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Raw Organic Honey as Home Remedy for Yeast Overgrowth

November 18, 2010


I just wanted to share with you another natural remedy for yeast overgrowth – raw, organic honey.

Raw honey is known to have medicinal purposes in many different areas. It has antiseptic, and antioxidant properties that are great for cleansing, beauty and skin care products, it can be used to treat various ailments including conjunctivitis, cuts and athletes foot. The honey called UMF Manuka honey has been found to not only fight infection and help in healing but also reduces swelling and scarring and helps with digestive issues like ulcers, indigestion and diarrhoea. Honey has been used for thousands of years as a natural healing agent as well as a tasty food.

How to make a honey yeast infection treatmentRaw Organic Honey as Home Remedy for Yeast Overgrowth

  1. Using organic raw honey, take half a cup and go into the bathroom, since this can be quite messy. Sit on the toilet seat and pour or smear on the honey over the infection. Use a generous amount and then stay there for a good 20 minutes. (It may be an idea to take in a book or magazine with you, and have a washcloth to wipe your hands with). As well as killing the yeast this honey yeast infection treatment helps re-balance the pH of the area making it harder for the fungus to live there. Then run yourself a warm bath and wash carefully. Make sure you dry the area thoroughly when you get out. Do this twice a day and you will see positive results.
  2. Eat it! Just as with yogurt, another way to get the benefits of those helpful bacteria in the honey, into you, is to eat more of it each day. Great for treating any internal overgrowth.
  3. A third honey yeast infection treatment is also for consumption. Mix honey with apple cider vinegar (another home remedy for yeast infections) and warm water, for a drink to be taken once a day.

Honey and your diet

As well as honey yeast infection treatment options there is the consideration about using honey if you are thinking about going on an anti-candida diet. There are two main opinions about this for you to consider. On one side there is the diet that involves cutting out yeasty foods, and sugary foods including honey, as the fungus feeds on sugar and that can lead to or help an overgrowth. However there is a different opinion that says only refined sugars need to be eliminated, such as white carbohydrates, sodas, and so on, and in this diet raw honey in moderate amounts is acceptable.

The fact that organic honey has been found to have probiotic and antibiotic properties makes it a food that will fight the candida albicans in you body rather than help them grow. You could of course go for a middle road, where all sugar is eliminated and then something like honey is slowly re-introduced to help with replacing the beneficial bacteria. (more on yeast infection at

P.S. Click to listen to our discussion with Dr.Carolyn Dean on why yeast overgrowth can be dangerous for our health and how to treat it naturally.

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© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Coach and Counselor

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How to Get Rid of Yeast Overgrowth with Apple Cider Vinegar

September 11, 2010


Apple cider vinegar one of my favorite natural remedies. I use it for weight loss, detox, glowing skin, etc.  I would like to share with you some tips on how to use apple cider vinegar for yeast overgrowth.

Apple cider vinegar as a natural method to treat yeast infections is becoming more and more popular amongst yeast infection cider vinegar for yeast infection Although for some the traditional methods of anti-fungal creams and medication whether prescribed or over the counter, are effective, others look for natural treatments. They want an alternative that is just as effective or more so at getting rid of the symptoms like sores, itching, blisters and pain that candida yeast infections cause. This article looks at how to use apple cider vinegar as an effective method to treat a yeast infection.

When you are going to buy apple cider vinegar you want to make sure you get the kind that is unpasteurized and has no additives or preservatives. Local grocery stores should carry it but if not try at a health food store. The vinegar has natural enzymes in it that will help the growth of good or healthy bacteria in your body. The good bacteria are the ones that control the fungus growth and therefore prevent a yeast infection. The vinegar will also control your pH levels so that they are levels appropriate to creating an environment the fungus does not thrive well in.

Apple cider vinegar is also good to use if you have an oral yeast infection (Thrush). Mix half a cup of water with half a cup of apple cider vinegar and then gargle with it. Every two to three hours use this mix to rinse out your mouth with. You can also make a drink by mixing 8 ounces of water in a glass with two tablespoons of vinegar. Drink it twice a day and if you need some extra flavor use honey. Honey is another treatment for yeast infections. By using these you can maintain the levels of yeast back to acceptable levels.

For vaginal and penile yeast infections make an apple cider vinegar sitz bath. Add a cup of vinegar to about ten inches of warm water and soak the genitals fully immersed in the water. Soak for at least twenty minutes or until the water is too cool.


P.S. Click to listen to our discussion with Dr.Carolyn Dean on why yeast overgrowth can be dangerous for our health.


Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Coach and Counselor

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