Antibiotics have saved numerous lives since they have been discovered by medical professionals. Without them many minor infections would become life threatening. Our children and elderly would be especially vulnerable to these illnesses, as their immune systems are extremely weak in comparison to an average adult.
However, over the years doctors have prescribed them quite frequently. Unfortunately this means that some bacteria are growing immunities. These microorganisms are known as “superbugs”. They are completely resistant to the antibiotic regimens prescribed by most doctors.
To avoid advancing these immunities many people are now searching for a more holistic alternative. Luckily, Mother Nature is a gracious host, as she has provided us with many options. There are two types of naturally occurring antibiotics, antibacterial and antifungal. It is important to understand the functionality of each before prescribing anything to yourself or anyone else. Please consult a physician on what natural alternative treatment should be implemented.
Antifungals can be used to cure althetes foot, yeast infections and certain rashes on the skin. Some that are easily found in nature are, ginger extract, raw honey extract, echinacea root extract, turmeric and apple cider vinegar.
Antibacterials can be used against Salmonella, E. Coli, H. Pylori, ear infections, open wound infections and strep throat. Ginger extract, raw honey, echinacea root extract, turmeric and apple cider vinegar have the ability to fight both fungal and bacterial infections. However, horseradish root, onion extract, garlic extract, oregano essential oil, and habanero peppers specialize in fighting bacterial infections.