Since the introduction of antibiotics in the mid-nineteenth century, they have saved many lives by killing or inhibiting the growth of bacteria. However, the problem depends on the fact that over the years the microorganisms, now called ‘superbugs’ have become proof to antibiotics.
Today we need to take different and unique measures to face the problem of antibiotic resistance. Although methods were developed to eliminate bacteria in our bodies, their methods of survival have increased much more. There are 3 factors that led to the development of this resistance to antibiotics. They are the following:
- Antibiotics are sometimes prescribed for viral infections, against which they do not affect.
- Antibiotics are often prescribed to kill a broad spectrum of various bacteria and not kill more specifically the bacteria responsible for the disease.
Incorrect use of antibiotics
- Specifically, this has caused certain bacteria to acquire resistance to antibiotics, which is the result of mutations in some of their genes. Because bacteria readily exchange their genetic material, the resistance to antibiotics adopted by one species can easily spread to other bacterial species.
THE NEW WAVE OF NATURAL TREATMENTS
Having said all this, people now opt for natural and safer antibiotics to fight milder infections. However, to do this in the right way, it is essential to be familiar with the types of antibiotics and their effects.
CHOOSE A NATURAL ANTIBIOTICS
Antibiotics can fight bacteria, fungi and certain parasites, but not viruses. Therefore, do not try to use natural antibiotics to fight viruses, because they simply will not work. Natural antibiotics are divided into antibacterial and antifungal, which have quite specific functions.
So it is duly advised to consult a doctor about the type of natural antibiotic suitable for your condition. Never ignore professional medical advice because of the information provided here.
Antibacterials work against wound infections, ear infections, streptococcal pharyngitis, H. pylori, E. Coli or Salmonella.
Some of the most potent natural antibacterials include:
- Garlic extract
- Onion extract
- Ginger extract
- Raw honey
- Oregano essential oil
- Horseradish Root
- Habanero peppers
Natural antifungals work against skin rashes, fungal infections, athlete’s foot and overgrowth of Candida albicans.
- Ginger extract
- Echinacea root extract
- Raw honey extract
When it comes to treating/diagnosing a specific condition, these compounds are typically found in the form of tincture or supplement. Be sure to consult your doctor to obtain the proper dose. For preventive purposes, consume all these complete foods on a regular basis.