Candida is a kind of yeast infection. The human body hosts a number of bacteria and fungi, which are useful and protect the body from parasites. Candida occurs when one of these organisms, the Candida albacans grows significantly out of control. The good bacteria, which keep it in check, are weakened and this leads to a typical yeast infection.
Candida is often experienced by people in the form of ‘jock itch’ and athlete’s foot. Candida is very common in babies and in people with compromised immune systems. If left unchecked, it can further affect a person’s immunity.
It is manifested in the vagina as itching, irritation followed by a sticky white, greenish or yellow discharge. Babies may also become prone to diaper rash. Other symptoms include fatigue, memory loss and joint pain. Here are some simple home remedies to deal with Candida.
Natural Remedies For Candida
Probiotics, which are now available in the market, help to increase the presence of the beneficial bacteria in the intestinal gut.
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These help to keep check on the growth of other harmful bacteria as well. Eat a lot of curd or yoghurt, which is very good for the health and increases the level of the good bacteria in the body.
Increase the amount of garlic in the diet. This you can do so by eating garlic-enriched foods or eating a garlic pod raw. If you cannot tolerate the taste, mix the juice of a few garlic pods in warm water and drink this water on a daily basis.
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Garlic has several anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, which help to keep disease at bay. Bacteria are unlikely to develop resistance to garlic because of the multitude of anti bacterial properties present in it.
Oregano is a potent, powerful herb, which is used by the Greeks and the Italians in their cooking. Oregano has powerful antifungal properties, which makes it a popular ingredient in food.
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Consume a few sprigs of oregano by sprinkling it on your dishes or put a few drops of oregano oil in a glass of warm water and drink this water.
Green vegetables like seaweed and broccoli have powerful anti-oxidants that help to clean out the gut and colon of harmful germs and toxins.
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This is necessary as harmful bacteria thrive in toxic environments. Consume a lot of seaweed and broccoli. Be careful how you select the seaweed as some of it can develop mould.
Psyllium is a seed, which is grown commercially in India and is known to prevent constipation. It comes under the brand name ‘Isabgol’.
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People who consume isabgol often pass out large and well-formed stools. Psyllium Husk is good because it absorbs the harmful toxins, germs and bacteria from the gut and takes it out of the body in the form of stools.
Eat a Low Sugar Diet
Candida thrives on a starchy and sugary diet. It is very important to consume a diet, which is low on starch and sugar.
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This helps to control the multiplication of Candida.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is acidic and potent and stunts the growth of Candida albicans.
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Dissolve a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm water and have this water on a daily basis until the infection is completely cured.