October 15, 2011

Herbal Antibiotics by Stephen Harrod Buhner

Herbal Antibiotics by Stephen Harrod Buhner is an eye-opening look at how the use of prescription antibiotics being overused has actually been a huge factor of why there are so many resistant strands of deadly bacteria now. Instead of using prescription antibiotics, there are other options. If you’re interested in these herbal antibiotics, this is the go-to book for you!

Book Description
Stephen Buhner has arrived at (and shares with you, the reader) the frightening truth you won't find in the Journal of the American Medical Association: We are running out of weapons in the war on germs. 
— James A. Duke, Ph.D., author of The Green Pharmacy

The era of the penicillin miracle is over. Through our indiscriminate use of pharmaceutical antibiotics in hospitals and factory farms, humans have created "Superbugs" — tenacious and virulent bacteria that develop resistance to solitary antibiotic compounds at an alarming speed.

In this empowering book, Stephen Buhner offers conclusive evidence that plant medicines, with their complex mix of multiple antibiotic compounds, are remarkably effective against drug-resistant bacteria. You'll learn how antibiotic herbs such as aloe, garlic, and grapefruit seed extract represent our best defense against bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, and Salmonella — and how their use will ensure that, in the future, antibiotic drugs will still be there when we really need them.
” – Herbal Antibiotics

My Thoughts
Herbal Antibiotics is written in a very easy to understand way. The information is scientific and for some it might be hard to read. I took a Microbiology course in college recently, so I got through it just fine, and was actually quite happy to realize I remembered most of what was covered.

The first chapter explains bacteria and how it has evolved with the overuse of prescription antibiotics. These drug-resistant bacterias can be deadly, so it isn’t something we should just be ignoring. This material is something everyone should read and absorb because it is essential to how we view medicine.

The rest of the book really explains the best herbs to use for antibiotics, and for specific uses to use it for. Most of these herbs should be rather easy to find in a local health store or even online. Nothing suggested for use is that rare that it would cost too much either. The ways to use the herbs might be new to some, but the methods described are actually quite old techniques that have been used for thousands of years.

Overall, I think that this is an extremely important book for everyone to read, and keep on hand for quick reference when problems come up that you need to consult it for. I highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of Herbal Antibiotics, Storey Publishing, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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