Herbal Antibiotic Alternatives

By Pina LoGiudice, ND, LAc Director, Inner Source Health

Posted on | By Pina LoGiudice ND, LAc

Always Be Safe

It is important to note that there are cases where conventional drug antibiotics are still be the safest choice. For example, cases of sepsis (blood infections), certain pneumonias, kidney infection and excessively high fever may require a potent drug antibiotic. A naturopathic doctor or holistic physician well-versed in botanicals can help you decide which herb is appropriate or when a drug is needed.

Conclusion: It Is Up to Each of Us

To truly slow and eventually reverse antibiotic resistance, it will require us to stop using antibiotics unnecessarily on an individual level, and as a world community by ceasing the use of antibiotics as growth enhancers in animal feed.

Using herbal medicines like goldenseal, Oregon grape, andrographis and manuka honey can help us make natural choices for our best medical care – and we can then save the drug antibiotics for when they are really needed.

Learn more about how you can boost your immunity with Dr. Oz's Super-Immunity Checklist.

Article written by Pina LoGiudice ND, LAc
Co-Medical Director of Inner Source Health in New York