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How to Clear White Tongue in Oral Thrush and Yeast Infection Naturally

May 14, 13 How to Clear White Tongue in Oral Thrush and Yeast Infection Naturally

Clearing fungus and yeast are the best ways to clear white tongue. The microbes that cause clear white tongue occur naturally in the body. It is safe in small amounts. However, an overpopulation of candida can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, digestion problems and various infections. People that have weak immune systems are at risk of infections. Candida infections are not serious. Yet, if left unabated it can pose threats to your health. Here are some tips that you can use to clear white tongue in oral thrush and yeast infection.

 

 Plenty of good bacteria

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Probiotics are some of the underestimated remedies that help the body against bad bacteria. The amount of beneficial bacteria will keep the gastrointestinal tract healthy and will replace the candida in the body. The logic is that as the beneficial bacteria outnumber candida the risks of getting infected will be significantly reduced. You can get probiotics through yogurt and other food products. To fight candida the body needs to have at least 30 billion Lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidus bacteria. Make sure that you are taking in live microorganisms by taking a look at the expiration date on the label.

 

Right exercise and diet

Avoiding sugary food and a diet of fruits, vegetable, meats and chicken can help lower the amount of yeast in the intestine. Exercising will help balance the neurotransmitters that can improve your mood. The right exercise and diet can also help your immune system to be more efficient. An efficient immune system can easily balance the intestinal flora and help keep a healthy count of candida in the body. Alcohol and smoking can also weaken the immune system which increases the risk of clear white tongue. Studies also show that milk with high lactose can also encourage candida growth.

 

 Drink lots of water

 

Dehydration is a good recipe to increase candida in the body. The immune system gets compromised when the body is not getting enough water. Eight glasses is the standard but may not be accurate to fulfill your hydration needs. You need to consider your weight and height when determining how much water you need to drink each day. For males, it would be best to drink at least eleven and for females, nine would be a safe number. Water intake helps the immune system get rid of toxins. Also, it is important in transporting nutrients such as vitamin C and B-complex.

 

 Look at meds

Medications can also increase the amount of candida in the body. Taking anti-biotics, steroid and estrogen-based birth control pills can increase oral thrush and yeast infection in the body. It is best to discuss with your doctor if you are able to substitute or replace potential candida-promoting medicines that you are taking. Remember, candida is not harmful if the population is kept in check. It becomes bothersome if the number of candida is enough to create discomfort and cause potential serious harm to the body.

 

Take some spices

Garlic, ginger and other spices have anti-bacterial properties that can help check yeast infections from happening. You can integrate the spices with food or use the spices as therapy to remove clear white tongue. Garlic and ginger is great in keeping the bacterial count within a healthy level.

 

Find ways to reduce stress

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Symptoms of anxiety are good indicators that the body is suffering from high levels of stress. Stress can make the immune system go haywire. A compromised immune system will have a hard time in keeping the candida within normal levels. The body has built-in mechanisms that keep candida in control. However, stress can impact the body and gets in the way of normal immune system work. It is best to lower the stress levels through natural means.

 

Not all candida is bad. As long as the yeast and the bacteria are kept in check you should not have much of a problem. The increase of candida is actually an indicator that the body is in serious trouble and correcting the balance could avert more serious health problems.

 

 About the Author:

 

Ryan Rivera is a writer who focuses on health issues that cause much anxiety, stress and depression to many people. You may check out his Calm Clinic Facebook account for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Yeast Infection Home Remedies that Might Not Work For You

May 06, 13 4 Yeast Infection Home Remedies that Might Not Work For You

A yeast infection is something that can be painful and can drive you up the wall. Today, a majority of women will suffer from a kind of yeast infection if their vaginal flora gets imbalanced. Often there are home remedies that are being used to treat this nasty disorder. Discharges, itching and even foul odor can make the situation worse. While there are a lot of remedies, there are insane ways to cure yeast infection and here are the top four in our list.

Saline Solution

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Saline solution for yeast infection is one way to treat yeast infection. The logic behind this treatment is to make the vagina more acidic than alkaline. An acidic vagina is inhospitable to yeast. The hostile environment caused by the saline solution will make the yeast disappear. It may sound cool but without some acid, this solution is useless. Saline solution plus acetic acid will make the burning sensation more painful but it will cause a slight change in the pH level that could help treat the disorder.

Garlic

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You like your garlic roasted and blended with sauces but to mix it with the vagina then you will be treated to a surprise. Garlic has antibacterial properties that supposedly equal if not better than antibiotics. There have been talk some medical companies have sinister plans by preventing the use of garlic against microbes since it could drive antibiotic sales down. Garlic indeed can remove microbes but it may also kill other beneficial flora on the vagina thus only making the situation worse.

Toothpaste

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Toothpaste, from the word alone means it is great for oral hygiene, but certainly bad when it comes to a vaginal yeast infection. Seriously, toothpaste down there?  Come on. The cool sensation that is brought by the toothpaste may help with the stinging and even the pain, yet it will not be able to cure the reason why you are suffering from yeast infections. Most infections are caused by the imbalance of good and bad flora on the vagina. It can also be caused by impaired immune system and also diabetes. Now take a look at the toothpaste and see if it makes a lot of sense using it for a yeast infection.

Betadine solution

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Just like garlic, a betadine solution works on the principle of a weapon of mass destruction (microbial level). When you apply a betadine solution on the yeast infection it will kill the yeast and also goes along with it are beneficial flora that can help the vagina resist infections from happening. Have you ever stopped and asked the real reason why you are getting yeast infections? Betadine solutions are great antiseptics and it is so great it can kill friendly forces too.

It is best to have a doctor recommend the best treatment because there are other possible reasons for the infection. The most common reason is an imbalance of microbes but it can also be caused by a breakdown in the immune system and even diabetes.

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Can Alkaline Water be Used as A Candida Treatment?

May 01, 13 Can Alkaline Water be Used as A Candida Treatment?

Ask anyone that’s suffered from an overgrowth of Candida, and they’ll tell you that the condition can be ridiculously difficult to shake off. Once the usually benign fungi that reside in your digestive tract have begun multiplying at a dangerous rate, it’s often very difficult to restore order to your internal systems, and clawing back your good health can be a real challenge.

It can take months for your body to recover on it’s own, and those months are often defined by the constant brain-fog, gastrointestinal inflammation and unpleasant rashes usually associated with this increasingly prevalent health concern.

Unfortunately, most of the more common candida treatments do little but target the symptoms; aiming to reduce inflammation, cure individual yeast infections or combat bloating, rather than tackling the root of the problem, and helping to bring your internal fauna back into balance.

Fortunately, new research shows that there may be a more permanent solution to this incredibly common problem – drinking healthy, alkaline water.

Alkaline Water Combats the Cause of Candida Overgrowth, Rather Than The Symptoms

Unlike more traditional treatments, alkaline water helps to cure candida overgrowth by attacking the root cause of the problem: Working to neutralize the acidic environment that Candida thrives in, and helping to alter your internal terrain by flooding your body with the beneficial minerals it needs to detoxify your tissues, rather than just fighting inflammation, and leaving the overgrowth of Candida festering in your gut.

By helping to restoring your body’s overall pH balance, alkaline water also helps to:

  •     Create an internal environment that discourages candida overgrowth.
  •     Restore balance to your system.
  •     Fight the buildup of the harmful, acidic compounds in your system that encouraged Candida overgrowth in the first place.

Alkaline water also encourages the proper oxygenation of your bodies cells, mainly by forcing your red blood cells to unclump, which increases the amount of oxygen being carried to your tissues, and helps to create a more aerobic, healthy environment. Since Candida thrives in an anaerobic, toxic environment, this process also helps to discourage the aggressive overgrowth of Candida Albicans, and often contributes to your efforts at fighting off an infestation.

If you’re one of the thousands of people currently struggling with an overgrowth of candida, you might want to consider drinking alkaline water – it’s a more sustainable, more natural cure to a problem caused by internal imbalance. You might be pleasantly surprised to find that adopting a more organic approach to fighting Candida helps to restore your good health in a way that antibiotics, cleansing diets or garlic supplements cannot.

What is Alkaline Water, and Where can it be Found?

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Alkaline water is, quite simply, water that contains an abundance of alkaline minerals. These alkaline minerals (normally magnesium, iron and zinc ) can be readily absorbed by your body, and used to fight Candida overgrowth by removing toxic compounds from your tissues, and encouraging the proper oxygenation of your cells.

How to Make Alkaline Water at Home

You can buy bottled alkaline water, but it tends to be expensive, and it’s much easier to make this highly beneficial substance in your own home.

Thanks to recent advances in mineral-based science, a number of easy-to-use alkaline water products are now readily available. These alkaline water products use entirely natural bioceramic minerals and special activated-carbon filters to create cost effective alkaline water that’s perfect for restoring your body’s internal balance.

You can also make very rudimentary alkaline water by adding 1 tsp of lemon juice to a glass of water, and allowing it to stand for a few minutes. This may seem counter intuitive, given lemons innate acidity, but lemon juice actually leaves an alkaline residue when properly digested, which makes this refreshing drink a good way to start tackling an overgrowth of highly disruptive Candida Albicans.

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Symptoms of a Yeast Infection – Complications, Implications, and Effective Treatment

Apr 27, 13 Symptoms of a Yeast Infection – Complications, Implications, and Effective Treatment

When you hear the term ‘yeast infection’, you probably immediately think of sensitive female problems that people class as taboo in public, but actually yeast infections can attack anyone at any time and don’t only affect your private areas, they can also flare up in more innocuous places such as on the skin, in your throat, and even in your bloodstream! This type of yeast infection in particular can be deadly, so it’s very important that it is not ignored and left untreated, as it may cause complications and even become life threatening not that much later down the line!

Vaginal Yeast Infections

In spite of the above, the most common yeast is vaginal and obviously found in women, although it can be transmitted to men via sexual intercourse onto the penis and surrounding areas (male candidiasis).

Complications/Implications: Whilst this is certainly not a pleasant condition, as it causes irritation, pain and often discharge, vaginal thrush does not cause immediate long term complications or implications for the majority of women (or indeed, men), who suffer with it. Pain will more than likely be felt during peeing or sexual intercourse, which can be a real killer for passion (as you can expect), so some people do find they are embarrassed or unwilling to have intercourse even after the infection has gone, leading to relationship problems, especially if communication is poor between the couple.

Long term or untreated vaginal yeast infections can lead to a wider set of problems, including secondary infections that occur when prolonged irritation and/or scratching has led to the skin becoming sore and cracked, allowing other bacteria into the area. In addition, infections that are chronic often go away to come straight back again, even if over the counter treatment has been used, so these may need something stronger as prescribed by a doctor.

Skin Yeast Infections

Yeast infections of the skin are the most common type in human skin, and affect both sexes of all ages. Nappy rash is caused when the candida infection is allowed to penetrate the skin, as the area becomes sweaty as it is covered in dense covering, and those who sweat excessively or cannot move freely may suffer with candidal body rash. Anyone with a chronic diseases such as diabetes or HIV/AIDS may also be at risk of thrush in the mouth and throat, as their immune systems struggle more to fight the fungi off.

Complications/Implications: As with vaginal thrush, skin infections are easily treatable if caught in a reasonable timeframe, although they can even in the early days cause excess itching which can lead to sore and cracked skin through scratching. Some people with excessive itching have been known to wear lightweight gloves to bed, to prevent against scratching in their sleep. Infections such as chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis leave sufferers with nail abnormalities and horny skin lesions, and of course, the cosmetic appearance of any such skin infection that leaves a mark will have implications on self-image of the person in question.

If left untreated, yeast infections on the skin can lead to resultant scars from where the sufferer has scratched the skin intensively. Peeling skin and a scaly texture is also a symptom of long term yeast skin infections, and again, secondary infections are also a risk that will need to be considered.

Yeast Infections in the Bloodstream

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Yeast infections in the bloodstream are one of the most serious types you can get, as this means that your immune system is too weak to prevent against it, regardless of cause. Otherwise known as invasive candidiasis, this requires prompt treatment as it can easily lead to serious complications and even death.

Those at high risk from this include:

·         Low birth weight infants

·         Those who have had recent surgery

·         Are in ICU in a hospital

·         Have a weakened immune system

·         Have a catheter or central line

Complications/Implications: Invasive candidiasis, if left untreated, will spread through the body rapidly, attacking all in its path. That sounds scary but true; prompt treatment in this case could save a life, so it’s essential anyone suffering from this receives medical care and stays out the course, which is usually an antifungal agent given by mouth or through an IV for several weeks.

Effective Treatment

A yeast infection when caught in the early stages can usually be treated with home remedies. It is recommended, however, that if the infection is recurrent in more than a 2 month period, professional advice is sought, as the yeast becomes resilient to the treatment you’re using and you may need further exploratory tests to determine if there’s nothing else more sinister underlying to cause the infection to recur; for example, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) can often produce symptoms similar to thrush, but is much more serious, and if left untreated can lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancies and scarring inside the reproductive organs. Obviously this is not the only cause of infertility, but quite a large one worldwide – anyone with resultant infertility problems from yeast infections may wish to seek IVF treatment to have children, which can be costly and emotionally draining for all involved, so the best case scenario is prevention.

For longer term yeast infections, it is really important to seek correct medical advice, as these can lead to further complications if left untreated; many people find talking about the problem embarrassing and whilst understandable, the alternatives can often be unpleasant – months of itching and soreness, long term scars and even self-misdiagnosis in some cases, masking the symptoms of more serious problems – all of these are reasons why, if you suspect you have a yeast infection and over the counter remedies don’t work OR you’re worried it’s something more serious, you should see a doctor as soon as possible!

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The 4 Things You Need in Your Diet To Fight Off Candida

Apr 22, 13 The 4 Things You Need in Your Diet To Fight Off Candida

Dіеt іѕ the mаіn соntrіbutоr tо еіthеr рооr hеаlth оr gооd hеаlth. A рооr dіеt lеаdѕ tо рооr hеаlth whісh саuѕеѕ lоw іmmunіtу. On thе оthеr hаnd, а рrореr dіеt соntrіbutеѕ tо а ѕtrоng іmmunе ѕуѕtеm. Thе mоѕt nаturаl wау оf сurіng аnd рrеvеntіng уеаѕt іnfесtіоn іѕ thrоugh еnѕurіng а рrореr аnd hеаlthу dіеt ѕо аѕ tо buіld уоur іmmunіtу.

Thе Cаndіdа bасtеrіа іѕ рrеѕеnt іn оur bоdіеѕ but іt іѕ іnасtіvе bесаuѕе іt іѕ kерt аt bау bу thе hеаlthу bасtеrіа рrеѕеnt іn thе іntеѕtіnе. Thеrе аrе mаnу оvеr thе соuntеr drugѕ tо сurе уеаѕt іnfесtіоn, hоwеvеr, thе mоѕt nаturаl аnd еаѕу wау tо сurе аnd рrеvеnt thіѕ іnfесtіоn іѕ bу tаkіng fооdѕ thаt bооѕt уоur іmmunіtу аnd fооdѕ thаt аrе rісh іn thе hеаlthу bасtеrіа ѕо аѕ tо еnѕurе а bаlаnсе оf рH. Yеаѕt thrіvе wеll іn аn асіdіс еnvіrоnmеnt, thuѕ tаkіng fооdѕ thаt wіll rеduсе thе асіd аnd mаіntаіn а bаlаnсе wіll bе а grеаt wау tо сurе аnd рrеvеnt уеаѕt іnfесtіоn.

Garlic

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Thеrе аrе оthеr fооdѕ thаt соntаіn аntіbіоtіс рrореrtіеѕ whісh wіll hеlр іn thе trеаtmеnt оf Cаndіdа іnfесtіоn. Fооdѕ ѕuсh аѕ gаrlіс соntаіn аntіbіоtіс рrореrtіеѕ thаt hеlр іn сurіng уеаѕt іnfесtіоn оf аnу nаturе. Tаkіng gаrlіс dаіlу wіll hеlр уоu сurе уеаѕt іnfесtіоn.

Yogurt

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Othеr fооdѕ ѕuсh аѕ уоgurt аrе rісh іn thе hеаlthу bасtеrіа thаt еnѕurеѕ а bаlаnсе оf рH іn thе vаgіnа аnd kеер оf thе Cаndіdа bасtеrіа. Tаkіng уоgurt оn а dаіlу bаѕеѕ wіll hеlр kеер оf thе уеаѕt іnfесtіоn wіthіn dауѕ аnd gеt уоu bасk tо уоur hеаlth frее frоm thе іrrіtаtіоn саuѕеd bу уеаѕt іnfесtіоn.

Vitamin C Rich Foods

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When fighting candida you have to eat fооdѕ thаt аrе rісh іn vіtаmіn C. Vіtаmіn C hеlрѕ tо рrеvеnt thе grоwth оf уеаѕt аnd kіll thе Cаndіdа bасtеrіа thаt іѕ rеѕроnѕіblе fоr іnfесtіоn bу сrеаtіng аn аlkаlіnе еnvіrоnmеnt. Yеаѕt thrіvеѕ bеѕt іn аn асіdіс еnvіrоnmеnt аnd thuѕ аn аlkаlіnе еnvіrоnmеnt wіll kіll thе Cаndіdа bасtеrіа.

Fiber Rich Foods

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A dіеt thаt іѕ rісh іn fіbеr аnd рrоtеіnѕ іѕ thе bеѕt dіеt fоr аnуоnе ѕuffеrіng frоm thruѕh. Thіѕ іѕ nоt tо mеаn thаt уоu ѕhоuld nоt tаkе саrbоhуdrаtеѕ whіlе уоu аrе ѕuffеrіng frоm уеаѕt bасtеrіа, аll fооd grоuрѕ аrе nесеѕѕаrу fоr а hеаlthу lіfеѕtуlе. Cаrbоhуdrаtеѕ ѕhоuld bе mіnіmіzеd аnd іnѕtеаd іnсrеаѕе thе аmоunt оf рrоtеіnѕ tаkеn іn а mеаl.

Vеgеtаblеѕ аrе rісh іn fіbеr аnd аrе thuѕ grеаt fоr ѕоmеоnе ѕuffеrіng frоm Cаndіdіоѕіѕ. Vеgеtаblеѕ ѕuсh аѕ turnірѕ brоссоlі, rаdіѕhеѕ, gіngеr rооt, аѕраrаguѕ, оnіоnѕ, gаrlіс, сеlеrу, саbbаgе аnd kаlе. Fоr рrоtеіnѕ уоu саn tаkе аnу рrоtеіn whеthеr аnіmаl рrоtеіnѕ оr рlаnt рrоtеіnѕ ѕuсh аѕ fіѕh, bееf, bеаnѕ, сhісkеn, еggѕ, muttоn, роrk, turkеу, grоundnutѕ аnd mаnу оthеrѕ.

Yоur mеаl ѕhоuld соnѕіѕt оf аt lеаѕt 65% оf hіgh fіbеr fооdѕ ѕuсh аѕ vеgеtаblеѕ, 20% оf hіgh рrоtеіn fооd, 10% оf саrbоhуdrаtеѕ аnd 5% оf frеѕh fruіtѕ. Wіth thіѕ kіnd оf а mеаl уоu wіll bе аblе tо аvоіd аnd сurе уеаѕt іnfесtіоn оf аnу kіnd.

Whіlе сhооѕіng fruіtѕ аvоіd fruіtѕ wіth а hіgh реrсеntаgе оf ѕugаrѕ. Wаtеr іѕ vеrу іmроrtаnt іn hеlріng оf dіgеѕtіоn аnd іt іѕ аlѕо grеаt іn tаkіng оut аll tоxіnѕ рrеѕеnt іn thе bоdу. Frеquеnt іntаkе оf wаtеr wіll hеlр іn fluѕhіng оff out thе Cаndіdа bасtеrіа.

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What Herb Makes the Best Yeast Infection Home Remedy

Mar 08, 13 What Herb Makes the Best Yeast Infection Home Remedy

A yeast infection is a persistent condition that causes a lot of annoying symptoms. Symptoms like itching, messy vaginal discharges, and burning sensations can make your day to day life a little more complicated. Candida is the name of the fungus that causes a yeast infection and it’s symptoms.

The best way to handle a yeast infection is to tackle the cause of the problem, which is the candida fungus. Once you treat the candida your yeast infection symptoms will stop and they won’t return in the future. If you only treat the symptoms the candida fungus will remain and cause the  symptoms to return in full force.

The best way to tackle the candida fungus is to use some kind of antifungal treatment. There are certain herbs out there that contain a lot of great antifungal properties that can get rid of your symptoms and kill the candida fungus.

Burdock

Burdock root is a herb that has been used to treat a wide variety of fungal infections like ringworm, athlete’s foot, and of course a yeast infection. It is not just it’s antifungal properties that makes this herb such a good yeast infection home remedy. Burdock is also packed with other chemical compounds that will help strengthen your immune system to help prevent the candida fungus from overgrowing again.

You can make a burdock tea by chopping the root into small pieces and then boiling it in a cup of water. Allow the burdock root to boil in the water for 5 minutes and then remove from the heat. Allow the tea to steep for ten minutes off the heat and then strain. After you strain the tea drink it slowly. You will need to drink the tea a couple times each day for two weeks.

Neem

Another herb that has some great antifungal properties is neem. Neem is produced by the neem tree, which is the fastest growing tree in the world. Thanks to it’s antibacterial properties as well you’ll quickly be able to get rid of your yeast infection. To use neem as a yeast infection home remedy you can make a tea using dried or fresh neem leaves.

Add 2 tablespoons of dried neem leaves or 2 fresh neem leaves to make a cup of tea. Add the dried or fresh leaves to the cup of boiling water and boil for about 5 minutes. Remove the tea from the stove and let it steep for about 10 minutes before you strain and drink. Along with drinking the tea two times a day you can also apply some neem oil to the affected area to help treat the candida fungus topically.

Myrrh

Myrrh is a plant that has a reddish color to it and grows mainly in Somalia. Myrrh has some great antibacterial and antifungal properties that makes it great for treating yeast infections. Go to your local health food or herbal store and pick up some Myrrh supplements and take two capsules each day for two weeks.

Barberry

Barberry has been used as an antifungal agent for years to treat fungal infections. Along with the fact that barberry has some great antibacteria properties and has the ability to boost your immune system this herb is a must have when treating a yeast infection naturally. The high content of vitamin C naturally found in barberry can help balance the pH in your system.

Like the other herbs I’ve listed here you can use barberry as a herbal tea to treat yourself. To make the tea you need the barberry root since this contains berberine, the antifungal compound that can stop yeast yeast infections. Chop up the root and add it to a cup of boiling water for 5 minutes and drink once it has cooled down enough to drink. If you don’t want to make a tea you can find barberry in supplement capsules you take daily.

These antifungal herbs are some of the best yeast infection home remedies out there. If you use these herbs to make a tea make sure you drink a cup two times everyday until symptoms stop. You can then take supplements of the herb to keep the yeast infection and candida fungus from coming back in the future.

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How to Stop Your Yeast Infection for Good with Garlic

Feb 28, 13 How to Stop Your Yeast Infection for Good with Garlic

Garlic possesses a lot of health benefits that a lot of people just don’t know about. Known as a natural herb, garlic is widely known as a food item that is a key ingredient in many different dishes for various cultures. However, most people don’t know that garlic is packed with germanium, an anti-cancer compound, and consuming germanium will help protect them against different cancers like colon and breast cancer.

What Makes Garlic Such a Good Home Remedy for Yeast Infections?

One of the main components that gives garlic it’s health benefits against fungal infections like candida is allicin, which is produced when you slice up the raw garlic clove. Thanks to allicin garlic has the antifungal and antiviral power it needs to stop a yeast infection in it’s tracks. Along with allicin garlic also produces diallyl sulfides.

Diallyl sulfides is the perfect sidekick to allicin, as allicin stops the yeast infection symptoms, the diallyl sulfides will boost your immune system and keep the Candida fungus from coming back. Allicin, diallyl sulfides, and a host of other properties makes garlic the ultimate home remedy for eliminating a yeast infection.

Raw Garlic vs. Garlic Supplements

Now that you know why garlic is such an effective yeast infection home remedy it all comes down to how you are going to use it to treat yourself. Some people like using the raw garlic, while other don’t like the taste or smell of garlic so they take the supplements.

Even though you won’t have to deal with the strong taste or smell of garlic, garlic supplements aren’t as effective as garlic in it’s raw form. To release the health benefits like allicin and diallyl sulfides simply slice up a few garlic cloves into pieces to begin the chemical process. You could also put the garlic into a food processor and mince it up into a paste. Garlic supplements come in two forms, which is one made out of garlic oil and the other is made using garlic powder.

If you take garlic supplements you should take the recommended dosage to treat candida, which is 6 to 7 100 mg garlic capsules a day. To keep your symptoms from returning you should decrease your garlic supplement intake to 2 daily.

Garlic Tea

One way to use raw garlic to treat your yeast infection is to make a tea. Garlic tea is a fantastic way to stop the candida fungus from making your life miserable. Slice the raw garlic clove into smaller pieces and steep it in a cup of boiling water on the stove. Use about 4 to 5 cloves of garlic for a cup of water. When the sliced garlic has been boiling for a few minutes remove it from the stove and allow it to sit at room temperature.

As the garlic sits in the hot water it will begin to release the properties like allicin and diallyl sulfides into the water. Strain the garlic tea into a coffee cup and drink slowly. Drink this tea 2 to 3 times daily for a couple weeks for symptoms to leave.

For an added benefit you can add a little lemon juice to the tea. Lemon juice has the acidic content to help increase the good bacteria in your system to fight off the candida fungus. Drop about 4 tablespoons of lemon into your garlic tea each time you make it.

Raw Garlic

Just slice up a few garlic cloves and eat them just the way they are. As you chew the raw garlic your mouth will activate the health benefits. If you don’t mind the taste of garlic on your breath this is a highly effective way to treat your yeast infection.

Garlic Suppository

If you’re suffering from a vaginal yeast infection try making a homemade vaginal suppository. To make the suppository grab some raw garlic cloves and slice them into smaller pieces. Take the pieces of sliced garlic and wrap them up tight in a gauze.

Tie the end of the gauze with a long string and place it into your vagina and leave it in there for half the day. Do it 2 times each day for 2 weeks and you should see those annoying symptoms disappear.

These are some of the best ways to use garlic to treat a yeast infection. Remember too much of anything can be bad for you so don’t go crazy and start eating a ton of garlic.

 

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