Antibiotic medicinal plants from the farm garden

Nature is the best teacher in life, she delights us, inspires us and teaches us to deal with her. We humans are also part of nature. Many people have lost their intimate relationship with nature and other people have put nature back in focus in their areas of life. Many garden herbs have always been known as medicinal plants, but fell out of knowledge through the discovery of chemical active ingredients.
Keeping body, mind and soul healthy has always been a top priority. Small ailments, inflammations, colds, annoying coughs, pain, infections, fungal diseases and viral infections - there is a drug or an antibiotic for almost everything. But if you always take antibiotics from the pharmacy straight away, you are depriving the body of the chance to help itself. You should know your body so well that you have a feel for using home remedies. These are often very effective and have almost no side effects. Natural antibiotics also do not weaken the intestinal flora and also work against certain germs that have already developed resistance to conventional antibiotics.

In the garden or on the meadows around the Untertrotnerhof at Ritten there are herbs and plants that grow wild and have an antibiotic effect. Antibiotic effect means that one or more active substances in the plant have bactericidal properties.
Everyone knows onions and many have shed tears while cutting them. Onions have good antibiotic properties, fight bacteria, and can reduce inflammation. Onions stimulate the immune system and help the body to help itself with infections. Onion juice for coughing can be given to small children.

Garlic is naturally a powerful antibiotic and has anti-viral effects. Garlic also restores our intestinal flora, as it increases the good intestinal bacteria. Garlic has an antibacterial effect and is a natural cholesterol-lowering agent.
A favorite in the garden is the nasturtium. It was one of the first plants to be shown to have antibiotic effects. The cress is characterized by a high vitamin C content and can inhibit the reproduction of bacteria, viruses and fungi and is anti-inflammatory. In quark spread, herb butter, in salads or sprinkled on scrambled eggs, it gives a slightly pungent taste. You can eat leaves and flowers.

A typical Italian herb is basil. Who does not know pasta, pizza, pesto, tomatoes with basil ... with this fragrant herb not only the palate is happy. Basil is a valuable medicinal plant with an antibiotic effect, has an antibacterial effect against salmonella, viruses and some bacteria and antifungal against fungal infections.
Who hasn't got horseradish in the head and watered their eyes? It is precisely this pungency that makes radish an antibiotic medicinal plant, which has a particular effect on the respiratory tract, the paranasal sinuses, inflammation in the throat and throat area and the lungs, and approaching colds no longer stand a chance.
The well-known chamomile has a very high anti-inflammatory and disinfecting effect. Even children are familiar with the chamomile tea we drink to calm the gastrointestinal tract. In the case of diseases of the respiratory tract one should inhale with chamomile, as chamomile has a decongestant, cough-relieving and expectorant effect.
Marigold: The ingredients of marigold clean infected wounds and ensure faster healing. The internal and external use of marigold supports us against various pathogens and, above all, also helps as a wound ointment in wound healing.
Thyme contains a variety of healing ingredients. The pleasant taste in connection with the antibiotic effect makes it a part of mouthwash and toothpaste. Overall, thyme is often used in diseases of the respiratory tract such as bronchitis and asthma, as it has an expectorant and cough-reducing effect.
Sage is also a great medicinal plant. It is particularly effective against inflammation in the throat and mouth, where there is mainly gargling.

Rose hips have anti-inflammatory and antibiotic effects when used. They have a positive effect on blood formation. When administered, the immune system and resistance are promoted. The rose hip helps prevent viral and bacterial infections. One study also found that rose hips reduced fat storage and the accumulation of fat in cells. This significantly reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.
Not a herb from the garden, but particularly interesting as natural antibiotics are apple cider vinegar, honey and propolis - these were already used for healing purposes by the father of medicine - Hippocrates - around 400 BC and are now experiencing a true rebirth.
These are a few herbs that can be found on the Untertrotnerhof and that have to prove their effects once before
In spite of all of this, discuss the use of the natural antibiotic with your doctor or alternative practitioner if you are taking other medications or antibiotics.

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