Do you remember the old song with lyrics: “Anything you can do, I can do better, I can do anything better than you.”
Well, in some cases, it’s just true, and when it comes to natural vs. pharmaceuticals, I’m about to provide you with some definitive lists of herbs with generations of proven effectiveness. What does the pharmaceutical industry counter with? Well, in an earlier post, I provided some statistical evidence indicating that in the U.S. we spend more than any other country on drugs, and yet are 37th in the world in overall health, and are flat-out LOSING the battle against infectuous disease.
It isn’t because we don’t have the right ammunition against any and every type of infection, it is that natural health doesn’t spend the dollars on marketing that the pharmaceutical industry does, so you have to dig into blogs like this to get the other side of the story. One little piece of the other side of the story that you might like to be aware of is, using 2012 statistics, there were 10 pharmaceutical companies in the Fortune 500 list. These ten pharmaceutical companies combined for profits that exceeded the combined profits of all of the other 490 Fortune 500 companies. Do you still have the illusion that your health is their greatest concern?
So, without any prioritization, we present to you here, a list of antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal herbs. I find it interesting that in the field of pharmaceuticals the antiviral category has no entries, but there are many antiviral herbs.
ANTIBACTERIAL/ANTIMICROBIAL HERBS–Garlic, ginger, thyme, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, chili peppers (including cayenne), horseradish, cumin, tamarind, thyme sage, oregano, basil, rosemary, lavender, peppermint, bee balm, echinacea, black elderberry, goldenseal, oregon grape, barberry, cranberry, tea tree, probiotics (not really an herb, but important to mention). (Source–http://www.herbco.com/t-herbs-infection.aspx)
ANTIVIRAL HERBS–Echinacea, garlic, goldenseal, oregano, Siberian ginseng, juniper, peppermint, licorice, astragalus, burdockprobiotics (not really an herb, but important to mention). (Source–http://www.outofstress.com/antiviral-herbs-list/)
ANTIFUNGAL HERBS–Grapefruit seed, oranges, caraway, bergamot, peppermint, spearmint, tomatoes, probiotics (not really an herb, but important to mention), olive leaf, garlic, pau d’arco, carrot, goldenseal, oregano, thyme, barberry, oregon grape, cloves. (Source: http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=356231)
Simply put, next time you’re sick visit your kitchen or your herb garden, but DON’T OPEN THAT MEDICINE CABINET! There’s scary stuff in there! May your health always be your greatest wealth! Dallin–The Herbmaster