Herbal Antibiotics Or Conventional Antibiotics?
Our fast-paced modern lifestyle comes at the expense of the environment. This fast and stress-filled life is also, over the long run, generally very wearing on our state of health. We are aware of this truth, yet pay no mind. Diseases that are brought on by stress and pollution, by bad eating habits, and by carcinogen exposure are on the rise. In our race toward progress, we have forgotten that our bodies do possess a natural way of fending off disease; we should be paying attention to ways of developing our own immune system health. In our progress, we have defeated certain diseases. But we have, in fact, discovered absolute cures for a very few of these illnesses – so far, we can’t even cure the common cold.
Over the years, we have been inventing our own new illnesses without realizing it, and then responding by inventing drugs to treat them. We have now begun to recognize that our manufactured drugs are only treating the symptoms, and over the course of treatment, these drugs create new complications. We should be concentrating on conditioning our immune systems, as quickly as possible. But the perceived need to get back to our jobs and routines has encouraged us to overuse antibiotics to treat afflictions that aren’t even very serious. In return for our antibiotic zeal, we now have bacteria that won’t respond to many of our medications.
A big challenge is developing antibiotics that will kill only the harmful bacteria. Good bacteria in the body are destroyed along with the bad when we overuse antibiotics. Stronger bacteria develop that can actually use and thrive on the antibiotic substance. Penicillin and tetracycline are the typical examples of antibiotic medications that many bacteria have become resistant to and which can no longer be effectively utilized as medicines.
Children are born free of germs, but can develop a fever anyway. The body’s natural response is to create a rise in temperature in response to invasive bacteria or foreign substances. The fever is trying to kill the disease microbes. Holistic doctors let fevers of under 102 degrees alone for at least 24 hours, advising a generous intake of fluids, unless there are other worrisome symptoms.
Children reared to practice hygiene to an extreme degree are actually more likely to get sick. A little exposure to bacteria on occasion helps children to build their immunity. The strength of your immune system is directly related to both the likelihood you will get sick and the time it will take you to recover. We should pay more attention to building our own immune system health instead of turning to antibiotics as the answer every time we get the sniffles.
Even people who have strong immune systems will occasionally become ill, as there are some really bad microbes out there. Herbal antibiotics consist of complex antibiotic compounds. They have been shown to have the ability to destroy bacteria, in some instances even the drug-resistant varieties. Although a lot of antibiotics originate in the plant world, in scientific practice we generally purify the one single chemical from the plant that has the strongest effect. Any effect of synergy from the complex of molecules is lost in the purified antibiotic. Herbs that aid the immune system present bacteria with a cocktail of chemicals they cannot metabolize and learn to use, unlike one-ingredient antibiotics.
Conventionally, the word “antibiotic” has not been used to describe herbs. But without arguing about terminology, we need to take a look back at some of the benefits of herbal remedies that worked for people in the past. Instead of placing the emphasis on developing a specific drug for a particular disease, it would be a positive move to teach the next generation to live in a more natural way.