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needed bacteria vulnerable too?

General discussion of medicinal plants and their use.

Post Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:19 am

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Will using a strong herbal with strong antibacterial properties kill off the needed bacteria with the bad?

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Post Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:17 am
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That is pretty true for most cases. I think (not for sure) there are a few exceptions though. Patrick is more familiar with that than I am right now. For topical applications I do not believe it is quite as critical. It is the gut you need to be particularly aware of what is happening.

Post Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:43 pm
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Many of the good gut bacteria are susceptible to powerful antibiotic herbs just as they would be to pharmaceutical antibiotics.

All such should be used judiciously and followed with probiotics and pre-biotics.


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