Candida is a microorganism that is part of the yeast family. Candida and other bacteria are always present within our bodies; however, if the body has an excess amount of Candida, a yeast infection can occur.
Thrush is basically caused by a group of microscopic fungi or yeast called Candida albicans. It generally affects the vaginal area but it can also develop around dentures, feet, under the breast, lower abdomen, nail beds, and beneath skin folds.
Constantly struggling with candida overgrowth is a humiliating and frustrating experience for anyone who has to suffer through the uncomfortable symptoms of yeast infections.
Candida is the yeast organism causing thrush. Candida lives naturally on the skin, in the bowel and in the vagina. Sometimes it starts to grow rapidly and causes a rash (thrush). This growth can be triggered by some things – like sexual intercourse, taking the pill and antibiotics, pregnancy or less commonly diabetes, but often there is no obvious reason. Some women rarely, if ever, get thrush, while some women can get it several times a year. Thrush in the vagina can cause a lot of discomfort. Most often the immune system is depressed
Sage tea is an excellent treatment for yeast infections of the vagina. You can brew sage tea, allow it to cool, and use it as a douche one time a day until your symptoms subside. You can also put sage extract into bathwater or take a bath with sage extract in order to experience vaginal yeast infection relief.
Bath water treatment
Add one cup of salt water and half a cup of vinegar to a warm bath. Soak and remain in the bath for 20 minutes.
Add peppermint oil or 3 peppermint tea bags to your bath, this will help eliminate the infection.
Cinnamon is an anti-bacterial and an anti-fungal that kills candida, the yeast that causes thrush and can help cure fungal infections such as athlete’s foot or ringworm.
Although Echinacea is best known for stopping a cold in its tracks, this herb also provides anti-candida benefits. It supports your immune system in the fight against candida as well as other infections.
Echinacea juice can be ingested in small amounts to treat vaginal yeast infection, says
Lemon has strong antibiotic properties which are beneficial in curing fungal infection and
Onion is a powerful antibiotic add slices of onion to your bath or try Incorporating more onions into the diet to help cure current yeast infections like thrush.
Add one handful of dried Thyme to your bath. Thyme contains chemicals that might help bacterial and fungal infections. Thyme is a very good antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-oxidant therefore it is very effective against yeast/fungal infections.
Peal a large clove of garlic without cutting the clove except for the end. Insert into the vagina before going to bed at night. In the morning carefully insert your fingers into the vagina to remove the clove of garlic. Douche with lavender water to remove the smell of garlic from the vagina.
Buy certified organically grown tampons to prevent cervical cancers. Put 6 drops of pure essential oil of lavender or tea tree oil on the tip and top sides of the tampon. Insert vaginally for 15 minutes to an hour. Remove – repeat as often as required. The oil will not burn the delicate vaginal tissue, you may feel a warm sensation in the vagina and a taste of lavender in your mouth.
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