November 5, 2009

Natural Cure for Candidiasis

Posted in Category : Common Ailments

Candida is a species of fungi, specifically yeast, which causes an ailment named candidiasis. The major symptoms of candidiasis are swelling, redness, itching and discomfort in the affected parts of the body. The target organs for candidiasis are the skin or the mucosal membranes of the oral cavity, urinary bladder, esophagus, gastrointestinal tract, and the genital organs including the penis and vagina.

Natural Remedies

Candidiasis may be cured by a number of home remedies, some of which are as follows:

  • You may use aromatherapy to cure an infection caused by candida. You may use tea tree or cinnamon bark essential oils to cure candidiasis. These oils generally work on the cell membrane of the infectious yeast cells and expose its cell contents to harsh environmental conditions, thereby making it difficult for the organisms to survive.
  • You may use peppermint oil as infusion to cure an infection caused by candida.
  • You may also apply rosemary oil on the affected areas on account of its anti fungal properties.
  • Olive leaves have antimicrobial properties. As such, an extract of olive leaves may be applied on the parts of body affected by candida.
  • You may also apply Aloe Vera gel on the affected areas to relieve the symptoms of candidiasis.
  • You must eat raw garlic every day or use it in culinary preparations as garlic has an anti fungal action. You may also apply freshly extracted garlic juice on the afflicted areas to cure the infection of candida.
  • You may apply barberry extract on the afflicted areas to kill the yeast cells and thereby cure the infection.
  • You may also add lavender oil or flower extract to your bath water so as to cure the ailment. You may also apply lavender essential oil to serve this purpose.
  • You may also use oregano oil to naturally treat infections caused by candida.
  • You may also apply highly diluted thyme oil to cure the ailment.
  • The best way to cure an infection caused by candida is to eat a balanced detox diet that helps in detoxifying the body, thereby relieving the symptoms of candidiasis. As a part of this detox diet, you must eat vegetables like spinach, broccoli, beet, onion, and garlic; fresh fruits; cereals like millet and rice; seeds like flax and pumpkin seeds; nuts like cashew and walnuts; and extra virgin olive oil. Also, you must avoid certain foods like sugar, wheat, dairy products, and gluten.

In case the infection is severe, you must consult a doctor and follow the prescribed treatment.