In this post, we are going to tell about the best antibiotic essential oils.


Now, something unique about oregano is not only is it antibacterial, but also antifungal, antiparasitic, fights off yeast and, antiviral. So oregano is powerful at fighting off all forms of pathogens.

And oregano contains a really unique compound called carvacrol, and carvacrol is really what makes oregano so powerful. And the unique thing here is that it’s actually been shown to fight off MRSA and strep. It’s been shown to fight off antibiotic-resistant bacteria. So this is something that’s happening a lot today as well is because we’re using all of these synthetic antibiotics.

Oregano has been shown in medical studies to fight MRSA and antibiotic strains of bacteria in vitro studies. So again oregano is great.


Cinnamon contains a compound called cinnamaldehyde, and cinnamon within Chinese medicine is also known to help warm the body.

So typically think about winter time, we use cinnamon in apple cider, we use cinnamon with pumpkin pie around Thanksgiving. Cinnamon is used typically when it’s getting colder outside and in Chinese medicine, it’s really used to warm the body.

So cinnamon is a great herb, but cinnamaldehyde has been shown to be effective for so many things from balancing blood sugar, by helping support a glucose tolerance factor that’s GTF to a number of things.

But one of the biggest benefits of cinnamon is it actually helps in killing off dangerous microbes.

So especially if somebody is sick with a cold, or flu, or has shivers and is cold and you need to warm their insides, cinnamon oil is fantastic.


Thyme is very high in a couple of compounds. It’s very high in thymol. In certain species of thyme also has some of what makes oregano beneficial as an antibiotic and that’s carvacrol.

And this really effective especially when with bronchial issues, bronchial infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis. Thyme is also unique in that it’s a pro-progesterone.

In Chinese medicine, it’s known to help strengthen the kidney Qi and overall energy. But thyme has very strong antimicrobial properties there as well and is supposed to help support the circulation of the body especially of the lungs within Chinese medicine.

So if you have an infection or again, or the issue especially related to the lungs, or sinuses, or breathing, thyme is one of the best.

Tea tree

Tea tree oil is also known as Melaleuca. It is very high in something called terpinene as well as cymene. So terpinenes and cymene is what you’re going to find in tea tree oil.

Now, this is a plant that’s typically found in Australia. And this was used by Aborigines, they would actually, take it and turn it into a paste and when people had flesh wounds during war different types of infections, or injuries, they use this directly on the skin to fight infection.

So again, if you have a cut or a scrape, or a burn, or an open wound, tea tree oil, one of the best, probably maybe the best on this list of treating the skin directly to treat any type of wound or infection and using it as a natural antibiotic. This is one I don’t want to recommend internally.

Some other oils

  • Ginger oil if somebody has a cold or flu is very powerful at warming the body.
  • Clove oil has many of the same benefits. It’s high in cinnamaldehyde as is cinnamon, but this is another oil that especially has anti-parasitic benefits. If somebody’s looking to fight a parasite, clove oil tends to be very powerful as well.
  • Lavender oil has been shown to help different things, such as types of Candida or the different species of bacteria that can cause acne. To fight the bad bacteria use the following remedy. Tea tree oil mixed with honey is ideal for fighting acne. So tea tree oil mixed with raw honey or Manuka honey, putting it on for two minutes, washing it off, a great natural acne treatment.


I want to say this, if somebody is chronically ill or has a very serious life-threatening infection, these are not replacements for prescription antibiotics, but again, I want to reaffirm and say that and say use these responsibly.

But remember, oftentimes too many people are just running and getting antibiotics and they’re being prescribed like candy for things like viruses, when in fact antibiotics, synthetics don’t fight viruses versus these essential oils. Many of them have antiviral, antiparasitic, anti-yeast, antibacterial properties, and are very effective.

And again, what people have used for thousands of years for fighting, bad bacteria, or pathogenic bacteria because we know, hey there are some good bacteria like probiotics that line our gut wall.

Some Important References:

What Are the Most Effective Natural Antibiotics? – by – Healthline

Antibacterial essential oils: the top 10 choices for bacterial infections – by – Natural Living Family

Essential Oils, A New Horizon in Combating Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance – by – NCBI

Tea tree oil may replace antibiotics in the fight against infections – by – MedicalNewsToday

6 Times You Should Never Use Essential Oils – by – GoodHouseKeeping