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 sufferers. 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.
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Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Coach and Counselor