Natural Antibiotic Alternatives
Eco-friendly mommas feel that antibiotics are over prescribed. If you’re the type of parent that wants your kids to build up natural immunities and turns to a home remedy, then we have recipes for you!
There are three things you need to know about antibiotics: they kill bad and good bacteria, they have the potential to create horrible illness, and they have nasty side effects.
Natural Antibiotic Alternative For Strep Throat
I got strep throat a lot as a kid. It got to the point where the doctor didn’t have to swab my throat, she knew I had strep. One time, my dad went with me to the doctor. It was a different pediatrician than I usually went to and she prescribed me penicillin, which I’m violently allergic to. We didn’t realize it until we got halfway home.
To prevent a double trip to the doctors, try one of these quick fixes:
- Drinking pure Echinacea Tea and gargling with warm water and Echinacea Oil twice a day. It should take away the swelling and deactivate the strep.
- Gargle with Apple Cider Vinegar. It’s not the best taste, but Apple Cider Vinegar is a cure all!
Natural Cure For Urinary Tract Infection
For painful Urinary Tract Infections, drinking pure, unsweetened cranberry juice is your best best. Cranberry juice has an active compound, good for fighting bacteria, and it’s not destroyed by the digestive system.
Ear Infection Cure: Garlic Oil
The best natural cure for an ear infection is garlic oil. You lay down and apply a few drops to each ear, putting in cotton balls after. Massage with your fingers from your ear to your jaw to encourage drainage.
Natural Alternative for Sinus Infection
For a sinus infection, mix 20 drops of grape seed extract in water or tea. This will down the inflammation in you sinuses. You can also use a Neti Pot to rinse the debris and nastiness from your nasal passages. Be sure to clean your Neti Pot well between uses!
Natural Cure For Acute Bronchitis
One of the hardest things to get over is bronchitis. It settles in your chest, giving you a horrendous cough. Try putting a few drops of Oregano Oil on your tongue once a day. This has been proven to relieve coughs and is a natural cure all, similar to Apple Cider Vinegar.