Antibacterial And Anti-viral Herbs

December 22, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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This list of antibacterial and anti-viral herbs might be helpful to you if you’re seeking to augment your health and well-being in a more natural way. Before the days of pharmaceuticals there were many discoveries with regards to the benefits of various natural herbs.

You might consider these:


 
This is not medical advice, and quantities or precautions (if any) are not referenced.
Do your due-diligence.
 

 

ANTIBACTERIAL Herbs

 

Cinnamon

Impedes bacterial growth.
Has a preserving effect in food.
Powerful anti-fungal properties.
Improves circulation.
Warms the body.
Relieves abdominal discomfort.
 

Clove

Topical painkiller.
Temporarily treat a toothache or cold sore.
Relieve sore muscles and arthritis.
Treat upper respiratory infections.
Improve digestion.
Kill bad bacteria in the gut.
 

Echinacea

Reputation of boosting the immune system.
Treating colds and flu.
Fighting infections.
Speed wound healing.
Anti-inflammatory properties.
 

Garlic

Anti-fungal and antibacterial.
Apparently more effective against several types of bacteria than penicillin.
Does not cause bacteria to become resistant.
Destroys the offending invaders without killing the body’s normal good bacteria.
Heating over 120 degrees will decrease its potency.
 

Peppermint

Soothing effect on coughs.
Helps clear congestion to make breathing easier.
Can help build a stronger immune system.
Has both anti-microbial and antioxidant qualities.
Effective for gas, bloating and nausea, morning sickness and stomach cramps.
Can help ease the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
A muscle relaxer and reduces monthly cramps.
Excellent for all sorts of minor pain relief due to its menthol content.
Heightens alertness if drowsy.
Breath freshener.
 

Thyme

(Pronounced ‘time’)
Strong antibacterial agent, antiseptic and antioxidant.
Contains bronchial antispasmodic and expectorant properties.
Useful in bronchitis, upper respiratory tract inflammation, and whooping cough.
Contains terpenoids that are well-known for battling cancer.

 

 
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ANTIVIRAL Herbs

 

Cinnamon

See above.
 

Cranberry

Defense against urinary tract infections.
Makes the bladder lining too “slippery” to adhere to.
Full of antioxidants.
Prevents plaque formation on teeth.
 

Elderberry

Works against cold and flu viruses.
Enhances immune function.
Stimulates circulation.
 

Ginger

A powerful anti-inflammatory herb.
Remedy for nausea.
Remedy for indigestion, colic, and irritable bowel.
Remedy for cold, flu, menstrual cramps, and gas.
Helpful for joint problems and arthritis.
Used to lower cholesterol, blood-pressure and aid in preventing internal blood clots.
 

Oregano

Fights viruses and bacteria.
One of the strongest antiviral herbs available.

 

 
The information listed above was gathered from seemingly reliable sources around the internet. This is not medical advice. Do your due-diligence for discovery.

What additional antibacterial or anti-viral herbs do you know of?