5 BEST FOODS FOR ANTI-BACTERIAL, ANTI-VIRAL, & ANTI-FUNGAL PROPERTIES (Natural News)
Sir Alexander Fleming discovered the antibacterial power of the mold Penicillium notatum in 1928. Even though it was a natural healing agent effective in destroying Staphylococcus aureus and other noxious bacteria, the pharmaceutical industry got hold of nature's bounty and it became -- along with multiple other Big Pharma inventions -- the nightmare of modern antibiotics, causing as many problems for mankind as they were supposed to help. Because of the overuse of antibiotics, super-bugs have developed that are resistant to all but the most powerful drugs, whose side effects are often dangerous.
In nature's infinite wisdom, several other highly effective substances exist with antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties, all able to protect the human body safely and with deep healing powers. You don't have to go much farther than the refrigerator or your pantry cupboard to find safe, delicious foods and herbs to eradicate the most virulent bacteria and viruses. Garlic Garlic has been used worldwide for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. This wonder plant treats everything from a simple earache to pneumonia, MRSA, Helicobacter pylori, the flu and even the black plague. Contemporary research has confirmed that garlic possesses numerous antioxidants that kill bacteria and free radicals in the blood protecting the immune system and making it stronger. Garlic's active ingredient allicin can also attack and destroy a variety of viruses -- unlike modern antibiotics -- as well as fugal infections, such as candida. Taking garlic supplements as a prophylactic may help to protect against various pathogens and prevent the onset of disease. Echinacea Echinacea has been used for hundreds of years to strengthen the immune system and fight a variety of infections. Traditionally, echinacea was used to treat open wounds, diptheria, cellulitis, blood poisoning, syphilitic lesions and other bacterial-related diseases. Although it's mostly used today for fighting colds and flu, this potent herb possesses the ability to destroy the most virulent bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus which causes deadly MRSA. Colloidal Silver The germicidal and antibacterial properties of colloidal silver were discovered almost a century ago. Numerous clinical cases and anecdotal evidence provides us with the knowledge of the power of colloidal silver to kill bacteria, fungal infections and viruses. Even though the FDA has tried to discredit the efficacy of this important healing substance, the effects of colloidal silver in the treatment of bacterial diseases such as MRSA, topical wounds, sores and infections speaks for itself. Pau D'Arco Pau d'Arco is an herb native to South America whose active ingredient lapachol, has been found to relieve a wide range of infections include those initiated by bacteria, viruses and fungus. Studies suggest that Pau d'arco may also have cancer-fighting properties, although more research is needed. Pau d'arco was used by the Indians of South America to strengthen the immune system and fight life- threatening diseases. It's best consumed as a tea or decoction. Extra-Virginia Coconut Oil (added by Sharon Mizell) Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil is an excellent oil for cooking and for internal, external use on your body. This oil has so many healthy properties, it's a bit hard to remember it all. Just know that is has the three properties of this article (Anti-BACTERIAL, Anti-VIRAL, Anti-FUNGAL). It is considered a health panacea by Pacific Islanders who use it in their cooking and medical practices. As I like to say, “it's good in ya and on ya!”
NOTE: EVCO liquifies at 72°F, making it much more healthy than other cooking oils that usually require much higher temperatures to liquify (160°F). Considering that your normal body temperature is 98.6°F, this means that when you eat food fried with other oils, those oils become sludge in your intestines due to the lower temperature of your body. However, coconut oil remains liquified in the human body, facilitating elimination instead of “clogging” your gut.
There is a separate article with much more detail about EVCO here on this site. Manuka Honey The most delicious and deadly agent that works to kill bacteria is Manuka honey, which comes from Australia and New Zealand. Researchers have discovered that Manuka honey applied topically can kill a wide range of pathogens, including MRSA and flesh-eating bacteria. Scientists were pleased by the fact that the treated bacteria didn't build up any resistance, rendering the honey ineffective. Sources for this article include:
University of North Carolina at Wilmington Graduate Fellows Program; "Bubonic Plague: Yesterday's Scourge--and Tomorrow's?"; Tina Blue; December 2000
Carson-Newman College: The Black Plague: The Least You Need to Know
University of Maryland Medical Center: Garlic
Ethiopian Medical Journal, vol. 40(3); D. Dikasso; July 2002: Investigation on the antibacterial
properties of garlic (Allium sativum) on pneumonia causing bacteria.
University of Maryland Medical Center: MRSA--Treatment
University of Maryland Medical Center: Echinacea
University of Maryland Medical Center: Cellulitis
Huntington College of Health Sciences: MRSA--Natural Methods for Prevention
FDA -- DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: Over-the-Counter Drug Products Containing Colloidal SilverIngredients or Silver Salts
Colloidal Silver: The Undisputed Cure for MRSA and Other Deadly Super-Pathogens
MRSA (MULTIPLE-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS): Colloidal Silver as a Real Cure for MRSA
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University of Colorado at Denver: Pau D'Arco
The Australian Hone, I killed the superbug
About the author: JB Bardot is trained in herbal medicine and homeopathy, and has a post graduate degree in holistic nutrition. Bardot cares for both people and animals, using alternative approaches to health care and lifestyle. You can find her on Facebook atTwitter at jbbardot23
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