8 Natural Antibiotics & BONUS Recipes!
#Health Tip - 8 Alternatives to Antibiotics -The overuse of antibiotics has become a modern-day epidemic. These drugs have depleted our natural immunity by killing the good bacteria in our guts and also creating super-bugs that have become resistant to almost any form of prescribed drug around.
Instead of making yourself weaker, and depleting your body’s natural ability to cure itself of any number of ailments, try utilizing natural foods and herbs to ditch the Big Pharma meds for good.
Here are 8+ foods that harness natural antibiotic properties. 1. Astragalus – An adaptogen, meaning it is an overall tonic for the body, astragalus has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicinal practices to boost the immune system and counteract physical, mental, and emotional stress. Research has shown that it can be very effective at treating colds, protecting the liver, and keeping viruses at bay. 2. Onions – This great-tasting food is both antibacterial and antiseptic. If a person were to suck on a raw onion, it is thought that the healing components of the food could suck the disease right out of them. You can even place some cut-up onions in your kitchen to protect against unwanted bacteria to keep your whole house healthy. When mixed with lime juice and a few other natural constituents, onions were even shown to eradicate antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli.
3. Lemon balm- a member of the mint family, is considered a calming herb. stress and anxiety, promote sleep, improve appetite, and ease pain and discomfort from indigestion. 4. Chilli -Boasting high amounts of vitamin C and antioxidants 5. Echinacea-studies have found that this plant may help your immune system combat infections and viruses, which could help you recover faster from illness- 6. Olive OIl & leaf-Studies suggest that oleic acid reduces inflammation and may even have beneficial effects on genes linked to cancer . Olive Oil monounsaturated oleic acid. fats are also quite resistant to high heat, making extra virgin olive oil a healthy choice for cooking. Adds another depth to dishes
7. Turmeric- this not only makes great Currys but is High in Vitamins and curcumin a powerful natural anti-inflammatory for animals and humans alike - research revealing that it has effectiveness on Damaged and diseased cells. 8. Garlic -used as an antiseptic, antibacterial, and antifungal agent. It may help the body resist or destroy viruses and other microorganisms. Recommended consume raw. It does this by boosting the immune system. Garlic is also claimed to fight infections- extracted into oil can also be used topically for animals with infections.
BONUS AWESOME DRESSING!
This dressing is a family favourite delicious and nutritious - and will have people raving about Your Cooking!
You can add to just about any dish!
Tip-Oven Roast your favorite vegetables in Olive oil and whole garlic cloves,
Make your Dressing
You will need - - equal parts of
Fresh Lemon Juice - 1part
Good balsamic vinegar 1part
Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 parts
Fresh finely chopped Garlic 2-5 Cloves - they provide a delicious heat and flavor,
a pinch of salt
Ground Black Pepper to taste
1 teaspoon of raw sugar ( or Honey) to balance the acidity.
Method Mix well, drizzle over warm roasted vegetables, baby spinach.
Will keep well in the fridge.
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note this Dressing also makes for a superb Dip for a good artisan bread sourdough etc as an appetizer.
1 Avocado (chop 1/2 & mash 1/2)
1 cup of finely chopped baby spinach (optional)
Mix the avocado and dressing together a little at a time until you get the consistency you require,
You can also put it into a food processor,
A delicious dip!