Natural Antibiotic Alternative #12 – Grapefruit Seed Extract
Grapefruit seed extract is a powerful antibiotic: “In one study, drops of concentrated grapefruit-seed extract were tested for antibacterial properties against a number of gram-positive and gram-negative organisms. The researchers concluded that GSE was comparable to ‘proven topical antibacterials and its comparative effectiveness against a wide range of bacterial biotypes is significant.’”
Grapefruit seed extract (GSE) is your natural remedy to treat a nasty wart. It also treats acne, canker sores, cuts and scrapes, diarrhoea, ear infections, and fungal skin infections.
Grapefruit seed extract can also help combat fatigue.
Natural Antibiotic Alternative #13 – Oregano Oil
Oregano oil has been shown effective in treating tonsillitis and other bacterial infections. It is referred to as “the ultimate natural antibiotic.”
In essential oil form, oregano oil is particularly effective: “Essential oil components are fundamentally different from antibiotics. Their nonselective activity makes it practically impossible for microorganisms to develop resistance. Microorganisms may be able to resist the attack on one of their targets, but this leases all the other targets of the essential oil still vulnerable”
Oregano oil contains carvacrol and thymol, which both “have powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties” Hundreds of studies have proven carvacrol able to treat bacterial infections, fungal infections, parasites, viruses, inflammation, candida, allergies, and tumors.
It has also been shown to kill E. Coli bacteria, cancer cells, and five other types of harmful bacteria.
You can use oregano oil to treat foot or nail fungus, parasites and infections, and sinus infections. Be careful about applying oregano oil directly to your skin as it may cause irritation
Ref: The Healthy Home Economist; The Herbal Drugstore;
The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils; Dr. Axe