Home Remedies For Yeast Infection

Home remedies for yeast infection have always been around. It’s just that many of us have not really paid attention to them when it comes to treating such infection issues.

These treatment methods are natural and very beneficial in many circumstances. To understand yeast infection, you will need to know what candida is.

What is candida?

Candida (Candida albicans) which is also known as Yeast infection is a fungus (or yeast) that commonly exists in the body. Candida does not usually cause any harm. Our body’s immune system usually keeps it in control through the work of good bacteria (probiotic) in the gut.

Some factors (yeast infection causes) can kill off the good bacteria, or encourage the growth of bad bacteria. This allows candida to grow unchecked in parts or all the body. This condition is called Candidiasis. Most people refer to it as thrush or yeast infection.

This condition can infect the mouth, vagina, skin, stomach, and urinary tract, athlete’s foot and the nail.

Vaginal yeast infection is by far the most common manifestation of candidiasis. When the environment in the vagina has acidic balance, it restricts the growth of yeast. If there is less acid in the vagina, There can be overgrowth of yeast, which can cause infection. This can also result in unpleasant vaginal smell.

Many yeast infection causes can affect the acidic balance of the vagina, leading to unpleasant symptoms such as burning. There also many home remedies for yeast infection you can use for treatment.

Try out some of the home remedies for yeast infection

Radish leaves

Boil ten dried radish leaves in 3 glasses of water and add a little bit of salt to it. Drink the soup twice a day for about 2 months to cure vaginal discharge.

Hyacinth beans remedy

Boil about 2 ounces of hyacinth beans in water and add just a little sugar for taste. Drink as tea to relief whitish vaginal discharge.

Job's tears for whitish vaginal discharge

Take 1 ounce of job’s tears, 2 ounces of sweet rice, 1 ounce of seeded red dates and boil them in 3 cups of water over low heat. Drink as soup to relieve whitish vaginal discharge. Experiment with any of these home remedies for yeast infection and see how best they can help you.

Pau D'arco tree

Drink a cup of Pau d’Arco tea a day for its strong anti-fungal properties, to relief yeast infection. It is an immunity boosting herb. However this works well for some people than others. It is recommended that drinking clove tea alongside the Pau d’Arco is beneficial.

Douche-Suppository Remedies

Here are some home remedies for yeast infection that you can use to douche. You may also use some of them orally.

Echinacea treatment

Echinacea is an effective remedy for yeast infection. However it does very well when it is combined with antifungal medication. The only disadvantage is the side effects of the chemical medication, but is is known to completely clear many issues of yeast infection. Research has also discovered that Echinacea ointment that includes vitamin E has been able to stop some recurring yeast infection.

Vinegar cure

Vinegar is one of the yeast infection home remedies that cannot be ignored. It matches the same pH as a healthy vagina. Add 4 teaspoons of vinegar to 2 cups or 16 ounces of water and use it to douche. Or sit in a bathtub of water with 1 cup of vinegar added to it to normalize your acid and alkaline balance.

Do this in the morning and evening for 3 days and after every douche or bath, dry and wipe genital area with olive oil and insert tampon coated with yogurt.

Tea tree and garlic oil

Create an anti-fungal suppository, and add 5 drops tea tree oil, garlic oil, and thuja oil, to a base cocoa butter and vitamin A. Put the mixture in a vaginal suppository and insert one suppository into the vagina at night for seven days to treat vaginal yeast infection.

Lomatium roots for douche

Douching is unnecessary, but if you have to do it, use the remedy below.

Combine 2 tsp each of dried, chopped lomatium root and goldenseal root in 2 cups of hot water. Add 10 ml of vinegar to make vaginal douche.  Let the mixture cool, and douche with 1 cup of the solution in the morning and 1 cup before bedtime for treatment.

Acidophilus -yogurt remedy

Acidophilus and yogurt is really helpful in restoring ph balance. Combine the home remedies for yeast infection below for insertion.

  • 8 ounces or ¼ cup of yogurt
  • 4 acidophilus capsules
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon to stop candida

Put 2 teaspoons of the yogurt mixture onto a towel or sanitary pad and insert into private part for nights. Douche with yogurt and distilled water or dissolve 2 acidophilus capsules into 2 cups of water and use it to douche.

Vitamin and supplement

  • Grape seed extract: Grape seed extract is a very potent antifungal that kills candida. Take the recommended dosage daily for 3 to 6 months.
  • Probiotic: Probiotic supplement contains the friendly bacteria that can help limit the growth of vaginal yeast. Take probiotic product containing 4 billion active organisms as recommended, 30 minutes after a meal. Use the supplement with (L. acidophilus, with B. bifidum) listed on the label.
  • Borax: Borax is highly recommended for yeast infection symptoms such as discharge and irritation which usually occur during the mid-circle. Take the recommended dosage as required.

Vitamins and supplements always play great role in healthy living so consider them as useful home remedies for yeast infection.

General remedies

  • Avoid scented bath products at the first sign of vaginal yeast infection.
  • You may take oatmeal bath to relief irritation temporarily.
  • Wipe the anal area from front to back after urinating or having bowel movement to keep bacteria from being pushed into the vagina.
  • Soak underwear in bleach and water for 24 hours or boil it in hot water to destroy yeast spores that can survive normal laundry.
  • Diabetes patients must control high glucose level which increase yeast infection.

Diet remedies

These foods will help to balance the flora in your gut, fight against toxins, and fungus. Follow the eating plan for about three months.

Let your diet contain lots of fresh organic vegetables and proteins such as eggs, meat, and fish. Depend on good quality yeast-free foods such as rye, oats, and fresh whole grain bread not stored in plastic bags. Use plenty low fat yogurt which boosts friendly bacteria in the vagina.

Foods to avoid

Avoid sugar in all guises, such as fruit juices and dried fruits. Reduce the consumption of refined carbohydrate, such as white rice, white pasta, and white bread.

Look out for fermented foods like soy, and malt. Avoid fungal foods such as, mushrooms, except shiitake mushrooms which is good for immunity.

Put away the moldy cheese such as soft cheese, blue cheese with rind, and hard cheese that has gone moldy.

Juices for yeast infection

A strong tomatoes juice with a pinch of cayenne pepper can be used to treat vaginal yeast infection.

Method of preparation

Wash them off, and cut them into quarter sections and juice. You may season the juice with a pinch of cayenne pepper and few drops of lemon juice for flavor.
Low-sodium V-8 juice works just as well. Use the juice as one of your home remedies for yeast infection.

Detox capsule

As the candida fungus dries off, it produces toxins that may cause headaches nausea and fatigue. Detox capsules will absorb and expel the toxins.

Take the recommended dosage of capsules 30 minutes before breakfast and before bedtime, every day until the infection goes.

Some vaginal infection symptoms may not be caused by yeast infection so seek your physician’s advice before using any home remedies for yeast infection treatment.

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