We’ve all read and heard about how many superbugs are developing resistance to antibiotics. But what if there were natural alternatives for which this was less of a problem? Fortunately, there are. Here are 10 natural antibiotics:
Colloidal silver has been used for thousands of years…and still works just as well.
While most commonly used for colds and the flu, it has been traditionally used in a wide range.
Garlic’s been in use for centuries…and not just against vampires!
Native American folk remedies have long made use of Goldenseal.
In particular, raw honey has proven most effective.
Oil of Oregano:
Oregano oil’s germ-killing properties have been found as effective as most antibiotics.
Olive Leaf Extract:
In use for centuries, it provides great immune system support.
A type of clay found most commonly in Wyoming, it’s topical uses are far-reaching.
Tea Tree Oil:
While highly effective, you must use therapeutic grade undiluted tea tree oil for best effect.
Long used in traditional eastern medicines, turmeric is especially effective against bacterial infections.
Just because something is labeled natural, it is not necessarily safe. The amounts and concentrations of active ingredients vary among brands of supplements. Read labels carefully. A person should also inform their healthcare provider if they plan to take these supplements.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year more than 2 million Americans become unwell from drug-resistant bacteria, resulting in 23,000 annual deaths. These bacteria constitute a growing threat, and the key to developing new and effective medications may lie in treatments of the past — natural antibiotics.
While natural antibiotics may present opportunities, they also carry risks. Still, research into these treatments is growing, and an increasing number of substances are being tested. Natural antibiotics traditionally used for centuries may contribute to the lifesaving drugs of tomorrow.