6 Natural Antibiotics That Were Used by Our Ancestors Instead of Pills

Today, there are bacteria that are resistant to antibiotic and develop faster than scientists’ ability to find medicine against them. Antibiotics that are sold in the pharmacies developed in the 40’s. But what did people use before that period?

The answer to that is natural medicine: food or herbs helped people fight viruses and diseases, like the following:

Cup of tea with honey and turmeric for detox drink
Cup of tea with honey and turmeric for detox drink

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1. Garlic

This incredible vegetable has powerful healing properties. Garlic is excellent in fighting against flu because it kills the bacteria before having negative effects on the body. Allicin, a component in garlic, fights bacteria, parasites and other micro organisms. It can’t do harm to our health in any way.

2. Honey

Romans used to cure wounds and fight infections on the battlefield. It is still one of the best natural antibiotics worldwide, mainly because of its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic powers.
Honey enzymes release hydrogen peroxide. It supports the organism in the fight against infections and blocks them. Honey eliminates toxins from blood and helps the proper function of the liver. Moreover, it is beneficial for the digestive tract.

3. Turmeric

Turmeric has beautiful color and taste, but also it has excellent positive effects on our health. It is great for killing bacteria. The best option is to mix turmeric with honey and apply it on infected places.

4. Grapefruit seed extract

As we have already mentioned in another article, this extract kills more than 800 types of viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. It contains many antioxidants, strengthens the immune system, alkalizes the organism and helps digestion.

5. Cabbage

Cabbage has a positive effect in fight against cancer because of its sulfur compounds. Also, cabbage is rich in vitamin C. Because of its antibacterial characteristics, cabbage juice, which you can sweeten with honey, is an excellent way to improve digestion, fight diseases and keep your ideal weight.

6. Coconut oil

Coconut oil’s benefits are never-ending. It has antioxidants that are hardly ever found in nature, but also it has antifungal and antimicrobial characteristics.
Boost your immunity with this oil, keep an ideal cholesterol and sugar level in the blood and strengthen brain activity.
Boost your energy with only one tablespoon of this oil in your coffee.

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