Antibiotics are a big deal. They treat infections and diseases caused by bacteria. Before penicillin and other inventions of antibiotics in the 1940s, millions of people died from infections that are easily treated today. However, not everyone who got a bacterial infection was doomed. People have been using natural antibiotics for centuries.
This is a list of the 10 most powerful known to mankind.
1. Apple cider vinegar.
This kitchen compound has long been used to treat a wide range of diseases, including food poisoning. Use it on its own or mix it with powerful natural ingredients to make a strong tonic.
Cultures around the world use garlic as a natural antibiotic. It was even used to fend off the plague! To use the active ingredient of garlic known as allicin, garlic needs to be chopped and eaten raw.
3. Oregano oil.
Using oregano oil with 70 percent carvacrol to remove not only bacteria but also viruses and fungi.
If you have minor cut or wounds, reach for your jar of honey. The sticky substance kills such serious bacteria as MRSA.
5. Cayenne pepper.
The heat will burn away bacteria. Capsule essential oil diluted with a carrier like olive oil is effective against skin infections. It is also powerful enough to fight strep throat when gargled with fresh garlic and raw honey.
Ginger root relied on the prevention and treatment of food poisoning. Use it to absorb foodborne pathogens in the gut.
It is powerful. The active ingredient in turmeric attacks intestinal bacteria and irritants that cause allergy symptoms.
8. Mustard oil.
This is a powerful all-natural antibiotic that targets foodborne pathogens such as salmonella, staph, and listeria. It is also effective against respiratory infections.
Adding cinnamon to your morning coffee is a great preventative against common infections like acne, urinary tract infections, and gum disease. Keep in mind to buy Ceylon cinnamon, as the more common variety of cassia can be toxic to the liver.
10. Coconut oil.
The high content of lauric acid in coconut oil makes it powerful against skin irritation bacteria and fungi.
Remember, natural antibiotics are not medicines. Talk to your doctor before starting any natural treatment.