By Tonny Wandella
Antibiotics are the most often used medications for killing or inhibiting bacterial growth. When your immune system fails to kill disease-causing microorganisms, popular medicine comes to your aid.
Most people misuse antibiotics due to a lack of knowledge. It is an antibacterial medication, although it is frequently used to treat viral illnesses such as cough and cold. Antibiotic overuse not only causes a variety of negative effects but may also render microorganisms resistant to the treatment. Most antibiotics are derived from natural sources, which not everyone is aware of. Here are some natural antibiotics that you may use instead of over-the-counter medications.
One of the earliest known antibiotics is the lovely golden liquid. It was even employed as a natural antibacterial and skin protectant in ancient Egypt. Honey can aid in the treatment of severe wounds, burns, ulcers, bedsores, and skin transplants. According to a 2011 research, honey can suppress around 60 different types of bacteria. Honey has antimicrobial effects due to the presence of hydrogen peroxide.
Ginger is well known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. The popular culinary herb includes gingerol, terpenoids, shogaol, zerumbone, and zingerone, as well as flavonoids having antibacterial characteristics. Numerous studies indicate that ginger can combat a wide range of bacteria types.
Thyme essential oil
Thyme essential oil is used to treat respiratory disorders, inflammation, and stomach problems. Apart from that, thyme oil has antimicrobial qualities. However, thyme oil may only be used externally. It is not suggested to consume it like any other essential oil. Dilute it with a carrier oil before applying it to the skin. When applied directly to the skin, it might cause inflammation and discomfort.