Facebook Pixel

Candida Infection: Natural Remedies

By HERWriter
Rate This

Candida infections appear to be proliferating these days. "Environmental factors as well as lifestyle factors such as diet which are a consequence of modern, or more particularly western way of life, are seen as being contributing factors here."

Sometimes treatment by conventional medicine will clear up a candida infection and sometimes it won't. Difficulties arise when the bacteria turns out to be resistant to the antibiotics or anti-fungal treatments being used. In such cases, the antibiotic or anti-fungal treatment of conventional medicine not only isn't helping, it is actually hurting.

This is because while it's not successfully wiping out the unhealthy bacteria, it is killing good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. Definitely a Lose - Lose scenario.

However, a candida infection can be thwarted by some natural remedies which have no hazardous side effects. Garlic has antifungal properties. Eat garlic or take a supplement containing allicin which is garlic's active ingredient.

Cayenne pepper can be added to the diet. Use cayenne pepper in your cooking or sprinkle it on food. Horopito Aniseed has antifungal properties. Pau D'Arco tree can be used in a douche or can be steeped as a tea.


Add a CommentComments

There are no comments yet. Be the first one and get the conversation started!

Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy

We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you. Their articles are not a substitute for medical advice, although we hope you can gain knowledge from their insight.

Holistic Health

Get Email Updates

Holistic Health Guide


Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!