6 Powerful Natural Antibiotics

Our bodies are uniquely made to heal itself when our immune system isn’t compromised or weakened.  What we eat in our diet plays a vital role in our well-being.

Have you heard the saying “You are what you eat”?

Are you aware of the natural antibiotics that exist in our daily food staple?

Here are some Lemon, Ginger, Garlic, Honey, Scotch Bonnet and Cinnamon.

Lemons are high in vitamin C which is beneficial in boosting your immune system. It is good for the digestive system and it can improve your skin tone. It is good for treating colds, flu and fevers. It may improve digestion and it’s good at detoxing the body.

Ginger contains anti-inflammatory properties which can help treat symptoms of arthritis and osteoarthritis.  It is good for easing symptoms of nausea including motion sickness and morning sickness.  Ginger contains a compound that can relieve asthma.  It is beneficial in improving muscular pain and menstrual cramps and may improve cognitive function.

It can also help to improve eczema and other skin conditions due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger can be added in foods or tea and is good for treating the common cold.

Garlic is a superfood which can improve your immune system, it can help to treat ear aches, improve digestion and can be added to culinary dishes as well as tea.  It may improve symptoms of a cold and remove toxins from the liver.  Due to its anti-inflammatory properties it can soothe psoriasis and improve acne.

Honey is a powerful immune system booster which contains anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it’s excellent in healing minor cuts and wounds.  It helps with symptoms of colds and sore throats. Honey is good to use as part of your skin care as it can improve your complexion (skin moisturiser) and skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis. It can improve digestion and may improve allergies.

Scotch bonnets are commonly used in Caribbean dishes, it comes in a variety of colours; red, yellow, orange and green, it’s similar to Habanero peppers. They contain vitamins A, B, C, Iron, Copper, Riboflavin and Magnesium. Hot peppers including scotch bonnets contain Capsaicin this is a natural antioxidant, which has been shown to be an effective pain reliever. Capsaicin can be effective for weight loss and may reduce the risk of Cancer.

Cinnamon is a powerful antibiotic, it contains antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.  It can reduce blood sugar level, improve digestion and improve symptoms of colds and coughs. Cinnamon reduces inflammation in muscles and joint pain. Cinnamon has Manganese, Iron, Calcium and Fibre. It can improve the complexion of your skin, acne and is a great exfoliator.

Posted by Amanda Roberts on 17th May 2020

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