Natural Antibiotic Alternative #6 – Coconut Oil
We use coconut oil as lotion. It heals dry and broken skin and gets rid of harmful bacteria in the process. Coconut oil (and coconut milk) is a common ingredient in homemade toothpaste, lotion, shampoo, and other beauty-related products.
“The antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties of the medium chain fatty acids/triglyucerides (MTCs) found in coconut oil have been known to researchers since the 1960s.
Research has shown that microorganisms that are activated include bacteria, yeast, fungi, and enveloped viruses.” #1
Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which can form into monolaurin in your body. Monolaurin helps attack some of the nastiest forms of bacteria.
Oil-pulling is becoming a common practice, and for good reason. Chew up a tablespoon of coconut oil and swish in your mouth like mouthwash for a while to remove bacteria, clean and whiten your teeth, prevent gum disease, and repair cavities. See Gold Nugget S5#30
Natural Antibiotic Alternative #7 – Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a well-known acne treatment.
“Tea tree oil possesses significant antiseptic properties and is regarded by many as an ideal skin disinfectant” #2
But did you know it’s also good for healing:
• skin infections,
• relieving itchiness from rashes,
• soothing sun burns,
• treating warts,
• healing insect bites,
• treating psoriasis, and much more.
Plus, Tea Tree oil is also good for clearing vaginal infections (vaginitis) and can help treat chronic candidiasis Be careful, though, using tea tree oil around house cats. Cats’ livers cannot process tea tree oil and if it comes into contact with their skin, it can have dangerous—even fatal—side effects.
Ref: Compiled by Marjory Wildcraft who is an Expedition Leader and Bioneer Blogger with The [Grow] Network