It makes sense if you're leery of traditional antibiotics.
These potent drugs have the potential to destroy all of your beneficial bacteria and impair your immune system, which is not what you want when trying to get better.
What, then, should you do to combat a cold? With this homemade herbal antibiotic mixture, we've got you covered.
This natural DIY antibiotic contains powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal herbs and roots to help you fight infections. Here’s a breakdown of each ingredient and what it does:
Thyme contains potent chemical antibacterial compounds like thymol that are proven to be effective against powerful microbes like E. coli and Salmonella.
This fragrant herb possesses antimicrobial compounds, mainly flavonoids from rosmarinic acid, which are effective against various fungal infections.
Garlic contains a powerful compound called allicin, which kills various strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as E. coli and even fungal and yeast infections like candida.
Great for settling an upset tummy, ginger contains compounds that fight even the strongest pathogens, including salmonella.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar contains acids like acetic acid that help fight against many microbes, including E. coli and salmonella, and can help eliminate harmful intestinal bacteria.
DIY Natural Antibiotic
Ready to fight infections naturally with a potent DIY antibiotic that won’t wipe out your whole immune system? Follow the recipe below.
The next time you come down with strep throat, a UTI, or any other bacterial infection, reach for this homemade herbal antibiotic instead of a prescription.
- Glass jar with lid
- 1/2 cup fresh thyme, chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh rosemary, chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh ginger, chopped
- 1/2 cup garlic cloves, chopped
- Apple cider vinegar
- Let the garlic sit, once chopped, for about 10 minutes to release more allicin, the compound responsible for its healing and antibacterial properties.
- After 10 minutes, add all of the herbs to a glass jar and fill it with apple cider vinegar.
- Cap the jar with a lid, gently shake the contents, and then place the jar in a cool, dark place, like a cabinet.
- Shake once every day for 6 weeks, then use a strainer to strain the tincture into a glass dropper bottle.
- When you feel the onset of a cold, take one dropper full three times a day in a glass of water until it passes.