Luckily, mother-nature made a lot of natural antibiotics in the form of herbs. The most common herbal antibiotics are garlic, ginger, honey, cloves, echinacea, goldenseal, and oregano. Number one, garlic is effective in treating two of the world’s most notorious bacteria, Salmonella and Escherichia coli (E. coli).
Oddly, enough honey is loaded with hydrogen peroxide but its cousin manuka honey has a lesser content and is still effective in fighting off bacteria. Ginger has a noted history of fighting colds and their related conditions. It contains a group of chemicals called sesquiterpene, known to kill rhinoviruses, the bacteria that causes a cold.
Echinacea kills many distinct types of bacteria, Streptococcus pyogenes (S. pyogenes), the bad boy responsible for S. pyogenes or necrotizing fasciitis, the “flesh-eating disease.” And an Italian favorite, oregano is also an antioxidant, antibiotic, and an anti-inflammatory herb.