Holistic Yeast Infection Treatments

If conventional yeast infection treatments did not work for you or you prefer to take a holistic approach to your health, there are several all natural remedies that can cure different types of yeast infections as well.

Those who have tried them will say that some methods work better than others and that some of the methods we're going to discuss are best for certain types of yeast infections as opposed to general infections over all.

Fortunately, for many of the all natural solutions, all that is necessary are common house hold items such as fresh fruit, herbs, yogurt, garlic, and more. We strongly recommend the Sarah Summers e-book as it is known to completely cure a yeast infection naturally within 12 hours. This is the most well known natural treatment available, and has received extremely high reviews and praise.

Some of the remedies do have a basis in medical science, but others sound like sheer whimsey. You can decide for yourself which of these natural remedies for yeast infections sounds the most promising for you.

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Ingredients for Treating Yeast Infection

All natural remedies for curing yeast infections can be found in your kitchen. That's right – in your kitchen. There are several foods that have anti-fungal properties, which work toward killing off the excess yeast on the skin that produces the infections. Two kitchen items you can start with are plain (no fruit, no sugar) yogurt and cloves of garlic. Both of these items can be applied topically to the skin and also incorporated into your diet to treat the infection from the inside out.

Friendly Bacteria

Plain yogurt with no added sugar is a natural source of lactobacillus acidophilus – one of the yeast-fighting, friendly bacteria found naturally on the skin. Supplying the body with additional friendly bacteria is akin to sending reinforcements in during a battle. The yeast is fighting to take over the body and the friendly germs are trying to stop the invasion. Yogurt can be applied directly onto the affected areas of the skin and it can also be applied to the vagina, so long as it contains no sugars, fruits or other additives. For people who don't like the taste of plain yogurt or would like to try something else, lactobacillus acidophilus is available in the form of capsules, tablets and liquids at herbal and holistic stores.

The Power of Garlic

Garlic is a herb known for its anti-fungal properties. And just like the plain yogurt, it can be used as a dietary supplement, applied directly to the site of the infection, inserted into the vagina or used in a combination of these in order to combat a yeast infection. Fresh, whole cloves of garlic sliced and rubbed on the affected area is the ideal method of application, but if, for some reason, your body cannot tolerate fresh garlic, garlic pills can be purchased at herbal and health food stores and have essentially the same effects as the fresh cloves applied topically do.

Herbs

There are other herbs that possess anti-fungal properties as well. Some examples are:

  • black walnut
  • camomile
  • goldenseal
  • licorice

Some of these additional herbs may be applied topically like the yogurt and garlic. However, they are all available in pill or capsule form at your local herbal and health food stores. These can be taken together as a combination or separately.

Apple cider vinegar, diluted with water and applied to the affected areas, is another home remedy that people with yeast infections swear by. Drinking cranberry juice regularly can strengthen the urinary tract overall and help stave off vaginal and penile yeast infections. As with the other herbs, cranberries can be consumed in pill and capsule form as well.

As with traditional medications, these herbs may not work for everyone and should be consumed with caution. If you experience any adverse reactions to these or any other herbal remedies, stop taking them and consult your doctor as soon as possible.