If you want to keep your body free of harmful bacteria, try drinking a glass of warm water containing a spoonful of apple cider vinegar and a spoonful of honey.
If you’ve managed to cut, burn or injure yourself somehow, you can try cleaning the resulting wound with honey.
Garlic is rich in allicin, a compound that helps fight infections such as the common cold. What’s more, it helps to protect your body from other harmful microbial bodies, such as bacteria, yeast or parasites.
All you need to do to benefit from garlic’s antibiotic properties is just ensure that you include it as a regular food in your diet.
Turmeric is very commonly used in Asian cuisine, however, the spice also happens to be an excellent natural antiseptic.
Try mixing turmeric with honey to make an easily-applicable paste. If you want to give your immune system a boost and increase its ability to fight infection, you can try mixing turmeric with warm milk to stimulate it.
The humble cabbage doesn’t get the recognition it deserves as an antibacterial source. For starters, it’s rich in sulfur, which is essential for treating infections and is even believed to be anticarcinogenic. Cabbage is also rich in vitamin C, which makes it highly effective at preventing everyday infections, including the common cold.
Try including cabbage into your everyday diet as a salad, or try using it when making fermented foods (more about this below). You can also try cabbage juice (include a dash of honey for sweetness).
5. Apple Cider Vinegar
This miracle vinegar, which is made from fermented apple extract, is a nutritional powerhouse, and great for maintaining excellent health. This is because it's both antiseptic and antibiotic, making it great for combating bad bacteria.
It’s also great for balancing the pH level (acidity vs. alkalinity) in the body, which means that bacteria have a lesser opportunity to breed.
6. Virgin Coconut Oil
A fixture in Sri Lankan cuisine, coconut oil is a highly effective antibiotic, which also happens to be antibacterial and antifungal.
Due to the latter property, coconut oil is an excellent remedy for dandruff or other fungal infections of the scalp.
Furthermore, coconut oil has wonderful antioxidant properties, which means that it can help slow down aging, keeping hair and skin looking their best.
7. Seeded Grapefruits
While the benefits that the consumption of grapefruit has on the skin is talked about widely, not much is said about its antibiotic properties. The fruit’s seeds, in particular, are highly antibiotic. A recent study showed that grapefruit seed extract was effective against more than 800 different forms of virus and bacteria, as well as over 100 different types of fungus.
8. Fermented Food
Fermentation is usually either thought of in the context of produce going bad, or alcohol being made, however, fermentation is actually a process involving good bacteria having an effect on a given type of food. When it occurs, many compounds are generated, thus antibiotic properties are added.
Common examples of fermentable food items include pickles, probiotic yogurt, and unpasteurized cabbage. Consuming them will boost your immune system function.
9. Oregano Oil
More well-known for adding flavor to pizzas or salads than anything else, oregano is also great for helping digestion, as well as weight loss. The herb is antibacterial in nature.
An oil is made out of oregano, and it’s known as Carvacrol. It’s immensely good at treating both stomach and intestinal tract infections. This oil can also help treat yeast infections.