Natural Antibiotics That Don’t Require a Prescription

By Derek Henry
Derek Henry
Derek Henry
July 5, 2014 Updated: July 5, 2014

By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body

Prescription antibiotics have become the standard treatment for infections. As a result, people have ruined their digestive systems, and ironically, have lowered their natural immunity to all types of infections in the future. Get rid of infections without the digestive destruction with these five powerful natural antibiotics.


Garlic has been used medicinally by cultures around the world for thousands of years. In fact, it was used in the 1700s to ward off plague.

Garlic possesses potent antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties and is able to help protect and facilitate removal of unfriendly bacteria. It is also very high in natural antioxidants that destroy free radicals, which also supports a strong immune system.

The active ingredient in garlic, allicin, is the key component to killing and warding off harmful bacteria. Crush it to activate these compounds, and eat it raw, in a warm tea, or in lightly cooked food.

To learn more about the healing action of garlic and how to use it effectively, check out this article.

Colloidal Silver

Colloidal silver has been known as an effective antibiotic for centuries. In the early 1900s, Alfred Searle, founder of the Searle pharmaceutical company, discovered that it could kill the most deadly pathogens.

Searle stated that applying colloidal silver to human subjects has been done in a large number of cases with astonishing results. The main advantage was that it was rapidly fatal to microbes without a toxic action on its host.

Recent research has also stated that colloidal silver can destroy antibiotic resistant microbes like MRSA, the bird flu, and SARS.

For safe usage of colloidal silver, the Silver Safety Council recommends using the following formula: 12 x your weight (lbs)/ppm = drops per day of your silver supplement.

This is a great option for any situation where antibacterial products are required. Do not use on a long term basis (longer than 2 weeks), but keep it in your cupboard as part of your natural pharmacy.

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Echinacea (Shutterstock*)


Echinacea has been used to treat a wide variety of infections for hundreds of years. Traditionally, it was used to treat open wounds, diphtheria, blood poisoning, and other bacterial related illnesses.

Today, this potent herb is used mostly for colds and flu due to its ability to destroy the most dangerous forms of bacteria such as staphylococcus aureus, which causes deadly MRSA.

To get a pure form of echinacea, mixed with two other powerful natural antibiotics, check in with this one of a kind formula.

Manuka Honey

Perhaps the most palatable antibiotic comes in the form of manuka honey. Applied topically it can kill a wide range of pathogens including MRSA and flesh eating bacteria. It was also found that the treated bacteria did not build up any resistance, which would eventually render manuka honey ineffective.

When choosing any honey, ensure that it is unpasteurized and is the real deal. Many honeys on the market are simply concoctions of HFCS and honey, which drastically lessens its health benefits. In this case, it’s best go as pure and local as possible for you.

Oil of Oregano

Oil of oregano takes care of pathogenic bacteria with little disruption to beneficial bacteria. It is also antiviral and antifungal, which makes it a powerful three-in-one combination that rivals pharmaceuticals while not encouraging antibiotic resistance.

The key antimicrobial ingredient in oil of oregano is carvacrol. You should ensure that your source is at least 70 percent carvacrol content in order to be effective.

Be careful not to use oil of oregano on a long term basis. Simply have it as part of your natural pharmacy so when a bacterial infection threatens to take you down, you have this powerful medicine at your immediate disposal.


Gaining a bit more attention as of late, reishi is part of the medicinal mushroom family and is known as not only a superior immune modulator, but also an extremely potent antibacterial, viral, and fungal agent.

Reishi will support other key areas of the body, namely the immune system and the liver. A healthy liver will help support a strong attack on foreign invaders and help detoxify the body if you get an infection.

In addition to these powerful natural remedies, you can also consider olive leaf extract, cloves, turmeric, cayenne, and even lemons to round out your natural pharmacy.

Antibiotic Tea

Combining the synergistic effects of many powerful natural antibiotics gives bacterial infections more than they can handle. Consider making the following tea for a more comprehensive approach:

1 serving of echinacea tea (loose preferred)
Juice of 1 lemon
2 medium cloves of garlic
1 tsp of unpasteurized manuka honey
1 dropper of Host Defense reishi
Add: 12-16 oz of tepid water

*Images of “tea” and “echinacea” via Shutterstock

Derek Henry
Derek Henry