Herbal Antibiotics

Oregano growing in a pot

Herbs have been found to be powerful healing agents throughout history. They are noted to be possess potent activity against bacteria. The first line of defense is to strengthen the immune system. The job of the immune system is in fact to protect us from disease. Below I will touch base on several things that can boost the immune system and help with healing.

Effectiveness of antibacterial spices are: Kill 100% of bacteria are garlic, onions, allspice and oregano. To kill 90-75% of bacteria is thyme, cinnamon, tarragon, cumin, cloves,

Honey

Honey (Photo credit: quisnovus)

lemongrass, bay leaf, capsicums, rosemary, marjoram and mustard.  Kill 72-50% of bacteria is caraway, mint, sage, fennel, coriander, dill, nutmeg, basil, and parsley.  Kill 48-25% of bacteria is cardamom, pepper, ginger, anise, celery seed, lemon or lime juice.

Wildflower honey only. Alfalfa and clover crops are heavily sprayed with pesticides and do not have the broad activity available as in multiple plant honeys.  Honey is exceptional for healing of skin grafts, surgical wound healing, stomach ulcerations and great for respiratory ailments. Honey is a cell regenerator, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibiotic, antifungal, and a wonderful tonic.

Best Cold and Flu Tea: 2 tsp. sage, juice of one lemon, pinch of cayenne pepper, and 1 T of honey. Pour one cup of boiling water over sage and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Strain out the herbs, add remaining ingredients and drink hot.

The Cherokee Nation…in one of their teachings, Each tree, each shrub, and herb, down even to the grasses and mosses, agreed to furnish a remedy for some one of the diseases (of humankind) and each said: “I shall appear to help man whenever he calls upon me in his need.”

Hot Infusion for Parasites: 2 oz. of dried wormwood leaves and 2 quarts of water. Place wormwood in container, pour near boiling water on top, cover tightly, and let sit overnight. Strain. Press wormwood to remove as much liquid as possible.  Drink one cup  about 4 x a day. This amount will last 2 days. Make it again every 2 days, and continue for 8 days.

Nasal Spray Formula for Sinus Infections5 drops eucalyptus tincture, 5 drops echinacea tincture, 5 drops sage tincture, 5 drops juniper tincture, 3 drops grapefruit seed extract. Place tinctures in a one ounce nasal spray bottle, add pure water to make 1 oz. and replace the cap. Spray into nostrils as needed.

Herbal Oil for Skin Infections:  1 quart olive oil, 1 oz. acacia, 1 oz. echinacea root or seed, 1 oz. garlic and 1 oz. sage. Add the oil to a heavy pot. Use glass or stainless steel only. Grind all herbs as fine as possible. Add herbs to the oil. Heat the mixture overnight in the oven with the setting on low or heat covered on low in a crock pot for 7 days. Remove the pot and let the mixture cool. Press the oily herb mixture through a cloth to extract the oil. Store the oil in a sealed glass container out of the sun. It does not need refrigeration.

Wound Powder: 1 oz. goldenseal root, 1 oz. echinacea root or seed, 1 oz. eucalyptus leaf, 1 oz. juniper leaf.    Powder all herbs real fine. Store this powder in the freezer and out of sunlight. Powdered herbs lose potency fairly quickly unless protected. Should replace every 6 months unless it is frozen…in that case replace once a year.  To use: Sprinkle liberally on wet wounds. It will stop bleeding, prevent infection, and stimulate cell wall binding. Infected, oozing or pus filled wounds should be opened up and cleaned, and then sprinkle on the powder. Once the wound is healing cleanly it should not be disturbed. Just add the powder as needed. This same formula can be used on feet for athlete’s foot fungal infections and for babies diaper rash.

Ear Infection Oil: 5 cloves garlic, 4 oz. olive oil, 20 drops essential oil of eucalyptus, and 15 drops grapefruit seed extract. Chop garlic fine, place in small baking dish with olive oil and bake in oven at lowest setting overnight. Add essential oils and mix well. Place in amber bottle for storage. To use: hold glass eye dropper under hot water for 1 minute, dry well and place 2 drops in each ear as needed.

Tea for Diarrhea:  3 parts blackberry root and 2 parts slippery elm bark. Mix herbs together. Simmer 1 tsp. of the herb mixture in a cup of water for 20 minutes. Strain and cool. Take 2-4 Tablespoons every hour or as needed.

Disclaimer: The different recipes noted here are by no means to replace the information your doctor gives you. You are encouraged to follow the advice of your physician.

This blog was shared with Wildcrafting Wednesday.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennifer at The Entwife's Journal
    Aug 19, 2013 @ 02:34:19

    Pinned after coming here from wildcrafting Wed. Great post.

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  2. kristin
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 14:38:51

    Wow – what a great post, so much awesome info. I will definitley be whipping up some of these recipes as I restock my herbal medicine cabinet for the fall/winter. Thanks for sharing on Wildcrafting Wednesdays! I hope you’ll join us again and share more of your awesome posts in the future.
    http://www.herbanmomma.com/2013/08/wildcrafting-wednesday-8-14-13

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  4. Mary@Back to the Basics!
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 00:17:22

    Thanks for sharing at Real Food Friday. We’re live again! Come on over and share your latest Real Food post.

    http://maryshealthymeals.blogspot.com/2013/08/real-food-friday-3.html

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  5. Summers Acres
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 17:05:45

    Great information! Thanks for sharing!

    Please join us again Thursday at:
    The HomeAcre Hop

    ~Ann

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