Many people look for alternatives to antibiotics to fight bacterial infections. Here we list some home remedies and foods that work as natural antibiotics.
These are a rich source of therapeutic sulfur compounds called cysteine sulphoxides besides containing flavonoids that have amazing antibiotic effects.
How to use it
You can have this raw. Be sure to cut it and leave it for some time. This will increase its phytonutrient content. You can also add it to stews and soups or just sauté some. To make it more potent, add some garlic to it.
This contains allicin, which can effectively fight against several many strains of bacteria. But have this in moderation. People with bleeding disorders must consult their doctor before having this and it is not meant for children. That being said, garlic can kill pathogens responsible for common as well as rare infections. It has potent anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties and is best consumed raw.
How to have it
Just chop a garlic clove into small pieces or crush and let it sit for some time. This will release enzymes that get converted to allicin. Eat it after some time. You may wash it down with a glass of water if the taste is not to your liking. Start with one clove and gradually increase it to 3.
Manuka Honey :
All honey are good for fighting pathogens. But Manuka honey is more potent that other varieties. This honey is native to New Zealand. It has amazing antibiotic, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties and is used even in the treatment of MRSA. But it must not be given to infants. It can even inhibit multiple drug-resistant pathogens.
How to have it
Just have two tablespoons of Manuka honey every day. Avoid heating it because doing so may destroy its therapeutic value. Be sure to buy this from a genuine source to get the pure form of this honey.