It seems bacteria is only getting more and more resistant. With new, more robust strains, scientists are on the hunt to find better ways of battling them for our better health. In doing so, they’re taking a closer look at what’s out there in nature, the very things that the ancient civilizations used to promote their health and wellness.
While they’re still looking into things, it can’t hurt to add these natural antibiotics to your daily diet to help boost your immunity, especially during these cold and winter months. A great way to begin the New Year incorporating healthy swaps into your day to day lifestyle.
Pungent and full of flavor, garlic adds a boost to the taste of your foods. It’s also been revered in cultures all around the world for having healing benefits. Preliminary research has shown that garlic is effective from handling certain strains of bacteria. It’s also highly nutritious, good for lowering blood pressure and has dozens of other benefits for your health.
Ginger is another natural way to battle bacteria. Its antibiotic powers have been recognized in many studies, plus it reduces inflammation and is terrific for tummy troubles, particularly those involving nausea, and can lower blood sugar. Making a tea of it or adding it to your cooking is great for your health, not to mention it adds a lovely flavor. Certified Pure Tested Grade Ginger essential oil is 50-70 times more powerful than the herb... you just need one drop added to your meals, teas, or rubbed on your belly or the bottom of your feet for digestive and immune support.
Honey’s incredible antibiotic properties have been known for ages. It’s important though that you choose only raw organic honey for the best effects. Store-bought honey tends to be processed which strips it of its beneficial nutrients. You can use honey on burns and wounds, too. Additionally, it’s a better way to add sweetness to the foods you eat. Swallow one teaspoon of honey with a drop of lemon essential oil to help soothe your sore throat, or steep hot water with lemon and ginger and stir in a teaspoon of honey as a natural cold and flu remedy.
Cloves are very nutritious and rich in antioxidants, plus they’ve been shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria. Studies have found that clove water was particularly helpful for stopping bacteria that causes gum disease, making it an ideal herbal mouthwash. Use one drop of Clove essential oil in your toothpaste for added oral health benefits.
Now you can enjoy more Italian food with purpose! Oregano is full of antioxidants, reduces inflammation, and can chase away bacteria. The research found it to be very effective with certain antibiotic-resistant bacteria when fashioned into an oil, which shows great promise for future developments. Oregano essential oil is your go to as soon as cold like symptoms begin. Add a drop to an empty veggie cap and take with a meal, or just rub a drop of oregano to the bottom of your feet and put a pair of socks on. It's antibacterial properties will start working right away. Still, eating it tastes good and is a healthy way to add more flavor to your food.
In traditional healing applications, echinacea has been used for hundreds of years, primarily for treating wounds and infections. When scientists took a look at it, they found that the extract from echinacea can kill off different strains of bacteria, including the one that causes strep throat. More reason to grab a bit of that the next time you head to your local health store or pharmacy.
By incorporating more natural antibiotics into your daily diet, you don’t run the risk of making them less effective. With their other health benefits, using these natural antibiotics in your daily life will help bring about better overall health for you and your family.
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