Candida or candidiasis is caused by the over growth of the fungus Candida albacans. Candida occurs in particular parts of the body like mouth, moist folds in the skin, and in the bowel, where it can become systemic. A good combination of natural remedies and diet are the most effective home remedies for candida. According to the place of infection, the symptoms are different and so are the treatments. In oral thrush as candida in the mouth is known, you have a white coating on your tongue with pain in your throat, difficulty in swallowing followed by sores and redness in the roof and cheeks.
If you get rashes under your breasts, then it is a sign of candida, in which there is a yellow colored substance, and then it indicates Candida Albicans. You can make out cadidiasis from the irritating or painful itch. There is a chalk-like discharge along with pain in urination and during lovemaking too. Candida becomes serious when it becomes systemic as it begins in the intestine where it grows if not treated on time. The Candida Albicans grow by destroying the good bacteria and spread to other parts of the body. So, home remedies for candida are to be followed after consulting your doctor.
Gargle by adding a few drops about 5-8 drops of tea tree oil to a glass of warm water. Gargle twice a day by allowing the water to reach every corner of your mouth, but see that you do not swallow it. Apply a few drops of oil to sterile gauze or a tampon and insert it in your and change it after every 4-6 hours. You can apply tea tree oil on your skin too. Another one of the similar home remedies for candida is to apply cinnamon bark oil. These oils work on the cell membranes of the yeast cells and expose them to the environmental conditions that they cannot tolerate.
Rosemary oil is known for its antifungal properties and can be used to treat candida. Olive leaves are renowned for their anti-microbial properties, so you can apply their extracts on the infection. Aloe vera gel can be used on the infection. One of the most effective home remedies for candida is garlic as it has anti-fungal properties. Eat raw garlic and apply crushed garlic on the infected parts. Yoghurt has lactobacillus acidophilus and is very effective in curing candida, you can eat it for oral thrush, rub it on your skin, insert it with the help of a tampon in your . But remember to use natural yoghurt with no artificial flavors or sugars.
Apple cider vinegar is one of the most effective home remedies for candida. You can add it to warm water and gargle, or apply it with a cotton swab on the infection. Make a douche by adding 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, 2 cups of water and a clove of garlic, allow it to stand for 2-3 hours, and then use it. Grapefruit seed extract is very effective too. The fungi lives on sugar, so it is important to avoid all sugar related foods. Avoid dairy products, wheat and gluten. Take a detoxifying diet which include spinach, beet root, broccoli, onion, garlic, fresh fruits, cereals-millets and rice, extra virgin olive oil, seeds and nuts like- pumpkin seeds, walnuts and cashew.