In the past, when people had no medicine to rely on, they used natural remedies to treat diseases. Plants, for example, were widely used for these remedies, especially due to their antibiotic properties. These ‘medications’ were very effective and some are still in use even today. Garlic’s renowned and potent antibiotic properties make it a deadly threat to bacteria, so it’s often used in natural remedies in many parts of the world.
The benefits natural antibiotics have over medications are many. First and foremost, they don’t have any side-effects unlike drugs. They are just as effective (if not better) and they also cost next to nothing.
Ever since penicillin was discovered, there’s been a massive shift in the medical paradigm. People now rely on antibiotic drugs to fight bacterial infections and for a time, everything was great. However, the overreliance on these drugs has created a slew of problems such as antibiotic-resistant bacteria that are almost indestructible. Due to this, people have turned toward natural medicine once again. The truth is that nature provides a variety of great antibiotics that can treat a number of infections. Their effect is much milder, yet potent at the same time. Here are just a few of nature’s most powerful antibiotics:
- Oregano Oil
- Cayenne Pepper
- Marshmallow Root
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
Let’s take a look at how the top three entries on this list work:
Cayenne pepper is full of capsicum, a powerful antibiotic agent with healing effects. This type of pepper can work wonders against sore throat and fungal infections on the feet. It can also relieve a headache and has powerful analgesic effects.
Wild oregano is considered one of the most potent natural antibiotic agents. That is reflected in its strong spicy odor. Naturally extracted oregano oil is great and easily applicable against a variety of infections including sinus infections, parasite infections, and fungal infections.
Just a few drops of the oil diluted with a bit of water should be more than enough to kill any bacteria.
Probably the most widely used natural antibiotic, garlic’s properties are praised by medical professionals. It’s all due to the presence of allicin, a phytochemical and antioxidant with a variety of health benefits. According to studies, having a garlic clove every day should help the body fight off bacteria and mild infections.
Nature hides all the ‘medicine’ we ever need. Instead of stuffing yourself with pills that may or may not work, turn to natural remedies. It’s cheaper, safer, and more effective than anything else.