Which plants can be used as real natural antibiotics? Find out about its properties and uses.
Natural antibiotics: as we know, Nature is a precious ally of our health and well-being, capable of offering the most suitable natural remedies for every specific need.
For the treatment of the most common seasonal diseases and cold syndromes, the plant world is rich in herbs and plants with multiple beneficial properties similar – and sometimes even more effective – than traditional medicines.
Let’s see together which are the best natural allies for our health and which plants and herbs we can use as natural antibiotics before resorting to the use of chemical ones.
What are natural antibiotics
By natural antibiotics we mean substances extracted from plants that the plants themselves develop to strengthen their immune system and defend themselves against bacteria and microorganisms, as humans usually do with synthetic antibiotics.
Natural alternative medicine uses these extracts from plants directly or in infusions and preparations to exploit the benefits they can also have on humans. The advantage is that of fewer side effects for the human body compared to synthetic antibiotics.
The plants that can be considered as real natural antibiotics are for example aloe vera, garlic, thyme or lavender.
Thanks to these herbs and plants that represent a natural remedy always available for all types of discomfort, it is possible to cure many infections of bacterial origin.
They are effective against the most common inflammatory states such as:
- colds, fever, sore throat and bronchitis
- without necessarily resorting to drugs and, above all, without side effects.
Some plants taken in the form of syrups, decoctions, infusions, teas and herbal teas. They act in our body as real natural antibiotics very effective to fight seasonal ailments, soothe inflammatory states, counteract the action of bacteria and stimulate the natural defenses of our body.
Natural antibiotics against fever and cold
Among the best known and most effective natural antibiotics, the first place is undoubtedly occupied by garlic. It is a natural remedy against fever and cold, rich in beneficial properties known to many peoples since ancient times:
- It has strong antibacterial and anti-viral properties
- An antioxidant effect that helps preserve the body from the action of free radicals
- Regulates blood pressure by protecting the heart and arteries.
Rich in vitamins and minerals, garlic is a truly excellent natural bactericide and antiseptic. It stimulates the immune system and should be taken (especially raw) with a certain regularity in order to make the most of all its benefits.
Natural antibiotics for bronchitis
Ginger and oregano
Another valid ally of our health is ginger, which owes its beneficial properties to the complex of precious active ingredients of which its fleshy rhizome is rich, widely used in cooking.
Furthermore, in recent years, some studies have included ginger among the 10 most active foods in cancer prevention.
An average amount of ginger between 10 and 30 grams per day is recommended. You can also take it in the form of syrup to be used instead of sugar or herbal tea. In this way, ginger can prove to be an essential ally of our natural well-being.
Perfect for loosening mucus and clearing the bronchi, ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory and antibiotic perfect for treating the most common seasonal ailments.
Essential oil of oregano
In addition to its pleasant scent, perfect for flavoring our favorite dishes, oregano is also a very precious medicinal plant for our health and known in the phytotherapeutic field for its many therapeutic properties.
The best way to enjoy its many benefits is to use the essential oil obtained from this aromatic plant so widespread in the Mediterranean.
This oil is also the most powerful antiseptic found in nature. It has an antibiotic and antiviral action that is effective even against the dreaded staphylococcus.
In aromatherapy, the essential oil of oregano is widely used for the treatment of:
- and other syndromes affecting the respiratory system.
In general, its multiple healing properties make oregano the natural antiseptic, antibacterial and antispasmodic par excellence.
Olive leaves represent another natural antibiotic par excellence. Already in ancient Greece these leaves were used to heal scars and superficial wounds, as their remarkable antiseptic and soothing properties are known. With the advent of antibiotics, their use has gradually waned, but in recent years we have seen their rediscovery in the field of herbal medicine and natural medicine.
Green tea leaves
From green tea leaves a polyphenol is obtained which has always been considered a very effective natural adjuvant in the antibiotic treatment of bacteria such as streptococcus and e-coli. Like ginger, it is considered a natural anti-cancer with a particularly effective and protective action on the skin.
Green tea is a powerful natural antioxidant capable of stimulating and strengthening the immune defenses of our body. It also improves the elasticity and tone of the tissues.
Regular intake of one cup a day without adding milk helps metabolism. It strengthens the cardiovascular system and allows to prevent many pathologies induced by bacteria and viruses.
In addition to these natural ingredients, there are also spices that act in the body as natural antibiotics.
Among these, the most effective are:
They are also essential spices in low-calorie diets.
Replacing them as much as possible with the use of salt in the kitchen is a great way to take care of your health and shape.
Natural antibiotics against cystitis
We have dedicated an entire article dedicated to natural solutions for cystitis. Plants and medicinal herbs can represent a valid solution to reduce the frequency of inflammation and counteract pain and burning.
Make way for natural cures and the search for well-being without chemistry, when possible:
- considering the danger of the reckless use of antibiotics, natural remedies can represent a ‘green’, economical and effective complement to traditional medicine.
Natural antibiotics for children
Let’s assume that a consultation with pediatrics is always mandatory. Having clarified this, natural substances such as propolis can perform a good antiviral function for the little ones.
Very effective for preventing minor infections from falls injuries while playing is aloe vera. This is thanks to its anti- inflammatory and healing properties.
Natural antibiotics for toothache
In case of toothache and gum inflammation it should be noted that no natural remedy can be decisive:
- your dentist’s intervention is required.
Having clarified this point, there are extracts of natural substances that can help relieve pain, even if only temporarily.
For example, to reduce inflammation of the gums, the application of aloe vera leaves and calendula, an excellent natural remedy for the gums, can be effective.
In the case of real toothache, relief can be obtained by applying a cotton ball soaked in clove essential oil to the tooth in question. The direct application on the tooth of a few drops of hydroalcoholic tincture of propolis can also give relief.
Mint, sage and lemongrass are always excellent disinfectants of the oral cavity and at the base of many natural mouthwashes.