In the past people were being treated by the products from nature and in most cases they have been proven to be very efficient in the treatment of various ailments. Mother Nature offers a wide range of plants which reveal many health benefits and all we need to do is to use its numerous produce.
We have been overusing the antibiotics for decades, namely even for a slightest infection the first thing is reaching for the use of the first available antibiotic. As a result of that a campaign was introduced in 2002 with the slogan “antibiotics are not automatic”.
“Antibiotics are not automatic”
World Health Organization (WHO) maintains that France is one of the largest antibiotic consuming countries in Europe. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), this campaign contributed to the agreement with the Health Insurance and the French government to lower the prescriptions by 25% over a period of 5 years.
The objectives of this campaign were to make people aware that they should not immediately reach for the use of antibiotics when the first health issue appears. WHO states that the excessive use of antibiotics can lead to antimicrobial resistance thus resulting in serious risks starting from mild infections and leading to life-threatening pneumonia.
After 16 years of the first slogan, another one was released by the government officials:
“Antibiotics, they are precious, let’s use them better”
This campaign was launched in November 2018 in the week when the whole world warned about the overuse of antibiotics. Namely, the figures of the use of antibiotics are very alarming and they were released in November 2018 by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): “Super-bacterial infections could kill an estimated 2.4 million people in Europe, North America and Australia over the next 30 years if efforts to reduce antimicrobial resistance are not duplicated”.
Therefore, we need to turn to the use of natural remedies which can act as efficient antibiotics without causing any adverse effects.
- Garlic and onion
Both foods reveal potent antibacterial and antifungal features and because of that they are very efficient natural antibiotics. As per a performed study on natural antibiotics, a group of bacteria, fungi and other small parasites can be destroyed in less than 5 minutes after they have been exposed to garlic and onion.
- Apple cider vinegar
This vinegar reveals powerful anti-inflammatory properties due to its acetic acid content. Therefore, it can easily fight off bacterial biofilms and thus turn into an effective natural remedy against ear infections.
- Clove oil
This oil demonstrates antibacterial properties due to its content of lipids, eugenol, and oleic acids. As per a performed study, it can treat staphylococcal and urinary tract infections.
- Oregano oil
The use of this oil can impede further development of bacteria in skin infections. This potency lies in the powerful bactericidal properties that this oil reveals.
- Coconut oil
Coconut oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and can be as effective as a bactericidal antiseptic (chlorhexidine). This was proven by a scientific study which revealed that the coconut oil produced the same results as an antiseptic and because of that can kill the bacterium just like the pharmaceutical antiseptic.
- Ginger root
This spice shows strong anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that can treat many health conditions like degenerative diseases, nausea, vomiting, and cardiovascular disease.
Goldenseal is a plant with powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial features that has proven to be very efficient in treating different types of infections. Likewise, it reveals antifungal properties due to its alkaloid content like berberine.
This bee-product reveals anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties which have been scientifically proven. This product has been used since ancient times in the treatment of wounds.
Echinacea contains antibacterial properties that can boost the immunity, treat wounds, and some symptoms of respiratory infections.
According to a performed study on the antibacterial activity of thyme it has been revealed that its extracted oil shows potent activity against antibiotic-resistant bacteria from patients with caries and genitourinary diseases.
- Grapefruit seed extracts
According to a conducted study the grapefruit seed extract which is commonly diluted with another component can demonstrate antibacterial properties on over 800 strains of bacteria, 100 types of fungi and on many multicellular parasites.