Since the mid 19th century, i.e. when antibiotics were first introduced, they have saved a lot of lives by destroying bacteria or inhibiting their growth. However, the problem is that throughout the years, microorganisms, or ‘super bugs’ have developed a resistance to antibiotics and their effect.
Even though the methods for destruction of bacteria develop in our bodies, the survival methods of bacteria have become stronger. Antibiotic resistance may be caused by some of these three factors:
- Very often, antibiotics are prescribed for viral infection even though they have no effect onto them
- Antibiotics are commonly prescribed to destroy a large spectrum of different bacteria, not for killing the bacteria responsible for the disease
- Improper use of antibiotics
Unfortunately, these factors contribute to bacteria acquiring an antibiotic resistance, a result of mutation in their genes. Since bacteria exchange genetic material easily, one species adopting a resistance to antibiotics may easily spread to other species.
In order to avoid antibiotic resistance, you can opt for natural and safer remedies to cure milder infections. But, in order to do this in the right way, it’s crucial to know the types of antibiotics and their effects.
Antibiotics can fight off fungi, parasites, bacteria, but not viruses. It’s also important to mention that natural antibiotics are divided into antifungals and antibacterials and each has specific functions. So, you should consult your physician about the right type of antibiotic for your condition.
They are very effective against wound and ear infections, strep throat, H. pylori, E. coli, and Salmonella. The best natural antibacterials are garlic, onion, and ginger extract, honey, oregano essential oil, turmeric, ACV, horseradish root, and Habanero peppers.
They’re good against rashes, yeast infections, Athlete’s foot, and Candida overgrowth. Natural antifungals are ginger, honey, and Echinacea root extract, ACV, and turmeric.
For prevention, consume the ingredients on a daily basis.