Garlic is known for its antifungal and antiseptic properties and it has been traditionally used as a natural remedy for vaginal yeast infection. But how effective is it? Does garlic cure yeast infections? Let’s look at what research says.
There are some studies that show many beneficial qualities of allicin, a chemical found in raw garlic, but despite its high antifungal properties, it’s no longer recommended because:
Therefore, raw garlic and related products, such as garlic powders, are chemically unstable and their consumption can trigger side effects, such as stomach disorders and allergic reactions.
What’s more, in a new study led at University of Melbourne, 63 women with Candida took three garlic capsules or placebo orally twice a day for two weeks. Researchers found that at the end of the trial the amount of Candida in both groups was the same. This may suggest that taking raw garlic orally does not cure vaginal yeast infection, however, researchers say that more investigation is needed in this field.
One of the reasons why eating garlic doesn’t help with vaginal yeast infection may be the fact that its most potent anti-fungal agent, allicin, is very volatile and undetectable in bloodstream after consumption.
When looking at a selection of garlic supplements available on the market, I realized that most of them claim to be allicin rich, which cannot be true because of its instability and high reactivity. On the other hand, garlic oils offer a very low amount of garlic essential oil and are full of additives.
Then I came across Aged Garlic Extract. I found that it’s the most studied, and therefore safe and standardized, form of garlic supplement. AGE is obtained by extracting organic fresh garlic and aging it at room temperature for 20 months. The process allows allicin and allin to convert into health benefiting antioxidants. Its main qualities are:
Apart from fantastic anti-fungal qualities, Aged Garlic Extract is:
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I’m interested to know if you have tried garlic or garlic supplements to fight Candida? Did it help?
My name is Kams and I'm passionate about researching health related topics. I created this website for Candida sufferers looking for reliable information about yeast infection treatments. I hope that through my articles I'll help you make the best decisions regarding your health and get rid of Candida for good.