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Antibiotics and Antiviral Herbs

  • Apple cider vinegar – offers various benefits, such as soothing an upset stomach and sore throat, fighting diabetes, itching, as well as brightening the skin and providing healthier hair.
  • Astragalus – effective for boosting the immune system, it is also used for treating more serious conditions such as heart disease.
  • Blackberry – a blood purifier and the flu’s no #1 enemy. It works on bleeding gums when chewed, however, it shouldn’t be taken regularly or on an empty stomach as it may lead to constipation and gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Calendula or Marigold – both are effective against skin disease. They can be prepared in a number of ways including tincture, infusions, ointments and lotions.
  • Chamomile – has anti-inflammatory properties, treats nerve pain and rheumatism. It should not be infused for more than 5 minutes to avoid irritability and nausea.
  • Cinnamon – has anti-bacterial properties and treat colds, alleviates abdominal pain as well as stomach cramps. To avoid vomiting and nausea, it should be used sparingly.
  • Clove – purifies the blood, since it induces sweating, cures any type of cold as well. It also has anesthetic properties and can be used to relieve toothache.
  • Echinacea – boosts the immune system, treats sore throat and common cold, fights typhoid fever, purifies the blood and speeds up the process of healing. It works well when taken as a tincture over an extensive period of time.
  • Elder – a gentle laxative, improves the immune system, reduces coughing and asthma. Elderberries should never be eaten fresh.
  • Garlic – an excellent antibiotic with antiviral and anti-bacterial functions that effectively fights throat, nose and chest infections. It also kills intestinal parasites. Garlic is known to lower blood sugar levels, blood pressure and cholesterol. It should be avoided by people with low blood pressure, stomach ulcers and gastritis. It can be infused in oil, added to your diet or used as a tincture or capsule. Do not heat beyond 130 degrees if cooking because it will reduce its potency.
  • Ginger – a great antiviral remedy, helps to treat various kinds of infections, like cough, cold and strep throat. Ginger herb is easy to use and can be adopted for a range of remedies.
  • Honey – a delicious sweetener that soothes the throat, contains 3 powerful vitamins: A, C, and E. It has antiseptic, antibacterial, and antiviral properties.
  • Lemon and orange citrus fruits – Lemon and orange citrus fruits all have antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic properties, and are very effective in fighting against the cold and infections.
  • Lemon balm – has antiviral properties and is a powerful antihistamine. It prevents the development of tumors and lowers blood pressure.
  • Licorice – an antibacterial and antiviral. It is generally used for gastric ulcers.
  • Linden – an old remedy against indigestion and insomnia, effective against sore throat and cold. Should not be used regularly.
  • Mallow – an excellent expectorant, treats chest disorders of any kind. Mallow should never be boiled as it tends to kill its healing properties. Instead, it should be covered with cold or lukewarm water and infused overnight.
  • Marjoram – a calming herb as well as a great liver tonic, it alleviates headache and also aids digestion. Additionally, it is a strong antioxidant with antiviral and antibacterial properties, and helps to treat respiratory difficulties.
  • Marshmallow – has antibacterial and antiviral properties, as well as inflammatory effects that alleviate a range of irritations, such as urinary disorders. To aid in its healing, it must also be infused in lukewarm or cold water.
  • Mullein – an effective expectorant and an antispasmodic agent that can dissolve phlegm. It provides relief from earaches when its flowers are infused in olive oil for 3 weeks.
  • Nettle – an excellent blood purifier, it also fights anemia, asthma, arthritis and scurvy. It can be used as a conditioner for very greasy hair.
  • Oregano oil – a serious antiviral, it can be taken internally or externally on affected skin.
  • Oregon grape – this herb can be used to address viral infections, to prevent them from developing into life-threatening bacterial infections. It has an anti-inflammatory property that is good for treating lung and respiratory infections. Skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis can also be treated. It also helps in maintaining a healthy liver function.
  • Prickly ash bark – a very powerful antiviral. It is good for depression, chronic infections, and digestive ailments that come with long-term viruses. 1 to 3 drops of tincture twice a day is the ideal treatment. It shouldn’t be used by breastfeeding mothers.
  • Sage – has powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic properties. It alleviates sore throat and deals with any kind of pain related to menstruation. It should not be taken regularly as it can lead to muscle constriction.
  • St. John’s Wort – is a great immune system booster and a virus fighter.
  • Thyme – has antiseptic, antispasmodic, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. It kills intestinal parasites and treats respiratory problems.