Natural Antibiotics to Fight Infections

All prescription antibiotics carry numerous risks and have many side effects. They destroy our intestinal flora, as well as lead to antibiotic resistance over time. However, nature provides us with plenty of efficient remedies that can help our body heal safely and quickly, without any undesirable effects. Check below and find out some of the most amazing natural antibiotics to fight infections and boost your immune system.

Garlic is a Natural Infection Fighter

Garlic is one of the most powerful natural antibiotics to fight infections. Ancient Sanskrit records show that it has been used in India almost 5000 years ago as a medicinal remedy, and later on it has also been used by Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Chinese to treat different diseases.

Garlic has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal properties, extremely useful in killing harmful microorganisms and supporting our body’s natural defenses. It is excellent in combating many types of infections, caused by bacteria, yeast and viruses, as well as in fighting different respiratory diseases. It also stimulates the lymphatic system, helping it eliminate waste matter, toxins and pathogens, responsible for various infections.

Antibiotic effects of garlic are attributed to its active compound, allicin, which has properties similar to penicillin and is also responsible for garlic’s particular odor. To avail the medicinal benefits of allicin, garlic must be eaten raw and immediately after it has been crushed. Allacin oxidizes and fades away very quickly, while cooked garlic loses many of its healing powers.

Garlic also contains 27 other active ingredients, as well as 35 more compounds that all work together to fight infections.

How to Use Garlic

Normal dosage of garlic can be consumed every day to help prevent infections and diseases, while greater amounts may be required during illness.

It can be crushed and added to vegetable oil to be used in a form of antibiotic drops for ear infections, or taken in a form of a capsule, available in drugstores. It is also good when held under the tongue or consumed as a juice.

Tea Tree Oil Kills Bacteria, Fungus and Viruses

Tea Tree Oil (also called Melaleuca alternifolia) is a natural antibacterial and anti-micotic agent that has been used by Aboriginal people in Australia for thousands of years to heal many infections.

Tea tree oil contains compounds known as terpenoids, which kill bacteria, fungus and viruses and exert potent anti-inflammatory effects on the body.

This exceptional natural antibiotic has proved to be very effective in treating different bacterial conditions, such as acne, throat infections, fungal and yeast overgrowth, herpes viral infection, and many others. It also fights off many bacteria and harmful microorganisms which are resistant to certain antibiotics.

It is known to efficiently fight dental and mouth infections, such as gingivitis, mouth ulcers, oral candidiasis and bad breath and to prevent many other oral diseases. Thanks to its powerful anti-micotic properties, tea tree oil can also be used as an effective remedy for vaginal yeast infections, often caused by Candida albicans.

How to Use Tea Tree Oil

Pour a few drops of tee tree oil on a tooth brush when you brush your teeth, or dilute it in water and use it as a mouth wash. It will help treat dental and oral infections and alleviate gingivitis.

A very small amount of tea tree oil poured onto a cotton pad may be used as a topical treatment for acne or to cure wound infections and cold sores.

When applied on a tampon, it is a great remedy for vaginal yeast infections.


Use tea tree oil in the medically recommended dosages; otherwise it may have undesirable side effects, just like many other plants and medicines.



Goldenseal has numerous health benefits and powerful antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains a substance known as barberine which kills many types of microorganisms and acts as a very efficient broad spectrum antibiotic, effective against bacteria, protozoa, fungi and streptococci.

Goldenseal is a strong anti-diarrheal agent and it also stimulates the digestive system. It treats many viruses and chronic infections such as colds, flu, cold sores, ear infections, tonsillitis, sinusitis, respiratory problems, urinary infections, and many others.

Goldenseal also helps reduce fever and alleviates nasal congestion. It provides relief to irritated and inflamed mucus membranes and therefore has a soothing effect on the nose, throat, ears and eyes. It heals herpes, mouth and gum sores and fever blisters.

It is often combined with echinacea to enhance the immune system and improve body’s natural defenses.

How to Use Goldenseal

Golden Seal can be found in capsule, tincture, powder and tea form. The recommended daily dosage varies from 250 to 500 mg three times a day, and it shouldn’t be used for more than 15 days.

Goldenseal is most efficient in fighting infections when taken in tincture form, while its powder is very useful in gargles and mouthwashes.

It can also be diluted in olive oil to treat ear infections or prepared as an infusion to cure pink eyes.


Goldenseal is a natural source of insulin and is not recommended for people who suffer from hypoglycemia.

In conclusion, why intoxicate our bodies and ruin our health with over the counter medications, even when it is not extremely necessary? Mother Nature offers numerous natural antibiotics to fight infections and protect ourselves against many diseases – we should really give them a chance! Tell us about your favorite medicinal herbs and help us make this post more complete. Write in the comments below!

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Jessica is a translator who has lived for many years in Asia and South America. She now lives and works in Europe, while preparing her new journeys. She enjoys traveling, meeting new people, exploring different cultures and foods, and being in love.


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