Candida Garlic - A Natural Cure
At some point in your life you may develop an infection that is a direct result of the Candida albicans fungus.
This yeast-like fungus is naturally a part of the intestinal and genital tracts.
It can also be found in your throat, mouth, and esophagus.
The problem isn’t that the fungus is there; the problem begins when it overgrows in your system and starts to spill over into the bloodstream.
This results in a condition known as Candidiasis.
Candidiasis can affect nearly every part of your body. There are many symptoms associated with this condition including headaches, mood swings, sore throat, persistent heartburn, and nagging cough.
You may also develop symptoms such as muscle and joint pain, vaginitis, athlete’s foot, ringworm, and kidney and bladder infections.
You may also find that you have extreme fatigue, bloating and gas, and short-term memory problems. All of these symptoms and many more can be exacerbated by the presence of too much Candida albicans in your system.
This condition, while normally thought of as an affliction women usually have, can affect men as well as women. Babies and children can also be affected. Common problems for men include athlete’s foot and jock itch. For women it would be vaginitis.
Babies would most likely be susceptible to thrush and diaper rash, both results of Candida.
When someone develops a yeast infection problem their first instinct is to go see a doctor. There are things you can do with out that trip that can be just as effective as or more so than the prescription you would receive. One such treatment you try at home is to use candida garlic to treat Candida.
To treat a vaginal yeast infection you can take a whole, peeled garlic clove and wrap it in gauze. Dip this in vegetable oil and insert it into the vagina. Remove it after 12 hours and then make a diluted vinegar solution. Repeat this process for three days and there should be a marked improvement in the condition.
You can also crush garlic in ¼ cup liquid coconut oil and heat it to no more than 90 degrees. Let the mixture steep for a few hours and then dip a tampon in the oil. Insert the tampon and wear it overnight. You may need to do this for more than one night.
Why do you want to use garlic to treat Candida?
At the point that the Candida moves beyond our intestines it becomes a fungus that can be affected by the antifungal properties in garlic. Allicin, the active ingredient in garlic, also has antimicrobial properties which kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
If this solution doesn’t appeal to you, try eating two cloves of fresh, raw garlic each day to have a similar effect on Candida.
Since heating the candida garlic destroys the allicin don’t expect your favorite spaghetti sauce to do the trick. The garlic must be ingested in its raw form either by eating it or by squeezing its juice into a liquid.
You can also take 300 milligrams (mg) of candida garlic supplements two to three times a day to get the same affect. Your goal is to ingest a minimum of 11 mg of allicin each day.
Most people may balk at the prospects of using garlic in any form as a means to control Candida.
However, Garlic has a well established history as a natural remedy. If you suffer from chronic candidiasis, consider garlic, a natural remedy.