Bacteria are single celled micro-organisms which live in your body. There are both good and bad bacteria which may lead to infections if a proper balance is not maintained between them.
Bacterial infections are the most common type of infections. One of the common symptoms of bacterial infection is localized pain. It is necessary to take care of bacterial infection at correct time as it may affect your health. Here we mention some useful herbal remedies to treat bacterial infections.
Natural Herbs for Bacterial Infection
Fenugreek is highly beneficial for treating bacterial vaginosis. It will help improve the pH level in the vagina and boost the immune system to speed up the healing process.Steep one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in a cup of hot water for about five minutes. Strain it, add little honey and drink this tea two or three times daily as long as needed.
Barberry is one of the most effective herbal remedies for bacterial infection. This herb contains the alkaloid berberine antibacterial and anti-inflammatory in nature.This chemical stops bacteria from getting attached to human cells which helps in preventing infections. It also makes immune system stronger. It is suggested to take approximately 500mg of berberine in a day to treat bacterial infection.
Apple Cider Vinegar
also known as ACV, is a naturally acidic compound. One of the issues that causes bacterial vaginosis is a change in the pH of your vagina. The acidity of ACV can help regulate your pH and naturally restore balance in your body. When you pH is in check, the growth of both good and bad bacteria is regulated. Apple cider vinegar also has antibacterial properties that kill off bad bacteria throughout your body.
Considered a natural antibiotic and as having antifungal properties, garlic can go a long way in helping treat bacterial vaginosis. You can insert a garlic clove wrapped in gauze into your vagina for ½ hour once a day. Also, you can eat raw garlic or garlic capsules on a daily basis to help eliminate your infection.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree oil has antibiotic properties. It provides relief from infections and also reduces inflammation.Tea tree oil can be applied directly to the infected area. However, if it leads to any type of irritation or allergy, you may dilute it.
Eucalyptus is one of the best herbal remedy for bacterial infections. The leaves of the plant contain a volatile oil called eucalyptol which provides antiseptic effects.You can take about 0.05 to 0.2 ml of diluted eucalyptus oil every day. Alternatively, take an infusion of 2 to 3gms of eucalyptus leaves twice a day for effective results.
The herb oregano helps to treat bacterial infections that occur in respiratory and urinary track. You may prepare a tea of dried or fresh leaves of oregano and drink it three times a day. Alternatively, you may also apply oregano oil on the affected area.
Lomatium herb has antibacterial and antifungal properties which attack the microbes directly.You may take 1 to 3ml of the lomatium extracts or tincture in a day. The resins in the roots of the plant help to treat infections.
This herb has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The leaf, flower and the fruit of the plant are used as herbal remedies. You may consume tea or tincture prepared from the leaves or flower of the plant. Alternatively, soak a towel in the prepared tea or oil and apply over the affected area.
Containing natural antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal compounds, coconut oil can help eliminate bacterial vaginosis and prevent it from coming back again. You can use coconut oil to cook and boost your body’s immune system. You can also soak a tampon in the coconut oil, insert it in your vagina and keep it there for two hours. Rinse area when done and repeat once a day till symptoms subside.