Conventionally, yeast infection is treated by a number of artificial anti-fungal agents and over-the-counter drugs. While these do bring temporary relief, these are associated with severe side-effects. These also cause the fungus to develop genetic resistance to the chemical agent and kill the beneficial probiotics. A safer way is to adopt home remedies for yeast infections that consist of natural anti-fungal and
anti-microbial agents which can prevent these conditions
effectively without causing any side effects.
also known as Monilia or Candidiasis, is caused by
overpopulation of the Candida albicans. It manifests
itself in the form of infection in the genitals and
often also in other parts of the body. Itching,
swelling, burning and reddening of genitals accompanied
by cottage-cheese-like discharge are the common
symptoms. Chronic consequences of Candida yeast
infection include leaky gut syndrome, bloating, acne,
painful urination and pain during sexual
Home Remedies For Yeast
Garlic: Apply raw, chopped garlic
wrapped in cheesecloth in the vagina, and also consume
a few cloves (2-3 cloves) of garlic on daily basis.
Garlic has been proven to exhibit natural
anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, and the
Candida does not develop genetic resistance to the
anti-fungal agents present in garlic.
Yoghurt: Plain, unheated,
unprocessed, and unpasteurised yoghurt with no added
sugar or other additives can be both consumed as well
as applied topically to replenish the depleted
friendly probiotics. Probiotics give less space for
the Candida to thrive and also secrete certain
chemicals that maintain the pH balance so that the
internal environment is unfriendly to Candida
Honey: Pure, raw, and unprocessed
honey (that has a crystal-like appearance and doesn’t
drip) performs excellent anti-microbial function.
Iodine: Using iodine in the form of
a douche can be very effective at killing the Candida.
Dilution of 1 part of iodine in 100 parts of water can
be applied on any infection to get relief.
Apple Cider Vinegar: Only organic,
raw, and unfiltered apple cider vinegar should be
consumed as a drink or used as a douche. This has
excellent anti-Candida properties. However, if using
the douche causes tingling or irritation, stop using
Tea Tree Oil: Pure, virgin,
unflavoured tea tree oil can be used as it is not only
anti-fungal but also anti-viral and anti-septic. The
maximum concentration that is recommended for use is
20% tea tree oil diluted with jojoba oil.
Boric Acid: It can be used as a
pill or as suppository. Test for skin allergies before
using it as suppository, and NEVER use on open wounds.
Boric acid should not be used by pregnant women and
Herbal Wash: Mix 5 drops of
tea-tree oil, 10 drops of Echinacea, 10 drops of
goldenseal, 1 table spoon of calendula tincture, and 1
pint water. Apply with cotton balls until the
Maintain good hygiene practices by
wearing cotton clothes and loose garments. Keep the
body clean and dry, and change the bed sheets
regularly. Having protected sex, and ensuring dietary
balance can be excellent ways to check Candidia
Conventional treatment has set the absurd trend to treat the symptoms and not the condition itself – i.e. overgrowth of the Candida albicans. This causes the Candida yeast infection to resurface again and again. As the yeast infection is derived from a variety of causes such as diet, lifestyle, and hygiene practices, to eliminate it altogether one should approach the condition holistically by individually and collectively remedying all these factors. This not only makes your system internally defended against Candida overgrowth, but also brings with it a younger, healthier and stronger body. Holistic treatment is one of the best and the safest natural yeast infection remedies as it does not cause side-effects, and alleviates the problem at the root.