From honey and peppermint to vinegar and garlic, Mother Nature has a host of cures.
Centuries ago we relied on nature for treating our wounds and warding off bugs. Now the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA is reviving interest in these ancient remedies.
Our ancestors had their own antibiotics, says Dr. Serene Foster, a medical herbalist at Hydes Herbal Clinic in Leicester. They didn't know why they worked, but they found many medical uses for them.
We do need more research, because natural treatments must stand up to modern scrutiny, but it seems they boost the body's own immune system, and we should consider using them with, or even instead of conventional drugs.
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