Natural Cure for Yeast Infection

Although the initial signs of a yeast infection are pretty scary and most of us would just run to the doctor but very few are aware that there is a number of natural cure for yeast infection available. They have been proven over time, and the best part is that most of them come with no side effects and are also much cost efficient then the trips to the doctors. Some of those natural remedies which have been proven over time are stated here for your knowledge.

One such natural cure for yeast infection is use of probiotics. Probiotics are natural microorganisms present in our vaginas and digestive tracts.  They are the friendly bacteria which keep the growth of harmful organisms such as Candida under control. The probiotic, which helps to fight these yeast infections, is lactobacillus. Lactobacillus supplements are commonly available, you can also insert lactobacillus suppositories in your vagina although they are slightly hard to find. Another source of lactobacillus is yoghurt. Yoghurt is rich in these friendly bacteria, so taking yoghurt orally or applying it to the irritated area both help to heal a yeast infection.

Boric acid suppositories are another home remedy option. A recent study was done in Italy where two groups of women with vaginal yeast infections were compared. Half of them used boric acid suppository where as the other half used the antifungal oral tablets. Boric acid suppository was as effective as the antifungal medicine, and it had no side effects. Another popular suppository option for vaginal yeast infections is the use of garlic. Garlic is rich in antioxidant properties. Therefore, the use of garlic as well as boric acid both is a natural cure for yeast infection.

Another topical remedy is the use of tea tree oil. Tee tree oil has amazing antibacterial and antifungal qualities and is very popularly used to cure a variety of infections. This should however, be applied after mixing it with olive oil or some other vaginal lubricant as tea tree on its own might burn the already sore skin. Some women swear by the effectiveness of aloe-vera juice. This juice when applied to the infected parts provides great relief to the burning and itching.

Another tested and approved natural cure for yeast infection is the use apple cider vinegar. This should be diluted with water. You can add a few table spoons to half cup water, or add about half a cup of apple cider vinegar to water bath and sit in it for fifteen to twenty minutes. If you dilute the vinegar with water, simply put it in a spray bottle, spray on the infected area and let it air dry for a while.

The probiotic qualities of yoghurt have already been discussed above. However when mixed with orange root it provides instant relief from the symptoms of the infection unlike any other home remedies. However, the infection itself is cured after regular application of a few days.

A number of alternatives to medicines are available, now whichever natural cure for yeast infection you take on is totally up to you.

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