Most people are aware of the health benefits of taking the right combination of vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements. However, they might not be aware that there are actually a few common natural items that can also serve as antibiotics. There are many reasons for people to seek out reliable natural remedies to treat their common health concerns. For starters, natural medicines can often have fewer possible side effects than prescription medications. They are readily available, less expensive and, when used correctly, they can provide many of the same results as other antibacterial medications.
Here are 3 of the most effective sources of natural antibiotics; they are must-haves for every medicine cabinet:
Does this one surprise you? Acting as an antibiotic is not commonly associated with honey, despite the fact that it’s considered one of the oldest natural antibiotics. Honey can be used to treat infections or wounds by direct application to the site of the problem or by ingestion, either by itself or stirred into hot water or tea. Some veterinarians even use honey wraps to treat open wounds on animals.
Garlic tops many lists of effective natural remedies/antibiotics, along with its long list of health benefits. Garlic, in addition to being a natural antibiotic, can reduce inflammation, is antiviral, antifungal, and an antioxidant, and is full of useful nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Two raw cloves of garlic a day is the recommended daily maximum usage to benefit from its antibacterial properties.
You’ve almost certainly had a cough drop containing Echinacea at some point in your life. This useful plant has been in use as a natural medicine for over 400 years and contains immune system stimulation triggers in the form of polysaccharides. It can be taken in a variety of ways, depending on your ailment. One of the most common ways to consume Echinacea is to drink Echinacea tea.
It is amazing when you think of the simple natural things in the world around you that have natural antibiotic properties. And many of them have plenty of other uses to help you stay healthy. Consider adding honey, garlic and Echinacea to your pantry today... if they're not already in your kitchen!