Monday, December 2, 2013

Remedies For Thrush - 5 Natural Remedies For Thrush

Here you'll discover 5 natural remedies for thrush. Natural remedies are on the increase for getting rid of thrush; partly because the usual drug-based treatments you get through prescription or over-the-counter only attack the local symptoms, not the root cause. As a result, many women and men suffer recurrent thrush. So they have been turning to natural remedies more and more. But some remedies for thrush work better for some people than others, so here you'll find 5 of the most popular and effective.
First up, let's see what actually causes your thrush. Thrush (yeast infection) is caused by the 'overgrow' of a natural fungus called Candida Albicans. It naturally resides in most of us without any problems, because our body's good bacteria keeps it under control. Now and again though, the Candida can multiply and overgrow into a state that causes thrush.
But why do natural remedies for thrush seem to do better than mainstream treatments? Your mainstream treatments are drug-based and usually applied directly to the thrush symptoms in the form of creams, pessaries, lotions etc. Firstly, they address the symptoms of your thrush, not the root cause. Secondly, the Candida fungi can become resistant to the drugs. So that many thrush victims suffer recurring attacks of thrush. So more and more are turning to natural remedies.
Here are 5 natural remedies for thrush:
Plain Yogurt
Yogurt is one of the most popular home remedies for thrush. But it has to be plain, sugarless, with no fruit or color. And it must have 'live and active cultures' on the label. This type of yogurt contains Lactobacillus acidophilus, a friendly bacteria which keeps the Candida fungi in check.
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
First, this has to be raw, un-distilled and unpasteurized, with no preservatives nor additives. It is great for re-balancing body pH to help prevent the growth of Candida. To douche, add 2 tablespoons to 2 quarts of warm water. To bathe, use 2 cups to a low warm bath. To drink, add 2 teaspoons to a glass of water - 3 times a day.
Raw Garlic
Garlic is a natural antifungal agent. Crush a peeled clove of garlic into a paste and apply to the area. Internally, make up a tampon by wrapping a peeled clove in muslin or similar cloth and keep in over night. Repeat nightly until the symptoms vanish.
Tea Tree Oil
This is a natural antiseptic. Just add a couple of drops into a nice warm bath and bathe in it. It can cause 'stinging' for some folks. If this is you, just sluice with fresh cold water and stop using it. Try another natural remedy.
Cranberries have natural antibacterial properties. Use only fresh cranberries or unsweetened cranberry juice. Never use sweetened juice because the sugar will feed the Candida yeast fungi.
These are just 5 of the most popular natural remedies for thrush out there. And on their own, or in combination, they can be quite effective. But for a guaranteed cure for thrush you need to also address things that can help 'trigger' the Candida fungi to overgrow; things like lowered immune system, antibiotics use, drug habits, bad diet, oral contraceptives, diabetes, underlying medical conditions, etc. This takes a more wide-ranging approach to a complete cure and has to include things like diet and lifestyle.
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