Nature’s 11 Most Powerful Antibiotics
1. Oregano Oil
There are over 40 different oregano species, but the most beneficial one to maximize the therapeutic antibiotic effect you need is the oil produced from wild oregano, called Origanum Vulgare. Thymus Capitatus, a variety that grows in Spain, is also very powerful.
2. Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper also called capsicum is a strong spice used for thousands of years for its healing power and antibiotic effects and now, science is validating its use as a natural antibiotic as well. Cayenne pepper is particularly effective at resolving vulvovaginitis, a common infection in women.
3. Colloidal Silver
The remarkable antibiotic nature of silver has been known for centuries. While colloidal silver is highly antibiotic in nature, it is recommended only for external uses such as gargling, ear infections like swimmers’ ear and issues with the skin. The reason is that the ingestion of colloidal silver does damage to the delicate gut by killing beneficial bacteria.
4. Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE)
Grapefruit seed extract (GSE) has been reported to be a highly effective, natural antibiotic in combating a variety of common infectious agents. In one study, drops of concentrated grapefruit-seed extract were tested for antibacterial properties against a number of gram-positive and gram-negative organisms.
Of all the natural antibiotics, garlic is my personal favorite and my family’s go-to for internal use. The reason is that it kills the pathogens, not just bacteria but also fungus and viruses too without harming beneficial gut flora.
Studies have shown that fresh ginger really does have an antibiotic effect against food-borne pathogens such as salmonella, listeria and campylobacter. Fresh ginger also increases stomach acid production and helps calm indigestion when a meal just doesn’t agree with you.
7. Olive Leaf Extract
Most people are aware of the health benefits of pure, 100% extra virgin olive oil. It might also interest you to know that olive leaf extract as a healing modality was first realized in the 1800’s for malaria. Olive leaf extract may be best known for its ability to reduce fever even due to severe illness.
Turmeric is a spice widely used in traditional Indian cooking that has been used holistically for centuries. In research, the curcumin in turmeric was shown to be effective against Helicobacter Pylori, common in gastroduodenal ulcers regardless of the genetic makeup of the strain. The administration of curcumin also resolved any gastric damage caused by the infection.
Echinacea is an herb widely used to fight infections and has been the subject of wide scientific research. One study showed that echinacea users experienced less frequent and less severe virus infections by one-third to one-half with no toxic effects compared to the group that took a placebo.
10. Manuka Honey
Of all the honey on the planet, Manuka honey from New Zealand is the best when it comes to resolving infections. Just be sure it has never been heated, before you use it.
11. Pau d’Arco
Pau d’arco is a herb that is highly effective at repressing candida and significantly reducing the resultant sugar cravings that come with it. Repressing candida and ingesting plenty of probiotics in the form of fermented foods and/or supplements will over time allow beneficial gut microbes to regain control of the gut environment.