Yeast infection is also referred to as vaginitis. The damp, warm environment of vagina sometimes allows the growth of unhealthy fungus, known as Candida, which causes unusual discharge, pain, burning and itching. Most women experience this condition at some point of their lives.
Following are some of the best natural remedies that can be very helpful in treating yeast infections and in relieving its uncomfortable symptoms.
How To Cure Yeast Infections
Take Probiotic Supplements
The vagina and the digestive tract in a woman’s body naturally have microbial organism called probiotics. These microbial organisms prevent and suppress the growth of unhealthy fungus like Candida. The reduced presence of these organisms in the female genitalia often causes yeast infections. Due to this very reason, consuming probiotic supplements in proper dosage is considered to be the most powerful way to treat this disease.
Taking probiotic supplements will help in restoring the natural gut flora in the affected area and thus your body will be able to fight against the fungal infection more efficiently. Probiotics are available in the form of vaginal supposites also, but oral supplements are more popular and more easily available.
Apply Organic Plain Yogurt
You can use organic plain yogurt vaginally and topically to cure yeast infection. The yogurt used in this remedy must not contain any added sugar or other external ingredients. You can soak a tampon in plain yogurt and then insert it in the vagina for around two hours.
Alternatively, you can apply1-2 tbsp. of organic plain yogurt externally to the affected areas and also insert it into the vagina. It will restore flora and pH balance in the vagina, which will eventually relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of yeast infections.
Drink Organic Cranberries
Cranberries are used as a powerful natural remedy not only for bladder infections but also for yeast infections. Therefore, you are also advised to drink cranberry juice. It will prepare your body to fight against the unhealthy fungus growth more efficiently because cranberry juice contains certain natural ingredients that can be very effective in restoring the healthy pH balance in the vagina.
Apply Organic Tea Tree Oil
The natural antifungal properties of tea tree oil make it a powerful remedy for yeast infections. This remedy can relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of the infections quite significantly within just 2-3 days.
Get a natural tampon and place a couple of drops of tea tree oil on it. Insert it into the vagina and keep it there for around three to four hours. Do it at least two times a day. However, you should not sleep while the tampon is inserted.
Organic Oregano Oil
As per this remedy, you are supposed to consume nine to ten drops of oregano oil when your stomach is full, preferably after every regular meal. If you do not want to consume it directly, you can place the drops in a capsule first and then swallow it. Do it two three times a day and it will cure yeast infections naturally within a week.
Eat Fresh, Organic Garlic Cloves
Garlic contains powerful antibiotic, anti-bacterial and antifungal properties. Therefore, it can also be very beneficial in clearing up yeast infections. As per this remedy, you just have to eat several pieces of fresh garlic cloves everyday. Though it does not taste very good and you may even get bad breathe because of this, it will definitely help you get rid of yeast infections.
Garlic Vaginal Suppositories
When it comes to treating yeast infections naturally, garlic can also be used as vaginal suppositories. Peel a clove of garlic and wrap a thin translucent piece of cotton cloth around it. You have to fold this thin gauze in half in such a way that it should look like a tampon.
Insert this garlic tampon into the vagina and keep it there for around three to four hours. Do it at least two times everyday. This remedy is so powerful that yeast infections go away completely within just three to five days.
Grapefruit Seed And Olive Leaf
Mix some grapefruit seed extracts and olive oil extracts in one glass of water. Drinking this mixture is also a wonderful natural tonic to cure yeast infections.
Boric acid has also been found to be safe and very effective way to treat yeast infections naturally. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor first before trying this remedy. If you are pregnant, you should not try it at all. But, in general, boric acid capsules can be used a vaginal suppository to soothe the fungal infection.
You can prepare these capsules at home also by fling boric acid in size ‘O’ gelatin capsules. Insert one capsule into your vagina once daily. You will get rid of the infection within just five to seven days.
Thyme is a potent fungicide. The leaves and flowers of this plant are very beneficial in treating yeast infections. This herb belongs to the mint family. It contains flavonoids and volatile oil. You can apply it topically on the affected areas.
Gargle With Basil Tea
Gargling with basil tea is another great way to treat yeast infections naturally. You can prepare it by mixing one tsp. of ground basil leaves in three cups of hot water. Cover this mixture and then let it steep for half an hour. When it cools down, gargle with it. Alternatively, just drinking one cup of basil tea daily can also be very beneficial.
Dabbing rosemary tea on the affected area externally has been found to be a very effective natural remedy for yeast infections.
You can also use rosemary tea as a douche by mixing it in your bath water. Alternatively, just drinking one to four cups of rosemary tea can also cure the infection very effectively.
Douche with Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Douching with raw organic apple cider vinegar can also be very useful in soothing yeast infections naturally. Mix three tbsp. of it in one quart of water. You can get faster relief from the infection by adding two ounces of colloidal silver also in the water. Soak in this bath water solution for around fifteen to twenty minutes. After that, take a bath in normal water. Use an absorbent towel to dry the affected area afterwards.
Since yeast fungus grows in moist warm environment, you can prevent its growth quite effectively just by wearing loose organic cotton clothing, including underwear. It will keep the oxygen moving and the unhealthy fungus will have a hard time to grow more.
If you follow this tip, the above-mentioned natural remedies will also give you much faster results. On the other hand, wearing tight clothing will not give the affected area enough room to breathe, which can make the condition worse.