Here’s some “new” news for cranberries. While it’s been long known and well documented that cranberry juice helps soothe and control bladder infections, a recent study published in 2012 shows cranberry extracts inhibited the growth of multiple species of Staph bacteria, including MRSA.
As a child I was highly allergic to wasp stings. Each sting was always worse than the last and eventually, a wasp sting meant a trip to the hospital. As a precaution, I began carrying an EpiPen (to prevent anaphylactic shock) in the outdoors in case of a sting.
A few years ago while camping in Colorado, I forgot to take along my EpiPen. On the last day or our trip, a bee flew in through the open window of the truck and stung me on the arm – the first sting I’d had in years.
Manuka honey is one of my favorite home remedies for Staph and MRSA skin infections. Manuka honey is safe, inexpensive, easy to use and it can provide support against Staph and MRSA biofilms. And unlike essential oils and herbal products, it’s pretty easy to find high-quality Manuka honey products with the strength needed for stubborn infections.
Bathing can do more than refresh, cleanse and hydrate your skin. It’s also a great way to relax and decompress from a stressful day. And most importantly, taking the right kind of bath can help your body control Staph, MRSA and other pathogens on your skin.
If you follow Dr. Oz, then you probably saw this week’s show about “radical cures”. The show had special guest Dr. Joe Mercola, a well-known natural medicine and alternative health advocate. In the second part of the show, the doctors revealed a top 10 list of herbs to prevent disease and slow aging. It was heartening to see that 5 of the 10 herbs mentioned are also on my A-list for controlling infections like Staph and MRSA.
Eucalyptus oil is a mild, highly fragrant and very useful essential oil for infections. This multipurpose oil has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and immune support properties.