroid , cholesterol and blood sugar levels , and even more important , improve the brain function .
Safe to be used internally and externally , coconut oil is one of the most versatile and unique gifts from Mother Nature .
- GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT
The journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine published a study that found grapefruit seed extract ( GSE ) effective against more than 800 forms of viruses and bacteria , more than a hundred strains of fungus , and many parasites
The antibacterial properties of grapefruit seed extract are proved in fighting the growth of both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria . It is as well high in many antioxidants boosting the immunity , alkalizes the body naturally , and aids in digestion by improving the beneficial gut flora .
- ESSENTIAL OILS
Numerous essential oils proved to have potent antibacterial qualities . Even since the ancient times , people used to heal the wounds by using Frankincense , Myrrh or other oils .
- OREGANO OIL
The essential oils in oregano ( particularly Carvacrol ) , give this herb the antibacterial powers that have been shown to fight against Salmonella and E.coli bacteria . Oregano oil is also useful in boosting immunity and preventing and treating common colds . Because the oregano’s antibacterial powers are found in its oil , an oregano oil supplement is better for health than dried oregano leaves .
In antiquity cabbage was used as a remedy for tuberculosis while the sailors used it to prevent scurvy .
There are sulfur compounds found in cabbage ( a member of the cruciferous family that includes also broccoli and kale ) that have been shown being effective as cancer fighters .
What many people don’t realize is how much vitamin C is found in cabbage – one cup providing 75% of what the daily needs would be .
Naturally antibacterial , eating shredded raw cabbage in the salad or as a side dish , or drinking fresh cabbage juice ( sweetened with honey ) is an excellent way to improve digestion , prevent disease , and even manage the weight .
The main reason why people used for centuries silver cutlery was for its preventive properties against bacteria .
A natural antibiotic , in its colloidal form , silver is a mixture of silver particles suspended in fluid and it has been used for centuries . this treatment is temporary since too much silver – which is a heavy metal – can be toxic . However , it disables the enzyme that single-cell bacteria requires to multiply . deprived of their oxygen supply , the bacteria and viruses are destroyed without damage on you .
The benefits of Echinacea have been known about by the American Indian people since before the arrival of Columbus , as it was used to treat wound and infections .
Echinacea was a common herbal remedy , due to its properties of being a natural antibiotic as well as antiviral , antifungal and disinfectant agent .
Prior to the now common use of the antibiotics , a bottle of Echinacea tincture was always found in most homes , a well known remedy that will help coughs , colds , flu , spring allergies and respiratory infections but others too , such as scarlet fever or blood poisoning . This natural health remedy has a very effective action in the body on boosting the production of interferon – a protein which is released by the body to prevent viruses from replicating themselves – as well as its ability to boost the strength of t-lymphocytes , vital to the immune system helping to increase the number of circulating antibodies .
Cranberries prevent and treat bladder infections . Cranberries prevent bacteria from latching onto the walls of the bladder and urinary tract by altering bacteria such as E.coli – responsible for illnesses such as kidney infections and the flu – to prevent them from forming the biofilm necessary for an infection to develop .
The peppermint is commonly used in toothpaste , mouthwash and other oral hygiene products – and for good reason , too . Peppermint oil has antibacterial powers that help to kill bad breath-causing bacteria in the mouth . A 2006 study found that peppermint oil was effective against 22 different strains of bacteria .
Onions have amazing antibacterial and antiseptic properties . A raw onion placed next to a sick person could such the sickness right out of them . Placing some in the house , they will absorb all bacteria saving your family from countless illnesses .
They contain flavonoids which are pigments that give vegetables their color and act as antioxidants , having as well a direct antitumor effect and immune-enhancing properties .
The pungent chemical allyl-isothiocyanate formed when horseradish is cut , is the active constituent responsible for the stated antibacterial effects of the horseradish
17 . FERMENTED FOOD
Unpasteurized cabbage , homemade pickles , kefir and probiotic yogurts , all these renew our intestinal flora , protecting us from cancer and keeping our body fit to fight off infections .
BEST ANTIBIOTIC BLEND
- 1 organic garlic clove crushed
- 2 Tbs organic honey
- 2Tbs grated organic ginger
- ½ Tbs organic cayenne pepper
- ½ Tbs organic cinnamon
- ½ cup organic lemon juice
You can protect your body without the use of prescription drugs by using only these great remedies : honey , oregano , garlic , Echinacea and turmeric .
Shake the pills off !