Essential Oils And Other Natural Substances That Work Like Antibiotics

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4. Olive Leaf Extract

Olive trees simply have so many health benefits for humans, it’s hard to list them all. Even the extract from the leaves have powerful antibacterial compounds that have been used for centuries. Olive leaf extract is so powerful that it is even being used today to treat MRSA infections in some hospitals in Europe. Olive leaf extract not only fights infection, but it supports a healthy immune system at the same time.

 

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5. Oil Of Oregano

This essential oil is well-known for its ability to kill all types of dangerous bacteria,  and it is able to control staph infections (such as MRSA). Oil of oregano has anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory, and it is a natural antiseptic that works well on just about any type of bacterial infection, including E. coli, MRSA, salmonella, and the flesh-eating virus. One 2001 study found that oregano oil was just as effective as most antibiotics at killing bacterial infections. This study was published in the journal Science Daily and was performed at Georgetown University.

 

6. Tea Tree Oil

This is another powerful antibacterial essential oil that has been used by the aboriginal people of Australia for thousands of years. This oil is super effective when it comes to fighting skin and wound infections. For best results, use therapeutic-grade tea tree oil undiluted for killing germs on the skin. Never consume tea tree oil internally — this essential oil is for external use only!

Essential oils and other remedies should be a part of everyone’s natural first aid kit. These natural products can offer us long term protection against infection without risking our immune system or creating more superbugs.

References:

Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Umm.edu

Fda.gov

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