You might be wondering why home remedies are so often recommended for yeast infections.
There are many reasons for this, which include:
- you have much greater control over your own body
- there are effective remedies that work quickly
- you don’t have to buy medication
- you don’t have to rely on doctors
- you don’t have to pay good money for expensive drugs
- home remedies tend to be milder, more attuned to your body
- home remedies have fewer side effects
- home remedies tend to smell better than drugs and prescription medications
And obviously, if you find that your yeast infection is resistant to home remedies, then you can obviously go to the pharmacy and get a home remedy available over-the-counter.
But the question you might be asking yourself at this point is whether or not home remedies for yeast infections genuinely work?
The simple answer is that they really do — and it turns out that the compounds and products used as yeast infection home remedies have been investigated by top scientists who have proved they work effectively and quickly.
In other words, we have proof that all the products used as home remedies kill Candida effectively.
So, for example, the most common home remedies for yeast, which can be relied upon to clear up Candida fairly quickly, include:
Yogurt – you’ve probably heard of the use of yogurt as a home remedy. It works because it contains Lactobacillus acidophilus, which is a bacteria species that lives in the vagina. This bacteria has a vital role to play – it keeps Candid in check. It keeps yeast cells under control.
That’s why Candida albicans infections are associated with a low level of Lactobacillus, and why restoring these bacteria will kill the Candida.
(If you’re interested in the details of how this works, acidophilus kills yeast by generating hydrogen peroxide. Obviously, having yogurt in your vagina is a bit messy, but there are clever techniques and tricks which allow you to do this easily.)
For example, you can put yogurt (the plain, and flavoured variety, please!) – after you have ensured it contains live acidophilus cultures – into your vagina once or twice a day with a syringe (no needle!). There are other ingenious ways of doing this (more on that later!)
You can also use acidophilus pills from a natural health food store. Again, you can eat the capsule, or you can open it up, mix it with water, soak a tampon in the water and push that into the vagina.
Garlic is another common home remedy for yeast infection. It works very effectively because it contains Allicin, a natural antifungal chemical. You can use a fresh clove of garlic, carefully peeled, placed inside a muslin cloth, and pushed up into your vagina.
Attaching a string so you can pull it out again is helpful. Or if this freaks you out, then you can use garlic capsules that you can get from the health food store.
Other common home remedies for yeast infection include boric acid, tea tree oil, hydrogen peroxide, and douching with various herbal compounds or acidic products such as lemon juice. And there are many more.
All of these are described in great detail in the best compilation of yeast home remedies that I’m aware of, called Yeast Infection No More by Linda Allen. If you wish to investigate this fantastic compendium of home remedies, you can see a simple explanation of how it works here.
And if you look around this website, you’ll find all kinds of useful information – imagine having a summary of all the key facts about yeast infection, written for you by a scientist, so you can see why they work, how they work, and the best way to use them.
All that juicy information is right here for you, waiting on this website!
Joy and luck with life,