How Do Herbal Antimicrobials Work

Reviewed on 10/6/2021

HOW DO HERBAL ANTIMICROBIALS WORK?

Herbal antimicrobials are natural products that are as beneficial as mild antimicrobials. The active ingredients of these natural products may have antibacterial and anti-infective properties. 

Herbal antimicrobials may either interfere with the bacteria’s ability to grow or multiply or directly kill them.

HOW ARE HERBAL ANTIMICROBIALS USED?

Herbal antimicrobials are effective against the following conditions:

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF HERBAL ANTIMICROBIALS?

Although most herbal antimicrobials are safe, some of them may occasionally cause the following side effects:

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

WHAT ARE NAMES OF HERBAL ANTIMICROBIALS?

Generic and brand names of herbal antimicrobials include:

  • Ail
  • Ajo
  • Allium sativum
  • American elder
  • Anamu
  • Apacin
  • Apazote de zorro
  • Aposin
  • Astragalus
  • Astragalus membranaceus
  • Berberine
  • Black elder
  • Black sampson
  • Black susans
  • Blueberry elder
  • Brauneria angustifolia
  • Brauneria pallida
  • Brauneria spp
  • Calcauchin
  • Camphor of the poor
  • Canary island elder
  • Chasser vermine
  • Congo root
  • Da-suan
  • Douvant douvant
  • Echinacea
  • Echinacea angustifolia
  • Echinacea pallida
  • Echinacea purpurea
  • Elderberry
  • Emeruaiuma
  • Eye balm
  • Eye root
  • Garlic
  • Goldenroot
  • Goldenseal
  • Ground raspberry
  • Guinea hen leaf
  • Guinea henweed
  • Gully root
  • Heuvo de gato
  • Hierba de las gallinitas
  • Hydrastis canadensis
  • Indian head
  • Indian plant
  • Jaundice root
  • Knoblauch
  • Kuan
  • Kudjuruk
  • L-lysine
  • La pacho
  • La-suan
  • Lemtewei
  • Lemuru
  • Lysine
  • Lysine monohydrochloride
  • Mal pouri
  • Mapurit
  • Mucura
  • Nectar of the gods
  • Ocano
  • Old man
  • Orange root
  • Pau d'arco
  • Payche
  • Petiveria alliacea
  • Poor man's treacle
  • Purple cone flower
  • Red sunflower
  • Rosemary
  • Rosmarinus officinalis linn
  • Rust treacle
  • Sambucus spp
  • Schisandra
  • Schisandra chinensis
  • Schisandra sphenanthera
  • Schizandra
  • Stinking rose
  • Tabebuia avellanedae
  • Velvet elder
  • Verbena hedionda
  • Verveine puante
  • Wu wei zi
  • Yellow root
  • Zorillo

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/antimicrobials-herbals

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