10 Natural Substitutes to AntibioticsAntibiotics are substances manufactured to kill microbes and other organisms (its name comes from Greek and means “against life”). In 1875, the Irish naturalist John Tyndall (image) discovered the first antibiotic, produced by the fungus Penicillium.

The discovery went unnoticed, because at that time was unknown that infectious diseases were caused by bacteria.

Phytotherapy could be a valuable alternative, I have used these plants when I’m sick, of course if i’m seriously sick I run to the hospital, but when your body gets used to being treated with plants and natural remedies, believe me you will heal by these plants especially in the treatment of respiratory illnesses such as influenza, pharyngitis and bronchitis, according to experts of the Spanish Society of Chemotherapy (SEQ) and the Centre for Research on Phytotherapy (INFITO).

1. Acacia: Acacia extract has an antibiotic effect as Dr. Norma Cudmani says from Dr. Nicolaas Avellaneda Hospital, Argentina, used to treat skin infections, urinary and disinfect wounds.

2 Esquinea: according to Dr. Lawrence Wilson, Massachisetts Institute of Technology, has assets that attack viruses, bacteria and strengthens the immune system, which is used to treat various infections.

3 Garlic has antimicrobial properties, so it can be used as a broad-spectrum antibiotic in the treatment of various infections according to Dr. Serge Ankri, Weizmann Institute of Science of Israel.

4 Aloe: according to Dr. Asma Bashir, the Stem Cell Research Center in Pakistan, aloe contains approximately 70 assets including antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, making it useful for the treatment of boils, acne, bacterial or fungal infections in the skin

5. Eucalyptus: Dr. Angela Sadlon, Tahoma Clinic in Seattle said that is rich in cíñelo, a substance with antiviral properties and broad-spectrum antibiotic, effective in the treatment of various respiratory tract infections.

6.Ginger: ginger helps to treat intestinal infections, viral or stomach, as it has antifungal and antibacterial properties.

7. Goldenseal: contains a substance that fights bacteria, fungi and viruses. Used to treat urinary tract infections, throat or skin.

8. Licorice: a study by the Journal of Natural Products, this root contains substances that fight bacteria that cause gum problems and tooth decay

9. Honey: Honey contains a protein called defensin, used to combat fungi, viruses and bacteria and treat various infections.

10. Tea tree oil: according to Dr. Haekyun Park, Chosun University, in South Korea, the oil from this tree of Australian origin, has a powerful antibacterial, disinfectant and antiseptic, making it useful for skin infections and acné.

source: sanar.org

History of Antibiotics

One of the medications dispensed at the pharmacy, are antibiotics, whose invention is attributed to Fleming, but was really the discoverer?

According to the Spanish Royal Academy an antibiotic is a chemical substance produced by a living or manufactured synthetically, could paralyze development of certain pathogens, for its bacteriostatic action, or cause their death, for its bactericidal action.

This definition makes clear that not only the penicillin is an antibiotic, may be another substance without a fungus or mold as penicillin, have effects and same origin.


Milton Wainwright, in his History of antibiotics book shows that there is reason to believe that around 3000 BC Chinese moldy soybean applied to treat skin infections. Certainly the Chinese have been great inventors and pioneers of more than a device that today seems routine.

The ancient Chinese medicine is retrieved out of Asia for decades as a leading-edge medicine at the same time remains a classical medicine from acupuncture to tai chi. Today the Chinese take the best of traditional medicine and the best of Western medicine, that is, the best of the “two worlds”.


The Egyptian Papyrus Hearst, also known as Hearst Medical Papyrus, named for the eccentric media mogul William Randolph Hearst (immortalized in the film Citizen Kane) was the patron of the expedition that discovered the papyrus.

This papyrus, specifically in the requirements or prescriptions ranging from 189 to 192, indicating fungoterapias based treatments, or whatever it is, use of antibiotics