Honey is one of the oldest known antibiotics. It is an anti-bacterial and now even modern medicine believes in its benefits.‘Honey has been proven, beyond doubt, to be helpful in both prevention and treatment of respiratory illnesses. Honey provides great relief to children suffering from constant respiratory troubles’.
The Neem tree is a common sight across India. We already know the health benefits of neem. But ever wondered why applying neem paste on your face helps you get rid of pimples? It is because of neem’s anti-bacterial properties! Neem and neem oil have been recommended in Ayurveda for their purifying abilities.
Neem can be eaten as well as applied locally. Though, consumption for a longer duration must be done only after consulting a health care practitioner. Garlic is also one of the most commonly available antibiotics. In small doses, it is not only safe to consume garlic but it is also heart friendly. Up to two cloves per day is considered an acceptable dosage.
Thyme has many uses around the house. The herb is not only used in cooking but its extract is also used for its anti-microbial properties. Thyme essential oil is particularly effective in the treatment of acne. A word of caution: do not consume thyme essential oil as it is meant for external use only.