Certain fungi and bacteria live in our body but they are harmless. It is only when they increase in large numbers and become uncontrollable by the body’s immune system that they cause infection. Fungal infections are a common happening and mostly occur on the skin.
The microorganism known as Candida Albicans responsible for fungal infections also affects the respiratory tract, urinary tract, genitalia and the alimentary tract. Fungal are infections are more common in the aged, seriously ill people and in those who have a weak or malfunctioning immune system.
People who take immunosuppressive drugs for prolonged periods are also at a great risk of acquiring this infection. As long as the infection is restricted to the top layers of the skin, it is not grave and can be easily cured but if it infiltrates the blood stream then the sufferer can become critically ill.
Natural Cures For Fungal Infections
To cure fungal infections and to stay free of them it is of the utmost importance to have a strong and well functioning immune system which will prevent the invasion of and rampant growth of all kind of organisms and microbes. Amla not only gives a tremendous boost to immunity but also keeps the entire body free from infections and in prime health. Grate one fresh amla and steep it in a glass of water for three minutes after which drink the mixture once, every morning.
This oil abounds in vital nutrients and innumerable medicinal values which are very beneficial in treating all kinds of infections caused by microbes and other organisms. This oil has very powerful antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and quick healing properties which annihilate the fungus quickly and alleviate the burning, itching and pain. Apply coconut oil to all the infected parts three or four times daily.
Garlic is God’s bounty to humans. It has so many wide and varied uses in the field of medicine that it is impossible to enumerate all of them. Its strong antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties eradicate the fungus quickly and set the stage for quick healing. Make a garlic paste by grinding some cloves of garlic. Add a drop or two of mustard oil to it. Smear the paste all over the infected areas. Cover with a soft gauze bandage to keep the paste in place. Apply three times daily for quick recovery.
This plant has innumerable healing and curative powers which are exploited to the full in treating a host of diseases and ailments. Its powerful anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial and healing properties are very good for getting rid of all kinds of infections. Take a fresh aloe vera leaf and extract its gel by peeling it. Eat part of the gel and rub the rest on the infection for a few minutes. Apply it three times daily.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has wonderful antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which not only kill the fungus instantly and uproot it but also prevent it from gaining a foothold again and cause a fresh flare up. Dip a cotton swab into some tea tree oil and dab it all over the affected parts three times daily.