Because antibiotics lose their effectiveness over time, their usage is generally considered to be a last resort. Indeed, as a consequence of our reliance on them, diseases are becoming more drug-resistant. But although this is a worrying concept, there’s actually a natural household solution that might just be a game-changer.
General scientific consensus states that bacteria are the oldest forms of life on Earth – here long before humans. The progenitors of modern bacteria are said to have first appeared some four billion years ago. And yet after all this time, bacteria are still here – and some even help us humans.
Our bodies are apparently filled with roughly 39 trillion bacteria, the bulk of which live in our gastrointestinal tracts. Experts refer to them as gut flora and in many cases they help with digestion. They help us metabolize substances and create vitamins or useful acids. Other types of bacteria live on the skin.