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Home remedy for yeast infections

A very effective way to cure a yeast infection and is not costly is using natural yogurt, which can also be used as a home remedy for candidiasis during pregnancy as it does not harm the baby.

Other options include taking grapefruit tea, and using Lactobacillis acidophilus capsules, which can be introduced into the vagina or taken as if it were a pill. To take it correctly, just take 1 pill a day for 1 month, being a great home remedy for mouth candidiasis. But you can also insert 1 pill into the vagina at night, before bed, for 14 days. This natural remedy can help to replenish the vaginal flora by controlling the onset of candida.

Home remedy for yeast infections

Home remedy for vaginal yeast infection

A great home remedy for vaginal yeast infection is to introduce natural yogurt into the vagina. Yogurt will decrease the acidity of the vagina, halting the growth of fungi that prefer a more acidic environment to develop. This home remedy can also be used by men, but it can be uncomfortable to stay in wet underwear during the day.


  • 1 pot of 125 g of natural yogurt;
  • 1 needless syringe or 1 tampon.

Preparation method

Introduce the yogurt into the vagina with a needless syringe, 2 times a day for 3 days. Use an absorbent to keep your panties from getting wet.

Another practical way to use yogurt as a remedy for the yeast infection is to dip a tampon into the pot of plain yogurt at room temperature and place it in the vagina, letting it act for at least 3 hours.

Remove the yogurt from the refrigerator in advance so that the cold temperature does not cause discomfort.

Home remedy for penile yeast infection

Bearberry tea is a great home remedy for penile candidiasis because it slows the reproduction of the yeast Candida Albicans, which is the microorganism that causes candidiasis. However, this tea can also be used for treatment in women.


  • 1 cup of boiling water;
  • 2 teaspoons of bearberry leaves.

Preparation method

Pour the hot water over the leaves and let it rest for 5 minutes. When it cools, strain and drink straight after. It is recommended you drink this tea 3 times a day.

Home remedy for yeast infections

Home remedy for oral yeast infection

Pennyroyal tea is great for treating oral candidiasis because it has properties that decrease the proliferation of fungi and, therefore, can aid in fighting the disease.


  • 1 tablespoon of pennyroyal flowers or leaves;
  • 1 cup of boiling  water.

Preparation method

Chop the pennyroyal leaves or flowers, put them in a cup and cover with the boiling water. Blow for 15 minutes and strain. Moisten a small piece of cotton with the tea and pass it in the mouth, 3 to 4 times a day.

Home remedy for intestinal candidiasis

The infusion of Lapacho treats intestinal candidiasis by facilitating intestinal transit and its antifungal property help eliminates excess fungi in the intestine, curing the yeast infection.


  • 2 tablespoons of Lapacho bark;
  • 1 liter of boiling water.

Preparation method

Add the ingredients and let the mixture rest for about 10 minutes. Then strain and drink 2 to 3 cups a day.

Another possibility is to take garlic water because it has antibacterial and antifungal properties that can prevent the development of fungi, responsible for intestinal candidiasis. Just put 5 cloves of garlic marinating in a glass of water for 6 hours and then drink only water.

What to eat when you have a yeast infection

You should avoid any kind of sugar and prefer foods like water with lemon and parsley.

Remedies for candidiasis

Another option to treat candidiasis is to take a single dose of medication such as Fluconazole and Itraconazole. This approach is usually well accepted because the treatment lasts only 1 day. Even so, treatment should be performed under medical guidance.

This type of medication can be used alone or in conjunction with topical treatment, which consists of passing an ointment with the same active principle in the genital organs, being effective for both men and women. See other examples of ointments for yeast infections.

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