Modern, pharmaceutical-grade antibiotics have undoubtedly saved many lives. But as with anything in life, excessive use of even a good thing can have a negative effect. The overuse of man-made antibiotics causes a loss of intestinal flora (good bacteria) that weakens the overall immune system. We’ve also seen the emergence of “super bacteria” that are antibiotic resistant and evolve so fast, science can’t keep up.
Fortunately, there are natural alternatives to fighting viral and bacterial infections and various common diseases. They were what our ancestors used long before modern antibiotics appeared, and many of these natural antibiotics are still used by holistic medical practitioners today.
Following are five natural antibiotics that have been used throughout history to fight infection and disease (information sourced from The Spirit Science):
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Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV has powerful antibiotic and antiseptic properties and helps in the natural alkalization of the system which helps in decreasing cholesterol and decreasing the risk of cancer.
Apple cider vinegar can also be used for disinfection and sterilization.
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Besides its color and taste, turmeric is also known for its amazing benefits for our health. This spice is great for killing bacteria. For optimal results, the best is to combine turmeric with honey and apply this mixture on infected places.
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Grapefruit Seed Extract
Recently a study was published that found that grapefruit seed extract may kill up to 800 types of viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites.
Grapefruit seed extract has many antioxidants, boosts the immune system and in a natural way alkalizes the organism and help in digestion and stimulating the intestinal flora.
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Oregano and Oregano Oil
You have probably used oregano to spice up food without knowing how beneficial it is for your health. Other than its antibacterial properties, oregano helps with digestion and promotes weight loss. Carvacrol, an oil that is a part of oregano, is very helpful in the fight against infective bacteria. In addition, it is very efficient against digestive infections and is definitely more than just a spice.
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Cabbage contains sulfur compounds which have a positive effect in the fight against cancer.
Many people are familiar with the fact that cabbage is rich in vitamin C. Just one cup of cabbage contains up to 75% of the daily recommended dose of vitamin C.
Due to its antibacterial properties, consuming cabbage juice sweetened with honey is a great way to improve your digestion, prevent diseases and keep your ideal body weight.
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