Most people will try to treat infections with prescription antibiotic medications. That’s a great solution, but if you’re in survival mode, and can’t get to a doctor, you will have to come up with some other ways to treat things. Infections can turn deadly in a hurry so make sure you are prepared. Here are 4 natural ways to treat infections.
Raw, Local Honey
It has been known for some time that consuming raw, local honey can help with seasonal allergies, but it can also be used to fight off germs! Take some raw honey and spread it over cuts or scrapes. It will help to heal it and also help to pull out any infection from the wound.
Oregano is an herb that has been used for centuries to fight infections. You can apply some oil of oregano diluted with a carrier oil to the bottoms of the feet, put a few drops into about 6 ounces of water and gargle it (like you would a mouthwash) 2-3 times per day. This can be used to treat sinus infections and strep throat.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This was grandma’s home remedy for everything, and for a good reason. Apple cider vinegar is known for curing all sorts of things. It’s anti fungal, antimicrobial, and antibiotic. You can drink a couple of tablespoons diluted in a cup of water daily to reap the benefits. When it comes to fighting infections, especially those of the bladder or urinary tract, you can also add about 3 cups to a warm bath, and take a good long soak. It works best if you do this as soon as you have any symptoms of a UTI. You can repeat it in 24 hours if you need to.
Garlic is another herb that has been used since ancient times for treating infections. It has the ingredient allicin, which is somewhat like penicillin in makeup. It is likely the strongest of all the natural ones, and one you should definitely know how to use. You can eat a clove of raw garlic each day to prevent a lot of different things, but you might end up with a constant garlic odor. If you don’t want that, try applying diluted garlic oil to the affected area (like to the throat if you are fighting a sore throat. Garlic also works great for ear infections..
These are just a few of the natural antibiotic treatments out there. Knowing how to use these can definitely come in handy! While antibiotics are necessary in many situations and you should definitely stockpile them as much as possible, it’s wise to have alternative solutions on hand too. Have you ever tried to treat an infection naturally? What method did you use?