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Herbal Antibiotics

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Deborah Freudenmann BHSc

These days it’s hard to escape the realisation that when it comes to bacterial disease we are in trouble. You’ve likely heard the stories of people with simple cuts who get exposed to bacteria and thus end up with life-threatening infections.

It’s not uncommon these days to hear headlines such as:

“Hospital fights superbugs”
“We are preparing for super bugs”
“Eight deadly superbugs lurking in hospitals”
“New super bugs raising concerns worldwide”

The discovery of antibiotics was supposed to prevent infections and ultimately associated deaths. Unfortunately, millions of people infected with bacteria can’t actually be treated with antibiotics and thousands die from those very infections each year. The various bacteria strands behind these infections have mutated to become resistant to the dozens of antibiotics developed to fight against them.

Resistant organisms and pathogens

Antibiotics are a class of natural or chemical substances that kill or inhibit the growth of microorganisms. Since as early as the 1960s, only a few years after antibiotics became available, scientists found that bacteria had the extraordinary capacity to genetically mutate so they are resistant to antibiotics.

The overuse of antibiotics clearly drives the evolution of resistance. The more we use antibiotics the more chances the bacterium have of learning or mutating to be resistant. One of the most common forms of misuse is in the treatment of viral caused disease. Antibiotics treat bacterial infections but not viral infections. For example, an antibiotic is an appropriate treatment for strep throat, which is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes. But it’s not the right treatment for most sore throats, which are caused by viruses.

The resistant bacteria will continue to multiply/reproduce, even in the presence of therapeutic levels of an antibiotic. In some cases, antibiotic resistance has led to the rise of super bugs, which are no longer susceptible to any antibiotics. The rise of these super bugs is a severe risk to the human population.

Herbal antibiotics

Herbal antibiotics offer a safe and effective alternative to modern antibiotics. However, it is important to consult your physician or practitioner before you use herbal antibiotics as they have specific indications and some contradictions. Your physician / practitioner would be able to prescribe or discuss the most suitable herbal antibiotic to you based on your specific symptoms and infections.

Herbal antibiotics are often safer than modern antibiotics as they do not cause severe side effects or contribute to antibiotic resistance.

Systemic herbal antibiotics

Systemic herbal antibiotics such as cryptolepis and artemisia help to clear acute and chronic infections affecting the skin, lungs, digestive tract, urinary system, and liver. These herbal antibiotics can produce a widespread action and protect the healthy tissues against infectious organisms.

Artemisia can also improve blood flow to the affected tissues thus improving the supply of healing nutrients to the damaged tissues. Cryptolepis has been found to work by inhibiting the activities of certain proteins in the infectious organism. It could be effective in the management of a wide range of bacterial infections and even some viral infections including COVID-19.

Not to mention, garlic is another powerful systemic herb. It has a sulfur compound known as allicin, which also gives it its pungent odour. It effectively protects against pathogenic bacteria, viruses, parasites and antibiotic resistant microorganisms!

Localized herbal antibiotics

Localized herbs are used to manage specific infections. For example; berberine is often prescribed for the treatment of Giardia infection and urinary infections while juniper is specifically recommended for the management of gastrointestinal infections, urinary tract infections, and even parasitic infections.

Synergistic herbal antibiotics

Synergistic herbal antibiotics are natural remedies that are usually prescribed together.

For example; the combined use of liquorice and ginger has been found to help reduce the recovery period of patients with respiratory infections. Liquorice contains bioactive compounds that could attack and destroy infectious organisms while ginger works by boosting the natural infection-fighting potential of the immune cells and reducing inflammation.

The combined use of these herbs is also suitable for the management of colorectal cancer and autoimmune disorders. This suggests that some herbs tend to complement the therapeutic efficacy of each other and thus, improve the outcomes.

Immune support herbal antibiotics

Some herbal antibiotics like astragalus, eleuthero, and Rhodiola are recommended for use on a regular basis as they have the potential to boost immunity and prevent infections.

These herbal antibiotics promote the activities of the immune cells and thus, reduce the risk of infections. The use of these herbs is specifically beneficial for patients whose immune system has become weaker due to HIV/AIDS, long-term use of steroids, chemotherapy for cancer, or nutritional deficiencies.

Note: This goes without saying that many nutrients and powerful therapies such as hyperthermia and Ozone are also amazing at dealing with infections. 

Conclusion

Choosing the right herbal antibiotics for the treatment and prevention of infections would not just help you avoid antibiotic resistance but also protect you against the side effects commonly associated with modern antibiotics. 

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  • 7 Responses

    1. Fantastic information Deborah, I am very interested in herbal therapy, having read Stephen Buhners books for the treatment of Lyme disease and general anti bacterials and anti vitals,
      Thankyou Jackie Glynn

      1. Thank you Jackie! Yes, there are so many great books that highlight the fabulous herbal anti-virals, anti-bacterials and general anti-microbials. I think they are a great addition to any repertoire. Perhaps I can write a little more about herbs in the future. Many thanks, Deborah

      2. I would love to know as well” Ive been battling hospital acquired infections like Klepsiella and Entercoccus uti for 3 years now and my Immune system is wrecked! And im running out of options…… 3 surgies and 7 picc lines multiple bottles of antibiotics Candida meds and Cdiff medications. Yes im a hot mess And would love to do herbal medicine than western medicine.
        Respectfully
        Dee

    2. Thanks and GoodLuck in Tasmania!!! Did you move there too or just Sabrina&Marcus?

      Always wanted to go there…
      Best of Wishes
      S

    3. Thank you for the update on your family move. Sounds exciting and a more healthy environment. Love your article. I am limited in how to use the herbs but willing to learn. Enjoy your new adventures!

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