Herbs That Kill Staphylococcus Aureus
Staphylococcus aureus is a bacteria that can cause severe illness. Staphylococcus aureus can be introduced into the body via contaminated poultry, meat, eggs and dairy products. Symptoms of food poisoning resulting from staphylococcus aureus include vomiting, upset stomach, headache, abdominal cramping and changes in heart rate. There are a variety of antibiotic herbs that can kill the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria and prevent and relieve symptoms of food poisoning.
Contact your doctor before using herbs to treat Staphylococcus aureus.
Eat garlic to kill Staphylococcus aureus. Garlic is a member of the Amaryllidacae family, which also includes shallots, chives and onions. According to Michael Castleman, author of "The Healing Herbs," the medicinal use of garlic can be traced back to 3000 B.C. and was used to treat scorpion bites, headaches, tumors, intestinal worms and heart problems. It was later used topically during World War I, by the French, Russian and British, to treat wounds that had become infected.
Do not use garlic for medicinal purposes if you have a blood clotting disorder, as it may cause further complications. Side effects may include skin rash or stomach upset. If these symptoms occur, discontinue use immediately.
Kelp kills bacteria and prevents food poisoning resulting from Staphylococcus aureus. Kelp is a member of the Fucaceae family, which also includes other types of seaweed. Kelp is a type of brown algae that commonly grows in the waters near Europe, Japan and North America. Kelp may be used to stop the growth of bacteria and causes the thyroid to produce more iodine. Iodine aids in fighting and killing bacteria and may reduce the risk of illness caused by the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.
Do not use kelp for medicinal purposes if you have a thyroid disorder or high blood pressure. Possible side effects include upset stomach and diarrhea. If you experience these side effects reduce or discontinue use.
Take goldenseal to kill the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. Goldenseal is a member of the Ranunculaceae family, along with peony, buttercup and larkspur. Goldenseal has powerful antibiotic properties and was used by Northeastern Native American tribes to treat wounds, ease digestion and cleanse the eyes, writes Castleman. In addition to being used to treat fungal, protozoan and bacterial infections, goldenseal supports the body's immune system and promotes the production or white blood cells.
Do not use goldenseal if you have diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, glaucoma or have had a stroke. Possible side effects include mouth irritation and upset stomach. Discontinue use if you experience any of these symptoms.
- "The Healing Herbs"; Michael Castleman; 1991