antibioticsBy now. it is probable that most people realise that life threatening bacterial infections are rising unchecked. Our good old friend penicillin is becoming less effective day by day and even cocktails of powerful antibiotics aren’t providing an answer to the problem, leaving doctors powerless to deal with a variety of life threatening infections. Unless of course they consider the benefits provided by nature’s own antibiotics.

Here are a few that may prove helpful

Propolis: a substance made by bees to keep their hives bacteria free, bee hives are one of the most sterile places Known due to this amazing product.

Honey: In a recently released study, researchers from the Salve Regina University in Newport, Rode Island, reaffirmed that raw honey is one of the best natural antibiotics you can have.
“The unique property of honey lies in its ability to fight infection on multiple levels, making it more difficult for bacteria to develop resistance,” she said.

Honey uses a combination of weapons including polyphenols, hydrogen peroxide and an osmotic effect. Honey is practically an ambidextrous fighter, using multiple modalities to kill bacteria.

Colloidal silver: As noted by Gregory A. Gore, in his book, Defeat Cancer:

Silver was used 1,200 years ago by Egyptians, Romans, Greeks, sailors, and then by the pioneers who populated our country. They used it for various illnesses and to keep their foods and liquids from spoiling. Prior to 1938, before antibiotics, colloidal silver was used by doctors as their main substance to fight bacteria in a morenatural way than through the antibiotics they use today. Antibiotics can harm our kidneys and liver functions. Colloidal silver promotes healing.

Pascalite: This is a type of bentonite clay found only in the mountains of Wyoming. It possesses remarkable healing powers. When it is used topically, it is known for its ability to draw infections from wounds in a matter of hours or days, thereby bringing about total recovery. The first recorded use of Pascalite was in the early 1930s when a trapper named Emile Pascal set his traps near a cold, clear mountain lake, where he had noticed a large number of animal tracks; after getting some of it on his chapped hands, he noticed some time later that it appeared to help them. So he continued to experiment with the substance and found that it had a number of topical uses, including for burns, minor wounds and infections.

Turmeric: This herb has been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for many thousands of years to treat a wide range of infections. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities have been known to be highly effective in the treatment of bacterial infections. It can also be used topically for MRSA and additional lesions of the skin.

Oil of Oregano: This is an essential oil known best for its bacteria-killing abilities, as well as controlling staph infections like MRSA. It contains antioxidant, antiseptic, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic and pain-relieving properties. In 2001, Science Daily reported on a Georgetown University study which found that oregano oil’s germ-killing properties were nearly as effective as most antibiotics.

Tea tree oil: This is also a very potent and essential oil that has been shown to be effective in killing antibiotic-resistant MRSA on the skin. One important note: Therapeutic-grade tea tree oil must be used undiluted if it is to be used for this purpose.

Olive leaf extract: This substance has been used for a number of centuries to battle bacterial infections and is now currently being used as well to fight MRSA infections in some European hospitals. It provides immune system support while fighting antibiotic-resistant infections.

Garlic: This tasteful seasoning veggie has been used for medicinal purposes around the world for thousands of years. It was even used in the 1700s to ward off the plague. It possesses very potent anti- bacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. In Roman times garlic and honey were used in combination by physicians to aid healing, terrible wounds were treated in this way to great effect.

Echinacea: This compound has been used to treat aging and a wide variety of infections for centuries. It was traditionally used to treat open wounds, as well as blood poisoning, diphtheria and other bacteria-related illnesses. Today, it is used mostly to treat colds and flu.

Goldenseal: This is one of the most popular herbs sold on the American market and has recently gained a reputation as an herbal antibiotic and immune system enhancer. American Indians used goldenseal as a medication for inflammatory internal conditions such as respiratory, digestive and genitourinary tract inflammation induced by allergy or infection, according to Herbwisdom.com.

Calendula: This is a favourite of mine, I have known it to heal open wounds infected with MRSA where antibiotics have failed

Learn more: www.naturalnews.com/antibiotics_superbugs_herbal_medicine.html

Originally posted 2014-07-18 12:49:36.

manuka honeyScientists and chemists have combed the far reaches of the earth in search of natural ingredients that can be used for medicinal purposes. One of the more recent discoveries is that of a unique type of honey that is so effective in treating certain health conditions that it has even outperformed medicine in some cases. This medical-grade honey is known as bio-active Manuka Honey.

Manuka Honey is a premium mono-floral honey produced by bees that feed on the nectar of the flowers that grow on the Manuka bush, which is indigenous to New Zealand. It has been discovered that honey made from this nectar contains certain plant-derived components that are very effective in treating a wide spectrum of health conditions. When taken orally, Manuka Honey is effective in treating stomach aches, stomach ulcers, sore throats, acid reflux disease, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, cold and flu symptoms, etc.

Manuka Honey can also be used topically on the skin to treat conditions such as acne, wounds, burns, wrinkles, eczema, ringworm and even MRSA Staph infections.Some people are under the misconception that if they consume Manuka Honey by taking it orally, it can be effective in treating some of these topical conditions. Even though Manuka Honey has many health benefits when ingested, it has to be applied directly to the affected area to work. For example, to treat an infected wound, Manuka Honey has to come in direct contact with the bacteria that is causing the infection.

Manuka Honey doesn’t work the same way that antibiotics do, so for some uses, Manuka Honey needs to be applied to the skin. If the idea of putting honey on your skin is not desirable, a Long Island-based manufacturer of skin care products called Honeymark imports Manuka Honey from New Zealand and blends it into their products for a much more user-friendly application. For example, Manuka Honey is effective in treating Athlete’s Foot. However, smearing Manuka Honey all over your foot might be somewhat uncomfortable and impractical. Honeymark’s Anti-Fungal Solution contains Manuka Honey but is a liquid-based product so that it can be easily applied to the skin, without the sticky mess. “Using honey as a medicine is no longer considered a home remedy,” says Frank Buonanotte, CEO of Honeymark International. “Even though honey has been used for medical purposes in many cultures for thousands of years, Manuka Honey from New Zealand has been found to have additional healing properties not found in other types of honey, making it a viable treatment alternative to expensive, and in some cases, ineffective medication. “Honeymark plans to increase its line of Manuka Honey skin care products in the first quarter of 2009. Such new products will include a Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash and Moisturizing Hand and Body Lotion, all of which will contain Manuka Honey. Honeymark also plans on releasing their own brand of pure Manuka Honey for consumers interested in utilizing Manuka Honey for internal purposes.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/manuka-honey

Originally posted 2014-07-14 17:00:35.

allopathic-medicineBy now most people realise that the age of drug resistant bugs is rapidly approaching, antibiotics which had previously revolutionised health care are becoming less effective at an alarming rate.
The problem for doctors and for us as well, is that the hope for replacement drugs to replace the current antibiotics in use is fading. Pharmaceutical companies rely on a pipeline of new products ideally designed for long term usage and antibiotics do not meet this criteria. Even if they did and a new range of antibiotics became available, bacteria would in all likelihood soon mutate, thus creating ever more so called superbugs.

In the golden days of antibiotics doctors enjoyed an almost godlike status when many dreaded diseases immediately became more easily treated. Syphilis, gonorrhoea, tuberculosis and a host of other maladies from strep throat to urinary tract infections responded well to this new wave of drugs.

There was however, an indication of likely future problems when Alexander Fleming who discovered penicillin, pointed out that resistant bacterium were already appearing after only a few years of use and that antibiotics should be kept only for the top drawer.

It would seem that this advice was largely if not completely ignored, but even if it had been heeded, sooner or later superbugs would have appeared due to bacterias ability to rapidly mutate. There would seem to be few environments – no matter how extreme – in which bacteria are unable to exist. They simply adapt to suit the changing conditions.

It will be interesting to see where we go from here it’s quite likely that medics will have to revert to methods employed in the pre-antibiotic era, which may well mean a certain amount of retraining.

Fortunately alternative or complimentary medicine, has progressed without creating the type of health problems associated with conventional allopathic philosophy.

I’m not supposing for one moment that complementary medicine could ever replace conventional, but it does provide a broad range of supportive strategies which people have increasingly turned to, sometimes in desperation.

Originally posted 2012-07-08 18:55:06.