How to Use Ginger for Yeast Infection?

How to Use Ginger for Yeast Infection?

 

Ginger is known as a natural remedy and offers such health benefits as:

How to Use Ginger for Yeast Infection-

  • nausea relief

 

  • anti-inflammatory

 

  • boosting immune system

 

  • relieving menstrual pain and headaches

 

 

However, with growing resistance of yeast such as Candida to conventional antifungal drugs, scientists focus more and more on its antifungal properties. Recently  quite a few studies emerged on how ginger can be used for a yeast infection, I´ll duscuss some of them later.

 

 

So how can ginger help you fight a yeast infection?

 

 

Ginger Tea

 

Ginger for yeast infection

Antifungal qualities of ginger come in different forms, from essential oil to ginger tea. We still need more studies about using ginger in pharmaceutical medication, but we can use its antifungal properties by simply eating it in its natural form by adding it to sauces and stir fries or drinking ginger tea.

 

You can make a homemade ginger tea by chopping a piece of ginger and adding it to boiling water, leave it there for a few minutes and add some honey and a dash of lemon juice for exquisite, refreshing taste.

 

You can also use ginger tea to relieve vaginal yeast infection symptoms. Soak a cotton pad in ginger tea and spread it around your vulva for instant relief!

 

 

Ginger Tea and Coconut Oil Tampons

 

Mix a cup of freshly brewed ginger tea with two tablespoons of coconut oil and 15 drops of tea tree oil. Soak a tampon in it for 10 minutes and insert into your vagina. It’s best to insert a new tampon every six hours until the infection clears.

 

 

Ginger Root Supplement

 

You may also choose to use ginger diet supplements, such as Herbal Secrets Ginger Root Supplement, which doesn’t contain any fillers or artificial ingredients. Apart from antifungal properties, it can:

 

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  • help you remove toxins from your body

 

  • reduce inflammation

 

  • improve absorption of nutrients

 

  • boost your immune system and the cardiovascular system

 

 

What’s the Scientific Evidence for Ginger’s Antifungal Properties?

 

  • A 2008 study shows that fluconazole-resistant C. albicans, C. dubliniensis, and Candida non-albicans are susceptible to ginger essential oils

 

How to use ginger for yeast infection

  • A 2013 study found potent antifungal qualities of glycolic ginger extract against Candida albicans, while another study found that ethanolic ginger extract solution in concentration 1:5 was comparable to Nystatin (an antifungal drug used against fluconazole-resistant Candida strains) in terms of effectiveness.

 

  • Another 2013 study found 10% ethanolic ginger extract shows antimicrobial potential against Candida albicans.

 

  • One more study from 2013 evaluated how ginger starch can boost antifungal qualities of honey against Candida albicans and it found that it can be an alternative to tackle the resistance to antifungal drugs.

 

  • Apart from its antifungal compounds, ginger  can help you fight a yeast infection by raising your body temperature, creating an inhospitable environment for Candida.

 

 

What are the side effects of ginger?

 

 

Ginger is generally considered safe, but there’s a possibility of rash, belching, heartburn, bloating and nausea. Eating ginger isn’t recommended to those who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease, ulcers and gallstones.  Some women experience extra menstrual bleeding after eating ginger. When applied to the skin, ginger can cause irritation.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Ginger is one of the best natural remedies for a yeast infection next to aloe vera and coconut oil. You can easily incorporate it in your diet as a preventative measure or use ginger tea to relieve your symptoms. Make sure you always have it handy because it’s a very versatile remedy, it will not only help you fight symptoms of a yeast infection, but also common cold, nausea and headache.

 

Have you ever tried using ginger for a yeast infection? Maybe you used it as a home remedy for other conditions? Please share your experiences and feedback in the comment section below.

 

   

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17 comments

  • Ginger real works for me it was worse that I decided to insert ginger direct to my virgna which was full of sores it was painful but it real worked within a period of three days.So ginger works

  • I tried this tea tree coconut and ginger warm water soaked a tampoon and used it will warm ginger water have any effect on me since it was warm?

  • Ginger is amazing! For a vaginal yeast infection, brew a tea with several pieces of fresh ginger, add a couple teaspoons of coconut oil, 15 to 20 drops of tea tree oil, and soak a tampon in it for 10 minutes. Wear the tampon all day, and repeat every day until it’s gone. It usually only takes a couple days for me. For really bad infections it might take 3-5 days.
    The above mixture can be applied to the vulva as well for immediate relief from the itching. It won’t burn since the coconut oil acts as a carrier oil for the tea tree.
    I’ve also used ginger to help get rid of soar throats, nausea, and headaches. Works every time!

  • Well, ginger tea is very nice and I love the taste but I’m yet to try it for my candidiasis.

    • Hi, ginger can bring a much needed relief and it’s an effective cure especially when a yeast infection is just starting. When symptoms get worse, you may need something more potent, my first choice would be aloe vera.

  • I once had a terrible infection, the pain was so hi i was about to go to the emergency room. I read of the ginger properties not only antifungal but antibacterial as well. So i prepared a ginger tea i used it before for colds. I took a piece of cotton and plunge it into the tea, i wait for it ti cool down a little and then i started to give some touches in the infected area. I know they say it’s not ok to put things in there cause it can make it worse, but i was really desperate at the time. But the amazing thing, the next day the pain was gone, i continue to use it and cured the infection to the end. Now every time i get the slightly infection i use this method and it works magic.

  • You did not tell us how to use it to treat a yeast infection!

    • Hi Kay,
      It’s because at the moment there are no studies that focus on using ginger for a vaginal yeast infection. It does have antifungal qualities, so it’s able to keep a healthy yeast balance in your body and stop Candida from converting into its pathogenic form, so incorporating ginger in your diet may help you prevent vaginal yeast infections. Thanks for commenting!

  • Ginger tea is an interesting way of ingesting ginger. I never would have thought to make ginger tea. I usually cook it when I cook but I think seeping ginger in hot water and adding honey and lemon is a better way.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • I’m definitely going to try this. I suffer from occasional yeast infections and I hate to keep using the cream stuff. Thanks for the info!

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