Yeast infection also known as candida is an overgrowth of yeast in your vagina. It is naturally present in your vagina as well other parts of your body with number of bacteria. It’s estimated that around 25-50 % of women carry yeast in their vaginal area. Although it infects other areas, but yeast infections usually refer to vagina. Eight out of ten women will face this yeast infection once in their life and seems to be very painful.
Symptoms of Yeast infections include vaginal pain, thick white discharge, swelling of the vulva, burning sensation while urinating or itching around your vagina. Yeast infections are caused by albicans along with a few bacteria, clothing, antibiotics, condoms, chemicals, weak immune system, injury or hormonal imbalance.
Remedies To Treat Yeast Infection
1. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Yeast infections can be best treated with apple cider vinegar douche, avoid using apple cider vinegar solely as it can irritate vaginal tissue. Apple cider vinegar contains essential nutrients like magnesium, fluorine, sulfur, calcium and iron. It is an natural fighter that kills bacteria made from organic apples. Mix apple cider vinegar in 1 quart of lukewarm water, use small cotton balls to dab this mixture on the affected area to have relief from yeast infections symptoms. If you wish to go for a bath, you can add 1 cup of apple cider vinegar to your bath water and then soak in this water for approximately 15-20 minutes.
2. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is rich in caprylic acid and lauric acid and contains antifungal, antiviral and antimicrobial properties. These components target bad bacteria leaving the good bacteria alone, which balances the flora in the system. They help to kill other fungus and excess yeast in the body. Coconut oil is used topically for yeast infections and jock itch. Apply few drops of this coconut oil on to the affected area 2-3 times a day. You can also take this internally for strong effects. Coconut oil contains unrefined fats that are easily converted into energy rather than being stored.
One of the best famous herbal remedy that is available in every kitchens is none other than garlic. Garlic is very popular to it’s culinary functions. Garlic contains antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which is good in neutralizing the overgrowth of albicans in the body. Chewing one fresh garlic glove helps to flush out toxins in the body leaving it hydrated and this is simply because of it’s antifungal properties. You can even dress pieces of garlic to your salads and many other various dishes. You can even prepare a fine garlic paste and apply it on the skin that has over growth of yeast infection.
Rosemary is an evergreen mint that is used as an medicinal herb and super antioxidant, antiseptic and antispasmodic, which helps to fight infections. It contains acetic acid, camphor, rosmarinic acid, carvone and hesperidin. Rosemary cleans and helps to control the growth of bacteria without killing the friendly bacteria (microflora) because of it’s antibacterial properties. You can take this orally by just adding two teaspoons of this rosemary in hot water and drink it before meals.
5. Cranberry Juice
Cranberry helps to eliminate yeast infections. It contains a substance that prevents bacteria from clinging to mucus membrane including intestine, urinary tract and mouth. It prevents the overgrowth of fungi and helps to correct PH levels. Cranberries help to flush out yeast of your body. You can simply take a bowl of cranberries or make a fresh juice out of it. There are many herbal remedies, which will help to treat this yeast infection such as candidate, wormwood, cedar, organic yogurt and oregano oil.