Staph or Staphylococcus bacteria that normally live on the skin and in the noses of 20 percent to 30 percent of healthy adults. But problems can arise if the staph bacteria enter the skin when it is cracked or get into the bloodstream. Although some of the 30 different types of staph can be treated locally with an antibiotic ointment and internally with antibiotics, it is also possible to coil or eat a diet of raw food with herbs and essential oils for healing
A staph infection on the skin can manifest as impetigo with crusting of the skin or folliculitus, an inflammation of the underlying connective tissue. You can use antimicrobial essential oils, including tea tree, oil of oregano, cinnamon or peppermint directly to the infected area, according to Dr. Cynthia Foster, MD.
Graperuit seed extract can be ingested or applied externally to reduce harmful bacteria. Try to put 15 drops of grapefruit seed extract in vegetables and drink three times a day.
Foster emphasizes that it is important to remember skin problems may be related to other medical problems since blood carries toxins from the intestines, kidneys, liver or a weak immune system. Therefore, a complete body cleansing, including blood, lymph, liver, kidney and colon proposed as well.
Los Angeles herbalist Djehuty Ma’at-Ra recommends a diet consisting of 75 percent raw foods, including raw garlic and onions, and 25 percent vegetarian foods. Refrain from eating meat, dairy products, processed or refined foods, including sugar. Vegetable Juice is particularly useful in increasing the body’s pH level to promote optimal health and healing.
Garlic and herbs like Cleavers, Goldenseal, Echinacea and sage can also support the body’s ability to overcome staph infections.
Probiotics, supplements of live microorganisms, can help prevent the development of pathogens and toxic bacteria, including staph.
Foster recommends a product called Flora-G Plus to rid the intestines of unhealthy bacteria while leaving healthy bacteria in tact. Foster noted good results with Flora G Plus in the treatment of antibiotic-resistant staph aureus.
Use a natural cleanse first before using antibiotics, primarily to avoid killing the good bacteria. Bacteria do not become resistant to essential oils and herbs as they do with antibiotics. People have become more susceptible to staph because overuse of antibiotics.
If one staph infection begins to spread rapidly, but do not hesitate to visit an emergency room. If red stripes popping up around the infection, the lymph been involved and the consequences could be serious. If bacteria enter the bloodstream, they can cause pneumonia, toxic shock, poisoning or MRSA.