How Antibacterial Herbs work!

Microbiome plays a BIG part in cancer. It seems like every type of cancer has an imbalance in microbiome bacteria associated with its type.

Many natural cancer survivors have recovered by using herbs and foods that are anti-bacterial for pathogenic bacteria that also may be beneficial for protective bacterial species.

Example: A plant based diet is naturally anti-bacterial but due to the high fiber it fuels growth in protective strains. This diet could help kill Fusobacterium (implicated in colorectal cancer) and also help grow the Lachnospiraceae population that is protective for colon cancer at the same time!

Here’s a study that shows two anti-bacterial antibiotics plus vitamin C as a potent way to reduce cancer stem cells. But it has me wondering what herbs could do the same?

I would love to know how various herb/food combinations compare like artemisinin, garlic, and vitamin C!

When trying to find more detail on how those antibiotics work in the study (Doxycycline, Azithromycin), I found this– Mechanisms of antibacterial herbal action paper!

Here’s the breakdown of information.

Herbs that inhibit bacterial wall synthesis

  1. Astragalus mongbolicus
  2. Artemisia Annua
  3. Bupleurum Chinense
  4. Cornus officinale
  5. Paeonia obovata
  6. Prunella vulgaris
  7. Panax pseudoginseng
  8. Verbena officinalis

Herbs that inhibit protein synthesis’

  • Arctium lappa
  • Astragalus mongbolicus
  • Gentiana Triflora
  • Lonicera japonica
  • Prunella vulgaris
  • Saxifraga stononifera

Herbs that alter cell membrane function

Saponins like Moringa

Herbs that inhibit nulceic acid synthesis


Herbs that inhibit Type II Topoisomerse (work like cipro)

  • Camellia sinesis
  • Citrus and Lemon
  • Lavandula latifolia
  • Mentha arvensis
  • Pulsatilla koreana

Herbs that inhibit metabolic activity

  • Camellia sinensis
  • Cornus oblonga
  • Crataeguspinnatifida
  • Lycium barbarum
  • Morus alba
  • Solanum indicum
  • Sinapis alba
  • Tbuja occidentalis

Herbs that inhibit biofilms!!!!!!

  • Allium sativum aka garlic!
  • Camellia sinesis aka green tea!
  • Chelidonium majus
  • Hupericum perforatum
  • Panax ginseng
  • Zingiber officinale aka ginger!!

Imunomodulating herbs

  • Aloe vera
  • Angelica polymorphda
  • Astragalus mongbolicus
  • Ganoderma lucidum
  • Panaz ginseng
  • Scutellaria Baicalensis
  • Zingiber officinale

Herbs that inhibit adherence

  • Camellia sinensis aka green tea!
  • Glycyrrhiza glabra
  • Vaccinium macrocarbon

Herbs that attack bacterial cell wall

  • Camellia sinesis aka green tea!

Herbs that attack bacteria cell membrane

  • Thymus vulgaris

Herbs that can reverse antibiotic resistance

Thymus vulgaris

Scutellaria baicalensisi

Sophora Alopecuroides

Rasminus officinalis.

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