They don’t call it “the mighty root” for nothing! A rhizome plant, ginger has many therapeutic uses.
As an antibiotic, ginger outperforms commercial chloramphenicol, ampicillin, and tetracycline against pathogenic bacteria (4).
Ginger was shown in an Italian study to be effective even against superbugs that are resistant to conventional treatment: “…even crude extracts of these plants showed good activity against multidrug resistant strains where modern antibiotic therapy has limited effect”. (5)
3. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
Made from fermented apples, ACV is a well-known disinfectant that can kill Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa as well as certain fungi and yeasts (6). Best of all, it doesn’t damage mucous tissue, making it a great home remedy for pathogen-caused sore throat.
It’s also a powerful detoxifying agent that can be consumed in small doses every day.
4. Olive Leaf
We know the benefits of olive oil; what you may not know are the properties of the leaves. Acting as an antioxidant and moderating LDL cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, “bad” cholesterol), olive leaf extract helps metabolize blood sugar. Phenolic compounds in the leaves also inhibit and kill harmful bacteria and viruses (7).