Antibiotics were the biggest breakthrough in the last century and helped in saving many lives and treated many untreatable diseases. They are composed of chemical substances and thus treat the bacterial infections by killing the present bacteria or preventing its growth. Due to its efficacy the use of antibiotics has been abused by the modern medicine prescribing them even for a minor infection.
Most people do not know that they are not effective in case of viral infections like the flu or colds. Their use will be useless, but the damage can be done by slowing down the immune system and causing transit issues. As a result of their regular use the body can develop over time bacteria that are resistant to antimicrobials. Hence, the use of antibiotics must be solely when the body really needs it and thus successfully fight off the infections as a result of bacteria.
For minor infections there are many effective natural remedies that can treat them and do not harm the immune system of the body. In this article we shall present you a natural solution that will preserve the proper function of your microbiota. It is based on powerful natural ingredients that reveal a wide spectrum of health properties like lemon, garlic, ginger, Cayenne pepper, honey and cinnamon.
The Benefits of the Used Ingredients
This citrus fruit is a great source of vitamin C, a valuable antioxidant that will boost the work of the immune system thus being able to battle against bacteria in the body. Its scientific confirmed properties can help in the fight against harmful germs thereby removing a large number of viruses and bacteria.
According to a conducted study lemon is high in phytochemicals that show an inhibitory effect on certain bacterial strains, preventing their further growth.
This plant reveals potent antibacterial properties that prevent the spread of pathogens in the body. Garlic has been proven to be very effective in the treatment of various diseases. It is strong enough to fight off infections caused by bacteria, fungi and viruses.
This root is known for its antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects. It can enhance the work of the immune system and alleviate intestinal or gastric disorders and as well as flu-like conditions.
This spice is high in minerals and vitamins and reveals strong antibacterial properties. It is very beneficial for the immune system, respiratory tract and blood system.
This ingredient has been used for ages thanks to its antibacterial properties. As per a released study by the scientific journal Faseb Journal, honey has in its content a protein known as “defensin” that can destroy the bacteria in the body. This natural bee-product is an effective antibacterial and thus treats numerous infections without any side effects.
This delicious spice can regulate the blood glucose levels and shows a powerful antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action. Its consumption will stimulate the function of the immune system thereby enhancing the body’s defenses.
A Recipe of a Powerful Natural Antibiotic
- 5 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 clove of garlic
- 2 tablespoons of ginger powder
- Half a tablespoon of ground Cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- Half a tablespoon of cinnamon
Start with crushing the garlic with a fork. The resulting puree keep it in a container. Then, mix the powdered ginger, Cayenne pepper, cinnamon and lemon juice along with honey and garlic. Mix till you obtain a smooth texture. Transfer the resulting mixture in a container and allow it to stand for three hours at ambient temperature. Make sure to keep the syrup in a glass container and keep it cool.
You should use it daily, 1 tablespoon in the morning. In case of a bacterial infection, you can take this syrup three times a day.
Although very beneficial, this remedy should not be used by certain groups of people.
People with gastric, biliary or renal disorders, anemia, porphyria (mainly congenital conditions), irritable bowel syndrome, and hemorrhoids should not use it.
It should be avoided prior and after a surgical procedure, and in the case of used medications for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or ulcer.