Bacteria can be helpful or harmful for the body. Harmful bacteria resulting in an infection or a disease are referred to as “Pathogenic Bacteria’’. Bacterial infections are contagious and may result in food poisoning, diarrhea, fever, gonorrhea, infection in the ear, urinary or digestive tract and so on. Various natural cures may help in the treatment of different types of infections.
Natural Cures for Bacterial Infection
Fluids can improve the blood circulation and boost the immune system of the body to fight against infections caused by bacteria. Intake of adequate amount of water on a daily basis can help in flushing out bacteria from the body. A glass of banana shake or buttermilk can be consumed to cure the bacterial infection which may lead to diarrhea.
Consumption of cranberry or blueberry juice (2 to 3 glasses) on a daily basis can prevent the bacterial growth in the gall bladder. Pineapple juice can also be consumed to treat urinary tract infection.
Olive leaf extract has healing properties. It has been observed that it can help in boosting the immune system. It can fight bacteria, virus, fungi or parasites that may lead to infections. Olive leaf extract can be consumed in powder or liquid form on a regular basis to obtain relief from the infection.
Vitamin E has anti-bacterial properties. It can promote the cell growth in the body which can help in the treatment of infection. Vitamin C is also known as “Ascorbic Acid’’. It can fight against blood prone bacteria. Vitamin B can prevent the growth of many types of bacterial infections in the digestive tract.
Vitamin B6 may promote the growth of white blood cells that fight against bacterial infection. Vitamin K may also help in preventing the overgrowth of bacteria and virus in the body. Some sources of these vitamins include egg, milk, cereals, chicken, tomato, sweet potato, kiwi, almonds, green leafy vegetables and so on.
Burdock is also known as ‘’Burr’’ and can be used as a natural cure. The oil extracted from burdock root can be used to massage the scalp to cure tinea capitis infection. Lavender and jojoba oils are well known for their anti-bacterial properties. A combination of lavender and jojoba oil can also be applied on the scalp to reduce the infection. Neem seed oil can be applied on the wounds to prevent the growth of infection. Application of tea tree oil on the body can help in treating skin bacterial infections. Oregano oil may also be used to cure respiratory and urinary tract infections caused by bacteria.
Garlic is one of the most effective cures. Consumption of garlic cloves (2 or 3) on a daily basis can help in preventing bacterial infections.
Food items containing garlic may also be consumed to obtain the desired results. A mixture can be created by adding crushed garlic cloves in olive oil and applied on the affected area to treat skin bacterial infections. Earache (another type of bacterial infection) can be treated with the use of warm garlic oil.