Not only are antibiotics commonly over-prescribed, but they can also have a negative impact on your health. Why use them when you can make an inexpensive and powerful natural alternative out of ingredients you probably already have at home?
The pharmaceutical industry encourages doctors to peddle antibiotics as if they were harmless candy, but the overuse of antibiotics has become a serious problem for both individuals and the general population.
As antibiotic use increases, their effectiveness decreases. Meanwhile, antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” have developed as a direct result of the overuse of these drugs.
This means that it is becoming more difficult to treat what were once considered minor infections, and since the toll on the human body from taking too many antibiotics is also quite significant, there are plenty of reasons to avoid taking them except when absolutely necessary.
Fortunately, there are some readily available natural remedies that can do a far better job of fighting infections and illness without causing harm to the body.
One of these is a syrup made from common kitchen ingredients: honey, garlic and apple cider vinegar. Combined, these three ingredients can treat a number of conditions up to ten times as effectively as antibiotics – without any side effects, and at little cost.
Here’s a version of the recipe from Healthy Food House:
1/2 cup of organic honey
1/4 cup of organic ACV
1/2 cup of water
Method of preparation:
First, crush or chop up the garlic. Then, mix it with all the ingredients, and store the mixture in a jar. It should be left overnight in order to become homogeneous. The next morning, strain the syrup and store it in a dark and cool place.
This powerful concoction can be used to treat respiratory ailments such as bronchitis and asthma, and it’s great for soothing coughs and sore throats.
A mighty trio
Each of the syrup’s three components have beneficial properties beyond the ability to merely kill germs.
Honey is one of nature’s miracle foods – it contains nutrients, antioxidants and more:
“Organic honey is a rich source of vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and it successfully fights against free radicals since it acts as an antioxidant. Moreover, it has strong anti- inflammatory and antibacterial properties which will provide great relief in the case of a cold, cough or a sore throat.”
Be sure to purchase only raw organic honey – preferably from a local beekeeper. Local honey contains local pollen which can help your body fight seasonal allergies, especially if you begin consuming it a few months before allergy season. This will help you build up a tolerance to seasonal allergens.
Most of the honey sold in the supermarket has been filtered and pasteurized – processes which destroy its health benefits. In fact, much of the honey sold commercially contains no honey at all!
Garlic also provides numerous health benefits. Its antiviral and antibiotic effects, along with its immune system-boosting properties, have made it a popular remedy for centuries in many cultures:
“Moreover, it can prevent mutation changes in viruses, which is extremely important in the struggle with new and mutated viruses. These powerful properties are due to allicin, a compound it contains and is 10 times more powerful than penicillin.”
Once again, always buy local, organic garlic – or better yet, grow your own (it’s easy!). Most of the garlic sold worldwide comes from China, where it is bleached, treated with other chemicals, and often grown in polluted soil.
Apple Cider Vinegar rounds out the natural syrup recipe by contributing even more antibiotic, antiviral and immune-boosting compounds, but it has plenty of other health benefits too:
As reported by Waking Times:
“ACV can kill head lice, reverse aging, ease digestion, prevent flu, prevent acne, reduces inflammation, kill fungus, regulate pH balance, dissolve kidney stones and helps relieve allergies, migraines, asthma, nausea, heart burn and wash toxins from the body.”
Big Pharma’s big secret
What the pill pushers won’t acknowledge is that it’s possible to heal the body naturally, without the use of harmful antibiotics. This inexpensive and simple remedy not only kills the harmful stuff, but also promotes general health, while preventing illness.
And that’s something Big Pharma would like to prevent you from learning about.