11 Natural Antibiotics Provided By Mother Nature

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February 24, 2021


Many livestock producers use antibiotics in their animal feed to lower the risk that one sick animal will spread the disease to the entire herd. This means that our meat is full of antibiotics. Humans are prone to throwing excess medication in the toilet, which puts antibiotics in our water supply. Fish that later end up on our plates also eat or absorb this medicine. Sometimes desperate patients ask for an antibiotic even when their infection is viral, just so they can feel like they’re doing something to get better. The result is that we are all consuming antibiotics on a near-daily basis. This level of overuse has pushed antibiotic resistance to a breaking point. Soon there will be super bacteria that medical science has no way of treating. New antibiotics are being developed all the time, but not fast enough. If you’re feeling scared, you should be. There is really no way to be positive that you are not getting antibiotics in your water or food but you can minimize your exposure by only taking prescribed antibiotics when you really need to. Antibiotic resistance is no joke, but you can do your part to slow it down by using natural antibiotic alternatives whenever possible. Incorporating at least one per day of these products into your routine can boost your immune system and stop bactéria from gaining a foothold in your body. That’s not to say that you will never again need a doctor-prescribed antibiotic medication, but it will make your infection easier to treat when that day comes. 








Garlic is an all-around superfood. Not only has it been used as a natural antibiotic for hundreds of years, but it also has anti-viral, anti-fungal, and antimicrobial properties.

This is thanks to a compound called Allicin (also present in onions). To fight infection, use crushed garlic either lightly cooked or raw.



Grapefruit Seed Extract




Stop throwing away the seeds from your morning grapefruit! Extract from those seeds is as powerful as the active ingredients in antibacterial soaps. Grapefruit seed extract may be used internally for bacterial infections or externally for warts and communicable disease prevention.







Ginger is an excellent spice to eat every day. Its active component, gingerol has been proven to reduce your risk of developing cancer and to prevent or soothe digestive issues.

Ginger has also been long used as a natural antibiotic, especially against foodborne pathogens. If you eat a little ginger with meals, the likelihood of becoming ill goes down, even if you were exposed to salmonella, listeria, or campylobacter.







In many situations, the tendency of cabbage and other veggies in the cruciferous family to blow up your intestines with gas is well, not so good. But when you’re trying to fight bacteria, it’s just what you need. The sulfur compounds in cabbage do cause gas, but they are also stellar at destroying harmful cells. The antibacterial function of cabbage is strongest when you eat it raw.



Coconut Oil



Coconut oil has been recognized for a few years now as a miracle product that’s good for your body inside and out. And in truth, coconut oil is loaded with antioxidants and has anti-fungal and anti-microbial characteristics. Modest use may also help strengthen the immune system. But it is quite high in saturated fat so it’s best to go easy on the oil.




Honey and Turmeric




The combination of honey and turmeric would form “the most powerful natural antibiotic With its high concentration of sugar, honey constitutes a hyperosmotic medium that hinders microbial growth. It also contains molecules which also inhibit the growth of bacteria. As for turmeric, it is one of the most studied spices for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and antibacterial properties. These properties come to it, according to its promoters, from its active compound the curcumin.








Cinnamon has excellent antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Cinnamon is rich in cinnamaldehyde along with compounds such as eugenol which are highly effective in treating conditions that are caused due to bacteria and viruses. Cinnamon is very helpful in treating stomach conditions such as ulcers. The use of cinnamon is highly helpful in treating skin conditions caused due to fungal activities such as candidiasis.







Cloves are rich in Eugenol which gives it excellent antibacterial properties which can help in making you safe from unwanted bacterial infections. Cloves also have the ability to damage the covering layers of bacterial cells thus blocking the production of protein and DNA which can prove fatal for the survival of the bacteria.

Oral candidiasis can also be prevented by consuming cloves orally as this can actively prevent the hosting and spread of Candida Albicans species of fungi, the taste that cloves add to your food makes it easy to be consumed.







Citral alpha and citral beta compounds found in lemongrass are responsible for the capability it has in blocking broad spectrum bacterias in the format of lemongrass oil. Lemongrass oil is highly helpful in dealing with staph and salmonella bacterias and also e-coli without causing many side effects, unlike antibiotics which have many side effects.







Different parts of various bamboo species are used for numerable applications and known to have extreme therapeutic importance. Several bamboo species show antibacterial, antifungal, antidiabetic, antiviral, antiinflammatory, antifertility, antiulcer, anthelmintic, anticancer, antioxidant, antihyperlipidemic, antiarthritic, antiobesity, antifatigue, and insecticidal activities along with vessel-protective, cardiovascular, and inhibitory effects.



Curry Leaf




Curry leaf has been cultivated throughout the world and used for thousands of years  in traditional medicine as antifungal, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, anthelmintic, anticancer, antihypertensive, antilipid-peroxidative.










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