It’s ever so easy to head to the chemist and pick up some pills or syrup for the most minor of ailments, but did you know that overindulgence in antibiotics can result in bad bacteria becoming resistant to them? This alarming information has made many take a look back at the all-natural treatments our grandma used to swear by for various ailments. Even most pharmacists now carry alternative treatments.
If you want to keep your body free of harmful bacteria, try drinking a glass of warm water containing a spoonful of apple cider vinegar and a spoonful of honey.
Honey is very effective if you’ve managed to cut, burn or injure yourself somehow, you can try cleaning the resulting wound with honey. We also put honey on the wound and seal with a Band-Aid.
Garlic is rich in allicin, a compound that helps fight infections such as the common cold. What’s more, it helps to protect your body from other harmful microbial bodies, such as bacteria, yeast or parasites. All you need to do to benefit from garlic’s antibiotic properties is just ensure that you include it as a regular food in your diet. Note: Some are allergic to garlic which may indicate a need to detox.
Turmeric is very commonly used in Asian cuisine; however, the spice also happens to be an excellent natural antiseptic.
Try mixing turmeric with honey to make an easily-applicable paste. If you want to give your immune system a boost and increase its ability to fight infection, you can try mixing turmeric with warm milk to stimulate it.
The humble cabbage doesn’t get the recognition it deserves as an antibacterial source. For starters, it’s rich in sulfur, which is essential for treating infections and is even believed to be anticarcinogenic. Cabbage is also rich in vitamin C, which makes it highly effective at preventing everyday infections, including the common cold. Try including cabbage into your everyday diet as a salad, or try using it when making fermented foods.
To be continued…