12 Natural Ways to Treat a Staph Infection (#11 is Crazy!)

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7. Coconut Oil

This unique oil has powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds that kill bacteria quickly and can provide some relief from the discomfort of infections. Gently rub some slightly warm coconut oil directly on the affected areas so that it penetrates the infection. Allow it to work for two or three hours, wash off and repeat. Do this several times each day. You can also add two tablespoons of virgin coconut oil to your cooking to boost your immune system as well.

 

8. Oregano Oil

This is another powerful oil that can be used to treat staph infections. The Journal of Medical Microbiology published a study in 2007 which showed that oregano oil was very effective in killing staphylococcus aureus and staphylococcus epidermidis. This oil is very potent so you will need to dilute it. Add 8 drops of oregano oil into 2 tablespoon of olive oil, almond oil, or grapeseed oil and apply it to the affected area. Allow it to work for two or three hours, then wash it off. Reapply two or more times each day. You can also mix 5 drops of oregano oil in a glass of fruit or vegetable juice and drink twice each day for 7 to 10 days.

Please note that pregnant women should avoid oregano oil.

 

9. Echinacea

Echinacea is well-known for improving the immune system as well as containing anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial compounds. That makes this herb a great way to fight infection while easing the symptoms of this painful infection. The journal Phytomedicine published a study in 2010 which showed that a standardized Echinacea preparation effectively controlled symptoms that accompanied bacterial respiratory infections. You can apply a cream or ointment that contains Echinacea two or three times each day to the affected area. You can also consume two or three cups of Echinacea tea each day to strengthen the immune system.

Please note that if you have an autoimmune disorder you should never consume Echinacea.

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