Herbal Antibacterial Wash

Keep this general antibacterial wash in your medicine cabinet to clean wounds with naturally healing herbs.

herbal antibacterial wash

Use this general antibacterial wash to clean affected areas several times a day to improve healing time.

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• 2 ounces antibacterial herbs such as artemisia, cryptolepis or sida
• 2 ounces echinacea
• 2 ounces evergreen needles (any kind)
• 1 quart water


1. Combine herbs with water. Cover, bring to boil, and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.

2. Let cool, then strain. Wash the affected skin liberally with the decoction four times daily.

Learn more and find recipes for herbal alternatives to conventional medicine in 5 Effective Natural Antibiotics.