Yeast is a fungi infection, also well known as Candida, which is a scientific name characterized by overgrowth of yeast in your vagina. It is naturally present in other parts of your body with a number of bacteria and estimated that around 50 % of women carry yeast in their vaginal parts, although it infects other areas, but yeast infections usually refer to vagina.
Seven out of ten women faces this yeast infection once in their life and seems to be very painful. Common symptoms of Yeast infections include pain in the vagina, discharge, itching around your vagina or burning while urinating. Yeast infections causes along with few bacteria, weak immune system, chemicals, clothing, hormonal problems, antibiotics, condoms or injury. Here we mention few herbs, which help to deal with yeast infection.
Top Herbal Remedies for Yeast Infections
Rosemary is an excellent mint useful as an medicinal herb containing super antioxidant and antispasmodic actions, which help to fight infections.
It also contains acetic acid, camphor and hesperidin helping to control the growth of bacteria without killing the friendly bacteria because of antibacterial properties. You can take this orally by just adding three teaspoons of this rosemary in water and drinking it before every meal.
Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid containing antifungal, antiviral and antimicrobial properties targets bad bacteria leaving the good bacteria alone helping to balance the flora in the system, moreover they help to kill other fungus and excess yeast in the body. Coconut oil is applicable externally for yeast infections, by simply applying few drops of this oil on to the affected area three to four times a day. If you wish, you can also take this internally for stronger effects.
Cranberry works best in eliminating yeast infections because it contains a substance that prevents bacteria from clinging to mucus membrane including intestine, urinary tract and mouth.
This juice helps to prevent the overgrowth of fungi and corrects PH levels. You can simply take a bowl of cranberries or make a fresh juice out of it.
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Yeast infections can be best treated with apple cider vinegar douche, avoid using apple cider vinegar solely as it can irritate vaginal tissue. Apple cider vinegar contains essential nutrients like magnesium, fluorine, sulfur, calcium, iron and is an natural fighter helping to kill bacteria made from organic apples.
Mix apple cider vinegar in lukewarm water using small cotton balls to dab this mixture on the affected area so as to relief yeast infections symptoms. You can also add 1 cup of apple cider vinegar to your bath water and then soak in this water for approximately 20 to 25 minutes.
Garlic is one of the best famous herbal remedy that is available in every kitchens containing antioxidant, antifungal, anti-yeast, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which is good in neutralizing the overgrowth of Albicans in the body.
Chewing one fresh garlic glove helps to flush out toxins in the body and is simply because of antifungal properties. You can even dress pieces of garlic to your salads and many other various dishes or prepare a fine garlic paste and apply it on the skin that has over growth of yeast infection.
Herbs such as cedar, oregano oil, wormwood, organic and yogurt also help to treat yeast infection.