Bacteria are single celled micro-organisms which live in your body. There are both good and bad bacteria which may lead to infections if a proper balance is not maintained between them.
Bacterial infections are the most common type of infections. One of the common symptoms of bacterial infection is localized pain. It is necessary to take care of bacterial infection at correct time as it may affect your health. Here we mention some useful herbal remedies to treat bacterial infections.
Natural Herbs for Bacterial Infection
Barberry is one of the most effective herbal remedies for bacterial infection. This herb contains the alkaloid berberine antibacterial and anti-inflammatory in nature.This chemical stops bacteria from getting attached to human cells which helps in preventing infections. It also makes immune system stronger. It is suggested to take approximately 500mg of berberine in a day to treat bacterial infection.
Garlic has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties which make it a useful herb for fighting bacteria and treating other infections. This herb derives its infection fighting ability from the compound alliums. You may eat 2 to 3 cloves of freshly chopped garlic per day or take 1 to 2 garlic capsules per day for treating bacterial infections. You may also add crushed garlic in to cooked food at the last moment.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree oil has antibiotic properties. It provides relief from infections and also reduces inflammation.Tea tree oil can be applied directly to the infected area. However, if it leads to any type of irritation or allergy, you may dilute it.
St. John’s Wort
This is another herb that helps to cure bacterial infections. It also has anti-depressant properties. This herb helps to provide relief from wounds and burns.
Eucalyptus is one of the best herbal remedy for bacterial infections. The leaves of the plant contain a volatile oil called eucalyptol which provides antiseptic effects.You can take about 0.05 to 0.2 ml of diluted eucalyptus oil every day. Alternatively, take an infusion of 2 to 3gms of eucalyptus leaves twice a day for effective results.
The herb oregano helps to treat bacterial infections that occur in respiratory and urinary track. You may prepare a tea of dried or fresh leaves of oregano and drink it three times a day. Alternatively, you may also apply oregano oil on the affected area.
Lomatium herb has antibacterial and antifungal properties which attack the microbes directly.You may take 1 to 3ml of the lomatium extracts or tincture in a day. The resins in the roots of the plant help to treat infections.
This herb has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The leaf, flower and the fruit of the plant are used as herbal remedies. You may consume tea or tincture prepared from the leaves or flower of the plant. Alternatively, soak a towel in the prepared tea or oil and apply over the affected area.
Uva ursi also known as bearberry fights bacteria and strengthens heart muscles. The leaves of the plant are used to treat infections in the urinary track.