Antibiotics are by far the greatest pharmaceutical achievement. They have saved millions of lives. But due to excessive and often incorrect intake, beneficial intestinal bacteria are destroyed. The body loses its ability to independently suppress pathogenic microbes. Meanwhile, nature gave us plants that are endowed with the properties of synthesized antibiotics, but are devoid of their harmful side effects.
Natural antibiotics are, of course, weaker than pharmaceutical drugs. They cannot cure pneumonia, appendicitis, or tuberculosis. In case of acute infections, pharmaceutical drugs are indispensable. But for their prevention, for suppressing pathogenic flora in the body, for strengthening its defenses, such plants and fruits are very effective.
Perhaps the most powerful natural antibiotic is garlic. Its phytoncides perfectly destroy bacteria, viruses and parasitic organisms. By cleansing the intestines of rotting flora, garlic improves digestion. Along the way, it inhibits the growth of tumors, lowers blood pressure.
Onions act similarly to garlic, but have a milder antibacterial effect. It not so much destroys pathogens as prevents their reproduction. Onions are especially effective against pathogens of dysentery, diphtheria and even tuberculosis, as well as against staphylococci and streptococci, putrefactive bacteria, Trichomonas.
Horseradish, along with garlic and onions, is one of the three natural antibiotics, which in their effectiveness are close to the effectiveness of synthetic drugs. It contains the substance benzyl isothiocyanate - a poison for bacteria that cause inflammation in the respiratory system, kidneys, and bladder.
The most powerful antiseptic and an excellent remedy for healing wounds and ulcers is black radish. Its juice mixed with honey, taken internally, in addition to the antibacterial effect, has an anti-cold, antitussive and expectorant effect.
White cabbage also has antimicrobial properties. It is capable of destroying many types of pathogenic bacteria. Moreover, the antibiotic effect of cabbage is significantly enhanced after its fermentation during fermentation.
Honey has long been used in the fight against various infections. After all, this unique in its composition plant pollen concentrate is also a natural antibiotic. Protein defensin-1 in its composition, suppressing bacteria, viruses, fungi, significantly strengthens the body's defense against diseases. Bee products have the same remarkable properties: propolis, bee bread, royal jelly.
Since ancient times, infections have been treated with pomegranate. Its grains, peel, bark, and roots also have antibiotic properties. If you periodically eat pomegranate fruits, you can reliably protect yourself from bacteria and viruses - the causative agents of salmonellosis, dysentery, dysbiosis, appendicitis, and other diseases of the stomach and intestines.
Unfortunately, few people in Russia use the antibiotic effect of cinnamon. And in vain, because this fragrant spice in India, where it comes from, is called "deadly" for bacteria. Even for the formidable E. coli, a provocateur of many diseases. In addition, cinnamon is also a "bouquet" of antioxidants that strengthen the immune system.
There are a lot of plants with antibacterial and antiviral properties. Chamomile, sage, thyme, calendula, astragalus, aloe, thyme, larch, cedar, fir … And, of course, we must pay tribute to the berries of raspberry, sea buckthorn, black currant, viburnum, cranberry, lingonberry. These are all wonderful natural antibiotics too.