At the beginning of the 20th century, antibiotics were the ground-breaking revelation. Before them a single wound, a cut, a scratch, even simple sore throat could lead to complications with severe consequences, often including death. Despite the huge amount of skepticism at that time, antibiotics have proven to be one of the leading factors that have prolonged life expectancy for staggering 10 years or more. However, recent news and research findings are alarming us that more and more bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics, thus antibiotics start to lose the super power medicine label. How do bacteria even manage to become resistant is the essential question here.
The fact is that the bacteria have the ability to pick up genes from its surroundings. Thus they constantly work on adjustment to the environment, which eventually results with resistance. It is a rather simple process; the antibiotics detect a specific feature or component unique for the bacteria only, and attack it. In return, bacteria upgrade its detection systems and often attack the antibiotics even before they get to seize them. Consequently, these have become stronger by building different methods and techniques to fight back the attacks of the antibiotics. Therefore we have to continually work onto developing new more complex antibiotics and ways to keep up one step ahead of the resistant malicious bacteria.
The revival of traditional remedies
During this constant battle for fighting bacteria people often turn to the usage of natural antibiotics especially when it comes to smaller, less significant or less complicated infections. In this way they try to prevent the resistance of these modern era “superbugs” by taking up different homeopathic or traditional treatments that use simple but powerful ingredients.
How to choose a natural antibiotic to treat some condition?
It is of vital importance to get sufficient information about their properties so that you can successfully decide what to take in order prevent or fight specific bacteria. In this light, firstly we have to limit the categories that can be beaten by the use of antibiotics. As was mentioned above they can terminate the bacteria. In addition, they can fight fungi and parasites (unfortunately not all of them). Unfortunately, antibiotics cannot win a fight against viruses. Now when a doctor doesn’t prescribe you antibiotics for a common influence or some viral infection makes sense, right? Accordingly not even natural antibiotics would improve your condition in these cases. Furthermore, antibiotics are being divided into two categories depending on what they attack; they can be anti-fungal or anti-bacterial. At this point it has to be highlighted that in comparison to the artificially made antibiotics – the drugs – which are designed to fight both categories at the same time, often the natural ones have a specific domain of functioning on either of these groups.
The group of natural antibiotics that have antibacterial properties actually can be beneficial when used in the treatment of Salmonella, E. Coli, various wound infections, H. pylori, various ear infections, sore throat and so on. The most effective ingredients that can fight these are: oregano (especially the essential oil of it), apple cider vinegar, ginger, turmeric, garlic, onion, horseradish root, raw honey and many more.
In addition to the anti-bacterial group there is an anti-fungal one. Here the some of the ingredients out of which this list is complied are: Echinacea root extract, apple cider vinegar, ginger extract, turmeric, raw honey and many more. The anti fungal natural antibiotics are used mainly to cope with: candida (by stopping its albicans to overgrow), athlete’s foot, different skin rashes caused by fungus presence as well as yeast infections.
As you could notice some of these miraculous plants and fruits can work on each of these issues simultaneously as well. Just for illustration, garlic for instance abounds in allicin, which not only destroys bacteria but also supports and boosts your immune system. No wonder it is used for centuries to fight diseases. The oregano oil would deal with pathogenic bacteria by doing no harm to the beneficial ones. Besides, it works as an antifungal and even antiviral drug which makes it a great competition for the drugs made by pharmaceutical companies. In addition to this magical list we certainly need to add the colloidal silver – one of the deadliest killers of pathogenic bacteria. Despite the many different historically documented cases proving its miraculous features, recently there has been a lot of research which only confirms its limitless potential. Having the ability to wipe out the presence of bird flu, SARS microbes even MRSA, makes it a great rival to all of the pharmaceutically developed antibiotics.
Recommendations and recipes
Nevertheless, should you decide to treat a specific condition by using natural antibiotics, you have to be very well informed and consult a medical practitioner in order to avoid further complications. Moreover, many of these ingredients are available in supplement or powdered form so that they can be used in medical purposes. Finally, you can always turn to consuming them in their natural fresh form regularly before you get yourself into a situation which needs certain treatment. In this spirit, hurry up and try out some of our promo recipes as they follow!
Recipe #1: Apple Cider Vinegar Vinaigrette
- A quarter cup of water
- Three quarters cups of organic olive oil
- A quarter cup of apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 tablespoon Sea Salt
- 2 tablespoon of honey
- Half a cup of red raspberries (fresh or frozen)
Preparation: Put all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend them until you get a compact mixture. Use this as a dressing to different salads or oven – baked red meat. Bon appetite!
Recipe #2: Honey – Garlic sauce
- 1 clove garlic (preferably organic)
- 3/4 jar of honey
- fresh rosemary
Preparation: First you peel the garlic by crushing it. Then you add it into the jar with the honey, leaving space for the fermenting and bubbling phase. In addition, sprinkle some rosemary (fresh or dried). Finally make a hole onto the jar lid and leave the mixture for three to five days. You can use this as a side sauce to your favorite dish, or just eat a tablespoon of it in the morning.
Recipe #3: Turmeric Golden Milk Recipe
- ground turmeric (a quarter cup)
- water (half a cup)
- A Pinch of salt
- A pinch black pepper
- hemp seeds (2 tablespoons)
- water (one cup)
- honey (one tablespoon)
- Lime Juice (4 tablespoons)
- Coconut oil (1 tablespoon)
Preparation: Mix the turmeric powder, black pepper, and salt. Add the water and stir until you get a mixture that looks like a paste. In a food processor put the hemp seeds and a cup of water until it is smooth. In the end, add the other ingredients – the lime juice, the coconut oil, the honey and the previously prepared turmeric paste. You need to blend all of these until they make a smooth mixture. Lastly add these to the warm milk. Voila! The drink of the juvenescence is waiting for you!