Garlic, a natural antibiotic, is well known for two things: its delicious taste and its exceptionally strong aroma. But of all garlic’s effects, among the least well known (and most useful!) is its excellent track record as an antibiotic, antibacterial, and anti-fungal.
Echinacea became widely used as a form of medicine in the United States during the 18th and 19th century, but has since declined, most likely due to the development of modern antibiotics. Despite the decline, Germany has taken interest in Echinacea and has become one of the leaders in researching the medical benefits of the plant.
Many of us no longer want to jump on the antibiotic bandwagon each time we get a sore throat or infection. These apprehensions are well-founded considering the more recent occurrences of Candida and fungal infections that are thought to be caused by antibiotics, and the fact that diseases seem to be getting smarter each day.