Before antibiotics were invented in 1940, people used natural medicines, food and herbs which were known to fight viral infections and diseases. Since the unnecessary usage of antibiotics has reached its peak, which caused drug-resistant bacteria, scientists are not as quick to find a cure for the bacteria that evolve quickly. People should reconsider using natural medicines to cure a disease.
Natural antibiotics that were in use before pills
Oregano and oregano oil – In addition to its common usage in Italian cuisine, oregano has antibacterial effects, improves digestion and aids weight loss. Oregano oil is great for fighting infectious bacteria, treats digestive infections and yeast infection.
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar – An apple a day, keeps the doctor away! Same can be applied to health benefits of apple cider vinegar since it has antibiotic and antiseptic features, helps you in maintaining weight, lowering cholesterol and risk of cancer. It is chemical free, therefore you can use it for disinfection and sterilization.
Honey – Honey is packed with health benefits. It is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and used to fights microbes, it cleans your body of toxins, protects your liver, calms the digestive system, boosts your immunity. Its enzymes aid the release of hydrogen peroxide and that process helps your body in fighting infection and stops bacteria multiplication.
Turmeric – Either consumed or applied on skin, this spice fights bacteria and in combination with honey can be used on infected spots on your skin.
Garlic – Garlic is used against common cold, germs, bacteria, yeasts, parasites and so on. It’s simple – just use it more in your diet.
Grapefruit Seed Extract – According to the study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, grapefruit seed extract is useful help against more than 800 viruses and bacteria, fungus and parasites. In addition to this, it also improves immunity and helps digestion.
Echinacea – It is also used to boost your immunity, fight colds, it shortens the length of cold and as a protection against viruses.
Cabbage – Sulfur compounds showed positive effects in cancer fight and best resource of it is cabbage. Cabbage is great source of vitamin C and because of its natural antibacterial characteristics, it is used to boost digestion, prevent illness, and maintain weight.
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – It is recommended to use coconut oil to boost your immunity, cholesterol, enhance brain activity, thyroid and blood sugar levels. You can both consume it internally and externally. Add it to your morning coffee, and start your day feeling more energized.
Fermented food – If you want to protect yourself from cancer and infections, you should consume fermented food, from kefir, yogurts, unprocessed cabbage to homemade pickles.
Colloidal Silver – This mixture of silver particles soaked in fluid has been used for ages. It is a natural antibiotic used for fighting bacteria and viruses, but it should be used just temporarily as too much silver can be toxic.