Candida or yeast infections affect millions of people around the world. The live in the mouth, skin, intestines and genital areas of thebody. They tend to overgrow in areas that are constantly moist. The health of your immune system, in part, determines how able your body is at fighting off the candida albicans fungus should it overgrow out of control. Since most candida infections are minor, one can and should use natural remedies to cure this annoying problem.
Cut off sweets, sweet soda drinks and starchy foods to avoid feeding the yeast. Avoid alcohol since the sugar it contains will feed the yeast.
First, a change in diet is highly recommended. Include acidophilus capsules or simply eat yogurt. Yogurt is a rich source of the acidophilus bacteria.
Use properly diluted tea tree oil either as a mouthwash to get rid of oral thrush. Make a vaginal douche to kill of the candida overgrowth.
See Benefits of Tea Tree Oil for more information about this essential oil.
Also see Tea Tree Oil Dosage to get very detailed dilution guidelines for using this essential oil on different parts of the body.
Apple cider vinegar makes the vagina more acidic and this could help prevent the yeast from growing. You can add 2 cups (500 mL) of apple cider vinegar into a bathtub of warm water for soaking. Soak for up to 30 minute daily or on alternate days.
Oregano oil is also a good choice as it also has the health benefits of killing off the unwanted candida albicans.
This spice and herb has the power to kill of bacteria and candida. Include some in your diet or take the powdered capsules or pills.
By using one or more of the above listed natural remedies and making changes to your diet, you can significantly reduce candida overgrowth. In addition, see our detailed article Natural Remedies for Yeast Infection for additional remedies you can try.