Herbal Antibiotics Part 2


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Hello and warm tidings to all.  It is a beautiful day…..but we do have some hot weather coming our way. Hope and pray that all is well with you each.  In this blog I have decided to put together certain ailments and what works best for them.

Keeping the immune system healthy is very important. The human body can fight off most disease if it is well tuned.   Unknown to most of us, huge agribusinesses took advantage of early experiments that showed that farm animals regularly fed sub clinical doses of antibiotics experienced faster growth. And of course, the pharmaceutical companies became overly excited with this news.

A bee on an Echinacea paradoxa head (infloresc...

A bee on an Echinacea paradoxa head (inflorescence) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr. Jeffery Fisher, in his book The Plague Makers, takes this further.  The resistant bacteria that result from this reckless practice do not stay confined to the animals from which they develop. There are no “cow bacteria” or “pig bacteria” or “chicken bacteria.” In terms of the microbial world, we humans along with the rest of the animal kingdom are part of one giant ecosystem. The same resistant bacteria that grow in the intestinal tract of animals do eventually end up in our bodies.

Steps to Slow Down the Emergence of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.   Take antibiotics only if you really need them.   Take them according to prescription and for as long as the prescription indicates. If you stop taking them earlier, the bacteria begin to reproduce and learn how to become resistant.   Maintain a healthy immune system.    Eat organic foods that have not been exposed to antibiotics and use herbs as antibiotic alternatives; they do not cause resistance in bacteria.

Top 15 Antibiotic Herbs are: Acacia, Aloe, Cryptolepsis, Echinacea, Eucalyptus, Garlic, Ginger, Goldenseal, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Honey, Juniper, Licorice, Sage, Usnea, Wormwood.

Top 12 Most Common Drug-Resistant Bacteria are: Enterococcus….it causes Bacteremia, from surgical and urinary tract infections.    Haemophilus Influenzae……it causes Meningitis, ear infections, pneumonia, sinusitis, epiglottitis.      Mycobacterium tuberculosis…..causes tuberculosis.        Neisseria gonorrhoeae…….causes Gonorrhea.       Plasmodium falciparum……causes Malaria.          Pseudomonas aeruginosa ……..causes Bacteremia, pneumonia, urinary tract infections.      Shigella dysenteriae……..Causes severe diarrhea.        Staphylococcus aureus…….causes Bacteremia, pneumonia, and surgical wound infections.     Streptococcus pneumoniae……..Meningitis, pneumonia and ear infections.    Klebsiella pneumoniae……….causes Bacteremia, pneumonia, urinary tract and surgical wound infections.      Escherichia coli…….severe or bloody diarrhea.     Salmonella……..causes severe diarrhea.

Effective Herbal Treatments to Microbe/Diseases Caused:

  • Enterococcus…….For surgical wounds: external applications of usnea, echinacea, garlic, grapefruit seed extract, eucalyptus, honey, and witch hazel.   For blood poisoning: echinacea in massive doses; garlic in massive doses, and usnea in massive doses.
  • Meningitis, ear infections, pneumonia, sinusitis: Coltsfoot, garlic, goldenseal, sage, oak bark, boneset, grapefruit seed extract and for pneumonia, essential oils of thyme or oregano.
  • Tuberculosis:   garlic, usnea, grapefruit seed extract, boneset, goldenseal, red clover, shizandra, and elecampane.
  • Gonorrhea:  garlic, acacia, large spotted spurge
  • Malaria: garlic, crypotolepsis, artemisia
  •  For pneumonia: aloe, eucalyptus, juniper, garlic, Cassia, grapefruit seed extract, essential oils of thyme or oregano.     For Urinary Tract Infections: juniper, uva ursi, eucalptus, goldenseal, cranberry.     For bacteremia: echinacea in massive doses, garlic in massive doses, boneset in massive doses.
  • Severe Diarrhea:  goldenseal, grapefruit seed extract, sage
  • Staphylococcus aureus: For pneumonia: usnea, garlic, goldenseal, eucalyptus, boneset, wormwood, juniper, essential oils of thyme or oregano.   For surgical/skin infections: usnea, garlic, eucalyptus, wormwood, sage, honey, St. John’s wort, juniper.  For bacteremia: echinacea in massive doses, garlic in massive doses, usnea in massive doses, and boneset in massive doses.
  • For Streptococcus, Meningitis, and Pneumonia: garlic, usnea, echinacea for strep throat, eucalyptus, ginger, sage, rosemary, boneset, lavender, grapefruit seed extract.
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae, urinary tract and surgical wound infections, bacteremia: For urinary tract: eucalyptus, juniper, uva ursi, and goldenseal.     For pneumonia: ginger, goldenseal, grapefruit seed extract, sage, wormwood, boneset, essential oils of thyme or oregano, pleurisy root.      For surgical wound/skin infections: eucalyptus, ginger, goldenseal, sage, wormwood.   For bacteremia: echinacea in massive doses, garlic in massive doses.
  • E coli: goldenseal, garlic, eucalyptus, cryptolepsis, juniper, acacia, sage, ginger, grapefruit seed extract.
  • Salmonella: garlic, eucalyptus, wormwood, juniper, goldenseal, sage, ginger, acacia, grapefruit seed extract.
  • Chili Powder: capsicums, onion, paprika, garlic, cumin, oregano
  • five spice powder: white or black pepper, cinnamon, anise, fennel and cloves
  • Salsa: capsicums, onion, garlic, tomatoes, lime
  • Curry Powder: tumeric, curry leaves, cumin, cardamom, ginger, mustard, coriander
  • Combinations of thyme, rosemary, marjoram, sage, lemon or lime juice

Please consult your doctor on all health matters. This blog is for informational purposes only.  All content was taken from a book called: Herbal Antibiotics by Stephen Harrod Buhner.

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Summers Acres
    Aug 21, 2013 @ 23:33:07

    Great information. I’m bookmarking. Thanks for sharing!

    Please join us again Thursday at:
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  2. lydiaf1963
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 17:43:39

    There’s a lot of information here. I don’t know about antibacterial qualities, but if you have a UTI a parsley tea is helpful in reducing the urge to go. I learned this years ago when I developed one over the weekend (always that way, isn’t it?)


  3. Amanda @Natural Living Mamma
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 15:35:09

    Thank you for sharing on Natural Living Monday! All great information to have on hand. We definitely turn to herbs first with most infections. I was going to feature you on Natural Living Monday but you didn’t link back. When you do please let me know so I can feature your post this week!

    Have a great day.



  4. Kristin O.
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 18:36:05

    Thanks for sharing another wonderful post on Wildcrafting Wednesdays! I hope you’ll join us again and share more of your awesome posts in the future.



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  9. Homestead Dad
    Aug 29, 2013 @ 16:21:48

    Reblogged this on homesteaddad and commented:
    Good information on how to use plants to stay healthy.


  10. Homestead Dad
    Aug 29, 2013 @ 16:23:35

    Great post. I almost didn’t find it, after clicking on the link from the Homeacre Hop it only went to your homepage, not the direct post. Fortunately I found your butter canning recipe as well. And started following your blog. Thanks again.


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