There’s a drug crisis in America, which, I’m sure, you already know. Sadly, many doctors and pharmaceutical agents are a root cause of drug problems in our society. There are a lot of corrupt people making billions of dollars off prescription drugs. This is not to say there is never justifiable reasons for taking medications, such as antibiotics. However, misuse and overuse of such drugs has had a disastrous effect on human health.
For instance, antibiotics are only ever effective for resolving bacterial infections. Unfortunately, many physicians give them to their patients when they have a virus. The drugs can do absolutely nothing to eradicate a virus. Worse than that, when people needlessly take antibiotics, their bodies build up a tolerance. If they later need the drugs to treat a bacterial infection, it may not work. The bacteria will continue to thrive because they will be able to resist the drugs due to tolerance built up in the body from misuse of antibiotics. The good news is that nature provides alternative remedies. Such remedies can strengthen the immune system and, in many cases, help treat illness or infection.
Natural antibiotics are all around us
The following list includes seven items that have antibiotic properties, which can serve as natural remedies to promote good health:
- Apple cider vinegar, with the mother culture in it
- Oregano oil
- Colloidal silver
- Horseradish root
Your body’s first line of defense against illness and infection is always your immune system. To put it simply, viruses and bacteria do not make you sick. A weakened immune system does. If your immune system were functioning properly, your body would be able to prevent illness or infection. If you get sick, it is because your immune system was unable to combat a pathogen. The items on this list strengthen the human body’s ability to fight off pathogens.
Ancient Egyptians used garlic as antibiotics
Ancient Egyptians were centuries away from the time when scientists would understand what viruses and bacteria actually were. However, they understood that eating raw garlic was good for them. What they didn’t know then that we know now, is that raw garlic acts as a natural antibiotic in the body. Studies show evidence that it is especially helpful in treating urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and colitis. If the idea of munching a clove of raw garlic doesn’t sit well with you, you can sneak it into your food by crushing it and adding it to salads, pizza and more.
Similarly, onions have antimicrobial properties. One particular species, the Persian shallot, has had astoundingly good results in laboratory testing for fighting tuberculosis. This is a staple food in the Iranian culture.
We could write a book on the benefits of apple cider vinegar
And, actually, many people have! There’s ample literature available that explains the benefits of ACV. Evidence shows that drinking a small amount of apple cider vinegar with the mother culture in it on a regular basis is good for your health. One of the things ACV does is to act like antibiotics in the body. ACV is a prebiotic, as opposed to a probiotic. ACV contains bacteria that the good bacteria flora in your intestines need for food. Prebiotics are food for probiotic bacteria. Strengthening the immune system is a key to good health. ACV can do the job!
Always do your own research before using herbs, such as oregano or turmeric
Oregano oil has been shown to kill almost any type of bacteria exposed to it. Injury may result from misuse of oregano oil. This is why it is critical that you learn how to use it properly before incorporating it into your health care regimen. The same goes for turmeric or any other essential oil. We often use these oils in tea or in capsule form in my household. In our experience, they are highly effective in treating illness and infection.
Disclaimer: This post is intended to be informative and educational. It is not medical advice. The Hot Mess Press nor any of its writers is responsible for anything that happens if someone chooses to try an idea written in this post.
A word about horseradish root
It’s so funny to watch people eat horseradish, isn’t it? They might add a dollop to a slice of roast beef. The next thing you know, they’re saying how delicious it is, while their eyes water and nose runs, as they cough. —lol— Horseradish contains allyl isothiocyanate. This is a bacteria-fighting agent. In fact, horseradish root has been known to kill a variety of pathogenic bacteria and microbes. Like garlic, it is particularly good at resolving urinary tract infections.
Colloidal silver was used for more than 100 years
In the 1800s, colloidal silver was commonly used as antibiotics to treat illness. This practice went on for more than a century, with no recorded incidents of adverse effects. Today, people use colloidal silver as a natural remedy for many ailments. They use it topically, as well as ingest it. It is a liquid, so they drink it. Ample evidence exists to suggest that this natural antibiotic is a power house in treating septic wounds.
The best part of knowing that nature provides antibiotics in various plants, flowers and foods, is that many scientists and doctors are hopeful that these things can help people whose bodies have built up resistance against synthetic drugs.