12 Of The Best Herbal Antibiotics On The Planet

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4. Thyme

Yes, thyme. This is a powerful antibiotic that has been used since ancient times. Thyme is often used for those suffering from arthritis, sore throats, whopping cough or persistent coughs, and bronchitis. Hippocrates even used thyme in his practice for respiratory issues. This popular herb contains compounds known as biocides, which destroy pathogens in the body. Thyme has strong antimicrobial compounds that scientists at the University of Manitoba, Canada, say can reduce bacterial resistance to other commonly used antibiotics.


5. Licorice

This powerful anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial herb can be used to help stop hepatitis, ulcers in the intestines, viral infections such as influenza, and improve the digestion. Licorice also stimulates the immune system and works very well when used in combination with other herbs. Herbalists believe that using licorice root, rather than extracts, tend to work better and have fewer side effects. Licorice root can cause some people to have increased blood pressure and water retention. Licorice should be used with caution by those with hypertension. Consult your doctor if you are taking any prescription drugs before using licorice as a supplement.


6. Ginger

Well known for its ability to stop nausea in its tracks, ginger works best when it is consumed raw. Ginger can stop diarrhea, and has powerful anti-fungal compounds that can help clear the body of candida infestations when consumed regularly. When consumed in moderate quantities, ginger is super safe, although it can interact with other prescription drugs so be sure to check with your doctor before using. Read more about ginger benefits.

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