Ginger has been traditionally used to treat colds and flu, but it has been found that when we consume it, are temperature is raised causing us to sweat. When we sweat a chemical is produced that fights bacteria causing an antimicrobial effect. Chinese studies have shown that ginger even helps kill influenza viruses (even avian flu), and an Indian report shows that it increases the immune system’s ability to fight infection. Healthcare professionals recommend ginger to help prevent or treat nausea and vomiting from motion sickness, pregnancy, and chemotherapy. It is also used as a digestive aid for mild stomach upset, to reduce the pain of osteoarthritis, and has even been beneficial fighting heart disease and cancer.
Other Herbs and Spices
There are also a whole list of herbs and spices that have natural antibiotic properties including: Wild Indigo, Allspice, Oregano, Thyme, Cumin, Tarragon, Cloves, Bay Leaf, Chili Peppers, Rosemary, Marjoram, Caraway Seed, Coriander, Dill, Basil, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Pepper, Anise, Fennel, Mint, Sage, Mustard, Parsley, Coriander.