The following paragraphs briefly describe some well-known herbal remedies to both highlight and educate us on their benefits.
Medical antibiotics can be life saving in special circumstances, but should be used sparingly and only on the advice of a specialist or M.D.
For many years we have used a little-known remedy called “Propolis” as an effective antibiotic made by the bees. It is a substance the bees collect from the bark of the trees… especially poplars, horse chestnut, spruce, larch and other conifers (pine trees).
The bees coat the doorway of their hives with this substance and it stops any infection getting inside the hive. The bees also brush against it going in and out of the hive thus protecting their home.
Propolis has been hospital-tested over the years in Europe and it has been found to be effective against staphylococcus (throat-chest infections), salmonella (food poisoning) and E.coli (gastric infection).
External ulcers, such as leg ulcers, respond well to Propolis, as do internal ulcers in the mouth, oesophagus and stomach. Propolis is particularly great for treating and warding off influenza.
There are no harmful side effects, and best of all, Propolis does not kill off the “good” bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. It also boosts the immune system and helps to build up each person’s resistance to infections (note: in very rare cases it has caused mild allergic reactions).
Garlic is another well-known natural antibiotic that is particularly effective for fighting colds, coughs and flu. It has a natural antibiotic in it known as anicillan and sulfur, long understood to be effective for bacterial infections.
Olive Leaf Extract
Another antibiotic alternative is olive leaf extract. Olive trees are among the world oldest and longest living plants. The olive tree is particularly resistant to insects and microbial attracts. The olive leaves in particular concentrate large amounts of oleanolic acid. They act as a natural barrier to microbial invasion. Extracts of olive leaves have been used medicinally for several hundred years as it lowers fevers and treat malarial infections.
More recently, olive leaf extract has been shown to be a potent remedy against viral diseases, yeast and fungal infections, bacterial, protozoan and parasite infections.
Colds, food poisoning, strep throat, warts, gastro, hepatitis, influenza, pneumonia and ringworm plus many more have all been successfully treated with olive leaf extract.
Echinacea is a herb well-publicised for its terrific immune-building properties and its ability to handle upper-respiratory infection – coughs and the rhino virus (common cold). It can shorten the duration of illness.
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Grapefruit Seed Extract is an excellent antibiotic, anti-fungal and anti-viral medicine. I discovered this medicine in America and was so impressed with its effectiveness that we started a company (Citricidal Australia) to import it into Australia. We have received many letters from people who have successfully used Grapefruit Seed Extract for various types of infections. Fungal nails, Candida yeast infections etc. especially those travelling to third world countries. People taking a small dose of “Traveler’s Friend” (product name) just don’t get diarrhea.
The Chinese herb Astragalus is used extensively as a natural antibiotic and immune booster. Fantastic for flu’s, viral and bacterial infections, we often use several of these together in our infection fighter.
This is an Ayurvedic medicine (Indian herbal medicine) which is also known to increase white cell count and assist your body to fight infections.
Golden Seal is an English/European herbal medicine fantastic for staph infections and for colds & flu’s and general inflammation. Golden seal is great for catarrhal conditions such as chronic sinus.
The effects of Medical antibiotics on the body
Medical antibiotics not only kill the “bad” or harmful bacteria but also destroy the “good” intestinal bacteria. This often causes deficiencies of vitamins B1 and B12 and can considerably lower a person’s resistance to infection.
The destruction of the good intestinal bacteria is one of the major causes of the fungal infection Candida and vaginal thrush, which plagues so many women these days.
So if medical antibiotics are needed ALWAYS take a strong probiotic (good bacteria) along with the prescribed medications. Take 1 hour away from such medications and at least 1 week after stopping the medical antibiotics.
We hope this information has been enlightening to you and alerts you to the fact we do have natural remedies for infections… remedies with all the benefits but without the harmful side effects.
We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have.