Cold and flu season has officially arrived with the sniffles and all that goes with it, but there is good news when it comes to natural treatments that can work just as effectively as conventional antibiotics to have you back on the road to health again!
Garlic is an incredible natural antibiotic due to its potent antibacterial and antifungal properties. Garlic contains more than 80 organic sulphur compounds, renowned for its healing and infection fighting properties. One of the most powerful sulphur compounds that garlic contains is called Allicin, which is released when garlic is crushed. Allicin’s abilities have been compared to the well known conventional antibiotic Penicillin as it kills off both viral and bacterial infections. In fact garlic has been proven to kill off all bacteria known to man, making this one of the most popular natural antibiotic alternatives. Garlic can be consumed or applied topically, or both.
Ginseng has been used for centuries for a variety of disorders including diabetes, failing vitality, influenza, respiratory illnesses and even cancer. Ginseng increases the white blood cells, which fight off infections and viruses. Dried Ginseng can be found at your local grocer, chemist, or healthfood store in a convenient capsule form.
As seen on the Dr.Oz show, this powerful herb acts as a wonderful antibiotic to treat upper respiratory infections with its powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Andrographis is available in pill form or you can purchase the herb and make a tea out of it. It does have an extremely strong taste, though, so if you are not a herbal tea fan, the pills might be a better bet for you. The results are surely worth it!
These are 3 of some of the best natural antibiotics. The benefits of taking natural alternatives to conventional medicine is that the natural antibiotics only kill off the bad bacteria and not the friendly intestinal flora that we need for digestive health and to prevent yeast infections. We are also likely to get sick more often if we take conventional antibiotics, because we are not training our immune systems to fight off infections and our body might build up resistance to conventional meds. Keep these wonderful natural medicines in your medicine cupboard and be prepared next time the flu strikes!
This should not be considered advice from a licensed medical practitioner.
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