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Natural Antibiotics and Antivirals


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Table of Contents

1 The History of Natural Antibiotics
Rediscovering the Power of Plant-Based Remedies

What They Are and How They Interact with Humans

Infectious Diseases
Their Forms and Sources

Our Immune System
The Five Lines of Defense

5 Pharmaceutical Antibiotics
Their History and Effects

Natural Antibiotics
18 Remedy Profiles

The Essential Oils
Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)
Niaouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia)
Oregano (Origanum heracleoticum)
Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii)
Ravintsara (Cinnamomum camphora)
Savory (Satureja montana, S. hortensis)
Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

The Mother Tinctures
Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
Burdock (Arctium lappa)
Common Barberry (Berberis vulgaris)
Mouse- Ear Hawkweed (Hieracium pilosella)
Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Other Natural Antibiotics
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Lapacho (Tabebuia impetiginosa)

7 Treatments for 50 Common Infections
Using Natural Antibiotics

Infections of the Digestive Tract
Abscess of a Tooth
Amebiasis Canker Sore
Colibacillosis (Intestinal)
Colitis, Enteritis, and Gastroenteritis
Infectious Diarrhea
Intestinal Parasites
Stomach Ulcer
Viral Hepatitis

Infections of the Respiratory Tract and the Ear, Nose, and Throat Region
Bronchitis (Bacterial)
Bronchitis (Viral)
Cold (Rhinitis, Rhinopharyngitis)
Otitis (Earache)
Pharyngitis (Bacterial)
Pharyngitis (Viral)

Infections of the Urinary Tract
Nephritis (Pyelonephritis)
Urethritis Urinary Colibacillosis

Genital Infections in Women
Cervicitis, Metritis, Salpingitis, Vulvitis, and Vaginitis
Genital Herpes
Genital Mycosis

Genital Infections in Men
Genital Herpes
Genital Mycosis
Orchiepididymitis (Acute)

Skin Infections
Acne Boil Facial Herpes (Mouth and Nose)
Impetigo (Cradle Cap)
Skin Fungus
Superficial Wounds
Varicose Ulcer

General Infections

8 Maintaining Balance in the Body's Cellular Terrain
Detoxification and Supplementation

9 Intestinal Flora and Infectious Diseases
Understanding the Relationship



About the Author

Christopher Vasey, N.D., is a naturopath specializing in detoxification and rejuvenation. He is the author of many books, including The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health, Natural Remedies for Inflammation, Liver Detox, and Freedom from Constipation. He lives near Montreux, Switzerland.


"An informative and invaluable book that explores the application of natural antimicrobial and antiviral plant-based remedies to combat and stave off infection, Natural Antibiotics and Antivirals provides a significant source of reference for the layperson and health care professional alike." * Heather Dawn Godfrey, author of Essential Oils for Mindfulness and Meditation *
"Christopher Vasey's fascinating book explores in detail the powerful world of natural antibiotics (essential oils and herbs) and the role they play in addressing the countless pathological germs we encounter every day. His book is well organized, allowing you to easily reference treatments for common infections, and provides detailed information on creating a symbiotic relationship with our intestinal flora, ultimately leading to radiant health." * Candice Covington, author of Essential Oils in Spiritual Practice *
"As the number of people embracing alternate healing modalities has increased, so has the popularity of books on essential oils, tinctures, and herbal remedies in general. I've read a lot of them and, while most of them are very good, this book has a particular clarity about it that makes it a stand out. Vasey includes quite a bit of scientific information in making his case for the effectiveness of herbal remedies." * Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight *
Most of this book discusses principles and theories concerning infectious germs, the body's defense mechanisms, and advantages of probiotics. The quarter of it that is devoted to essential oils offers good formulas to treat 50 infections with 18 oils, although ingesting 3-5 drops essential oil 3-4 times a day is far more than an aromatherapist would recommend. Grapefruit seed is repeatedly recommended, even though its antimicrobial properties are solely due to a synthetic antibiotic, as reported in the AHA Quarterly and an American Botanical Council 2012 paper. Vasey is a naturopath whose books include The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health. * American Herb Association Quarterly *

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