No Prescription Required: 5 Powerful Natural Antibiotics
In the years since antibiotics were first introduced in the 1930s, their overuse and misuse has reached an all-time high. As a result, drugs that used to be standard treatments for bacterial infections—everything from simple cuts to serious infections—are losing their effectiveness. The misuse of prescription drugs has led to the breeding of “superbugs” resistant to all but the most powerful antibiotics, causing people to be sick for longer and increasing the risk of death. However, long before there were pharmaceutical antibiotics, Nature provided us with many herbs and foods that helped guard against infection and disease. Many of these “natural antibiotics” are still in use around the world for their antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. To protect your health naturally, consider these antibiotic alternatives.