Natural Remedies for MRSA


Authored by Jaipi Sixbear in Diseases 
Published on 12-21-2009

MRSA or methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus is a term for an organism resistant to nearly every antibiotic. Recently, several natural remedies have been found to help the healing and spread of MRSA. The staphylococcus aureus organism is naturally occurring and found commonly on skin. This organism can invade the body when resistance is low, causing oozing crusted sores that spread rapidly. Natural remedies for MRSA have been found to help in cases where antibiotics do not.

Hydrogen Peroxide Topically

As a child, I had the misfortune of picking up a staphylococcus aureus infection. This was treated by my aunt who was a nurse. She would come several times a day to apply hydrogen peroxide to the sores and change bandages. The staph infection was gone within a matter of weeks. This method is still used today as a home remedy for MRSA. Even though the resistant strains do not respond to antibiotics, they still respond well to hydrogen peroxide applications.

Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor

Hospitals often use hydrogen peroxide to combat latent germs in rooms of patients infected with MRSA. In addition to being antibiotic resistant, MRSA is also resistant to normal disinfectant solutions. The Peroxide is sprayed in vapor form in order to contact all room surfaces. This method has been found to be more effective than spray bottle wipe downs. This is because the vapor gets inside all the cracks and crevices a cleaning cloth would miss.

Tea Tree Oil

The natural antiseptic properties of tea tree oil are well known. Now hospitals are finding tea tree oil to be an effective natural remedy for MRSA. The overuse of antibiotics has created a resistance to MRSA. Tea tree oil has not been effected by this issue. A growing number of doctors and hospitals are now recommending or using tea tree oil as a natural remedy for these antibiotic resistant strains of staphylococcus aureus.


Studies have shown honey as an effective natural remedy for MRSA. Honey has been used for centuries as a healing wound dressing. Honey has natural antibacterial properties which make it ideal for fighting antibiotic resistant staphylococcus infections. Honey is a natural anti-inflammatory. The texture of honey also helps it adhere to wounds for better coverage. It is often used by soaking it directly into the bandage.

Olive Leaf Extract

Olive leaf extract is another time honored healing treatment. The ingredients in olive leaf extract found to have antibiotic properties are elenol acid and calcium elenolate. These ingredients have been tested as a natural remedy for MRSA and found to be quite effective. Hospitals in Hungary who use olive leaf extract for antibiotic resistant strains claim this treatment is more effective than conventional methods. Research has shown olive leaf extract to be effective against many viral, bacterial and fungi strains.

Immune System Boosters

No matter what illness the body is fighting, boosting the immune system is vital. The immune system is the body’s own natural remedy for many illnesses and infections. Discourage the return of MRSA by keeping the immune system healthy. Eat a balanced diet high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Include flaxseed or oily fish as a source of Omega 3. Get plenty of exercise and regular sunlight for Vitamin D production.

MRSA is an antibiotic resistant strain of staphylococcus aureas. There are several natural remedies for MRSA. These natural remedies are effective when regular treatments fail. One such natural remedy for MRSA is hydrogen peroxide. It can be used topically or as a disinfectant. Tea tree oil, honey and olive leaf extract are other effective natural remedies for MRSA. Boosting the immune system is essential when fighting any illness.


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