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Natural Alternatives To Antibiotics That Actually Work

Updated on January 9, 2015

People are prescribed antibiotics for almost anything today. Most patients are satisfied once they have a prescription in their hand, thinking that their trip to the doctor's office was well worth it. It's (supposed to be) common knowledge that you shouldn't take antibiotics for a viral infection of any kind. They have leaflets and posters up in every waiting room, they even had adverts on television, yet in some cases if you have a virus, you'll still be offered antibiotics.

So save yourself those terrible side effects and come to the natural side.

Colloidal Silver

Colloidal silver works by killing germs by binding to and destroying proteins.

It can be used for treating:

  • Common cold, influenza and swine flu
  • Arthritis
  • Lung conditions
  • Inflammation (tonsils, sinuses, prostate, bladder, colon)
  • Yeast and bacterial infections (tuberculosis, pneumonia, cholera, stomach ulcers)
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer

When used during pregnancy colloidal silver can help both the baby's growth and health and the mother with childbirth and then recovery.

Manuka Honey

Manuka honey is produced by the bees that pollinate the manuka bush in New Zealand. In the late 19th century scientists discovered its antibacterial properties.

Honey protects against damage caused by bacteria. Some honey increases the production of cells which can repair tissue damaged by infection. Honey can also reduce pain and inflammation quickly if applied, due to it's anti-inflammatory qualities.

But there are various types of honey. The antibacterial quality of honey depends on the kind of honey and when and how it's harvested. Some kinds of honey may be over one hundred times more powerful than others.

The main use for Manuka honey is to treat wounds, ulcers and burns through skin application. It is also used for treating:

  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Inflammation
  • Sinus infections
  • Eye and ear infections


Native to North America, the herb Echinacea is used for medicines. Medicinal properties can be found in the flower, leaves and roots.

It is mainly used for fighting infections, such as the common cold, influenza and respiratory infections, however some say it can be used for abscesses, boils, bites, eczema, psoriasis and hemorrhoids.

Echinacea is also good for treating the following:

  • Urinary tract infections (UTI's)
  • Yeast infections, genital herpes, syphilis
  • Gum disease
  • Tonsillitis and strep throat
  • Blood poisoning and septicemia
  • MRSA
  • Malaria

Did you know that garlic was actually used in the 1700's to prevent the plague?


Garlic has been around for hundreds, if not thousands of years. People used it to protect themselves from the plague back in the 1700's.

Garlic contains powerful antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties and can protect and eliminate harmful bacteria. It helps to keep a strong immune system with it's high content of antioxidants.

The active ingredient in garlic is allicin. Allicin both prevents and kills unsafe bacteria. This is activated when the garlic is crushed. It can be eaten raw or added to lightly cooked food, such as pasta or a stir fry.


Don't take antibiotics too often, you'll grow an immunity and harm yourself.

Don't take antibiotics for a viral infection.

Go natural :) Colloidal silver, manuka honey, echinacea and garlic are the best. Look up others too, they exist!


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