Home Remedies for Infection
In the world where we live, germs abound all around us. They can be found in the air that we breathe in, on plants, animals and food that we eat, in the water, in the soil, in fact in almost all surfaces and even within our own body. The four main classifications of germs are bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoa.
Most bacteria are harmless and in fact are even helpful to our body. Good bacteria can aid in digestion of food, helping to produce healthy foods such as cheese, yogurt and sauerkraut and decomposing and cleansing our environment of decaying or dead animal and plant material.
There are also bad germs but fortunately, most bad germs are unable to harm us as our immune system is able to provide protection against many types of infectious agents. However there are some really formidable infectious germs that can mutate constantly and try to breach the defenses of our immune system.
Infection occurs when harmful germs enter our body and starts multiplying. Our immune system then springs into action and start fighting showing reactions in our body through fever, sneezing, coughing, mucous, swellings, nausea, pain, cramps, skin breakouts, etc.
Home remedies making use of common household substances, foods or easily available products can be used effectively to treat infection. Since these home remedies for infection uses natural culinary herbs and spices which are easily found in your kitchen, they are safer and produce few side effects as compared to chemical antibiotics.
It is said that the mixture of cinnamon and honey can cure many diseases.
For treatment of bladder infections
For treatment of skin infections
Garlic not only adds flavour to foods, it is widely known to contain antiseptic properties that can help in preventing infectious illnesses such as:
Adding garlic to food can also help in disinfecting the intestines without destroying the intestinal flora. Hence make it a habit to always add raw garlic to sauces, salads, cooked vegetables, etc.
Ginger is well-known as an anti-nausea agent, anti-inflammatory agent and a powerful fighter against infectious diseases ranging from the minor skin infections, common cold, flu, upper respiratory infections to even the life-threatening diseases such as:
For treatment of cough and strep throat
For treatment of ear infection
The papaya is an exotic fruit which can be found in some supermarkets. Papayas contain an enzyme that can combat external infections.
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