Antimicrobials clear infection by killing or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms. Many also strengthen natural defenses. Antimicrobials can be grouped according to the microorganisms they act primarily against: antibacterials (also known as antibiotics) are used against bacteria and antifungals are used against fungi. Herbal antimicrobials have been shown to be selective, which is preferred to broad-spectrum antibiotic drugs from the perspective of gut health.

  • Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea, E. angustifolia)
  • Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)
  • Usnea (Usnea barbata)
  • Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)


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