utilized for their anti-microbial and health boosting benefits. Many plant
materials are being researched for their therapeutic value for our immune
Here are 36 natural substances which have been studied to help to support
our body's immune system to heal itself!
Manuka honey fights serious infection caused by MRSA
The inhalation of tea catechin appears to suppress MRSA infection in the
Tea tree topical preparations are superior to standard topical regimen for
the clearance of MRSA colonization.
Garlic and tea have antibacterial activity against Klebsiella, as well as
drug resistant strains of Saphylococci, Enterococci and Psedomonas
Water extract of garlic has antimicrobical activity against
multidrug-resistant bacteria and Candida species, and many other microbials.
The compound found within garlic known as allicin has antibacterial activity
against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Probiotic therapy has therapeutic value in treating Klebsiella infection in
Susceptibility to ear disease in children may be a result of deficiencies of
zinc and vitamin A.
Topical nanocrystalline silver dressing may provide an alternative treatment
for MRSA infected wounds to oral antimicrobials.
Cranberry may reduce the risk of urinary tract infections by inhibiting
biofilms in the bladder.
Probiotic strains from breast milk are superior to antibiotics in the
treatment of infectious mastitis.
Honey may have a therapeutic role in treating refractory chronic
Honeydew and manuka honey has strong antimicrobial activity against
multi-drug resistant pathogens.
Cinnamon verum bark has the highest antimicrobial activity, particularly
against antibiotic resistant strains, of 13 essential oils tested.
A number of plant oil extracts inhibit multi-resistant strains of bacteria
Clove, guava and lemongrass exhibit the highest synergism rate with
Thyme and Eucalyptus oil have antibacterial activity against MRSA isolates.
Compounds isolated from Bay leaf have anti-MRSA activity.
The essential oil of dill and peppermint enhances the antimicrobial activity
of nitrofurantoin against enterobacteria.
Grape seed extract has bactericidal effects on MRSA.
A combination of Citricidal (grapefruit seed extract) and geranium oil
showed the greatest anti-bacterial effects against MRSA.
Rosemary has activity against drug-resistant bacterial and fungal pathogens.
Propolis exhibits antimicrobial effects on Escherichia coli and
Staphylococcus aureus strains resistant to various antibiotics and some
Cumin essential oil exhibits anti-Klebsiella activity.
Green tea exhibits anti-MRSA activity.
Mango seed kernel extract may potentially be useful as an alternative
therapeutic agent or an adjunctive therapy along with penicillin G in the
treatment of MRSA infections.
Wormwood, tarragon and eucalyptus contain the compound pipertone which
reduces antibiotic resistance against Enterobacter cloacae.
Alpinia galanga contains a compound with activity against multi-drug
Elecampane (Inula helenium) has potent antisaphylococcal activity, including
Lavender oil has antimicrobial activity against methicillin-sensitive and
methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG inhibits invasion of cultured human respiratory
cells by macrolide-resistant group A streptococci.
Lime has potent antibacterial activity against multiple drug resistant E.
Nigella sativa has anti-bacterial activity against clinical isolates of
methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Nutmeg contains a compound with potent anti-biofilm activity against oral
Olive leaf extract demonstrates antimicrobial activity against
Campylobacter jejuni, Helicobacter pylori and Staphylococcus aureus
[including meticillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA)].
Cinnamon and Oregano, containing cinnamaldehyde and carvacrol, respectively,
exhibit powerful antimicrobial activity against antibiotic-resistant strains
of Campylobacter jejuni isolates.