Antibiotics are one of the most highly utilized medications for various types of infections and health conditions. However, their overconsumption causes antibiotic resistance, a condition where the microorganisms withstand the antibiotic effect. So, the microorganisms no longer respond to the particular antibiotic.
So, antibiotic-resistant bacteria infect over 2 million people every year and around 23,000 of them die as a result of these infections.
The superbugs include Clostridium difficile, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), fluconazole-resistant Candida, Streptococcus pneumonia, drug resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae and many others. On a global level, there are even worse antibiotic resistant complications such as Tuberculosis, malaria and HIV.
So, what people should do? Do they have to take some stronger antibiotics or even greater doses? Should they combine 3 different antibiotics at the same time? Definitely not! In such cases, you should not continue to create antibiotic resistance because when you need it, like a life or death matter, it won’t work at all.
Antibiotics are one of the most prescribed medications, especially for conditions such as flu, cold, chest congestion and earaches. However, some natural alternatives will provide even better results.
Here are 5 of the most powerful antibiotics that do not require a prescription:
1. Raw Honey
Along the delicious taste, honey is widely celebrated for its countless benefits. Raw honey is rich in B-vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, minerals, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. It also packed with bee propolis and pollen, which offer many important immune healing, boosting and antibiotic properties.
Also, raw honey has been used for various conditions. It can successfully reduce coughs in children, especially nighttime coughing as well as it heals diabetic foot ulcersfaster than the conventional saline dressings.
It is a potent prophylactic in the case of cataract surgery because it can effectively reduce postoperative complications rather than fluoroquinolones. These fluoroquinolones have become less effective due to antibiotic resistance.
Also, honey is a powerful pain reliever, which has surpassed acetaminophen after tonsil removal and provided a better quality of sleep and return to a regular diet.
Raw honey can effectively treat MRSA due to the naturally occurring hydrogen peroxide in it. According to some researches, Manuka honey from New Zealand contain the highest amount of methylglyoxal, an active compound that has potent antimicrobial effect against this particular condition.
This compound is the highest in this type, while honey in general contains powerful antimicrobial effects. If you are treating MRSA, try Manuka honey.
Note: Honey should not be given to children under the age of 2, because it can cause botulism.
2. Oregano Oil
When experiencing cold and flu, oregano oil can be the perfect thing for you. It is packed with strong antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant and antifungal properties. It can sanitize the house, school, work or daycare because of its activity against norovirus or the “winter stomach bug“. Around 600 mg of oregano oil, can remove the parasites in the human digestive tract for 6 weeks.
During cold and flu season, take 1,500 mg capsule every day for prevention while 3,500 mg capsules every day for acute conditions.
You can treat ringworm or athlete’s foot with a combination of 1-2 drops of oregano oil and one teaspoon of coconut, olive or almond oil. If you add a few drops to steam, you can successfully treat sinus congestion and infection.
If you experience allergy to plants in the Lamiaceae family, you may be allergic to oregano.
3. Coconut Oil
Nowadays, coconut oil has gained immense popularity due to the potent antibiotic properties. Along with the healthy fats, it abounds in powerful antimicrobial against virus, bacteria and fungus. This is a result of the potent fatty acids such as capric, lauric and caprylic acid.
Coconut oil effectively treats many kinds of skin infections. It can successfully treat atopic dermatitis, a condition which is often treated with antibiotic creams.
Garlic is a powerful natural antibiotic with a full spectrum of antimicrobial properties. It can effectively treat fungal infections when applied topically. According to a 90-day study of Aged Garlic Extract, flu occurrence and cold did not differ between AGE and placebo, the number of symptoms as well as the number of days participants felt was significantly reduced in the treatment group. Also, it reduced the number of missed school days and work.
Cut garlic about 10-15 minutes before usage and let it sit. The oxygen will stimulate the activation of allicin, an important active constituent of garlic. When cooking, add the garlic in the last 5 minutes because its constituents are sensitive to heat.
5. Echinacea (E. Angustifolia and E. Purpurea)
This powerful herb can prevent the onset of cold and flu. Also, it can neutralize the venom from snakebites due to its antibacterial, antiseptic and antiviral properties. Its polysaccharides activate the nonspecific immune response, thus improving the immunity and anti-inflammatory effect on the body.
It can treat symptoms associated with an upper respiratory infection.
If you experience an allergy to plants in the Asteraceae family, you can be allergic to Echinacea.
These 5 natural antibiotics are much more effective than the regular antibiotics and won’t cause antibiotic resistance.