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Natural Antibiotics

Updated: May 31

basil,cocunt,cinnamon,onion,thyme,ginger,raw honey,oregano
Foods that are natural antibiotics

Improper an overuse of antibiotics can cause antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. One side effect of using antibiotics is the total destruction of the human body’s microbiome (gut bacteria). Pharmaceutical antibiotics didn't exist until the pharmaceutical industry developed. . Natural alternatives to antibiotics, such as foods, herbs, oils and spices were used and are available and listed below. Garlic contains allicin, which has antimicrobial properties. The allicin becomes activated when the garlic is crushed. Raw honey contains hydrogen peroxide, which is produced by an enzyme in the honey called glucose oxidase. It is used in hospitals on burn patients to help the skin heal. Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which has antibacterial properties. Oregano contains compounds such as carvacrol and thymol, which has antibacterial properties. Ginger contains compounds such as gingerol and shogaol, which has antibacterial properties. Cinnamon contains compounds such as cinnamaldehyde, which has antibacterial properties.

Ceylon cinnamon is preferred since it doesn't harm the liver. Echinacea contains compounds such as echinacoside, which has antibacterial properties. Thyme contains thymol which has antibiotics properties. Basil is an herb that has eugenol, citronellol, and linalool, which have antibacterial properties. Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) such as lauric acid, caprylic acid, and capric acid, which have antimicrobial properties. Coconut oil can also help fight fungal infections. It can be used for mild infections and to boost the immune system

Red and yellow onions contain quercetin, allicin, sulfur thiosulfinates and sulfoxides which possess antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Cranberries contains D-Mannose which is specific for urinary tract infections.

Some options available containing these ingredients are listed below:




These natural remedies can be a great alternative to antibiotics, Recipes can be formulated using a combination of theses ingredients. Especially in cases where antibiotics are not necessary or where antibiotic resistance is a concern. Insufficient usage, can cause the infection to get out of control. Consult with a healthcare professional before using anything, non medical to ensure its safety and effectiveness.

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