Bacteria, a class of microorganisms, are normally present throughout our bodies and the environment. Some bacteria are beneficial to the human body and necessary for its proper functioning; for example, the acidophilus bacteria in the intestines aid in the absorption of nutrients. Many other bacteria are pathogenic, meaning disease producing, and cause mild to serious infection.
A bacterial infection can occur anywhere in the body, from a cut on the skin to an internal organ, as in cystitis (bladder infection) or bronchitis. Symptoms include inflammation of the affected area, which manifests as pain, heat, redness, and swelling, and fever, depending on the degree and kind of infection.
A healthy immune system is equipped to keep harmful bacteria in check and prevent them From producing illness. weakened immunity, however, allows bacteria to flourish and create infection. Stress, poor nutrition, toxic exposure, lack of exercise, lack of sleep, and overuse of antibiotics and other drugs can all contribute to suppressed immunity. Since we live in a toxic world, lead stressful lives, and eat food grown in depleted soil or a diet of’processed food, most of our immune systems are compromised to some degree.
NATURAL REMEDIES FOR BACTERIAL INFECTION
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There are numerous natural antibiotics that you can use to treat bacterial infection. In addition, strengthening your immune system can help restore your body’s ability to heal itself.
Eat garlic, onion, turmeric, ginger, seaweed, yogurt, papaya, foods high in vitamin C, and avoid sugar, soft drinks, caffeine, alcohol, refined foods.
Berberine is a potent antimicrobial alkaloid with demonstrated effects against a number of bacteria, including Salmonella. Staphylococcus, and E. coli. Among the many natural antibiotics in the plant world are the berberine containing plants goldenseal, barberry, Oregon grape, and goldthread.
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Aloe vera is strong antibacterial, Proven effective against Staplylococcus, Streptococus, and E. coli,
among other bacteria. Aloe Vera juice Can be taken internally, and the fresh gel from the plant can be applied topically to a bacterial infection of the skin.
Echinacea, the purple flower, is known for its antibacterial properties . To strengthen the immune system, combine 1 / 2 teaspoon of tinctures of echinacea root, pau d’arco bark, Siberian ginseng root, licorice root, astragalus root, and bupleurum root. Take the entire amount 2 times daily for 2—5 weeks to boost immunity. During an acute infection or other immune problem, take it 4-to-6 times daily.
ST. JOHN’S WORT
Pau d’ arco bark and St. john’s Wort. can be taken in tincture or capsule form.
Goldenseal powder can be mixed with a little water and applied topically on the infection, but note that it tends to turn the skin yellow temporarily.
Colloidal silver, a potent antibiotic, can be an effective treatment for a bacterial infection. Take 1 teaspoon 3 times daily until your condition improves. The colloidal silver you use must be under 3 microns in particle size; Check the product label before purchasing.
GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT
Grapefruit seed extract is a powerful antimicrobial agent, proven against bacteria, fungi, viruses, and Protozoa. Tablets are a palatable way to take the extract; some people object to its taste and drying sensation of the liquid. Take as directed for your particular infection. You can also use it topically as an antiseptic spray.
For a bacterial infection, antioxidants are standard supplements. Antioxidants neutralize harmful free radicals that proliferate in an infection. Antoxidants include vitamins A, C, and E, beta-carotene, selenium, Coenzyme Q 10, bioflavonoids, pycnogenol (grape seed extract), the amino acid glutathione, and the enzyme- superoxide-dismutase.
Antioxidants exert more powerful effects when they are taken in combination rather than singly.
CREAM OF TARTAR HOME REMEDY
For a bacterial infection, Cream of tartar can be useful. Stir 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar into 1/2 cup of warmed water (not microwaved). Continue to stir as you drink. Bacteria thrive in an acid environment, thus alkalinizing the body via Cream of tartar creates a hostile environment for bacterial proliferation. ‘The strong alkalinizing effect will throw off your sodium potassium balance, so half an hour after taking the cream of tartar, drink some water or juice with 1/2 teaspoon of salt dissolved in it. Sea salt is preferable and vegetable juice masks the salt taste best. You can take this two-phased remedy 2—3 times in several hours if necessary.
Some essential oils are known for their antibacterial effects. Research has demonstrated specially strong antibacterial properties of Oregano, Savory, Cinnamon, ‘Thyme, Clove, and Tea Tree essential oils against a long list of common Pathogens, including staphylococcus, streptococcus, pneuomococcus.
TEA TREE OIL
While Tea Tree essential oil can safely be applied undiluted on the skin, the others are irritating and should not be applied to the skin.
THYME AND OREGANO
Thyme and Oregano can be rubbed into the soles of the feet to heal bacterial infection. A diluted solution, 2—3 drops of essential oil to 1 teaspoon of olive oil should be rubbed. Thyme and Oregano are well tolerated in this mode of delivery, which is a highly effective way to disperse the essential oils throughout the body.
CINNAMON AND SAVORY
Cinnamon, savory and clove oils can be inhaled from the bottle or used in a diffuser. Do not use these oils for steam inhalation.
Marjoram essential oil works on Salmonella Pullorum. You can massage the oil mix few drops in olive oil and apply it to the feet or use in a diffuser.
French tarragon is effective against Staphylococcus. You can massage the oil mix few drops in olive oil and apply it to the feet or use in a diffuser.
Eucalyptus works against E. coli and Staphylococcus. Massage with the essential oil or diffusion is a good method of delivery for these oils. You can also rub them undiluted into the soles of the Feet.