Last Modified on Jan 10, 2015
Antibiotics aren't the strict purview of your local doctor. Nature is full of natural antibiotics as well, including herbal remedies, vegetables, and simple home remedies of all kinds!
Garlic might be the most commonly recognized food with potent antibiotic properties, but cayenne peppers, honey, black tea, green tea, citrus fruits, and a host of other natural antibiotic foods, essential oils, tinctures, and other possibilities are available.
Natural Cures: Ginger is taken with sushi because it is a potent antibiotic, oregano oil is frequently used to kill fungal and other skin infections, cumin and cinnamon are spicy options, and colloidal silver is a very potent antibiotic for some health concerns. Vinegar too is said to be one of many other natural antibiotic options.
Sometimes the doctor's potent antibiotics are the best course of medical action, but if you would like to pursue a more natural route in other cases, consider the following natural antibiotic ideas!
[YEA] My son was born C-Section and was diagnosed with Asthma at 4-months old. I read Prevention Magazine about ASTRAGALUS, it is a PROBIOTIC. We have not taken antibiotic in over 15 years. It builds up your white blood cells that fight infections. It is also antiviral fights viruses. Research it on webmd.com. When I worked at the hospital, a nurse researched it and said it prevents cancer cells from dividing to multiply. And stabilizes blood sugar if diabetic. I had Bronchitis real bad. I was using son's inhaler. I took 3-500mg. pills Three times a day for 3 days on 4th day went to the Doctor, had a blood test, doctor said I didn't need an antibiotic. She previously said she thought I would need 4 prescriptions of antibiotics back to back! She knew I researched herbal remedies and asked what I took. I told her and she went back to school to learn Wholeness Medicine.
Ted;I was looking for an herb for my kitten where she was sicker then usual, I noticed in one of your older messages to use peruvian bark? how-ever it is a bark from peru but the given name is cats claw. I had a hard time finding the bark from peru. So in case people need to know the real herb. And thank you Ted for your much needed help, at least it sent me out in the right direction and has helped my sick kitten a lot.
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02/07/2013Posted by Suzanne (Abbotsford, Bc) on 03/10/2010
[YEA] When my 85-year-old mother was very sick with e coli, the doctor wanted to put her on antibiotics. I didn't want to do that to her, so I asked a local pharmacist, who is also an herbalist, if he could recommend anything. He recommended a form of Cat's Claw, which I gave her. Within a couple of hours she was up and wanting to do the dishes!
I have used it myself, with similar results, for infections and viruses, etc. What it does is strengthen your immune system and fix your DNA, apparently. It seems to be ok to take it regularly, if you wish. Do watch the expiry date, though, as it does appear to lose effectiveness over time.
HOWEVER, children and women who are pregnant, wish to be, or breastfeeding should NOT take it, as I have seen warnings against that. Apparently it is even used as a type of birth control in some areas where it is grown.Replied by Kamran
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11/07/2011Posted by DENNIS (BYHALIA, MS) on 01/04/2008
...ALSO NOW DAILY AS A NATURAL ANTIBIOTIC AND AS AN IMMUNE BOOSTER /ANTIOXIDENT
I MIX ONE HEAPING TEASPOON OF CAYENNE PEPPER INTO ONE CUP OF TOMATO JUICE AND DRINK IN THE AM AND ANOTHER CUP BEFORE BED IN THE PM.
THIS GREAT TASTING TREAT WILL GENTLY PURGE OUT YOUR WHOLE SYSTEM AND WILL ENHANCE YOUR TOTAL PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH...(HEY GUYS IT HAS AN EFFECT ON US EVEN BETTER THAN VIAGRA)
PS: CANCER CELLS UNDER A MICROSCOPE HATE THIS MIX AS WELL!
BEST WISHES FOR BETTER HEALTH!
Approval Ratings YEA (4) 100% Posted by Neil (Auckland, New Zealand) on 08/29/2007
[YEA] I get tonsillitises frequently (every 4-6 weeks) and it usually takes 1 week to recover. I have tried prescribed antibiotics with no effect. However, after reading about garlic on this website, I gave it a shot and I was totally amazed at how fast I recover. There is a dramatic difference the following day after I take a clove of garlic soup before going to bed and I make total recovery within 3 days. With prescription antibiotics, it used to take about 1 week, including gargling every couple of hours. Even when I am ok, I take garlic soup about 2 times a week, and this is the first time ever that I have gone through winter without getting a cold!! I peel a clove of garlic and cut them in half lengthwise. Then I boil it for a couple of minutes in 1.5 cup water and add a pinch of salt, teaspoon of butter, a pinch of pepper and sprinkle with nutmeg. I take is as a soup as the garlic is soft enough to be eaten. Works wonders for me.Replied by Bkag