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    Basic Lesson Number 169

    Natural Antibiotics for Survival

    "...Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food. " -- Hippocrates.

    1. Background: Hippocrates was correct that food has healing powers and stimulate your body's immune functions. Fruits rich in Vitamin C, such as strawberries, pineapples, cantaloupes, watermelon, lemons and limes, help reduce infection by stimulating your immune function. Vegetables rich in Vitamin C include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and kale. All will help avoid scurvy in times of survival.

    2. Antibiotics: Surfaced for medical use in the 1950's, kill or inhibit the growth of microorganisms in the body. Available by injection, or orally, antibiotics have been allowing us to win the war against bacteria and live to tell about it. Penicillin was the first natural oral antibiotic discovered for medicinal purposes, but there are many natural alternatives. Antibiotics are directly lethal to bacteria (they have no effect on viruses)!

    3. Antibiotic Herbal Alternatives: Take a closer look at natural antibiotics for your long term survival, because normal antibiotics will not be available when you need them most. There are many natural, botanical antibiotic alternatives to find in the natural food stores or search easily online. Natural antibiotics may become your only line of defense. Natural antibiotics can help you with sinus infections and colds, sore throats, urinary tract infections and ordinary cuts and scrapes. You need only have the knowledge of the right natural antibiotics.

    4. Here is a list of popular natural antibiotics:

    a. Natural Antibiotic #1:

    Manuka Honey to help heal cuts and scrapes. Many Preppers believe ordinary honey will do the trick, but it really must be Manuka honey, which comes from the Manuka tree in New Zealand! Manuka honey has a stronger antibiotic component to it than ordinary honey. Be sure also to look for the pre-made bandage with Manuka honey.

    b. Natural Antibiotic #2:

    Golden seal to help a sore throat, strep throat, or dry wound. Golden Seal is an botanical option for antibiotics. Golden seal prevents bacteria from adhering to cell walls. Thus it is flushed from your body. Used as a treatment for irritations and inflammation of the mucous membranes of the respiratory, digestive and urinary tracts, Because of its anti-microbial activity, golden seal has a long history of use during the winter season and is often used in combination with Echinacea.

    Recipe for Sore Throat Gargle with Golden seal: Make a gargle from Golden seal Powder. Start with a pinch of salt with half a teaspoon golden seal powder. Mix in the glass then gargle and spit. Do this three or four times a day. Do not take longer than two weeks!

    Golden seal may be applied topically on dry wounds to speed healing!For many centuries, people from all over the globe have found fresh herbs to be a gentle yet effective health-enhancing blessing. The golden seal herb has properties that stimulate appetite, aid digestion, often increase the production of bile and cure digestive problems, in addition to its antibiotic properties.

    c. Natural Antibiotic #3:

    Andrographis to help with upper respiratory infections. Grown in India and Sri Lanka, Andrographis is a powerful anti-inflammatory to help fight respiratory infections. This powerful anti-inflammatory that's a popular traditional Chinese herb. Andrographis supports healthy digestive, cardiovascular, and urinary systems. For an upper respiratory infection make andrographis tea.

    Recipe for Andrographis Tea: Make a tea by using one tablespoon of the herb into hot water. Drink this tea three or four times a day. It's rather strong, but well worth the benefits. If you can't muster the tea, then get the capsule form!

    d. Natural Antibiotic #4:

    NanoSilver A natural and powerful antibiotic, works as a catalyst to disable bacteria, fungus and viruses.

    NanoSilver: it's a nutrient effective in neutralizing Ebola. Research in 2009 from the Department of Defense shows that NanoSilver 10 ppm inactivates and neutralizes the Ebola virus.

    e. Natural Antibiotic #5:

    Apple Cider vinegar: It is a natural antiseptic and antibiotic. Helps with weight loss, arthritis, cholesterol, skin disorders, sinuses, anti-aging and much more. ACV is a great detox for the body and can also be used as an astringent topically.

    f. Natural Antibiotic #6:

    Grapefruit Seed Liquid Extract: It is a versatile natural oil known to have antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. There are many different tablets on the market, which you can take for anti-bacterial/anti-fungal maintenance. Grapefruit seed extract helps keep the beneficial Flora.

    g. Natural Antibiotic #7:

    Oil of Oregano: Known to support digestive, respiratory and joint health, an active ingredient in Oil of Oregano is carvacrol. Oil of oregano, which is distilled from the flowers and leaves of the oregano plant, could be one of nature's most powerful antibiotics. It can support the immune system and it also inhibits the growth of bacteria.

    h. Natural Antibiotic #8:

    Thyme oil: According to an abstract published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, "Thyme Oil demonstrated a good efficacy against anti-bionics resistant strains of the tested bacteria."

    i. Natural Antibiotic #9:

    Olive Leaf: It was used by the Egyptians and written about by Hippocrates! Barlean's Olive Leaf Complex is an anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal. It's a powerful antioxidant that can help give support to the healthy immune system, cardiovascular system, and joints. Olive leaf features a natural antioxidant (oleuropein), which neutralizes harmful free-radicals to bolster immune function.

    j. Natural Antibiotic #10:

    Garlic and Garlic Oil: Raw garlic is an antibiotic, antiviral and a fungicide. Not only will you keep those vampires away, but raw garlic will help you overcome colds and flu and is used as a cancer prevention food. Garlic has sulfur compounds which are beneficial to maintain cholesterol.

    k. Natural Antibiotic #11:

    Pau D’arco: Not often talked about in prepper circles when it comes to botanical antibiotic alternatives, Pau D'arco has a long history of use in traditional cultures as a blood cleanser.This botanical from the rain forest boosts your body's defenses at the cellular level.

    l. Natural Antibiotic #12:

    Cinnamon and Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil: Cinnamon is a natural antibiotic alternative that helps regulate insulin levels in the body. Cinnamon helps repel insects too! Cinnamon leaf essential has a warm, spicy and clove-like smell.

    m. Natural Antibiotic #13:

    Peppermint Oil: It is used to revitalizing, invigorating, and cooling when applied topically as aromatherapy, but Peppermint Oil aids with digestive problems (including irritable bowel syndrome). It freshens your breath as well, which is why it's an active ingredient in many mouth-washes. Peppermint Oil has antibiotic properties, which is another reason its often included in mouthwash and tooth- paste, thanks the menthol which is an organic compound of the peppermint plant. In addition to combating stomach ailments, peppermint oil helps bruises heal more rapidly and soothes sore joints. As an extra measure of natural goodness, peppermint is an antibacterial, as well. Avoid Essential Oil of Peppermint during pregnancy (and keep out of eyes)!

    n. Natural Antibiotic #14:

    Bergamot: Another botanical antibiotic alternative. Bergamot is a lively and uplifting essential oil and is ideal for those who love Earl Gray tea. It is the tea.

    o. Natural Antibiotic #15:

    Clove Essential Oil: As an antibiotic, Clove Essential Oil is a botanical alternative worth considering. It's an active ingredient in Fresh green black walnut wormwood complex, which helps treat parasites. Cloves were precious in 16th and 17th century Europe, worth more than its weight in gold for its medicinal properties.

    p. Natural Antibiotic #16:

    Lemon Eucalyptus Oil: With it's strong and woodsy aroma, Eucalyptus oil, is a treatment for skin ailments such as burns, blisters, wounds, insect bites, lice and skin infections. Historically Lemon Eucalyptus oil has helped combat the effects of colds and the flu, making this Oil a fine addition to the list of pandemic preparedness and supplies. It also has been used for over 100 years to combat sinus issues. Common uses also include arthritis, bronchitis, poor circulation, and sinusitis.

    q. Natural Antibiotic #17:

    Lavender Essential Oil: It has been know to kill staph infections, which are resistant to traditional antibiotics.

    r. Natural Antibiotic #18:

    Tea Tree Oil: As a natural antibiotic, it is also a powerful immune stimulant, that can help fight bacteria, and viruses. The indigenous people of Australia have used tea tree oil as a treatment of fever, and wounds. Applied topically, it's a natural antiseptic that can help fight nail fungi and acne.

    The indigenous people did make a tea from the leaves; however do NOT ingest the oil. Tea Tree Oil can cause extreme and severe vomiting. Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) is culled from the leaves of a tree native to Australia.

    s. Natural Antibiotic #19:

    Walnut Oil: Walnut oil is an antibacterial, anti fungal, antiviral, and antioxidant!

    5. Conclusion:

    You may find most of these in both the internet and at natural remedy stores for purchase. If you have the time grow your own and get a natural medicine book and learn how to grow, process, store, and use these plants. So you can add additional weapons to your medical bag of tricks.

  • #2
    I could of add many other plants but decided that this was a basic lesson so I used the KISS principal. Any good book will give the same information I gave you here. Take and use what you need start saving the material to make your in home meds.


    • #3
      Great info to know. We have a book on this stuff and are working on learning how to do this.


      • #4
        This method of use requires a longer time for it to take effect. It is safer for kids and people with allergies that may be effected by the commercial variety. Once a condition is noticed treatment must start immediately. So get a book, learn hot to grow, process and use these meds and start using them saving you a lot of money in the end. People used them for thousands of years and live to tell the tale why not us.


        • #5
          As I read through this info I,m useing clove oil and cayenne pepper to calm a bad tooth and it's working


          • #6
            Great list. I wish I could find an actual, practicing herbalist to give me some real training. I feel that in TEOTWAKI herbalism will be a strongly in demand skill.


            • #7
              SonofLiberty - go on line there are many individuals out there and even a community or two that you can join and learn even more. A lot of my knowledge comes from living on a farm for my first 18 years. I added more and kept a list.


              • #8
                Originally posted by RICHFL View Post
                SonofLiberty - go on line there are many individuals out there and even a community or two that you can join and learn even more. A lot of my knowledge comes from living on a farm for my first 18 years. I added more and kept a list.
                All good, but nothing beats hands on in person training.


                • #9
                  If you have them in your area willow trees are an excellent source of salicylic acid, which is the main ingredient of aspirin. I have seen people cut a small twig and suck on it to get what they need. The bark seems to be a good source as well. I am still searching for a natural source for asthma. Any ideas? Excellent list RICHFL. Thanks for posting.
                  The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

                  Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you are stupid, and make bad decisions.


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RICHFL View Post
                    Basic Lesson Number 169

                    Natural Antibiotics for Survival

                    RICHFL, please, as this forum is likely to die soon, I wanted to ask, if all those Basic Lessons you posted can be found elsewhere, a website of yours, or this the only place?

                    As you cannot receive PM, can you please contact me to [email protected], so I can write to you directly?

                    Thank you