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Herbs for Candidiasis

#Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil (melaleuca alternifolia) has natural anti-fungal activity and works by helping to restore the natural balance of the bacteria and fungi. Tea tree oil can be used as douche when mixed with water (only three drops at a time) or infused into a bath (several drops of tea tree oil are prescribed).


Garlic has demonstrated anti-Candida activity in animal lab studies; when Candida is exposed to garlic, it is effectively destroyed. The garlic contains sulfur compounds such as allicin, which have been studied as anti-fungal compounds. To obtain the potency of garlic, crushed garlic should e added to the diet or consumed as enterically coated tablets.


The volatile oil from oregano has also shown anti-fungal activity in lab studies. The oregano oil contains oleic acid, carvacrol, and thymol all of which have anti-fungal. The oregano is normally taken orally as an enterically coated tablet or can also be applied directly to the affected area.


Cinnamon has been commonly used to treat Candida. It contains some important terpenoids, which are potent anti-fungal compounds. It can be consumed as a tea by taking half a teaspoon of cinnamon and adding it to a cup of boiling water. If using the volatile oil then use only a few drops at a time.


Fresh juice from Echinacea purpurea can also treat Candida by boosting the immune system. The recommendation is for candidiasis sufferers to take 2 to 4 ml of the extract daily. However, people with inulin sensitivity should not take Echinacea.

#Coconut Oil

Although not completely a herb; coconut oil can also commonly used to control a Candida overgrowth. The oil contains caprylic acid, which is known to effectively inhibit Candida. The caprylic acid is available in enterically coated tablets that are slow release and should be taken with meals.





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