Prescription antibiotics certainly offer their own benefits. And for more serious illnesses, where hospitalization is required, you may have no other option. But it should come as no surprise that the rampant use of antibiotics is actually harming the health of the overall population.
This is why homeopathic solutions, and natural remedies like essential oils, have become more and more popular. In fact, there is an all organic, herbal substitute for antibiotics that many people are now using as an alternative to traditional medicine. No more doctor visits, no poking and prodding – simply a healthy home remedy that works for both adults and children.
Please note: Some of the content in this article has been omitted due to compliance concerns. These remedies are not intended to “prescribe” or “treat” any illnesses. They are simply suggestions that we have found effective in our household. Also, check out this antibacterial deodorant recipe.
Essential oils as an antibiotic alternative
Engineered to kill off germs and bacteria, prescription antibiotics are doctors’ most popular “solutions” for treatment. And oftentimes, there is no substitute.
But natural alternatives like essential oils are known to have positive impacts as well. And not only are they effective, they don’t come with the numerous side effects that many traditional drugs come with. For instance, unlike many conventional solutions, essential oils won’t:
- Generate resistance to antibiotics.
- Eliminate probiotics, which are good bacterias.
- Curb the absorption of good vitamins
- Create a “leaky gut” by harming your digestive system
Oregano essential oil, in particular, is a popular herbal substitute with its carvacrol and thymol properties. These compounds harbor powerful antifungal and antibacterial benefits.
A while back, the Wall Street Journal published an interesting article on the do’s and don’ts of antibiotics. The article highlighted the overuse of prescription drugs that are often not even needed. And the more they are used, the less effective they work against bad bacteria. At the same time, they can eliminate probiotics, the body’s productive bacterias that help produce vitamins, digest food, and ward of infections. For a brief excerpt on the article:
In a July 2013 study noted in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, researchers from the University of Utah and the CDC discovered that 60% of the time doctors prescribe antibiotics, they choose broad-spectrum ones….
A similar study of children, published in the journal Pediatrics in 2011, discovered that when antibiotics were prescribed they were broad-spectrum 50 percent of the time, primarily for respiratory conditions… Both studies also found that about 25 percent of the time antibiotics were being prescribed for conditions in which they have no use at all, such as viral infections.
Introducing oregano essential oil
Okay, enough with the preaching. So here’s our natural, herbal alternative that we’ve used countless times in our household. While there are a number of essential oils that can help in this area, oregano is one of the most popular solutions.
It’s not what you think. We’re not talking about the oregano you may use to match with chicken, fish, pizza, and pasta. No, we’re talking about high quality grade oregano that is distilled to extract the oil with its healthful properties. In fact, the essential oil brand we represent takes more than a thousand pounds of wild oregano to manufacture a single pound of oil. It’s a desired commodity that has been used for thousands of years in folk medicine, all across the world.
There have been hundreds of studies that have supported carvacrol (a major property of oregano) as a powerful healthful compound. Just to throw out a few examples, carvacrol has been tested and proven to help with :
- Minor inflammation
- Minor fllergies and candida
- Minor fungal infections
- Minor bacterial infections
- And much, much more
While oregano oil is a great active ingredient for fighting off certain issues, the Protective Blend is a proprietary blend that protects from seasonal and environmental threats. Containing ingredients like orange peel, cinnamon bark, and eucalyptus, On Guard bolsters the immune system to support healthy circulatory and respiratory function. It can also improve energy with its uplifting properties.
Depending upon the desired benefits, it can be diffused, applied topically, or even consumed internally.