Top 4 Antibiotic Essential Oils

Top 4 Antibiotic Essential Oils

September 27, 2019 100 By Ewald Bahringer


Hey, guys, Dr. Josh Axe here. Welcome to my office in Nashville, Tennessee. I want to do a quick video for you and talk
about the top essential oils that act as natural antibiotics. And prescription antibiotics today are wrecking
the health of a whole lot of people. And so I want to talk about the best essential
oils to use that are sort of nature’s antibiotics. And if you believe like food is medicine,
like I do and really what nature gave us can sometimes be more effective than these synthetics
that the pharmaceutical companies created. Do me a favor, help me spread this message
right now. Take a minute and share the best natural antibiotics
that are essential oils specifically. I’m actually going to touch on a few others
that aren’t on this list as well. And here’s what you need to know. I know that when I was a kid growing up my
mom always brought me into the doctor anytime I had a cold, the flu, croup, bronchitis,
any issue and I always got put on an antibiotic. And when that happens, what it does is typically,
it’s not only going to kill the bad bacteria, it’s going to kill the good bacteria in your
gut. Doctors and researchers say that 70% of your
immune system is located in your gut in your microbiome. And so what’s happening is we’re giving kids
. . . doctors are prescribing antibiotic, after antibiotic, after antibiotic which is
destroying the good bacteria in the gut causing leaky gut syndrome and autoimmune disease
over time. And these antibiotics are very powerful that
a lot of doctors are prescribing today versus what people used throughout history, what
they reference in the Bible, what’s referenced in Greek medicine, Chinese medicine, they
use herbal extracts to treat chronic illness in the body. So here are the top essential oils that are
used in antibiotics around the world today. Number one is oil of oregano. Now something unique about oregano is not
only is it antibacterial, it’s also antifungal, anti-parasitic, it fights off yeast as well,
antiviral. So oregano is powerful at fighting off all
forms of pathogens. And oregano contains a really unique compound
called carvacrol, and carvacrol is really what makes oregano so powerful. And the unique thing here is that it’s actually
been shown to fight off MRSA and strep. It’s been shown to fight off antibiotic resistant
bacteria. So this is something that’s happening a lot
today as well is because we’re using all of these synthetic antibiotics. It’s actually creating these superbugs that
are resistant to certain types of antibiotics that medical doctors are prescribing today. And by the way, if you know what I’m talking
about I’d love to hear from you right now, things like MRSA all of the superbugs. These things are growing and thinking about
how it’s going to threaten especially our children, our children’s children in the future,
these superbugs we’re creating, it’s not good. Where here is the good news, oregano has been
shown in medical studies to fight MRSA and antibiotic strains of bacteria in in vitro
studies. So again oregano is great. And I want to mention this too with oregano,
my mom at one point had a fungus on her toenail after she went through chemotherapy. Chemotherapy can have a similar result, it
really weakens the immune system, allows the body to be overcome with certain types of
infection. So my mom had a fungal infection on her toe. We started doing oregano oil on it three times
a day and after two months it was completely gone. So oregano oil is effective at treating a
number of health conditions, it’s really a powerful essential oil. Number two here is cinnamon. Cinnamon contains a compound called cinnamaldehyde,
and cinnamon within Chinese medicine is also known to help warm the body. So typically think about winter time, we use
cinnamon in apple cider, we use cinnamon with pumpkin pie around Thanksgiving. Cinnamon is used typically when it’s getting
colder outside and in Chinese medicine it’s really used to warm the body. So cinnamon is a great herb, but cinnamaldehyde
has been shown to be effective for so many things from balancing blood sugar, by helping
support a glucose tolerance factor that’s GTF to a number of things. But one of the biggest benefits of cinnamon
is it actually helps in killing off dangerous microbes. Now listen, there’s a story in the Bible where
there’s a plague going throughout the Israelite camp. And God tells Moses and Aaron, Aaron is Moses’
brother, the priest at the time. He said, “I want you to diffuse oils throughout
the camp,” and actually one of the oils they had during the time was called the holy anointing
oil, that was a blend of five oils. It was a blend of cinnamon, cassia, calamus,
myrrh, as well as olive oil and they would put it in like a glass jar and they would
actually anoint the head of kings with it. But one of the things they did when this whole
camp was sick with a plague, they actually fumigated it with cinnamon oil, and it said
it killed off the plague. When people were sick in biblical days they
would anoint their head, and in the Bible it says, if you’re sick go to the priests
or the elder, have them pray for you for healing and have them anoint your head with oil. Well, cinnamon oil was one of those oils in
that holy anointing oil blend that’s still used by certain churches around the world
today. So cinnamon oil has antibacterial properties,
it’s been shown to help fight infections as well, cinnamon also it’s very warming. So especially if somebody is sick with a cold,
or flu, or has shivers and is cold and you need to warm their insides, cinnamon oil is
fantastic, it’s a fantastic oil to use. Number three is thyme essential oil, and thyme
is very high in a couple compounds. Number one, it’s very high in thymol. In certain species of thyme also has some
of what makes oregano beneficial as an antibiotic and that’s carvacrol, but again larger amounts
of thymol. And this is really, really effective especially
when with bronchial issues, bronchial infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis. Thyme is also unique in that it’s a pro-progesterone. It’s even been shown to help balance out hormones
and strengthen the kidneys in Chinese medicine, it’s known to help strengthen the kidney Qi
and overall energy. But thyme has very, very strong antimicrobial
properties there as well, and is supposed to help support circulation of the body especially
of the lungs within Chinese medicine. So if you have an infection or again, or an
issue especially related to the lungs, or sinuses, or breathing, thyme is one of the
best. It’s the best time to use thyme. You get that? I thought that was pretty funny. Number four here, tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is also known as melaleuca, melaleuca
and tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is very high in something called
terpinene as well as cymene. So terpinenes and cymene is what you’re going
to find in tea tree oil. Now, this is a plant that’s typically found
in Australia. So it’s found in Australia today. And this was used by Aborigines, they would
actually take it and turn it into a paste and when people had flesh wounds during war
different types of infections, or injuries, they use this directly on the skin to fight
infection. So again, if you have a cut, or a scrape,
or a burn, or an open wound, tea tree oil, one of the best, probably maybe the best on
this list of treating the skin directly to treat any type of wound or infection and using
it as a natural antibiotic. This is one I don’t want to recommend internally. And I want to say this, many of these oils
are used internally. You want to be careful with these oils that
are powerful antibiotics. Typically people that have GI issues like
an inflammatory bowel issue, typically or very young children, you would not want to
use these oils internally, pregnancy as well. So again, always consult with your physician
before using any type of these oils internally. But if somebody has a pretty robust system
and they just really get run down or they definitely get a strong infection, anywhere
between 3 to 14 days you could take these oils internally with food. If you’re going to do a cinnamon oil, two
to three drops three times a day in food is how you’d want to take those. But again, always consult with your physician
or a health care practitioner if you are going to do these internally. Tea tree oil is one you don’t want to do internally
at all because of the nature of some of the compounds within tea tree oil. Some other powerful oils when it comes to
infection, eucalyptus oil can be very, very power especially for fighting pneumonia, different
types of bacteria as well. Ginger oil if somebody has a cold or flu is
very powerful at warming the body. Clove oil has many of the same benefits. It’s high in cinnamaldehyde as is cinnamon,
but this is another oil that especially has anti-parasitic benefits. If somebody’s looking to fight a parasite,
clove oil tends to be very, very powerful as well. And then surprisingly lavender oil. Lavender oil has been shown to help different
things, such as types of Candida or the different species of bacteria that can cause acne, it
can cause that. And let me say this in terms of infections
as well or bad bacteria, tea tree oil mixed with honey is ideal for fighting acne. So tea tree oil mixed with raw honey or Manuka
honey, putting it on for two minutes, washing it off, a great natural acne treatment. So as you can see, essential oils really are
nature’s antibiotic, and if you have an essential oil, you love or you’ve used as a natural
antibiotic, post it right now here on Facebook Live and YouTube Live. I’d love to hear from you. And if I missed an essential oil, which there
are many I know I missed, but if there’s specific essential oils you’ve used for their antibacterial
properties, post that on Facebook Live now and YouTube Live, I’d love to see which essential
oils you’re using most on a regular basis to fight infection. I want to say this, if somebody is chronically
ill or has a very serious life-threatening infection, these are not replacements for
prescription antibiotics, but again, I want to reaffirm and say that and say use these
responsibly. But remember, oftentimes too many people are
just running and getting antibiotics and they’re being prescribed like candy for things like
viruses, when in fact antibiotics, synthetics don’t fight viruses versus these essential
oils. Many of them have antiviral, antiparasitic,
anti-yeast, antibacterial properties, and are very effective. And again, what people have used for thousands
of years for fighting bacteria, bad bacteria, or pathogenic bacteria because we know, hey
there is some good bacteria like probiotics that line our gut wall. So guys, this has been me Dr. Josh Axe talking
about the best essential oils used as antibiotics. Hi. Dr. Axe here, want to say thanks so much for
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