Women may be more susceptible to vaginal yeast infections if they are pregnant or have diabetes. The use of antibiotics, use of birth control pills, or frequent douching also can promote yeast infections.
Candidiasis is an infection caused by species of Candida fungi, especially Candida albicans. The two strong antifungal herbs that are most often mentioned first in treating candidiasis and yeast infections are black walnut and pau d'arco. A more common household herb, whole cinnamon, taken in tea or tincture form, is also an effective treatment for yeast infections that are resistant to treatment.
Black Walnut In one study, fresh black walnut husks killed Candida yeast better that commonly prescribed antifungal medications.
Black Walnut Juglans nigra
Black Walnut ,
Black Walnut Medicinal Properties & Benefits
Candida/Yeast Infection *
Sore Throat/Laryngitis *
Properties: Antifungal* Antiparasite*
Parts Used: Walnut hulls
Constituents: Juglone, vitamin C, zinc
Walnut hulls are found in many
herbal cleansing formulations
Walnuts are a good source dietary source of serotonin and one of the best plant based sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Herbalists are more interested in the bark, leaves and nut husks of black walnut. Black walnut hulls contain juglone, a chemical that is antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic, and a fungicide. As a skin wash, black walnut hulls are used to treat ringworm and yeast infections of the skin. Mountain Rose Herbs (2008-07-15)
Black walnut hull extract is unquestionably one of the best and safest worming agents offered by the plant world. But it can be toxic if not used with proper care, caution, and training. It is an herb best reserved for use by experienced practitioners.
Pau d'arco Extracts of the whole herb do appear to fight yeast and fungal infections, and early investigations displayed some promise against malignancies.. bottom line is that pau d'arco seems to be more promising for fungal infections than malignant cancers.
Pau D' Arco Tabebuia impertiginosa, various species
Tabebuia impertiginosa flowering tree
Pau D' Arco , lapacho, taheebo
Tabebuia impertiginosa, various species
Pau D' Arco Medicinal Properties & Benefits
Candida/Yeast Infection *
Properties: Antifungal* AntiViral* Hepatic* Tonic*
Parts Used: Inner bark
Constituents: Lapachol, lapachone, and isolapachone, tannins
Pau d'acrco fights infections of all kinds
The Mayans and Incas of South America regarded pau d'acrco as an important healing herb, but the scientific study is still very preliminary. There is a great deal of practical evidence, however, that pau d'arco can be used with success to treat colds, flu, sore throat, and yeast infections. Laboratory evidence suggests that the herb contains compounds that protect against tropical diseases, specifically malaria, schistosomiasis, and tropical fevers. The herb is added to ointments to treat psoriasis, and taken orally to relieve ulcers. Mountain Rose Herbs (2008-16-16)
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