Staphylococcus is a short-term name used for staph that is a bacteria which lives harmlessly on the surfaces of skin, especially around nose, mouth, anus and genitals. When skin is broken staph bacteria immediately enter the skin and causes infection.People with eczema or burns are more likely to get staph skin infections. Staph infection symptoms include boils, styes, impetigo, furuncle or abscess, depending upon the type of lesion that is present. Staph infection is often transmitted through skin-to-skin contact from any area of the body if someone touches the infected part of the area.
Casual contact like kissing and hugging does not come in direct contact with the infected area. There are many types of staph like MSSA (Methicillin susceptible staphylococccus aureus), MRSA (Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus), HA-MRSA (Hospital acquired) and CA-MRSA (Commonly acquired). People with chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes, lung disease and vascular disease are more at a risk of staph infection. Here are a few herbs that will deal with your staph infection.
Remedies for Staph Infection
Garlic is a popular cooking ingredient and no herb can match the strength of garlic when it comes to treat skin infected areas. Garlic is used by Chinese and Romans to treat all types of skin infections including staph. Garlic extracts is been used to kill the resistant MRSA (Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus) infections that, is the serious type of staph infection and many other infections as well.
Garlic contains more than 100 active sulphur-compounds that works together to fight infections. Allicin, an active compound in garlic have strong antibiotic effect that works like magic to treat skin infections. Garlic clove can be eaten raw or crushed until it heals your wound.
The goldenseal root also known as orangeroot is a perinneal herb that contains active ingredients like candaline, hydrastine, fatty acids, resin, polyphenolic acids and phytosterins. Goldenseal plant has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that, promotes good respiratory health by treating varied infections and inflammations.It can be taken internally by just boiling a cup of water with goldenseal extract. Let it cool and drink this twice a day.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has antimicrobial effect that kills microorganisms that causes skin diseases and helps in easing staph symptoms like burning and itching. The oil contains terpinen-4-ol ingredient that helps in destroying various types of pathogenic microorganisms, including staph bacteria.
It has been used historically to treat fungal and bacterial skin infections. Because of it’s antiseptic properties it helps to kill many bacterial strains, including MRSA (Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus) infection. Simply place few drops of tea tree oil on cotton swab and apply in on the lesions.
Ginseng which is an ancient herb used to treat skin infections. Ginseng is available in form of powder, teas, extracts, capsules and creams. You can go for creams that that has good amount of ginseng or you can make a tea out of ginseng root.
Eucalyptus oil is derived from eucalyptus tree that has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties and have a potent effect on MRSA staph infection.Just place few drops of eucalyptus oil as well olive oil on cotton swab and apply it over the affected area, this responds well to boils and staph infections. There are many other herbs like Ashwagandha, sat amla, sat gillow, cleavers, lavender oil, thyme oil, sage and apple cider vinegar that works best for staph infections.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.