Why Natural Remedies are
Important to you
and Your Family
Winter is here. Along with the celebrations, the holidays herald in cold and flu season. Preventing and limiting the duration of colds and flu is a household art that has a big impact, especially when it comes to avoiding the use of antibiotics for winter sicknesses.
Why Natural Remedies are Important to you and Your Family
Antibiotics are only effective against bacterial infections, not viral infections. Even though we know that, many doctors still prescribe antibiotics for viral infections.
40 million pounds of antibiotics are used annually in the United States. As predicted by Alexander Fleming; the Physician that popularized penicillin, the overuse of antibiotics has led to the evolution of stronger strains of illness causing bacteria that are antibiotic resistant.
Medical journals around the world have devoted article after article to the current antibiotic resistance crisis. Many medical experts are advocating that we stop using antibiotics for the more common infections and save them to use on occasion for life-threatening infections.
Pharmaceutical antibiotics go into the body and kill not only the pathogenic bacteria that may be making you sick but it also kills the hundreds of beneficial bacteria that help you do many things such as digest and assimilate your foods!
When you kill your beneficial bacteria with antibiotics you become more susceptible to future illness.
Herbs & Oils offer us a Solution
There is nothing new about using herbal remedies to ward off winter ailments.
So many homes do not have the power of herbal remedies available to use in their medicine cabinet. Let’s change that! Learn and become well versed in how you can help yourself. Learn how to use herbs and oils for viral and less serious problems. That way we can use fewer antibiotics and save them for when they are needed for more serious infections. This will support the possibility of having effective antibiotics available when we need them for life-threatening infections.
Herbs & Oils that have antibiotic activities only kill pathogenic bacteria --- they do not harm your beneficial bacteria. Many herbs help with viral infections as well as with bacterial infections whereas pharmaceutical antibiotics will not help treat a viral infection that causes a cold or flu.
Where Can You Start?
One of my favorite antibiotic herbs is oregano oil. It is like many, antibacterial and antiviral. It helps rid the body of bacterial and viral infections.
Peppermint is especially good to smell for upper respiratory and nasal congestion. A great decongestant for a stuffy nose and head cold. Both of these are an amazing natural home remedy. Sage tea helps the body rid coughs. A sage steam inhalation helps to clear out mucus and inflammation from a head cold.
Order basic oils & tea, learn and be prepared to help youself when you can.
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After 18 years working in the health field as a Med/Surg Asst, I have seen many patients visit their doctor seeking answers but leaving with only a script in hand.