Herbal Remedies for Yeast Infection Treatment

Yeast infection is very common and can infect anyone at any age. This infection can be present on skin, tongue, vagina which is known as superficial infections and can be cured with ease – but it can also affect body vital systems that can lead to death. Mainly in yeast infection, local inflammation is present that affect mucus membrane. It is very discomforting. Yeast is a fungus that is usually present in environment; mainly its increase quantity causes the infection.

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Herbal remedies for Yeast infection:

Many herbs are antifungal and can kill infection causing yeast. Using herbs in fungal infection is highly beneficial because it not only destroys and inhibits yeast but also enhances immunity that stop the reoccurrence of infection. Some herbs that are highly beneficial for treating fungal infection are:

Pau d’arco tree bark:

This plant is very effective in treating fungal infections. Many studies have been done to show its effectiveness. It has a component called lapachol which is thought to be an anti-fungal agent and also has other benefits. It is also used for treating other fungal diseases like athlete’s foot. It is used in the form of tea, extract or capsule. No matter in what form it is taken, it is very beneficial.

Goldenseal:

Goldenseal is a very important herb in the world of medicine because it has many medicinal properties. It has the capability to increase immunity that is highly important in combating any type of infection. Along with it, it also inhibits yeast growth that decreases infection to spread and cure it soon.

Ginger:

Everyone now is aware of ginger importance. It is very effective in treating fungal diseases also. It has anti-fungal properties. It can be taken in the form of tea or extract. Its tea making is easy and can be helpful in curing other problems also.

Rosemary:

It was also found that rosemary is also an effectual treatment in yeast infection. It can be taken in the form of tea and capsule. It is very effective component to be used in yeast infection of any kind.

Tea tree:

It also has anti-fungal properties that make it helpful to be used in yeast infection.

 Other than Herbs

Things that should be done to get well soon from yeast infection or to lower its occurrence are:

  • Be dry, infection spreads in wet condition to after taking bath dry water thoroughly.
  • Stay clean and hygienic.
  • Don’t use clothes or other thing of a person having infection.
  • It also spreads through physical contact.

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Symptoms:

In yeast infection, at the site of infection there will be redness and itching. Sometimes itching sensations are very high that they can cause pain and burning sensation.  Irritation is also very common.

Causes of Yeast Infection:

There are diverse things that can lead to yeast infection but the cause may vary according to the infection location. If it has occurred at tongue, it will have different cause and if in another part, it has different. Some major causes of yeast infections are:

  • Diabetes
  • Low immunity
  • Pregnancy
  • Increased antibiotic use
  • Poor hygiene

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About Jing Guo Wang

TCM professor of Shanghai University of Tradional Chinese Medicine.She has 30 years of clinical experience at applying traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and other therapies in the treatment of a variety of vertigo, headache, neurasthenia, hypertension, neck pain and periarthritis of shoulder.