10 Powerful Natural Antibiotics to Treat Infection

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Modern antibiotics have become the go-to option for every human being. Prescribed antibiotics and sometimes even over-the-counter antibiotics has been used by people to try to cure everything starting from common cold to sexually transmitted infections (after a visit to an std test clinic), but sometimes these causes more damage than benefit. Studies have proved that, while antibiotics fasten your recovery and benefits you, taking it too much or without medical prescription can lead to gastrointestinal issues, allergies and a weak immunity system.

Nature is power packed with innumerable antibiotics that can be equally efficient and with less side-effects. Before modern research equipped the medical field with the development of antibiotics, people have survived with natural resources.

With every pharmaceutical company eyeing only at a profit, it is time to go back to nature and use natural antibiotics. The biggest advantage of going natural is that it comes without any side-effects that could become a bigger problem than the actual illness.

Here are the 10 most powerful natural antibiotics

While the list is long and exhausting, below are 10 most powerful natural antibiotics that can resist various pathogens that attack the human body. These need not be used as a treatment but as part of your daily lifestyle and diet.

1. Turmeric
Turmeric has been a household name in Asia for hundreds of years. It is now gaining popularity all over the world for its anti-inflammatory properties. A bioactive component in turmeric known as Curcumin is antimicrobial and anti-bacterial.
Scientists have proved beyond doubt that turmeric can effectively combat cancer, auto-immune diseases such as arthritis, fibromyalgia and more. It also supplies vitamins for joint pain relief and skin health.

2. Garlic
Garlic is the most powerful natural antibiotic. For centuries, people in different parts of the world have been using it in their daily diet. Allicin, the main component in garlic gets activated when crushed and creates a strong defense against different pathogens. Garlic is a powerhouse of antibiotics.
Additionally, it is antiviral, antifungal and antimicrobial. These properties help to eliminate a wide variety of harmful bacteria. The antioxidants also help with blood flow and high immunity. It can be consumed raw or half cooked. It can also be added.

3. Oregano
Oregano is a popular seasoning in Italian dishes. Oregano is an ideal choice as a supplement if you catch a viral flu or cold. The oil in oregano called Carvacrol has antibacterial properties that fight against pathological bacteria that cause diseases and related infections. It helps easy food digestion and promotes weight loss and also battles Candida overgrowth.

4. Neem
Neem is one of the most commonly included ingredients in many Ayurvedic treatments and medicines. It is a powerful antibiotic that can help in purifying blood and treat infections. Neem leaves can be highly efficient in reducing the itchiness and skin problems associated with chicken pox. It could also be used for acne treatment and skin rashes. It can be used to apply externally in the form of paste, oil or dried powder.

5. Colloidal Silver
Colloidal Silver has been used as an effective antibiotic for many years. Our ancestors have found out that it could kill even the deadliest pathogens. One of the big positives of colloidal silver is its efficiency to destroy microbes without causing any side-effects to the host quickly. Latest studies have proven that colloidal silver can even destroy pathogens of bird flu and other such bacteria that are immune to general antibiotics.

6. Raw Manuka Honey
Perhaps the tastiest antibiotic on the list. Manuka honey can kill different types of pathogens if applied topically. The Manuka plant itself is medicinal and has antibacterial characteristics. So the honey is even more potent. It has been successful in the treatment of chronically infected wounds. It can also be consumed internally to cure a sore throat and various stomach infections.
It is noteworthy that Manuka honey destroys the bacterial resistance making it completely inefficient.

7. Pau D’arco
The bark and wood of the tree are loaded with antibiotic properties that searches and kills only the bad bacteria in the body. It is usually consumed in the form of tea and helps to strengthen the immune system. It also combats candida, inflammation and cancer cells. It is also a powerful medicine for ailments such as dysentery, ulcers and fever.

8. Raw apple cider vinegar
Modern research is still unearthing the benefits of apple cider vinegar. Earlier it was used as a chemical-free disinfectant and sterilizer. But research found out that it has antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It greatly helps to reduce heartburns. It can also reduce cholesterol level, helps in weight loss, and reduce the risk of cancer. So if your family has a history of cancer, it can be consumed as prevention.

9. Extra Virgin Coconut oil
Coconut oil has a variety of medicinal uses both in Ayurvedic medicine as well as modern medication. It has anti-microbial and antifungal properties and is rich in antioxidants. It offers a myriad of health benefits such as immunity boost, better brain function, diabetics control, thyroid balance, and cholesterol regulation. Coconut oil produces monolaurin, which is key to destroy deadly viruses such as HIV, Herpes and countless other bacteria and viruses.

10. Onion Extract
Onion is scientifically proved as an effective antibacterial against oral pathogenic bacteria. It is known to fight against many illnesses and helps to excrete toxins from the body. Cut open onions have the power to kill bacteria just by being in space. Next time when you feel irritated with the tears while chopping an onion, think about this. It punctures the cell membranes in eyes

There are many other natural items such as horseradish roots, grapefruit seed extract, habanero peppers, ginger extract, cloves and even lemons that offers similar and nearly equal antibiotic capacity in some cases. It would be great to start including this in your daily lifestyle as early as you can.

So next time, if you catch the flu or cold, try these natural remedies besides what you get after your doctor’s appointment. However please be cautious and do your research about the dosage and consult a physician when you get your symptoms persists as this is only an adjuvant and the only solution to your problems.



  1. This is such an informative post, thank you so much for sharing! I love garlic and put it in almost all of my food, it's so good for you! Another natural herb that works wonders for infection is Goldenseal! I have used it for a tooth infection as well as when I am sick and it works every time!

  2. This is a very useful post. Some of these I didn't know about. Thanks for sharing. I pinned it!

  3. I've heard many beneficial uses for Turmeric. Not a fan of the taste so will have to be creative in finding more pleasant ways to digest it.

  4. I would've never thought of onion extract! Good to know!

  5. Wow, I didn't know these were natural antibiotics. This is a great resource. Thanks for posting!

  6. This is a really good list. I love that coconut oil is so healthy for you, you can basically use that for anything lol. I've even made cake icing out of it.

  7. Your article could be a gold mine to us regular average people! The drug CEOs and other big shots of other related companies would hate for news like this to get out! Their million dollar profits would shrink!! For years, I have generously put oregano and garlic salt on my pizza �� and other Italian foods. I swear it has helped my immune system all these years! My husband used to say that I was eating garlic to keep him away! He said he swore that it was oozing out of my pores!! I haven’t had as much of these spices in the last two years since all my teeth were removed. Lemon �� by itself or something with honey �� is also useful. I never heard of a couple of the items on the list, but I am glad that I have now! I have heard about Turmeric for years, but I didn’t know it helped with Fibromyalgia. I have to inform my friend about this!
    I shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest hoping others can benefit from this article!! Knowledge is power! Thank you for sharing!


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