Common Natural Antiseptics

Make your own antiseptic from natural sources. Here's how.

1. Garlic (Allium sativum) :

Add one fresh clove of garlic three times a day to your foods or you can take 2-3 odor free capsules daily. It helps to fight off and prevent influenza, colds, bronchitis.

2. Marigold (Calendula officinalis) :

Use to treat skin conditions, eczema, ringworm, rashes and burns. Apply Calendula ointment to skin.

3. Papaya (Carica papaya) :

Slice papaya and place over infected wounds or acne for 10 minutes. When eaten, it helps relieve indigestion.

4. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) :

Use to treat wounds, acne, pimples, cuts, sores. Apply a few drops of Lavender essential oil directly onto area.

5. Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) :

Effective against colds and flus, burns, bites, ear infections, skin ulcers. Take capsules daily. Follow the dosage directions on the label.

The Author:

Cynthia Lewis is a natural health consultant and staff writer for She is educated in a vast range of topics in the health industry.

1 Response

  1. Cynthia Lewis

    Homemade Natural Antiseptic

    Use any of these natural ingredients to help speed up the healing process.

    Apply carrot juice on cuts and scrapes.
    Apply honey directly on cuts for quick healing.
    Apply a guaze that has soaked in chamomile tea to the wound.
    Apply diluted witch hazel on a guaze then onto the wound..

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