We found a brilliant page about herbal antibiotics that not only lists 15 of the best antibiotic herbs, but also gives a very plausible explanation of this phenomenon – that makes total sense: An essential oil is made up of hundreds of different molecules in varying proportions – and it is likely that several of the molecular components have antibiotic action. In other words, it is far easier for bacteria to adapt to an isolated, single compound than it is to a whole plant extract.
This kind of makes me want to bang my fist on the table. Herbalism has been all-but abolished by mainstream medicine, and yet once properly explained, it clearly makes far more sense than the kind of medicine that is about isolating individual molecular components (and patenting them for a profit.) Humans are for the most part afraid of nature – and that’s a problem if you ask me.
Anyway, I will leave you with the excellent tutorial from Common Sense Home:http://www.commonsensehome.com/herbal-antibiotics
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