There are a number of herbs, foods and natural ingredients that have powerful antibiotic features that can help to inhibit the growth of viruses and bacteria, destroy germs and support immune response.
It’s good to grow in our knowledge of simple foods, plants, flowers, and herbs that can be used to protect us against illness as well as cure us from infections and disease.
A growing number of people are beginning to realize that much of the healing wisdom we seek will never be found in science and/or technology but within the ancient healing traditions of nature itself.
To access this awareness, we find ourselves turning to the old methods in an effort to relearn ways of healing that have been carefully passed down through hundreds of generations.
Ancient Peoples knew that healthy living, healing, and sound medicine cannot – nor should they ever – be gauged by how effectively people can exploit the medicinal properties of natural resources. But rather, they recognized human health for what it truly is…an integral part of living in harmony with the Earth.
Many common ailments that plague humanity, such as…
- a cold
- the flu
- sinus/upper respiratory problems
- sore throats
- simple urinary tract infections
- superficial wounds
Many times, these ailments can be safely and effectively treated with lifestyle changes and natural medicines.
The Right Lifestyle Changes
Harnessing the healing power your body possesses requires taking good care of yourself.
It is important to remember that in most cases, bacteria can take over only when its host and the environment it is in allows.
Keep your immune system strong and build its ability to fight infection by:
- creating a bedtime routine that fits your schedule so as to include at least 8 hours of quality sleep
- exercising regularly
- eating a traditional whole foods diet
- avoiding processed sugars
- consuming naturally fermented and cultured foods, increasing probiotic intake
- participating in stress reduction exercises — i.e. stop when your body says stop, rest, pray, meditate, do yoga, etc.
- spending time outdoors, breathing in deeply
- maintaining healthy relationships
- allowing your creativity room to grow
- finding that thing that makes you come alive and doing that!
Not to mention, when employed, they work synergistically to unlock the deepest powers of natural food and herb cures.
*Unless otherwise noted, descriptions for these substances have been quoted from Philip Fritchey’s book Practical Herbalism: Ordinary Plants with Extraordinary Powers
Philip Fritchey defines the class of antibiotic substances as…
…agents that destroy or inhibit the growth of viruses and bacteria. Some of these herbs destroy germs by their direct action. Others promot and support the body’s own immune responses. [And] They are sometimes called Antizymotics.
And they are as follows: