Antibiotics cannot destroy viruses because they can only target the equipment/structures found in bacteria. Since viruses don’t have this “stuff” inside of them, the antibiotic has nothing to attack.
On the other hand, we know of certain plants and herbs that can attack viruses (and bacteria).
Its active compound is Cineole, a common ingredient in cough syrups. It’s an effective antiviral and decongestant, so it helps fight your cold while eliminating congestion, and reducing the inflammation. You can get eucalyptus essential oil and put in a diffuser to make it become airborne for treating your respiratory problems.
Sage vapors treat lung illnesses and sinusitis.
Garlic is one of the most powerful natural antibiotics. You can eat it raw, in the form of candy or capsules, or apply it topically to treat viral skin infections.
This ancient remedy supports the health of the respiratory tract and fights bacterial infections such as pneumonia.
- Licorice Root
Over 20 triterpenoids and 300 flavonoids have been isolated from licorice. Recent studies have shown that these metabolites possess many pharmacological properties, such as antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antitumor and more…
Oregano is another powerful natural antiviral and antioxidant, full of vitamins and other nutrients. Add a few drops of oregano oil to a glass of water or juice, and drink it.
The menthol in peppermint relaxes the muscles of the respiratory tract, and along with the strong antihistamine and antioxidant qualities of the plant, it offers effective decongestant properties.