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 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.
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 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 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.