As a number of strains of bacteria are becoming resistant to popular antibiotic medications, health experts and scientists are considering use of herbs for treating bacterial infections. There are numerous herbs with proven antibiotic properties that have been used for centuries for treating bacterial infections. As the herbal antibiotics are safe for health and can be consumed for a prolonged period they are considered as safer alternatives to pharmacological drugs. Some of the popular herbs with antibiotic properties are present in your kitchen pantry. Culinary herbs such as oregano, parsley, basil, bay leaf and cumin, in addition to enhancing the flavor of foods, also help in boosting the body’s ability to fight disease causing bacteria.