Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil

While many natural antibiotics are safe for human consumption, tea tree oil should only be used externally. Tea tree oil shines as a remedy for skin conditions; specifically, it kills the bacteria that cause acne, and it performs similarly to prescription drugs as a treatment for athlete’s foot. The main strength of tea tree oil over more conventional treatment methods is the lower incidence and decreased the severity of side effects when taken in small doses; in larger doses, some skin irritation has been reported. For best results, use a high concentration, but do so sparingly over long periods.

Lemon Juice

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is an excellent source of Vitamin C, which makes it a great immune system booster. It also functions as an antibiotic with its antimicrobial properties. It is best used externally in this manner. Specifically, lemon oils can be used as an insect repellant, and they can limit the growth of bacteria and other nasty microbes, reducing the risk of contamination or infection. Citric acid, the main component of lemon’s antibiotic power, is relatively mild, but when used in excess or sensitive areas, it can cause pain or discomfort. Be very careful not to get it in your eyes.

Thymol

Thymol

A common seasoning in your pantry may be quite useful as an antibacterial. Thymol is the primary antibacterial component of thyme and thyme oil extract, but it is naturally occurring in other plants as well. It has often been used in conjunction with other chemicals to serve as an effective treatment for certain infections, such as ringworm or tinea. Thymol has also been found to be safe for the environment and therefore can be used as a natural pesticide because of how quickly it dissolves. Thyme oil is best used topically to prevent or remedy an infection.

Raw Honey

Raw Honey
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Honey is a fantastic food for many reasons. It’s not just a natural sweetener; it also functions as an antibiotic. Believe it or not, honey contains hydrogen peroxide; this is due to the chemical processes of bees when they create it, and more importantly, the source of honey’s power as an antibiotic. This makes it a useful topical application for wounds to prevent infection. Honey is used to soothe sore throats and help with coughing, both of which typically come with colds. Make sure to use unpasteurized and organic honey. Otherwise, you may lose some benefit.

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