Natural antibacterials and antibiotics

EXAMPLES OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE NATURAL ANTIBACTERIALS AND ANTIBIOTICS AGAINST NEW SUPERBACTERIA:

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Honey

In a recently published study, some researchers from the Salve Regina University, in Newport, Rhode Island, confirmed that raw honey is one of the best natural antibiotics available. The study leader, Susan M. Meschwitz, Ph.D., presented the results at the 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. “The unique property of honey lies in its ability to fight infection on multiple levels, making it more difficult for bacteria to develop resistance”, explained Dr Meschwitz. Honey uses a combination of weapons, including polyphenols, hydrogen peroxide, and an osmotic effect. Honey is, de facto, an ‘ambidextrous fighter’, capable of killing bacteria in several ways.

Garlic

Garlic has been considered as a natural remedy having effective healing properties since the past centuries. It is known for its excellent antiviral and antibacterial properties. It is rich in antioxidants, which contribute to the destruction of free radicals, responsible for the ageing of our organism and whose action, over time, can lead to heart conditions and cancer. Garlic contributes to reducing blood pressure, combating skin infections, and protecting the heart.

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Oregano oil

This essential oil is known for its ability to kill bacteria, as well as protecting from Staphylococcal infections such as MRSA. It is a natural antioxidant, antiseptic, antiviral, antimycotic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-parasitic substance and it has pain-killing properties. In 2001, the Science Daily reported a study carried out at Georgetown University, according to which the germicide properties of oregano oil are almost as effective as those of most antibiotics.

Olive leaf extract

This substance has been used for centuries to combat bacterial infections and is currently also used against MRSA infections in some European hospitals. It helps the immune system as it is fighting against antibiotic-resistant infections.

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Curcuma

This herb has been used in ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for thousands of years because it can treat a wide range of infections. Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties are known for being highly effective in the treatment of bacterial infections. It can also be used topically against MRSA and other skin lesions.

Echinacea

For centuries this herb has been used to treat ageing and a large number of infections. It was traditionally used to treat open wounds, as well as septicaemia, diphtheria, and other bacterial conditions. Today, it is mainly used to treat colds and the flu.

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Ginger

Ginger is a real ‘cure-all’ substance for our health. It can be eaten fresh, as actual food, or as a spice or dressing, after being dried and ground. Ginger can be used to prepare herbal teas in the treatment and prevention of the flu, sore throat, cough, and cold. Ginger has also been included in the ten types of food having the strongest anti-cancer properties.

Goldenseal

This is one of the most popular herbs sold on the US market and was recently identified as a herb capable of strengthening the immune system as well as having antibiotic properties. Native Americans have always used goldenseal to treat inflammatory conditions of the respiratory and digestive systems and for the inflammation of the genital-urinary tract caused by allergies or infections.

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Grapefruit seed extract

Grapefruit seed extract is considered a powerful antiviral and bactericidal substance. It contains a large amount of substances capable of contrasting diseases, antioxidants, and phytonutrients called bioflavonoids. One of them is hespederin, which naturally stimulates the immune system. Grapefruit seed extract also contains vitamin C, citric acid, sterols, and traces of mineral salts.

Neem

Neem leaves and fruits are used to extract a powerful curative oil, mainly used by traditional Indian medicine, for both food and treatment purposes. It is said to have antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral and antibacterial properties. Neem oil for internal use must be one hundred per cent pure and have been specifically obtained for that purpose.

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