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Conventional vs herbal antibiotics – what is the difference?

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By Klaus Ferlow HMH, HA

By Klaus Ferlow
HMH, HA

One of the hottest topics is the overuse of conventional antibiotics their loss of have aficase. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States (CDC) reports that prescription antibiotics have led to a catastrophic rise in super bugs, causing the death of 23,000 Americans each year and after successful operation an estimated 50,000 death occurs in hospitals in Germany.

In the “Threat Report 2013” of the CDC it admits, that modern medicine is a failure when it comes to infectious diseases, since Mother Nature adapts to chemical threats far more quickly than drug companies can roll out new chemicals. Recently we have become aware of the harsh side-effects and severe limitations of pharmaceutical drugs. In particular, antibiotics have shown to cause even greater injury to the body, by killing both helpful and harmful bacteria. The immune system is compromised by the lack of helpful bacteria in the body and the harmful bacteria that have increased their resistance to antibiotics because of overuse.

Hospital-acquired resistant infections, by conservative estimates, are now the leading cause of death in the United States. You will find in many books written by professional’s inclusive Medical doctors, for example “Confession of a medical heretic” by Dr. Robert S. Mendelsohn, MD that hospitals these days are the most dangerous place on earth because they are breading grounds of super bugs do to the lack of proper hygiene by doctors and nurses and many have become a disease-infested death trap!! The Danish physician Peter C. Gotzsche writes in his book “Deadly Medicines and Organized Crime”, “Everything we know about drugs is what the companies have chosen to tell us and our doctors, although our doctors are very knowledgeable about some things, such as human physiology, which is vital in treating patients, they know very little about drugs that hasn’t been carefully concocted and dressed up by the drug industry.”

When using an isolated chemical to combat disease rooted in a 1950’s mentality that has nearly reached its endpoint in the history of medicine is it any wonder that we have created an area of no return. Due to the disastrous failure of antibiotics combined with the widespread suppression of human immune system function (due to drugs, hazardous chemicals in the air, food, water, household and garden goods, cosmetics and personal care products, GMO’s) super bugs death are quickly accelerate and are getting out of control.

The first antibiotic “penicillin” was discovered in 1929 and after that new antibiotics were developed daily and the arsenal of medicine seemed overwhelming. There were voices of concern especially from Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin and he warned that improper use of it would lead to the development of resistant bacteria. But it seemed that nobody was listening in the medical profession and as a result we lost control! Comment from Dr. Tom Frieden, director of CDC “The area of antibiotics is rearing its end and if we are not careful, we will soon be in a post-antibiotic area.!”

This admission should really send alarm bells ringing across the medical establishment since it means the day is not far off when doctors and hospitals no longer can offer treatments for common infections. The problem will further accelerate with the rise of consuming genetically engineered “Frankenfood” and it is only a matter of time when new diseases will appear with absolutely no treatments available for them! Only people who possess the nearly lost knowledge of natural plant-derived antibiotics will have any real chance of surviving such an outbreak if they become infected.

Here are some frightening statistics:

According to Dr. Shiv Chopra, scientist at Health Canada for 35 years, he rejected the injection of bovine growth hormone into cows as a whistle blower and was fired by HC in 2007 and as a result no injection has taken place he said at a lecture November 19, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia to a packed crowd about genetically engineered food and human health that 80% of antibiotics are used in animals (primarily pigs, cattle, chicken, farm fish etc.)

Antibiotics are excreted in millions of pounds from millions of people in hospitals each year and expired antibiotics are simply thrown into the garbage inclusive antibacterial, a disinfections, antibiotic remnants from different treatments are part of the hospital waste streams, ending up in treatment plants and pass relatively unchanged into our world’s water supply.

260 million antibiotic prescriptions yearly are dispensed by American physicians outside of hospitals excreted into the environment. Pharmaceutical manufacturers discharge additional thousands of tons of spent mycelial and other antibiotic related waste into the environment plus nearly 30 million pound are dispensed by the American factory farms (huge animal slaughter houses) and millions of their excrement is funneled into waste lagoons, flowing relatively unchanged into local ecosystems. Additional antibiotic-laden feces from millions of open ranges farm and domestic animals (mostly dogs and cats) disposed directly onto the ground.

Conclusion:

Stuart Levy, physician and researcher comes to the conclusion that worldwide environmental dumping over the past 65 years of such huge quantities of synthetic antibiotics has created the most pervasive impacts on Mother Earth’s bacterial underpinnings since oxygen-generating bacteria supplanted Methanogens 2.5 billion years ago. As a result, it has stimulated evolutionary changes that are unparalleled in recorded biologic history. We need to be aware that this means the emergence of unique pathogenic bacteria in human, animal, and agricultural crop population and also the emergence of infectious epidemics deadlier than any in human history!

Is there an alternative and/or solution to all of this?

In the last 20 years and since the internet a lot has changed, a renaissance of medical plants has taken place, check the website of Chris Kilham, http://www.medicinehunter.com, especially in Africa, Asia, South America, within the Russian sphere and most of Eastern Europe.

Many of the researchers and scientists in these countries have realized that corporate profit making and human health are not compatible addressing the health problems without any profit motive. It is no secret that big international pharmaceutical corporations have betrayed the consumers and make billions out of the misery of others. The United States has been left behind using an outdated model that has no effective place in the real world! For anyone who wants to learn more about the wonders of botanical plants should read the book “The Secret Life of Plants” by Peter Tompkins and Christoper Bird, a fascinating account of the physical, emotional, and spiritual relations between plants and man.

Medical Doctors have never been informed of the powerful antibiotic properties of silver, garlic, onions, copper, aloe vera gel, iodine, sulfur compounds, Chinese, native North American, Aboriginal and India Ayurveda medicine herbs and many other bacteria fighting substances from the botanical world.

Let’s look at the five-top systemic herbal antibiotics:

Herbal medicines spreading by the bloodstream throughout the body are systemic antibacterial. They effect every cell and organ in the body working actively against different bacteria. These herbs are treating infections such as MRSA, spread throughout the body and not responding to multiple antibiotics treatments and therefore the importance of systemic herbal antibacterial cannot be overstated.

The top five systemic herbal antibiotics are:

Cryptolepis, Sida, Alchornea, Biden’s, Artemisia.

Cryptolepis sanguinolenta: Flowering plant in the Apocynaceae family, extract from the root is also traditional used in West Africa (Angola, Lagos, Belgian Congo, Gambia) to treat malaria and type II diabetics Contains of all members of this genus the antibacterial alkaloids, cryptoepine, quindoline and neocryptoline. There are many more of this plant but Cryptolepis sanguinolenta is the most potent of them. Can be prepared as powder, capsules, tea, or tincture. Strong antibacterial resistance to infections.

Sida acuta (also called Common Wire weed): There are a huge number of species, estimated up to 200 or more, belongs to the mallow family, malvaceae from Central America, roots leaves, stems, seeds are used. The herb is also used to prevent pregnancy and should not be used when trying to get pregnant and for eye infections, against herpes viruses, lyme disease, malaria, dysentery, as a pot herb for primary protein source, skin rashes, fevers, infections, diarrhea, anemia. Used as powder, capsules, tea, or tincture. Strong antibacterial resistance to infections.

Alchornea castaneifulia: Plant genus of Euphorbia cease family, group of plants of some 60 species in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil, Alchornea cordifolia from indigenous Africa. Leaves, bark, stem, roots and fruits are used. Antifungal, anti-tumor, crop and soil restorer, fruits produce a black dye used for fishing nets, clothes, pottery, leather. Strong antibacterial resistance to infections.

Use as powder, tea, or tincture. Strong antibacterial resistance to infections.

Bidens pilosa: Belonging to the Asteraceae family (composite): there are close to 200 species, leaves and roots are used, works against chronic diarrhea, mucous membranes, dysentery, inflamed respiratory passages, malaria, blood tonic, to be used as tea, decoction, cold infusion, fresh juice, tincture. Strong resistance to antibacterial infection.

Armisia anna: (sweet annie, sweet wormwood): There are approx. 400 Artemisia’s in the genus but Artemisia anna contains the most artemisinin, a potent anti-parasitic, the aerial parts and flowers have the highest artemisinin content, treatment for malaria, blood parasites, fever, liver, antiviral, female reproductive problems.

For more detailed information about these top five systemic herbal antibiotics please read the book “Herbal Antibiotics” – Natural Alternatives for treating drug-resistance bacteria, by Stephen Harrod Buhner.

Words of Wisdom

Look deep, deep, deep into Nature and you will understand everything – Albert Einstein, German Physicist, (1879 – 1955)

 References:

Buhner, Stephen Harrod, Herbal Antibiotics, Storey Publishing, 2nd edition, 2012

Offfit, Paul A., MD, Breaking The Antibiotic Habit, Wiley, 1999

Kamaraju, V., Narasimam, R.L., Current Trends in Antibiotic Resistance in Infectious Diseases, IK International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd, 2009

Burke, A. Cuna, Antibiotic Essentials, Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2013

Schmidt, Dr. Michael A., Beyond Antibiotics, North Atlantic Books, 2009

Klaus Ferlow, Master Herbalist (HMH) & Herbal Advocate, (HA), author, innovator, lecturer, researcher, writer, founder of FERLOW BOTANICALS, Vancouver, B.C. and NEEM RESEARCH, Mission, B.C., member of the Health Action Network Society, Canadian Herbalist’s Association of BC., National Health Federation, International Herb Association, Plant Savers, Neem Foundation, Mumbai, India, co-author of the book “7 Steps to Dental Health.”, author of the book “Neem – Nature’s Healing Gift to Humanity,”   www.neemresearch.caneemresearch1@gmail.com.

This information is offered for its educational value and should not be used in the diagnoses, cure, treatment, or prevention of disease, please contact your health care provider.

 

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