Having organic antibiotics handy is always a good idea, especially when things get messy and supplies are hard to find. The video below recommends 5 antibiotics and their benefits, backing them up with medical evidence.
1. Oil of Oregano Pills
This antibiotic is very powerful and concentrated. In fact, it takes 1000 pounds of oregano to make a pound of oil of oregano.
Research says: According to Georgetown University Medical Center which tested oil of oregano in vitro on staphylococcus bacteria, even tiny amounts were equally effective as standard antibiotic. Moreover, the journal of medicine published a study showing that oil of oregano exhibited antibacterial properties against 5 species of bacteria.
Oil of oregano has two active compounds: thymok and caravacrol. The latter is said to reduce or treat bacterial infections, fungal infections, viruses, parasites, tumors, candida, and inflammation.
It is recommended to take oil of oregano over the course of 2-4 weeks. However, the best would be to take it in the pill form as it is more concentrated.
2. Olive Leaf
As the name itself suggests, olive leaf is the leaf of the olive tree and it is quite popular herbal antibiotic.
Research says: Although some studies suggest that this antibiotic has limited activity, it still shows activity against stomach bacteria and MRSA. It also possesses antifungal and antiviral properties.
3. Garlic Cloves
Garlic cloves are abundant in antioxidants! Allicin, one of their active compounds is found in freshly crushed garlic and it is known for its health benefits.
Research says: Numerous studies have confirmed garlic`s antimicrobial properties. According to one study, garlic emphasized the action of gentamicin and neutralized its negative impact on the kidneys. Another study found that garlic shortens the duration of cold and it boosts immunity.
This herb is mostly used for infections of the mucus membranes and inflammation. It contains berberine and other antimicrobial alkaloids as well as anti-fungal and anti-diarrheal properties. Goldenseal prevents bacteria from sticking to the tissue surfaces.
Research says: The University of NC confirms its activity against MRSA. In an Egyptian study, the researchers infected fish with bacteria. One group was given antibiotics and the other was given goldenseal. It has been shown that those treated with antibiotics had 84 percent recovery rate while the ones given goldenseal had 87 percent recovery rate.
5. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is shown to boost immunity. When stress and sickness are present, the levels of vitamin C are drained. So, it is very important to get enough vitamin C, especially when you are under stress.
Research says: According to a study at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NYC, vitamin C killed a resistant culture in vitro and it has been found that it couldn’t develop a resistance to vitamin C.
6. Echinacea Tincture
Echinacea has antibacterial properties and it works great for a respiratory, genitourinary, and digestive tract. It is especially beneficial for a sore throat.
7. Andrographis Paniculata
It acts as an antibacterial agent and it works against sinus issues, sore throat, cough, headache, and upper respiratory tract infections.
8. Bee Propolis
Bee propolis is an anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and antibiotic which works wonders for respiratory infections.
9. Manuka Honey
This antibacterial agent is excellent for MRSA and wounds.
10. Colloidal Silver
This antibiotic is used for toothaches and upper respiratory tract. It has been reported to kill more than 600 germ strains, as opposed to over-the-counter antibiotics which work against a few of them. Colloidal silver can b used for sinus and ear infections as well.
11. Grapefruit Seed Extract
Grapefruit seed extract works as antiparasitic, antiviral, fungicide, and extremely powerful antibiotic.
12. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is an antibiotic which is very effective against bacterial infections, yeast, and fungi.
13. Oregon Grape
It has antibacterial properties and it is beneficial for the urinary tract and the intestine. In fact, its benefits include liver stimulation, skin benefits, and prevention of a many digestive issues.
Bromelain is an antibiotic which supports upper respiratory tract and treats bronchitis. It is used for reducing inflammation, especially of the nose and sinuses.
15. Coenzyme Q10
While an antioxidant, it works as a powerful antibiotic which is effective against bronchitis and COPD.
16. Forsythia Suspensa
This herb has shown efficacy equivalent to standard antibiotic treatment.