Yeast infection can cause much discomfort.
Yeast infections are caused on account of fungi. Candida yeast is what causes it.
It lives in one’s intestinal tract and is also present on one’s skin. As long as they are present in ordinary numbers one does not experience an infection. Only when they multiply, then the infection occurs.
1. Tea tree oil:
It contains strong anti fungal as well as antibacterial properties which do help with treating underlying infections and also clearing the excess fungi. Mix up the tea tree oil with some amount of olive oil on a teaspoon and then apply it on the affected areas thrice a day. This will help in clearing the infection.
2. Oregano oil:
This oil is indeed effective in stimulating one’s immune system to fight the symptoms caused by Candida. It does have anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties which do help in alleviating the itching while combating the affected fungal infection.
One has to mix the oregano oil into jojoba oil for maximum absorption and also apply to the infected area at least three times a day or whenever the itch inflammation is excessive.
3. Lavender Oil:
Lavender oil is indeed recommended for areas with folds and that does retain moisture on account of its mild smell. Apart from that, it is indeed a potent antifungal agent.
One needs to combine the lavender with jojoba as well as vitamin E oil and then apply to the area. Expose the area to air it after the application and after 10 minutes to wipe off the excessive oil.
4. Clove oil:
Clove oil has indeed been able to fight against all sorts of fungal infection effectively thus decimating 15 different fungi. It is a rather powerful antifungal agent that will rather calm the affected area down before clearing the infection in days.
Mix about 2-3 drops clove oil into jojoba oil. It is also advisable to make use of jojoba oil as it gets quickly absorbed into one’s skin and the under the breast area should not actually be left moist during the treatment. Apply this mixture to the affected area twice or thrice a day until the infection clears.
5. Thyme oil:
This oil is indeed a powerful antifungal agent but it also has equally strong anti-inflammatory qualities. It does work immediately alleviating the itch and also thus reducing the soreness and irritation.
6. Cinnamon oil:
Cinnamon oil can be drunk in one’s tea or water. Ingesting the oil allows it to work from within in clearing the infection and restoring the correct balance of Candida in one’s system. It is a powerful antifungal agent that will indeed clear the infection and also leave the area sweet smelling. Always make use of food grade essential oil when ingesting is involved.
Mix it in coconut oil and apply it to the affected areas of the vagina. Leave it for a few hours or the night and wash it off in the morning. Repeat the application again and do this for about 3-4 days.
Before making use of any essential oil one must dilute it in order to prevent any skin irritation. Try it on a small patch of the affected area to ensure it does not react with one’s skin.
If one is already on other medications for the condition, it is best to seek advice from one’s physician as to whether to use the oils or not.
7. Lemongrass oil
Lemongrass oil is quite known for its antifungal properties. One needs to apply it topically and it will also help with all forms of yeast infections.
For oral thrush, one can apply it on the outside of one’s mouth and it will get absorbed effectively fighting the infection in one’s mouth.
The powerful active ingredients are indeed found in clove oil, which is eugenol as well as carvacrol, that can very easily eliminate any overgrowth of fungal cells when topically applied, while also delivering the antioxidant effects that can indeed speed healing and lower the inflammation.
How to Use?
One can apply 4-5 drops of this oil to a cotton ball and then gently dab it against the inflamed areas of one’s vagina. The oil will indeed absorb through one’s skin and does not need to be internally applied.
9. Geranium Oil
This particular essential oil is also known for its powerful anti-fungal effects as well as its anti-inflammatory properties, which can not only heal the underlying infection as well as re-balance one’s vagina but also it reduce pain as well as discomfort associated with this condition.
10. Coconut Oil
In the case of mild infections, coconut oil can indeed be made use of without essential oils to treat the skin rashes. It can also help to boost one’s immune system when used in one’s cooking, as it does contain both antibacterials as well as anti-fungal properties.
Honey is also antibacterial and has been used in traditional medicine to treat wounds as it promotes healing and prevents infection. It can be applied topically or simply made use of in one’s diet.
12. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is indeed a strong disinfectant that can indeed help control a Candida overgrowth both inside and outside of one’s body. Mix it into one’s bath, or drink two tablespoons in a cup of water each day. It can also be applied directly to rashes.
Garlic has been used for centuries as a strong as well as a versatile medicinal herb. It is antifungal, antibacterial and does contain natural antibiotic properties. One can use it in one’s cooking, take it as a supplement, or crush it into a paste to apply directly to one’s skin.
It is usually made use of to treat urinary tract infections. The antibacterial, as well as antifungal components of cranberries, are indeed very effective in treating the yeast infections. Cranberries can of course either be taken as a supplement or one also be taken as the drink that is unsweetened cranberry juice as part of one’s daily routine.
15. Boric Acid
Boric acid is no doubt a natural antiseptic as well s antifungal chemical that can also be used in place of over-the-counter drug treatments. It is not recommended for pregnant women and should not be actually ingested as well.It can be used safely for rashes or in bath water.