5 of the Best Natural Antibiotics
Did you know that some of the most powerful natural antibiotics may be hiding in your kitchen? While pharmaceutical antibiotics have saved millions of lives, they can also cause horrific side effects. From vomiting and diarrhoea to acute kidney failure, retinal detachment and seizures. Choosing what kind of medication to use is a tough call to make, and one you should only make if you are informed of all the alternatives. Here are some natural antibiotics you could consider:
One of the oldest and most effective natural antibiotics, garlic’s natural healing properties date back to over 7,000 years! The good news is that even if you don’t like the taste, you can still reap the benefits of garlic by taking it in tincture form.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
With a powerful compound called acetic acid, apple cider vinegar has natural anti-bacterial properties and can be used for other ailments like high blood sugar, constipation, inflammation associated acne and gout.
- Coconut Oil
Because it contains a nutrient called lauric acid, coconut oil is a natural antibiotic for inflammation, warts, coughs and candida. Taken regularly, it may also prevent harmful pathogens from entering your digestive system. You can use it to cook with or add it to smoothies. Some people eat it out of the jar!
- Golden Seal
With powerful antibacterial properties, this natural antibiotic is also anti-inflammatory for sinus and throat infections and can clear up yeast infections, candida and urinary tract infections, to name but a few. Buy some here.
Known to be most effective when taken at the first few sniffles or a sore throat, Echinacea is probably the best known natural antibiotic for colds and flu. It is also excellent for athlete’s foot, yeast infections and even helps with hay fever. Get your Echinacea tincture here.