It is almost instinctual for us to head to the doctor’s office to get a prescription when faced with an infection or other illness. However, the antibiotics often prescribed usually wind up doing much more harm than good, killing off healthy bacteria and the bad microbes.

While antibiotics do have their place in medicine, we need to think about reaching out for a natural solution which are accessible.

According to Dr Andrew Weil,”Whenever the immune system successfully deals with an infection,it emerges from the experience stronger and better able to confront similar threats in the future.Our immune system develops in combat.If at the first  sign of infection,you always jump in with antibiotics,you do not give the immune system a chance to grow stronger”

Below are 10 natural antibiotics that you can use.


Eating a few cloves of garlic each day can effectively fight off all sorts of bacteria, viruses and infections. Studies has shown  that garlic can assist in areas as severe as severe symptoms of infections,diabetes and high blood pressure. 

It is also a great help in relieving the effects of colds, cases of flu and toothaches. It does not hurt that organic garlic is also quite affordable!

Cooking it for a meal is not good enough, to maximize its full antibiotic properties, you’ll need to crush the garlic and eat it raw. A great way to try this is in a salad, soup or even drink.

Onions are closely similar to garlic and have similar health benefits, it helps in reducing pain and inflammation as well as illnesses like colds and touches of the flu. Similar to garlic, one can get the best results by eating onions raw. Cooking onions releases many of their healthiest nutrients, robbing your body of their help.


Grapefruit seed extract is universally and conventionally used as an anti-microbial compound. It has shown great effect in preventing the growth of various fungi and bacteria, even being recommended for use in bathroom cleaning. 

You’ll need to dilute the extract when using it.

Horseradish gives body energy; It is very potent and effective! Horseradish helps the body defend itself against potential illnesses. It also promotes healthy blood circulation and has antibiotic properties when broken down in the stomach.

Horseradish can treat everything from urinary tract infections to kidney stones and bronchitis.

It can be consumed  raw (blended or juiced) or diced up with a light amount of vinegar for best effects.

Vitamin C can be found in a wide variety of fruits including oranges and pineapples. It is known for its ability to strengthen the immune system —that is why orange juice is so relieving when you’ve got a cold. Vitamin C works wonders in areas of skin repair and prenatal health. 

Getting your hands on a 100% natural organic orange juice is one way to consume vitamin c — also consider eating an orange or two a few days each week.

Manuka honey is made by bees in New Zealand and, like other types of honey contains peroxide that gives it its antibiotic properties. This property is present in many other kinds of honey, its just that New Zealand has marketed their honey better than anyone else.

It also contains several other antibiotic components that are not found in other types of honey such as methylglyoxal. 


Cinnamon can help lower blood sugar in folks dealing with adult onset diabetes tendencies. It also contains antibiotic properties and can help treat yeast infections.

There are many ways to consume cinnamon. One of the best way is to simmer Sri Lankan cinnamon bark in a pot of water and pour the contents into a mug. You can then refrigerate the drink and consume it over several days. Quite refreshing!


Apple cider vinegar contains malic acid, known to possess anti-biotic properties. It can assist greatly in preventing and relieving a sore throat helping to kill the germs that cause the condition. 


It is incredibly common for ginger to be used in the treatment of flu and colds. It is also great for treating an upset stomach and for nausea as well as treating muscle and joint pain.

There is a reason to avoid consuming ginger in very large amounts if you are expecting to be pregnant, however; some experts fear it may lead to miscarriage.  

When placed on the skin, eucalyptus has many antiseptic properties. It has also commonly been used in teas and inhaled to fight coughs, and it is great for killing fungus. 

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