Best natural antibiotics you will find in your kitchen

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Sep 25, 2018
Quick Bites

  • Over the counter antibiotics may have side effects
  • Natural antibiotics are safe and effective
  • You can prepare your antibiotic easily at home

When you need effective antibiotics you must be taking medicines. While most of the medicines taken as antibiotics are very effective, but they also pose a risk of side effects. And you would be surprised to know that you could have avoided that risk of side effects and still get the same relief with the help of antibiotics found in kitchen. Antibiotics are used to kill or inhibit bacteria growth. They treat infections by killing or decreasing the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics can treat various infections like dental infections, skin infections, throat infection, whooping cough etc. Here are some of the natural antibiotics at home you must be having all the time in your kitchen.

Garlic 

Raw garlic contains allicin, a compound similar to penicillin. Garlic offers amazing antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-viral, and antioxidant properties. It has been used in several ancient medical systems to treat mild illnesses to serious diseases.

Also read: 7 Ways to Increase your Immunity Naturally

Raw apple cider vinegar

The far-reaching benefits of daily doses of apple cider vinegar include antibiotic and antiseptic properties, naturally alkalizing your system, and can aid you in everything from managing your weight to lowering cholesterol and your risk of cancer. A chemical-free astringent, ACV can be used topically to disinfect and sterilize.

Honey 

Since ancient time honey has been known as one of the best natural antibiotics, and antiseptics. Honey contains an enzyme that releases hydrogen peroxide to help the body fight infection. It also has a high sugar content, which can help stop the growth of certain bacteria.

Essential oils

Medical research has shown that various essential oils created from herbs such as oregano offer anti-microbial, antibacterial, anti-parasitic, anti-viral, and anti-fungal. Essential oils can be very helpful in treatment of wounds, respiratory problems, digestive upset, and even the common cold.

Cabbage

Cabbage can be your perfect natural antibiotic as it contains sulphur compounds which have been found to be effective against cancer. Rich in vitamin C, cabbage offers amazing antibiotic properties that can come very handy in your everyday fight against common ailments.

Also read: 5 Ayurvedic Superfoods that you should include in your daily diet

Clove

Clove has traditionally been used in dental treatments. Clove water extract is effective against many different kinds of bacteria, including E. coli.

Oregano

Oregano boosts the immune system and acts as an antioxidant as well. It may have anti-inflammatory properties. It is a more effective natural antibiotics, particularly when it is made into an oil.

Echinacea

Echinacea, native to North America, able to stimulate the immune system by naturally boosting infection fighters in the blood stream. It has been used for pain and sickness since ancient times as it is effective and well tolerated.

Colloidal silver

Colloidal silver is a mixture of silver particles, usually from a silver foil, suspended in fluid. It has been used since centuries as antibiotic as it disables the enzyme that single-cell bacteria require to multiply. Since the treatment involves use of metal, high dosage can be toxic.

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