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Best Natural Cures For Yeast Infection

Updated on August 18, 2016

5 Tips to Cure Yeast Infections

Natural cures for yeast infection are effective ways one can use to combat candidiasis the most common illness that affects most women especially during their fertile age. Yeast is essential for the human body and lives in moist areas such as the mouth, tongue, throat, armpit, under the breast and commonly in the vaginal area. An infection occurs when there is an overgrowth of yeast cells to alter the fungus balance due to certain changes in the body. Although yeast infection affects mostly women there are different types that affect men and children as well. Before starting any home remedy for yeast infection speak with your doctor to confirm that you actually have yeast infection and not signs of other illness.

Below are 5 tips to cure yeast infections that you can use at home

1. Garlic.
Garlic is a natural antibiotic with anti-fungal properties and have the ability to reduce bad cholesterol as well as lowering of blood pressure. You can eat raw garlic. Natural and pure garlic tabs can be inserted into the vagina. Inserting a garlic clove is an effective natural treatment for yeast infection. Alternatively, get a few garlic cloves, grind and turn it into a paste. Apply the paste on the affected area. Leave it there for about 30 minutes and wash off. The anti bacterial properties make garlic very effective when it comes to treating yeast infection.

2. Black Walnut.
Black walnut is an anti fungal remedy that has the ability to oxygenate the blood. This helps to remove toxins and fat in the body and ensure that your sugar level is balanced. It can be used to treat yeast infection naturally. The most effective part of the walnut in curing yeast infection is the husk. The nut is harvested green and soaked to remove the husk. The extract from the husk is effective in treating vaginosis.

3. Plain Unsweetened Yogurt.
This can be taken as a food intake to counteract infection. Plain yogurt has lactobacillus acidophilus which helps to increase the level of good bacteria in the body especially the vagina. For better result dip a tampon in plain yogurt and insert into the vagina for about 20 minutes before washing off. You can also rub yogurt in the affected areas. Plain yogurt is effective against vaginal yeast infection.

4. Neem Tree Leaves.
Neem tree leaves has the ability to cleanse your body of toxins and normalise intestinal bacteria. It is very effective in treating oral thrush. To make a cup of strong tea, boil 10 big fresh leaves of neem tree in about 0.5litres of water. Pour the liquid in a cup and use the warm liquid to rinse your mouth for a few minutes before swallowing. Do it repeatedly until the liquid is finished and your oral thrush could be cured in 24 hours.

5. Pure Natural Honey.
Honey is a mild antiseptic that can be used as natural remedy for all types of yeast infection including vagina yeast infection. It is effective in inhibiting candida growth. Honey helps the body's good bacteria to grow and an increase in the level of good bacteria kill off the yeast infection. Apply honey on the affected area. For vagina yeast infection it is advisable you do it in the bathroom. Sit on the toilet and spread honey on the affected area liberally and leave it there for about half an hour. Take a warm bath to clean up and dry the area. Do this twice daily, morning and night before bed time.

The tips given above if done properly can serve as the best natural cures for yeast infection. In order to permanently eliminate and prevent yeast infection, reduce sugar, coffee and alcoholic drinks intake because the sugar in them feed yeast.

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