Plants with antibacterial properties

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1. Overview

Of the concerns due to the growing use of antibiotics, which can lead to the development of antibiotic resistance of various strains of bacteria, some experts encourage the use of natural alternatives.

Most of these options include herbs with antibacterial properties that can be brought from your own garden or natural products store.


1. Overview
2. Healing plants

2. Healing plants

Some plants with antibacterial qualities include:

- Cloves – which are an incredible resource of nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fiber, vitamin C and magnesium. Also, they contain eugenol which together with other elements of their composition induces a strong antibacterial effect.

In addition to that, they are also being used to protect against environmental toxins, intestinal cancer, and inflammation of the joints. Also, cloves are used in the treatment of dental diseases (dental root canal treatment and temporary fillings).

- Chili – it contains a substance known as capsaicin, a compound that helps relieve inflammation of various health problems. Chili include in its composition vitamins A and C, with a role in boosting immunity and in the destruction of potential pathogens.

- Garlic – contains allicin in its composition, this being a powerful antibacterial and antiviral compound. Combined with vitamin C, garlic helps kill germs and relieves symptoms of colds and flu, tuberculosis, candidiasis and digestive system viruses.

In addition, garlic is a potent antibiotic against a variety of pathogens including strains of bacteria resistant to some antibiotics. Another characteristic of garlic is to lower blood pressure, the amount of insulin in the blood and prevent excess weight.

- Salvia – is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. It contains flavonoids and phenolic acids that have the ability to counteract cell damage. Salvia helps fight and eliminate fungus like candida albicans and microorganisms such as salmonella.

Sage leaf extract is useful for removing germs that cause gingivitis. Sage is beneficial in relieving symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, coronary heart disease and asthma.

- Rosemary – has antibacterial and antifungal qualities, being able to cure fungal overgrowth in the gastrointestinal tract. It stimulates the immune system and the memory, enhances blood circulation and improves digestive system function.

- Thyme – prevents and helps detoxify the body if contaminated foods were ingested. Volatile oil has many healthy properties (fight against a variety of fungi and bacteria, such as staphylococcus aureus and bacillus subtilis sigella).

Thyme oil can disinfect, for example, a salad that contains sigella. Sigella is an infectious organism that can cause diarrhea and other intestinal problems.

- Oregano – with antibacterial role, this herb helps treat urinary tract infections, skin problems, food poisoning, but also cholera. Oregano oil is used for skin and nails healing, but also against some fungal infections.



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