11 Home Remedies For Bacterial Infections

Bacterial infections are normally treated with antibiotics and relief attained through the completion of the course. As various types of bacteria affect one or the other part of the body all the time, this is a very common occurrence all throughout our lives.

Bacterial Infections

There are several simple yet very strong home remedies that can be used for treating bacterial infections of the body. Here are a few of them that can be tried at home if the infection is mild to moderate.

Ways To Cure Bacterial Infections

Probiotics

Probiotics work on the body by increasing the amount of good bacteria and reducing the functioning of the bad bacteria, thereby giving the body strength and immunity to fight off the bacterial infection. The best way to attain this is to take two cups of fresh yoghurt with live culture so that the bad bacteria can be naturally discouraged.

Probiotic supplements too are available for consumptions. Probiotics are best for treating urinary tract infections, bacterial vaginosis, bacterial skin infections, intestinal and stomach infections etc.

Yoghurt

Aloe Vera

A natural anti inflammatory agent, which is also tremendously antibacterial as well, aloe Vera has many medicinal and healing properties apart from cooling the body and increasing its immunity.

Aloe gel that is extracted from the aloe plant can be used for treating internal infections, bacterial skin infections, vaginal and urinary tract infections etc. Aloe gel can be applied directly on the affected area and a quarter cup of the juice consumed as well for treating bacterial skin infections.

Aloe Vera

Turmeric

Turmeric is a powerful herb which is known to even reduce and treat cancerous tumours. The curcumin, which is present in turmeric, has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties along with its high antioxidant content. Turmeric paste can be made from freshly ground turmeric and it can be applied on the skin for bacterial skin infections.

Turmeric powder can be consumed along with a glass of warm milk or water for respiratory infections. Turmeric can also be used as a preventive for many bacterial infections of the body by adding it in plenty in your diet or taking curcumin supplements or a teaspoon of turmeric every day.

Turmeric

Apple Cider Vinegar

Another anti bacterial and anti-inflammatory agent that can help treat a host of bacterial infections of the body, apple cider vinegar works by maintaining or correcting the pH balance or imbalance and preventing bacterial action from sustaining in the area of infection.

Apple cider vinegar can be applied directly on the skin or diluted and applied if the skin is sensitive. For internal infections, a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar can be diluted with a cup of water and taken as per the directions given by your herbalist.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Tea Tree Oil

This strong essential oil is more anti viral than antibacterial. However, it is quite effective in treating a host of skin and vaginal infections caused by bacteria. Tea tree oil can be applied on the skin or smeared inside the vaginal canal for destroying bacterial action. It must always be diluted adequately to avoid burning of the skin. As the oil is very potent, it can be used for treating and controlling even chronic infections as well without any side effects.

Tea Tree Oil

Garlic

This simple solution from the kitchen is one of the most potent and easily available home remedies for treating a number of bacterial and fungal infections of the body. Taking 4-5 cloves of garlic a day is one of the best ways of keep away from all kinds of bacterial attack and also treat bacterial infections of the skin, respiratory, digestive and urinary tract.

Garlic can be consumed in many ways. The best way, however is to chew them and swallow them raw. Capsules are available as well, even though they may not be as effective. Garlic tea too can be prepared after boiling a few cloves of garlic and steeping it for ten minutes.

Garlic

Ginger

Ginger is used for treating respiratory and stomach infections caused by bacteria. Ginger heats up the body and encourages blood circulation, thereby reducing the action of bacteria in the body. Ginger tea can be consumed 3-4 times a day to treat respiratory infections. Ginger extract can also be used for massaging on the affected areas of the body for treating bacterial infections and also for controlling pain. Take a stalk of ginger every day to prevent infections of the body.

Ginger Tea

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Honey

This mild antiseptic agent helps in treating skin and respiratory infections caused by bacteria and also for healing and soothing the affected area. Organic honey can be consumed along with ginger tea or along with a glass of warm water too sooth irritated throats due to cough. Honey can be used for inhalation as well for opening up blocked nose.

Apply honey on the skin to initiate healing and also to prevent bad bacteria from entering the open wound or through cuts and scratches on the skin.

Ginger And Honey

Baking Soda

Baking soda helps in regulating the pH balance of the skin and body and hence a great treatment for many bacterial infections of the skin, intestinal tract, respiratory infections etc. Half a teaspoon of baking soda can be consumed along with a glass of water for treating stomach infections and respiratory infections.

Baking soda can be used as a soak and rinsing agent as well by adding a cup of the powder to a tub of warm water and soaking for twenty minutes every day. Apply a paste of baking soda and water for treating skin infections.

Baking Soda

Lemon

Lemon too can be used for treating bacterial infections of the body, especially respiratory infections. Lemon helps in reducing mucus build up inside the respiratory tract and this will in turn remove bacteria, which can get trapped inside the mucous and cause infections.

Lemon

Cranberry Juice

An excellent remedy for treating vaginal and urinary tract infections, cranberry juice can be used safely even by pregnant women for treating bacterial infections. Fresh cranberry juice that is not canned and sweetened can be take several times a day to overpower the bacteria in the body.

Cranberry Juice

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  • Donny Darkoh

    The ‘natural remedy’ world needs to meet the hard-science world. Treating a UTI has everything to do with which microbe you’re trying to kick.

    If you have an e-coli infection, D-Mannose, cranberry pills, and tons of water work great. Cystex tablets also help.

    However, if you’re working with a gram positive bacteria like staph saprophyticus, it’s a whole different ball game. You can’t just wash saprophyticus out. You must actively kill it. You can do this by taking curcumin, turmeric, or forskolin which raise the cAMP levels in your immune system. cAMP kills gram positive bacteria by creating pores in bacteria cell membrane walls. Substances that directly hurt staph are onions, raw garlic and paprika. So eating raw onions, garlic and ‘shoving it up there’ may help. You can keep gram positive bacteria infections from getting worse by keeping the pH of your urine high by drinking baking soda water. This inhibits the bacteria from creating slimy biofilms, but doesn’t completely kill bacteria cultures.

    A lot of times women get reinfected with the same bacteria, so simply diagnosing which strain goes a long way towards treating it for years.

    • stdps1080

      well the ‘natural remedy’ world is infact Ayurveda, a 6000 year old Indian science of healing. Modern science is just 200 year old, still unable to create a drug which does NOT have a side effect on your body (incl. paracetamol). But Ayurvedic treatment incl. Yoga has NIL side effects

      • Shamael

        They are not unable, they do that intentionally.

      • juzrazmuz

        Must be why Indians are so healthy! Just kidding,they’re one of the least healthy populations on the planet. Plus ayurveda is garbage. Lots of claims, no science to back it up whatsoever.

        Also,the claim that there are no side effects in ayurveda is an outright lie. Allergies to oils is a side effect. Sensitivity to certain plant based pastes are side effects.

        Your hindu nationalism doesn’t trump truth.

        • Avinash Chaudhary

          Ayurveda is more effective in every way than ur allopathy… So shut up

          • juzrazmuz

            Settle down ,Hindutvite. There has never been a single valid scientific experiment done in the realm of ayurved. It’s just loud mouth Indians making claims about things they know nothing about.

            You guys have an extremely short life expectancy. It’s likely because your voodoo medicine is garbage. Seriously, just last week Indians were caught BEHEADING KIDS TO SACRIFICE TO GOD TO MAKE RAIN. You’re backward as is your “medicine.”

          • Victoria

            IN ANCIENT TIME — THERE IS NO SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS TO BACK UP THOSE PRACTISES !!! BECAUSE SCIENCE DID NOT EXIST IN THE MIND OF ANCIENT MEN YET !!!!!!!! SO WHAT DO YOU THINK WAS AVAILABLE AT THAT ANCIENT TIME FOR PEOPLE TO BE HEALED FROM THEIR SICKNESSNESS AND DISEASES ???? WHAT WOULD BE THE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE BEEN HEALED AT THAT TIME ????? CERTAINLY TO THINK THAT THEY ALL DIED FROM NATURAL REMEDIES WERE TOTALLY UNFOUNDED !!!!! BECAUSE IF IT WAS TRUE — WE WOULDNT HAD THE EXISTENCE OF THE GREAT ROMAN EMPIRE OR THE GREEK CIVILISATION OR CHINA THE GREAT OR INDIA OF THE MONGUL EMPIRE !!!!!!!!!!! IT CLEARLY SHOWN PEOPLE WERE CONQUERERS AND SOLDIERS WHO WERE HARDY AND STRONG TO BE ABLE TO CONQUER COUNTRIES FAR BEYOND YOUR IMAGINATION !!!!!! WHAT KEPT THEM STRONG FROM SICKNESSES AND DISEASES ???? OF COURSE YOU DONT THINK THEY WOULD BE RELYING ON ANTIBIOTICS OR DRUGS TO CURE THEIR SIMPLE COLDS AND FLU ????? DRUGS DO NOT EXIST !!!!!!!

          • Victoria

            DRUGS DID NOT EXIST DURING THOSE ANCIENT TIME !!!!!!!………………… I hope this column will be used more WISELY FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES AND NOT USED AS A PLATFORM OF HATRED AND CONDEMNATION AGAINST ANY RELIGION, ANY GROUPS OF PRACTISES OR AGAINST PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT CULTURES AND TRADITIONS FOR ANYONE TO VENT THEIR IGNORANCE AND ANGER ON !!!!!!!!! IF DISQUS DO NOT WEED OUT HATERS AND CONDEMNERS —- THIS COMMUNITY PLATFORM DOES NOT SERVE ITS VERY PURPOSE NOR ITS GOAL NOR ITS MISSION !!!!!!!!

          • juzrazmuz

            Wow, your rant is embarrassing. Who is talking about science from previous eras? I’m talking about today.

        • Victoria

          There are always TRUTH in anything that was practised for 5000 years of trial and error — in this case of AYUVEDIC HERBAL REMEDIES AND HEALING !!! With million of plant extracts being used with trial and error for 5000 years — the percentage of hitting it RIGHT must be 90% CORRECT WITH EFFECTIVENESS !! Before even DRUGS came into existence of only 200 years!!!!! Where do you think ancient people went to for treatment of their diseases and sicknesses ???? WE ARE CRAZY PEOPLE SO BRAIN WASHED IN A DRUG RELATED WORLD OF TODAY —- HAVE THE AUDACITY AND STUPIDITY TO CRITICISE AGAINST NATURAL REMEDIES AND HEALING PRACTISES WHICH WERE USED AND PRACTISED 5000 YEARS IN EXISTENCE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just considered yourself to be born in the time of the Roman or during the time of Alexander The Great or even in the time of Ancient India or China — WHERE WOULD YOU GO WHEN YOU WERE SICK WITH MALARIA TYPHOID OR EVEN CANCER ???? WHO WOULD YOU SOUGHT FOR HEALING OF YOUR BODY ???

          • juzrazmuz

            “There are always TRUTH in anything that was practised for 5000 years of trial and error”

            So when that guy in Jharkand cut the head off of another man last week to make rain, you’re saying that he was correct because it’s been happening for thousands of years?

            People lived hard lives and died young until western medicine existed.

            Also, WRITING IN ALL CAPS IS WHAT JUNGLI SAVAGES DO.

    • Victoria

      Donny, no doubt you had posted your POST one year ago which I like but with one or two says ….. you mentioned that Natural Remedy world need to meet the hard science world ….. I personally feel this statement is NOT TRUE …as per your personal opinion posted here too !!! As matter of discussion…as USER of BOTH NATURAL REMEDIES AND MEDICATION OF A DRUG RELATED WORLD ….. Hard MEDICAL Science is the modern practise where microbes and bacteria ARE GUNNED DOWN BY DANGEROUS DRUGS AND MEDICATION — MOST OF THE TIME TOO HARD FOR THE BODY IMMUNE SYSTEM TO HANDLE IT SO COMPLETE SHUT DOWN OF THE IMMUNITY SYSTEM !!!!!! There is a saying ” The medical world might be successful BATTLING in killing the microbes and bacteria BUT THE REAL ACTUAL WAR IS LOST !!!!!! Because THE PATIENT HAD DIED !!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF KILLING ALL MICROBES AND BACTERIA IN A HUMAN BODY WHILE RISKING THE VERY LIFE OF THE HOST ???? Natural Remedies and Healing TAKE INTO ACCOUNT OF BOTH —-MAKING SURE THAT THE HUMAN IMMUNITY SYSTEM DOES NOT COME TO A TOTAL SHUTDOWN. Drugs and Medications have FULL OF DANGEROUS SIDE EFFECTS IN A HUMAN BODY. As you well know … TAKING DANGEROUS DRUGS AND MEDICATION AT THE EXPENSE AND RISKING OF A HUMAN LIFE IS IN FACT CONSIDER A CRIME OF OUR MODERN TIME !!!!!!! BECAUSE THE PATIENT IS CONSIDER AS A HUMAN GUINEA PIG AS EXPERIMENTATION TO SEE HOW WELL THOSE DRUGS WORK !!!! My very own husband died of stomach cancer after going tru hideous chemotherapy and expensive drugs and medication with such horrendous sufferings during the course of this delibitating disease or what they called in the medical world !!!!! HIS IMMUNITY SYSTEM WAS TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY DESTROYED !!!!!! WHERE WAS THE HEALING IN THE MEDICAL WORLD OF SCIENCES ????? OR MY HUSBAND WAS JUST ANOTHER HUMAN GUINEA PIG USED FOR EXPERIMENTATION IN THE WONDER WORLD OF DRUGS ????? AND ABUSES ??,,??????? Your statement that Natural Remedy need to meet the hard science world IS SADLY MISLEADING AND NOT TRUE !!!! BECAUSE TOO MANY CANCER PATIENTS HAD DIED NOT FROM THE DISEASE OR CANCER … BUT FROM THE MASSIVE HEAVY LADEN TOXIC DRUGS AND MEDICATION GIVEN TO THEM DAY AFTER DAY IN HOSPITALS AND AT HOME !!!!!! PEOPLE MUST BE ALLOW TO HAVE CHOICES IN THEIR LIVES TO CHOOSE WHAT CAN HEAL THEM !!!!!! IF IT IS MEDICAL SCIENCE TO HEAL THEM OR NATURAL REMEDIES TO HEAL THEM — THAT IS CALLED FREEDOM AND LIBERTY !!!!!! Natural Remedies have DIFFERENT STANDARD OF HEALING A HUMAN BODY . AND SO WITH THE MEDICAL SCIENCES !!!!! THESE TWO WORLDS ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT IN THEIR TREATMENT OF THE HUMAN BODY !!!!!! SO PEOPLE SHOULD BE ALLOW TO CHOOSE !!!!!! The other things you had commented in your post about using curcumin and TURMERIC for SAPROPHYTICUS is actually called NATURAL REMEDIES ….onion raw garlic abd papricka for STRAPH are actually NATURAL REMEDIES used by people everywhere !!!! These practises will be gunned down by the MEDICAL WORLD because THEY ARE NOT MAN MADE PRODUCTS !!!!!!!! HOW CAN GOD CREATED FOOD AND PLANTS MEET THE STANDARD OF MEN MADE PRODUCTS ????? Personally I had seen and witness my very own husband died in the hospital with destroyed immunity system heavily laden with toxic drugs and medication in him —- my BURNING Question to the Medical World is . .. HAVENT HE TRIED ??? WHERE WAS THAT HEALING FOR HIS BODY FROM THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DRUGS AND MEDICATION ??????? WHERE IS THAT HEALING CURE AFTER TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO RESEARCH FOR CANCERS ?????? ANSWER ME AND TO COMMUNITY AT LARGE !!!!!!! How many sons and daughters mothers and fathers have to dieof CANCERS —- BEFORE THAT WONDRR DRUG BE INVENTED OR DISCOVER IN THE MEDICAL WORLD ????