As promised in my article How to Overcome a Candida Yeast Infection here are some natural anti fungal remedies that I have personally used. Remember that these anti fungal remedies that kill candida can cause candida die-off symptoms. Probably more so then through the anti candida dietary restrictions discussed in the article linked to above.
So if you start taking some of these anti fungal remedies to kill off your candida infection and you start to experience really adverse die-off symptoms then back off for a couple of days and then gradually reintroduce your chosen anti fungal.
It may also be worth noting that you shouldn’t just bombard your body with all the below anti candida remedies at once. Rotate between them so that each month you’re taking a new anti fungal that the candida is not used to. This will avoid the problem of the candida becoming resistant to any one natural remedy.
Olive Leaf Extract
This is a fantastic product and an essential part of a natural Candida cure. Containing strong anti-microbial properties its active ingredient is Oleuropein. Oleuropein has been found to not only inhibit the growth of viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites but also to lower blood pressure. Olive Leaf also contains anti-inflammatory properties and is a powerful antioxidant. You can purchase a quality Olive Leaf Extract here.
Interestingly the Bible refers to the olive tree and particularly olive leaf as being a form of medicine. The director of anti-aging research at the National Institute of Health, Richard Cutler, M.D. is quoted as saying:
“The amount of antioxidants from olive leaf and other sources you maintain in your body is directly proportional to how long you will live.”
The active ingredients in Coconut Oil are Caprylic Acid, Capric Acid and Lauric Acid. These medium-chain saturated fatty acids are potent anti microbial agents. They kill fungi such as Candida yeast by causing their cell walls to disintegrate. The medium-chain fatty acids contained in coconut oil actually boost the body’s metabolism, which helps with weight loss and will provide you with a greater amount of energy. Coconut oil also has anti-tumor properties and helps support your immune system.
You can purchase organic cold pressed coconut oil here. It is an excellent product you can eat by the spoon full and it is perfect for cooking. Coconut oil doesn’t break down at high temperatures like olive oil does and it has a long shelf life.
This is a great anti fungal that can be taken in either tea form or in capsules. It is the bark of the pau d’arco tree that contains anti fungal properties. Despite very high humidity levels in the rainforest where the pau d’arco tree grows there is no mold or mildew on its bark.
Two of the active ingredients in pau d’arco bark are lapachol and beta-lapachone. Lapachol contains properties such as anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-tumorous, anti-viral, bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal, among others. Beta-lapachone has demonstrated in laboratory studies to be anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-tumorous, anti-leukemic, anti-cancerous and anti-inflammatory.
Grape Seed Extract
This is an exceptional antioxidant and possesses anti bacterial, anti viral, and anti-inflammatory properties. Grape Seed Extract is actually a more potent antioxidant then both vitamin C and E. The active constituent of Grape Seed Extract is oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OCPs), which may also assist in the maintenance and improvement of peripheral circulation and general wellbeing. You can purchase Grape Seed Extract here.
Great in cooking Garlic is a potent anti fungal that will help you cure your Candida problem. One of the phyto enzymes in garlic is allicin. While there are many garlic supplements on the market allicin is best used synergistically with other enzymes contained in garlic. Thus it is best certainly cost effective to simply have a clove of garlic squeezed into your fresh carrot juice.
Don’t buy commercially produced and processed carrot juice. Make sure you juice your own and drink immediately. Back in 1988 a study published in The Journal of Microbiology described carrot as a handy fungus fighter. By juicing carrots you give your blood stream immediately available nutrition while giving your digestive system a break from constantly having to deal with whole foods.
After a reasonable period of starving the candida yeast or any other parasitic fungi through dietary control as well as killing it with the anti fungal remedies listed here you may want to take a good probiotic. This will replenish any good bacteria in you digestive system that may have been killed off through the anti microbial actions of the above anti fungal remedies.
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