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Candidiasis (Yeast Infection)
What Is Candidiasis?
Candidiasis is also often referred to as thrush and is a yeast infection belonging to a group of fungi of more than 20 species. The most common type of yeast is Candida Albicans. It can normally be found in our bodies, living harmlessly in our digestive system and vaginal area, without causing any symptoms.
Get the Garlic
Garlic is known to be an effective agent in treating fungal infections. Carefully peel a clove of Garlic. Cut a few nicks in the skin. Wrap in clean gauze with a clean, unbleached string creating a small tampon like packet. Insert into the vagina each night for up to six nights. If this treatment does not cure the infection see your physician.
Yoghurt for Yeast Infections
Tea Tree Oil has proven antibacterial and antifungal properties. For this reason it is an excellent topical treatment for infections. Mix two to three drops of Tea Tree Oil in a tablespoon of yogurt. Soak a tampon in the mixture. Insert the tampon at night for up to six nights.
Goldenseal contains a potent antimicrobial substance called berberine which is effective against a wide range of organisms including fungi. For vaginal irritation, make a goldenseal douche as follows: Mix 1/4 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp (or the contents of one capsule) of goldenseal powder in 1 cup of warm water. Let the mixture settle, and strain out any suspended particles before using it. (Keep the mixture as clean as you can.) Fight the infection from the inside by taking 30 - 120 mg of standardised extract up to 3 times daily
Lemongrass and Calendula
Herbs such as Cymbopogon citratus (lemon grass), Calendula officinalis (marigold) and Tabebuia impetiginosa (Pau d'arco bark) can be used to treat candidiasis thanks to their healing and antifungal properties. Add 1 teaspoon to 1 cup of boiling water and take 3 - 6 times per day.
Candidate is a 100% safe, non-addictive natural herbal remedy formulated by our team of natural health experts. Candidate has been used for many years to safely promote balanced and healthy levels of pH and bacteria in the body, thereby assisting the body in its natural ability to maintain routine levels of Candida and prevent overgrowth.
In combination with a healthy lifestyle and diet which excludes excess sugar, wheat, stimulants, artificial preservatives and colorants, Candidate supports the healthy ability of the body to fight excess yeast and fungal growth and balance pH levels, thereby assisting in keeping Candida levels under natural control.
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Symptoms of Candida Infection
Symptoms can be recognized by skin rashes or pimples, a thick, whitish vaginal discharge accompanied by itching and burning, or a painful rash and redness on the underside of the penis. Sores or cuts may even surface on the lips, cheeks or tongue. Individuals may be more prone to problems like Athletes’ Foot or Jock Itch.
When the condition is severe, symptoms such as fatigue, depression, anxiety, headaches, digestive problems and frequent infections may also occur.
Causes of Candidiasis
A candida infection or overgrowth usually occurs when the skin is damaged in warm, moist body areas. It can also happen when a person has a weakened immune system, or sometimes as a result of an unhealthy diet. When there is an overgrowth of yeast, other parts of the body become infected.
Candida overgrowth tends to occur as a result of antibiotic use, hormonal changes during pregnancy or menopause, illness, or stress. Areas of the body that are often affected include the mouth, vagina, groin, nailbed, or skinfolds. However, candidiasis may become systemic if left untreated and will then affect a wide range of body functions.
Treatment for Candida Infection
Natural treatments have proven to be effective in relieving the pain and discomfort of candidiasis as well as treating candida overgrowth and there are many herbs with antifungal properties which may be used topically or internally to deal with the problem. Apart from treating the fungal overgrowth itself, herbal remedies can also help to improve immune system strength, thereby helping to protect the body against future attacks. Herbal and homeopathic treatments are not only safe and effective to use, but also non addictive without any side effects.
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