Antibiotics are used to kill or inhibit bacteria growth. A lot of people consume prescribed antibiotics to help deal with infections. While most prescribed antibiotics are derived from natural sources the ingredients tend to be synthetic. Most antibiotics tend to have side effects which eventually ruin digestive systems and reduce the body’s immunity. The alternative to prescribed antibiotics is natural plants and foods. Certain plant extracts, essential oils, and even foods have antibiotic properties. Get rid of infections without the digestive destruction, with these five powerful natural antibiotics.
Garlic has been used medicinally by cultures around the world for thousands of years. Garlic possesses potent antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties. It is also very high in natural antioxidants that destroy free radicals, which also supports a strong immune system. Crush it to activate these compounds, and eat it raw, in a warm tea or in lightly cooked food.
Ginger is used in food whether as a seasoning or cooked. Ginger is often used as a supplement to receive an antibiotic boost.
Cinnamon is one of the world’s oldest and most common spices. It has been proven that cinnamon can fight off a wide range of bacterial and fungal infections. Cinnamon is also well known to treat acne caused by bacteria, oral infections, bad breath, gut discomfort and haemorrhaging.
4. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Coconut oil contains caprylic and lauric acids which are known as antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal. You can incorporate extra virgin coconut oil into your diet by using it as a cooking oil or simply taking a tablespoon per day.
5. Fermented Foods
Fermented foods are packed with antioxidants and micro-organisms that your body processes far better than supplements. Probiotics work to boost and preserve the natural gut flora (good bacteria) found in your digestive system.