Natural Remedies For Bacterial Infections
Our body is inhabited by bacteria in the digestive tract, in the mucosa of the nose, as well as on the skin on the genitals. We live in symbiosis with the “good” bacteria that help digest food, synthesize vitamins, regulation of pH of the skin and vaginal mucosa. However, in case of injury, or entry of strong antibiotics, low immune system, the bacteria have the chance to multiply. If the body is unable to react adequately and prevent the spread of bacteria, it leads to the development of the infection.
Then, an inflammatory process is being developed as a response of the body to the infection. Antibiotic therapy destroys both good and bad bacteria, so after the use of antibiotics, a hyperinfection or fungal infections develop. In order to prevent complications of antibiotic use, children are encouraged to take probiotics – good bacteria (taken 2 hours after antibiotics).
In a bacterial infection occur, a dual approach should be applied: antimicrobial agents to prevent further development of infections and strengthen immune system, which failed to deal with an attacker. If only the infections is cured, the body is weak after the treatment and unprotected, and may soon reach the renewal or development of new infections.
However, there are some natural ingredients that have a lot of benefits, such as garlic : it has antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal effects. Propolis, royal jelly and other bee products contain natural anibiotics the bees produce to protect their hive from germs. Echinacea is a natural antibiotic, has anti-inflammatory effect and affects the increase in the number of interferon, which are responsible for immune responses in viral infections.
The use of antibiotics can lead to destruction of normal bacteria in the body, which opens the possibility for the development of pathogenic bacteria and fungi. It is useful to use antibiotics with probiotics – cultures of probiotic bacteria to populate the intestines and thereby prevent the development of pathogenic bacteria, which “survive” antibiotic therapy. Yogurt is a good source of probiotic bacteria, but it is necessary to pay attention, to take probiotics at least two hours after the antibiotics.
Escherichia coli is a bacterium that occurs frequently as a cause of many infections in the urinary tract. It is most commonly treated with antibiotics, but soon after the treatment it may return. The problem is that the resistance of Escherichia to many antibiotics is greatly developed, and in addition to that , it has a specific way of life and can survive in the bladder wall even under the influence of the strongest antibiotics. For the elimination of Escherichia coli the best are cranberry, tahebo, garlic.
Natural antibiotics :
–Propolis – natural antibiotic recognized by the WHO, shows antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties without side effects and even has success in treating drug-resistant strains of bacteria. Contains fitotonizide, immune factors that are considered to give the body’s natural resistance.
–Garlic – long been used in folk medicine to fight infection, confirmed its effectiveness against many bacteria, fungi and viruses. It contains allicin, which has proven effective against bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics.
–Echinacea – a natural antibiotic, activates the immune system in the production of killer cells in response to bacterial and viral infection. * Colloidal Silver – a natural antibiotic and disinfectant, destroying microorganisms without the development of resistance.
-A number of essential oils (sage, basil, eucalyptus, fennel, pine, anise, mint, lemon balm) contain antimicrobial components and act as natural antiseptics.
* Immunostimulators – echinacea, propolis, zinc, shark liver oil.