Herbs for Candida
Herbs For Candida
When dealing with Candida and the symptoms of Candida overgrowth many are prescribed antifungals. Antifungals can work for some people to alleviate symptoms.
However, antifungals do no treat the underlying cause of Candida overgrowth. And many people suffer subsequent symptoms and health issues caused by the antifungal itself.
The result is often a return of the Candida infection or a chronic struggle with underlying symptoms. The best way to manage Candida overgrowth and the resulting infections and symptoms is to treat the cause.
In addition to dietary and lifestyle changes consider herbs for Candida. Herbs often become part of an overall Candida treatment plan and a path to improved health.
Herbs for Candida
A number of studies have shown that herbs can play an important role in controlling Candida overgrowth. It’s important to receive an accurate diagnosis. Candida symptoms and overgrowth are common however they’re also close to many other health problems.
Additionally, when taking herb of any kind it’s important to talk with your physician. Some herbs have interactions with medication and with other herbs.
Herbs with Antifungal properties include:
Herbs and supplements with natural antifungal properties can simply be included in your daily diet or added as a supplement.
Black Walnut Husk – The husk of the black walnut has been shown in several studies to be more effective in destroying Candida than most antifungal prescriptions. Take black walnut husk as a tea (2 tbs of fresh husk. boiled in 1 quart of water; 3 - 6 cups per day).
Additionally, Echinacea, Take 2 - 4 ml per day, valerian and berberine (from goldenseal, barberry, or Oregon grape root) have been shown to inhibit Candida.
Finally, while probiotics aren’t an herb, they have been shown to help keep a balance of good bacteria in your gut. Your digestive tract is where Candida often lives and thrives.
Antibiotics, illness, weakened immune system and even dietary habits can offset the balance of good and bad bacteria in your digestive tract. Natural, unsweetened yogurt or a probiotic supplement can help maintain a balance.
Cutting Back on Foods that Fuel Candida
Candida, like other fungus and yeast like bacteria, feeds on sugar and foods that act like sugar in your body. In addition to using herbs for Candida, it’s important to modify your diet so you don’t feed the Candida and help it grow.
Common fuel sources for Candida include:
* Sugary foods
Candida overgrowth causes a number of health issues ranging from fatigue to chronic pain. Yeast infections are common however skin rashes, digestive issues, sleep problems and depression are also common symptoms of Candida overgrowth.
Herbs and lifestyle changes can go a long way toward controlling Candida and preventing overgrowth and the resulting symptoms.