Nature’s Penicillin-Homemade Remedy

Nature’s Penicillin-Homemade Remedy

Nature's Penicillin

What Is Nature’s Penicillin?

Nature’s Penicillin is a formula that I have been making for years whenever I have a cold or flu. I found that this formula speeds up recovery time and really boost my immune system. I first heard about it when a natural health speaker Thomas Jackson of Meet Ministry demonstrated it at a health presentation. Here is the original recipe.

This potent antiviral and antibacterial drink full of powerful antioxidants will surely boost your immune system and put it in high gear. It is especially good for influenza, colds, headache, and other respiratory conditions. All the ingredients are found in your kitchen.


  • 1 orange
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 2 lemons
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ onion
  • ¼ inch ginger (opt)

In the blender:

Peel orange, grapefruit, and lemons. Cut in small pieces and place in blender. Peel and chop onion and ginger. Blend thoroughly (you may need to add a little water to get things moving along).

For adults – Take 1 tbsp periodically throughout the day, taking total 1 cup.

For children – take 1 tsp periodically throughout the day, taking a total ½ cup.

Store in a tightly closed glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

If symptoms persist or worsen, please consult a physician.

Oranges– Contain high levels of Vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and beta-carotene along with calcium, magnesium, folic acid and potassium.

Grapefruit- High in Vitamin C and potassium, removes the poison from the system. Aids in weight loss. Contains lycopene, a potent antioxidant known to prevent free radical damage in the body.

Lemons – Contain Vitamin C to strengthen the immune system and potassium which is beneficial for the cardiovascular system. Lemons are antiseptic. Studies have shown that lemon contains powerful antibacterial properties. Although lemon taste acidic, it has an alkalizing effect on the body- it is known that disease doesn’t thrive in alkaline blood. Lemons assist the liver in eliminating toxins from our blood. Check out The Amazing Benefits of Lemons!

Garlic – A powerful natural antibiotic, proven by scientists. Unlike conventional antibiotics, the bacteria doesn’t build up forming super resistant bugs, rather garlic may be taken over long periods. Garlic is also a good source of Vitamin C, B6, selenium, manganese and calcium. It helps to get rid of toxins from the body and cleanses the blood.

Onion– Contain Vitamin C, B6, iron, niacin, chromium, and calcium. Onions have been used throughout history to treat asthma, as they contain a compound that helps the muscles to relax. They help loosen mucus from the body. It also contains antiseptic and antibacterial properties, and help fight against tuberculosis, bronchitis, and urinary infections. It also causes increased circulation, therefore increasing sweating, which is helpful in reducing fevers.

*Note: The above statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This recipe is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. When in doubt, always consult your physician or healthcare practitioner. This formula is to provide you with information to maintain your health.

Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

Please Leave a Comment and a Rating

  1. Rose Redlich
    April 10, 2019

    I used this recipe a few years ago for my husband who had viral meningitis. It was amazing.
    I made a batch yesterday for sinus pain. I have lots left over. Any suggestions?

  2. Jacqueline Dylan
    March 24, 2019

    Love this site, many thanks.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 24, 2019

      You are welcome, thank you for visiting!

  3. Caroline
    November 6, 2018

    I love your recipe ! Thanks for sharing !

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 6, 2018

      You are welcome Caroline.

  4. cartier Barclay
    December 22, 2017

    I have been using this recipe for years and it works everytime, thank you!

  5. Dannyi
    December 16, 2017

    Thank you for this recipe, going to make it for my flu!

  6. John
    October 14, 2016

    I love your recipe, I wish I could try it. I am on blood pressure medicine and I can’t eat grapefruit. And I’m dying of liver failure and my pancreas is swollen to the point were at five fall it could rupture today but anytime is there any other treatment that I could use the help with the building of blood platelets are hoping my liver you’re better without using grapefruit thank you for your reply so I appreciate it .

    • Michelle Blackwood
      October 15, 2016

      John, I’m so sorry to hear about your condition. Yes, you shouldn’t eat grapefruit while on BP meds. I did make a note about it on my website.I recommend you go to see a health care professional who is open to alternative therapy as well as conventional, one that’s close to you who can monitor your progress closely. Seriously praying for healing!

  7. Mat
    September 2, 2016

    Can honey be added?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      September 2, 2016

      Sure, you can add honey.

  8. Nadia
    April 11, 2016

    Can you take this while pregnant?

  9. Althia
    February 20, 2016

    This is great works really good.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 22, 2016

      Awesome Althia, so happy that it worked for you!

      • Wanda J McClain
        November 16, 2016

        If u are allergic to medical penicillin will this give you an allergic reaction?

  10. Lloyd newell
    August 6, 2015

    I’m taking targetol but it’s after I consumed the mixture that I read if taking targetol the grapefruit should be avoided. What am I to expect then, the fact that I’m taking targetol and still take nature’s penicillin?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      August 6, 2015

      Leave the grapefruit out of the recipe and you’ll be fine.

  11. LadyATW
    February 20, 2013

    Started with cold symptoms Sunday night and Just remembered this recipe was here – heading to the store in the a.m. to pick up my missing ingredients.

  12. Dizzle82
    February 6, 2013

    How many cups does this recipe make? I need enough for one adult and 2 children. Thank you for your help