Antibiotics are medicines used to treat and prevent bacterial infections. When properly used, they can either stop or interfere with the development of bacteria that can cause problems like ear infections, stomach problems, and many skin issues.
Different types of antibiotics work against various types of bacteria and some types of parasites. Doctors write an antibiotic based on specific bacteria (bacteria or parasites) that cause infection.
Many foods act as natural antibiotics and are effective in treating many health problems. Unlike over-the-counter antibiotics, most natural antibiotics fight viral and fungal infections. Apart from this, they do not kill the ‘good’ bacteria required by the body. Here, we have some of those natural antibiotics that our ancestors used instead of pills.
Due to its potent natural antibiotic properties, ginger can prevent and cure many health problems related to bacteria.
Being a potent antibiotic, ginger can provide positive results against foodborne pathogens such as Salmonella. It is also very beneficial in the case of respiratory and periodontal infections.
Ginger tea is an effective remedy against bacterial infection. To prepare the tea, you should roast on 1 inch of fresh ginger and boil it in 1 ½ cups of water for 10 minutes.
Add lemon juice and honey and consume it immediately.
It is very important to include fresh or dry ginger in your cooking. You can also use ginger capsules, but make sure to consult your doctor first.
Garlic possesses strong antibiotic, antifungal, and antiviral properties. According to a 1999 study, garlic contains allicin, a sulfur compound which can act as a natural antibiotic.
Moreover, garlic is rich in vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, which can improve your overall well-being.
It is recommended to consume 2-3 raw garlic cloves every day, before your breakfast. Also, make sure to regularly include garlic in your cooking.
You can always opt for garlic supplements which can effectively prevent different pathogens and diseases. However, make sure to consult your doctor first.
For centuries, turmeric was used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, for its medicinal properties. It was an effective remedy for eliminating bacteria responsible for diseases and promoting the body’s natural protection.
Additionally, it has the ability to prevent bacterial infections in the lesions. A 2009 study showed that Curcumin, the active compound in Turmeric, has potent antimicrobial properties and can provide amazing results against Helicobacter pylori.
To obtain all the benefits of turmeric, mix 1 tablespoon turmeric powder and 5-6 tablespoons of honey. Keep this mixture in an airtight jar.
It is recommended to take half a spoonful of this beneficial remedy, two times a day. You can also use turmeric supplements (400-600 mg), two times a day. However, make sure to consult your doctor first.