There are many natural cures for vaginal yeast infections that women use when they need immediate relief from itching. While they may prove very effective, it’s always best to stay safe and consult your doctor before using any of these.
It’s my favorite natural remedy for a yeast infection. It brings instant relief, whether used topically or as a vaginal suppository. If you want to use it on your skin, smear an all natural aloe vera gel on your vulva and it should stop itching immediately (but it won’t cure a yeast infection!). If you want to prepare aloe vera gel suppositories to get rid of a yeast infection for good, follow these steps:
Studies show that boric acid is a safe and economic option for women with recurrent and chronic symptoms of vaginal yeast infection when conventional treatment fails due to the presence of non-albicans Candida species or azole-resistant strains.
One of the most common natural remedies for vaginal yeast infection is yogurt. Its effectiveness is due to the presence of probiotics, such as Lactobacillus acidophilus, which impedes the growth of candida in the vagina. Eating yogurt every day helps balance the bacteria in your digestive system as well.
For instant relief, you may simply spread some yogurt around the affected skin and the entrance to the vagina or insert it into your vagina. Make sure that the yogurt you use is sugar-free, as yeasts thrive on sugar and look for those containing live and active cultures.
What is the easiest way to insert it?
Garlic is known for its anti-fungal qualities. According to studies, ingesting garlic does not help clear thrush. There is some scientific evidence that garlic extract significantly inhibits growth of Candida albicans, however those studies were not focusing specifically on vaginal yeast infections. Although inserting garlic into the vagina is not scientifically proven to work, many women claim it’s effective.
Some women make garlic tampons in the following way:
I personally wouldn’t use it because the most potent antifungal garlic compound called allicin can cause damage to tissues and has got a very strong odour.
Coconut oil, tea tree oil, and lavender oil are known to have potent anti-fungal properties. They can be used separately, applied on the affected skin. Some women make a concoction mixing all of them together.
You can also buy ready made tea tree oil suppositories (pessaries). They have strong anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, however occasionally tea tree oil may cause an allergic reaction, so it’s best to check before inserting the suppository.
It’s a strong antifungal used to preserve foods, in brewing beer it stops the growth of the yeast at the right time. You can get it at shops that sell home-brewing supplies, and at some natural foods stores. How to use it?
Thanks to a high amount of proanthocyanidins, cranberries have excellent antifungal properties. Research shows that cranberry extract prevents Candida from sticking to human tissue and damages its protective cover called biofilm.
So how can you use it to prevent or treat yeast infections?
Make sure you talk to your doctor before using any of these natural cures for vaginal yeast infections.