How to Treat Yeast Infection Naturally
Do you remember my previous posts on yeast infection? https://jamii-health.co.ke/quick-facts-about-yeast-infection/
Various antifungal creams, tablets, pessaries are used in treatment of yeast e.g. fluconazole, clotrimazole.
Since yeast infection are not confined to genital area, it is a normal flora in human beings. It is difficult to treat a case of candidiasis and therefore, a combination of various approaches is required.
With yeast, it is easier to prevent and especially using natural/biological methods.
As the saying goes, “You are what you eat”. You should know that there are some foods you have to avoid. They can predispose you to candidiasis conditions like yeast infections. These are the foods to avoid:
- Sugar and sugar products e.g. Sodas, white/brown sugar, ice cream, artificial juices e.t.c
- Alcohol, Foods containing glutenin.
- Animal fats.
- Fast food-fries e.g. chips
- Hydrogenated oils.
- Processed foods e.g. sausages
- Junk foods e.g. biscuits
- White flour products e.g. cakes
- Food stuffs containing yeast e.g. bread
- Chocolates, mushrooms
Eat foods like fish, poultry, fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, all grains, organically raised foods where possible, essential fatty acids, nuts like cashewnuts, peanuts, groundnuts and many more.
Importantly, drink plenty of fresh water, high fiber diet e.g. kales, oats, grains(whole), yoghurt which contains live Lactobacillus acidophilus which feeds on candida.
In addition, take plenty of honey. Honey contains propolis which has both antifungal and antibacterial propolis therefore, it hinders growth at the same time candida tends to feed on honey in place of the mucus membrane.
Milk – It contains a product known as Lactoferrin which is a protein that can bind to iron and hold it away from the pathogenic bacteria and yeast. It impairs the growth of organisms. The protein is naturally found in milk. It part of a natural defense against microbes.
Garlic – It helps to clean yeast and can be used as oral remedy for yeast infections.
Diluted tea tree oil – which is also known as melaleuca oil or ti tree oil, is an essential oil with a fresh camphoraceous odor and a colour that ranges from pale yellow to nearly colourless and clear. Works best in diluted form.
Detoxify – The main objective is to cleanse the system of candida and its by-products. You can do this by fasting, taking plenty of wheat brass, fresh juices (raddish and cellery), green algae, millet, brown rice and many more.
Using Boric acid by applying directly on the affected area. It kills severe and persistent yeast infections. Genitia Violet (GV), Hydrogen peroxide (washing with water kills persistent yeast).
Potassium Sorbate – A fungicide used in food preservation in order to slow the growth of fungi.
Also by applying aloe vera as appropriate or by drinking.
Finally, application of tea tree oil can serve as one of these natural ways of treating yeast infections and candidiasis in general.