Any substance, in our case herb, which destroys or suppresses the growth or reproduction of bacteria is antibacterial. Often people get confused between the terms antibiotic and antibacterial. An antibacterial is an antibiotic, but it can only target bacteria. Antibiotics ,on the other hand, have a wider effect, and they can kill or keep a variety of pathogens from growing.
Antibacterial herbs destroy and suppress the growth of bacteria, both internally and externally. They directly affect the bacterial infected area or organ and eliminate the undesirable invaders. These herbs usually help to maintain the healthy bacteria which are essential for our wellbeing.