Most women, (and a few men), have or will experience the
discomfort of a yeast infection. It is not difficult for the body to
become out of balance, especially in a sensitive area such as a woman's
It can be affected by antibiotics, deodorant sprays, and sometimes
from the rise and fall of estrogen levels.
Home remedies for yeast infections can usually be taken with other medications; however it is always best, ( and our recommendation), that you speak to a health care professional before use to advise you of any concerns you need to be aware of.
These home remedies for yeast infections are not just for aiding
the healing of infections, but many can be used in the prevention of
Again, we are not doctors and we do not diagnose, treat or cure disease, but it is our experience and opinion that these remedies do help greatly against this condition.
Home remedies for yeast infections: Use some hydrotherapy. Fill the tub with warm water and place a cup of sea salt in. The salt will ease pain and discomfort and will help the body heal more quickly. Use some relaxing lavender oil for an aromatic experience and enjoy this relaxing time of healing.
Studies have shown that aloe can kill Candida which is the bacteria that is responsible for yeast infections. As one of the natural remedies for yeast infections you can get aloe juice prepared for internal use at your local health food store. Take as recommended or talk to a herbalist.
One of the very useful remedies for many ailments including home remedies for yeast infections is Tea Tree. First introduced to Australian doctors by the Aborigines and later introduced to the British and Americans. This versatile herb was used in the early 20th century as an antiseptic in surgery and dentistry. Later in World War II it was used by American field doctors to disinfect wounds. Today this herb is found in over the counter acne products, deodorants, toothpastes, and vaginal suppositories.
A study done at the University of Western Australia found that tea tree oil is effective at killing candida which is the bacteria responsible for yeast infections. For treatment place a few drops of tea tree oil on a tampon and insert and leave for 24 hours. If further treatment is needed use a new tampon and repeat. Usually with-in 24 to 48 hours the yeast should be gone. Used topically, or as described above, for yeast infections, tea tree oil is very safe, but do not take internally as even a small amount can be deadly.
While the strong smell of garlic and its strong taste keeps many of us from using this very useful herb. As one of the great natural remedies for yeast infections it is hard to beat garlic. It is most effective if crushed and eaten raw. It can also be used by taking some gauze or thin cotton and wrapping garlic clove into it and placing inside the vagina. It will have a slight sting, but will do a great job of killing the infection.
Both German and Japanese researchers have found that cinnamon has strong anti-fungal properties that are very effective at killing candida and the yeast infections. It can be used externally or internally by preparing the same solution. For one of the great home remedies for yeast infections take 10 broken cinnamon sticks and 4 cups of boiling water. Let simmer for 5 minutes and then take of the heat and let simmer for 40 minutes to an hour. You can drink as a tea or use the luke warm solution as a douche. I recommend both.
Echinacea is great for many things and is also great as one of your home remedies for yeast infections. Take 150 milligrams 4 times daily for up to 14 days, then break for a couple of weeks.
When suffering from a yeast infection avoid white bread and other white flower products, fast food, sugary foods and other junk food as these promote candida which causes the infection.
Prevention should be your first choice for home remedies for yeast
infections. To help prevent yeast infections don`t wear underwear at
night. Allow your vagina this time to air out so to speak.
After bathing or swimming use a hair dryer briefly to dry the surface of the vaginal area. Refrain from using scented tampons, feminine deodorants and douches. After sexual intercourse try to urinate. The skin is somewhat acidic but most bodily fluids including sperm are alkaline which can promote yeast.
While urine is also alkaline it contains uric acid and is sterile so can help clean away bacteria before it causes infection. As with all health concerns a balance state of mind, body and spirit raises immune function and reduces illness. Develop a daily routine of prayer, meditation, low impact exercise and deep breathing along with a healthy lifestyle for a complete set of home remedies for yeast infections.