It’s always a good idea to have organic antibiotics on hand, especially if supplies are hard to find.
1. Oregano oil – herbal antibiotic choices. It is very potent- it take 1000 pounds of oregano to make just 1 pound of oil of oregano. Research says: Georgetown University Medical Centre tested oil of oregano in vitro on staphylococcus bacteria. They found that even small amounts were as effective as the standard antibiotic. Also, the journal of medicine reported a study where oil of oregano showed significant antibacterial properties against 5 species of harmful bacteria, especially e-coli. Oil of oregano has two active compounds- caravacrol and thymol. Dr. Axe says on his website that carvacrol treats or reduces bacterial infections, fungal infections, parasites, viruses, inflammation, candida, and tumours. Many sources recommended taking oil of oregano for only 2-4 weeks at a time. I personally recommend taking it in pill form due to the strong nature of it. I like the Gaia brand of oil of oregano. Oil of oregano is also antiviral and antifungal.
2. Olive Leaf – Olive leaf is the leaf of the olive tree and is a very popular herbal antibiotic alternative. Research says: While some studies show it not to be a broad spectrum antibiotic alternative, it does show activity against harmful stomach bacteria, as well as the often antibiotic resistant MRSA. Olive leaf is also antiviral and antifungal.
3. Garlic cloves – Very rich in antioxidants. One of the well known active components of garlic is allicin, which can be found in freshly crushed garlic. However, other parts clearly work in synergy to produce garlic’s beneficial effects, since even aged garlic shows promising health benefits. Research says: Many studies confirm its antimicrobial properties. One study showed that garlic enhanced the action of the antibiotic gentamicin, and even negated its negative effects on the kidneys. Another study showed garlic to shorten the common cold, and the University of Maryland advises that it may strengthen the immune system.
Garlic is also antifungal and antiviral.
4. Goldenseal – This is a very astringent herb, and is often used for infections of the mucus membranes. It is also used for inflammation. Goldenseal contains antimicrobial alkaloids, the main one being berberine. Goldenseal actually hinders bacteria from adhering to tissue surfaces. Goldenseal is also antifungal, anti-diarrheal, and is effective against protozoa. Research says: The University of NC confirms its activity against MRSA. In another study, the Egypt Agricultural Center infected fish with bacteria. One set received antibiotics, and one set received goldenseal. The fish that were treated with antibiotics had a 84% recovery rate, whereas the ones treated with goldenseal had a 87% recovery rate.
5. Vitamin C – When the body has high levels of vitamin c, immunity is increased. When sickness and stress are present, levels of vitamin c are depleted. Therefore, common sense tells me that attention to vitamin c levels are of utmost importance, especially when one is under some sort of stress. Research says: A group of researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NYC found that vitamin C killed a resistant culture in vitro, and they found that it could not develop a resistance to vitamin c. For more information on vitamin c, visit peakenergy.com. I also recommend searching for videos of Dr. Thomas Levy (of peakenergy) talking about vitamin c on YouTube. I personally take liposomal vitamin C. From my own experience, anytime I feel like I’m coming down with a cold or flu-like symptoms, I’ll take 1000mg of Vitamin C, 3 times a day for a week. Usually, within 2-4 days, whatever I had is gone!
You may also want to consider the following:
6. Echinacea tincture – antibacterial; respiratory, digestive and genitourinary tracts. Excellent for a sore throat.
7. Andrographis paniculata – antibacterial; upper respiratory tract infections and sinus issues. Sore throat, cough, headache.
8. Manuka honey – antibacterial, excellent for wounds and MRSA.
9. Bee propolis – antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral; respiratory infections.
10. Colloidal silver – antibiotic; upper respiratory ailments, toothaches. Colloidal silver has been reported to kill well over 600 different germ strains while most over the counter antibiotics are only effective against a few. Can also be used for ear and sinus infections. A few years ago, I had a toothache and tried various over the counter remedies that only masked the pain, and very poorly at doing so. I researched the issue and found a solution of swishing colloidal silver in my mouth for several minutes each day. That did the trick and I haven’t had any issues with that tooth (or any other tooth) since! I use the Sovereign Silver brand because it’s so easily absorbable but feel free to use any well-known brand or make your own! There are a vast number of YouTube tutorials that can teach you how to do this.
11. Oregon Grape – antibacterial; intestine and urinary tract.
12. Tea tree oil – antibiotic; effective against yeast and fungi, bacterial infections.
13. Grapefruit seed extract – broad spectrum antibiotic, fungicide, antiviral and antiparasitic;
14. Forsythia suspensa – broad spectrum antibiotic
15. Coenzyme Q10 – antibiotic; upper respiratory. bronchitis, COPD
16. Bromelain – antibiotic; upper respiratory. bronchitis
By Gregg Prescott
Gregg Prescott, M.S. is the founder and editor of In5D and BodyMindSoulSpirit. He hosts a weekly spiritual show on In5D Radio and promotes spiritual, metaphysical and esoteric conferences in the United States through In5dEvents. Gregg is currently working in collaboration with Michelle Walling, CHLC, in opening a holistic walk-in clinic called Alternative Holistic Healthcare (AHH) in Sarasota, FL with subsequent subsidiaries around the world based upon this model.
(Source: bodymindsoulspirit.com; April 23, 2015; http://tinyurl.com/noe6tgu)