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Discover Nature's Healing Power: 5 Effective Natural Antibiotics to Combat Infections



Ayurveda’s natural antibiotics / Basics of antibiotics, does antibiotics cause fatigue/ how to combat fatigue caused by antibiotics 

 

Introduction:

The word antibiotics is derived from two Greek words, but today, the discussion often includes antibiotic resistance.  “Anti” means “against” and “Biotics” means “life”; Here life form is represented by bacteria.

Penicillin was the  First antibiotic, invented in 1928 by Alexander Fleming. There are some natural products which kill bacteria and protect our health and hygiene, referred to as ‘natural antibiotics’, like those containing allicin.

There is a huge demand in this present era for natural antibiotics which can prevent one getting ill and at the same time can improve the immune system naturally .

Yes, Ayurveda, leveraging natural compounds like oregano oil, has answers for that.

Would you imagine this theory of antibiotics was explained in this ancient science dated 5000 years back.Its amazing  to see the references in this ancient text mentioning about many herbs which acts as natural antibiotic ,not only for disease prevention or fighting against bacteria but as well as to improve the immune system  against these organisms to prevent the relapse of the disease.

Though there  is no direct mention about antibiotics in ayurveda,it strongly believes that  only microbes is not the primary cause of the diseases ,but any one who has  A imbalanced system can be aided by the therapeutic use of oregano oil.  doshas and also a weak immune system may be subject to a microbial infection .

Father of surgery – Acharya susrutha has explained several  surgical procedures to prevent infections in the surgical wounds  He has advised to use things like Sesame paste, Honey from the stem of many antiseptic herbs etc

Medicated decoctions were used in the postoperative treatment by were of antibacterial nature.

In regards to Ayurveda, the knowledge behind antivirals and antibacterial medication is more or less in line with western medicine practices.

Apart from above mentioned herbs, there are various minerals and essential oils beneficial for health.  like copper ,mercury and its preparations that are used for the antibacterial purpose.

There are many herbs and its which are having anti-bacterial properties and are being used even today.

These are Turmeric, Ghee, Neem , Arjuna , Karanja, Vacha , Kushtha, Gandhaka Yoga , Parada , Shilajit , Tuttha , Kashisha , Manashila , Gairika , Anjanam , Gorochana , Tulsi, Guggulu etc 


Clove

Toothaches of bacterial origin can be horribly painful. A clove bud placed on the infected area, it has naturally numbing properties as well as it is a painkilling agents. Keeping them in mouth is needed till getting relief from severe pain.


Swarna/gold, although not a common extract for health, illustrates the diversity of natural compounds used in traditional medicine.

Gold is also mentioned as an antiseptic and immunity booster


Amalaki /Indian goose berry

It has antivral ,antibacterial and anti fungal activities It is useful in preventing recurring cold and cough. Its vitamin C is better absorbed in the body than a synthetic one


Black pepper /maricha

It is one of the most commonly used spices in the world. It contains a chemical called piperine, which kills bacteria. Piperine might also kill fungi and parasites, and help the body absorb some drugs.


Neem

Neem oil contains several active compounds, such as azadirachtin, Nimbin, and salannin, that exhibit antimicrobial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties


Garlic

It has powerful antibacterial property particularly to fight against foodborne pathogens. Allicin—an active compound present in garlic—has excellent antimicrobial properties. Its  is frequently used in Ayurveda in treating fever, inflammation, diseases of cardio-vascular system has an effective role in treating disease involving resistant bacteria. Furthermore, garlic is a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins, like vitamin C, which contribute to a stronger immune system.

Garlic can help protect brain cells against damage and inflammation by boosting the activity of antioxidant enzymes, which may reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. 


Honey

In ancient cultures, honey was used for healing open wounds, ulcers, and throat infections apart from having it as a food item. It contains antibacterial and antioxidant properties and useful in Ulcers, burns, infections, sinuses etc. Honey’s antibiotic effects can be primarily attributed to hydrogen peroxide, which is formed in small amounts when bees convert nectar into honey.

Honey, together with cinnamon, can be useful in keeping most infections at bay and developing stronger immune systems.

Firstly, the high sugar content in honey can inhibit the growth of certain bacteria  Secondly, honey’s low pH level also plays a role in its antibacterial properties by drawing moisture away from bacteria, causing them to become dehydrated and die.


Ginger

Some of the main active compounds present in root ginger include gingerol, paradol, shogaol, zingerone, and  zerumbone which have antimicrobial, anti-cancerous, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, anti-analgesic properties.

Ginger’s antibiotic properties also make it effective at neutralizing pathogens that cause a sore throat. 


Thyme, known for its essential oil and carvacrol content, is frequently used in herbal remedies.

Thyme is used as natural compounds with antibacterial cleansing agent in many personal hygiene products. Thymol present in thyme oil, shows antispasmodic properties, which helps heal respiratory infections. It has been found to be effective against a variety of bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa


Adding  a bit of cinnamon to your coffee or tea  will act as a great preventative against a few common infections like acne and pimples, urinary tract infection and gum diseases. For infection induced stomach ache, a stick of cinnamon added in a cup of tea, which acts like a therapeutic, provides instant relief. Cinnamon, containing natural compounds, warms up and can help soothe stomach ache.


Lemon grass

Lemongrass could be a great broad spectrum antibacterial for skin infections.


Turmeric

An excellent natural antibiotic and a remedy for treating many diseases. The active ingredient includes   anti-inflammatory, antioxidants and anti-cancer effects.

Curcumin, the active compound found in turmeric, is responsible for many of its medicinal properties, including its antibiotic effects

 

Tulsi

Tulsi has been used for curing wunds and infections owing to its antiviral and anti bacterial properties It also has anti-inflammatory properties that help in reducing inflammation and healing wounds quickly.

 

Basics of Antibiotics

Antibiotics are considered as medications which eradicate bacterial growth or slow down their progress,inhibiting their reproduction in humans  and can cure infections caused by them . They  are chemical substances derived from living organisms or produced synthetically in labs . They are designed to target and eliminate bacteria responsible for infections specifically. These medications have saved countless lives and improved the overall well-being of individuals worldwide. 

They can be taken orally as liquids ,tablets ,capsules

Topically as creams or lotions, essential oils and extracts can provide therapeutic benefits.  , and also intra venously.


Classifications /types of anti biotics

Penicillins ,tetracyclines ,cephalosporins ,macrolides ,fluroquinolones ,sulphonamides,Lincomycins,Glycopeptides,Aminoglycosides,Carbapenems etc.


Some of the Common Side Effects experience by taking antibiotics

While these are the common side effects experienced ,some of the patients report feeling sleepy or tired during or after the course of antibiotics.


Lets connect the dot between antibiotic and fatigue 

As we all know antibiotics acts by eliminating the multiplication or proliferation of bacteria in your body.While they focus on the harmful bacteria ,they also affects the balance of beneficial bacteria in your system . This disruption  of gut mictobiota ,combined with the body’s immune response to infections, can lead to feelings of tiredness and fatigue.


Drop in  immune system  response

As antibiotics focus on infections ,at the same time it can affect ones immune system so drastically to extereme extent which may divert energy from other bodily functions, leading to a sense of tiredness.


So here are some potential stratergies to combact the fatigue caused by antibiotics

Adequate rest

Adequate hydration

Adequate sleep is essential for combating antibiotic resistance.

Nutritious and balanced  diet

Mild physical extertion

Stress management

Avoid stimulants to a great extent, instead, consult a healthcare provider for a natural alternative.

Support your digestive system by Including  probiotics

Don’t be in a hurry to resume back to your routine

Add supplements like vitamin C,B,Omega 3 fatty acids  ,zinc , iron  etc

 

What is the most powerful natural antibiotic?

It may vary according to specific pathogen according to ayurveda .For example tulsi can be more effective against respiratory related pathogens

Ginger can act most effectively against gastric related pathogens etc.


What food is a natural antibiotic?

Incorporating various herbs like garlic ,ginger ,tulsi ,turmeric helps to develop your immunity and thus helping to maintain the overall well being.


Is turmeric a natural antibiotic?

Curcumin ,the component in turmeric  is said to have a lot of anti  bacterial and antiviral properties.


What fruit is a natural antibiotic?

Fruits like cranberries ,oranges ,straw berries ,apples are rich in fighting against bacterial infection.


Can you treat an infection without antibiotics?

Yes you can provided it is diagnosed in right time .You can take help of antibiotics on life threatening conditions.


Can turmeric cure bacterial infection?

Curcumin in turmeric is said to have very potential benefits for bacterial infection.


What plants have natural antibiotics?

Herbs like clove ,garlic ,turmeric acts as natural antibiotics


Does natural medicine really work?

Yes it does when its taken in right time and generally it helps to remove the infection and also prevent the further attacks


Do natural antibiotics work?

Yes it does when its taken in right time and generally it helps to remove the infection and also prevent the further attacks  and to improve the immunity

 

Can natural antibiotics cure STI?

Along with medical interventions ,natural antibiotics can help in STI

Nature is medicine

Nature can offer you various healings provided you get them under the right guidance .In the present era any one can talk aboit natural cure but yes they can be harmful too if not prescribed in the right directions .So its always safe to get a good guidance before you try them.


Are antibiotics naturally occurring?

Some anti biotics are naturally produced by bacterias like pencillin,streptomycin etc.


What natural medicine for high blood pressure?

Garlic supplements are highly effective against high BP.


Can bacteria become resistant to natural antibiotics?

Yes they do develop a resistance.


Do natural antibiotics have side effects

Yes they do ,when theya re taken in high doses ,too long wrongly prescribed etc.


Can natural medicine make you sick?

Yes they can provide the ratio, doses etc.


Antibacterial activity of Syzygium aromaticum (clove) against uropathogens producing ESBL, MBL, and AmpC beta-lactamase: Are we close to getting a new antibacterial agent?

Yes, there are a lot of scientific trials based on this study.


Do antibiotics harm healthy gut bacteria?

Yes they do .They can have a broad spectrum of killing both good and bad bacteria.This is the reason why you get a stomach upset on taking antibiotic andfeel dull and fatigue most of the time.


Is it dangerous to take antibiotics without a prescription?

Yes. You may develop resistance towards it , and it can lead to a lot of adverse reactions too  if not prescribed by a health professional after proper examination

 

 

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