Bacterial infections can be uncomfortable and even painful, causing a wide range of symptoms. Medications, such as amoxicillin, are often prescribed to target infections. This is one of the most common treatments for ear infections, pneumonia, and strep throat. Unfortunately, this common drug can also cause a range of potential side effects.
Not only can amoxicillin cause rashes, nausea, and vomiting, but it also reduces levels of healthy bacteria in your gut. Some also suffer from a sudden and highly intense allergic reaction which results in hospitalization. In terms of natural antibiotics, you may not have the tastiest creation but you will notice dramatic improvements.
- Garlic is one of the strongest natural antibiotics, destroying harmful bacteria while promoting healthy microorganisms in the gut. This helps boost immune function, allowing your body naturally fight infections.
- Turmeric is a spice that has been used within traditional medicine for many years, targeting both infections and inflammation.
- Chili peppers and ginger promote circulation, allowing their antibiotic properties to spread throughout the body.
- Apple cider vinegar promotes positive well-being. Not only will it boost immune function, but it also helps target weight issues, symptoms of diabetes, high cholesterol, and more.
To reduce your risk of adverse effects while supporting a healthy immune system, try this recipe to target infections in the body.
3 cups of apple cider vinegar
4 raw garlic cloves (minced)
1/2 raw onion (diced)
2 chili peppers (diced, seeds included)
1 thumb size piece of ginger (grated)
2 tbsp turmeric
1 tbsp raw, unpasteurized honey
How to Prepare:
To have this tonic handy, combine all ingredients in a mason jar and allow them to sit for two weeks in a cool, dry place. Once all the ingredients have created this strong tonic, run the liquid through a strainer or piece of gauze, collecting all the juice.
It’s important to note that this tonic will be extremely strong. If you would like to reduce the heat, eat a slice of lemon, lime, or orange directly after consumption. You can consume 1 tbsp of this tonic daily to reduce your risk of infection or take to clear up an infection. If your infection is fairly severe, take 1 tbsp up to six times daily. Do not dilute with water, as this will reduce its effects.