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Herbal Yeast Infection Remedies That Actually Work

Updated 2/5/2020

Written by Dan Jackowiak Nc, HHP


Natural anti-fungal herbal yeast infection remedies are very useful in the treatment of Candida yeast infections especially when used with yeast eating enzymes. The enzymes strip the biofilm and in doing so expose the yeast cells to the direct killing effects of the herbs.

If properly designed probiotics are used as well, it becomes much easier to clear yeast infections long term.

The products listed on this page are some of the best of the best. They are backed by third party medical studies proving that they do indeed work for yeast infections. I know reading these medical studies can be boring but there is no other way to verify any products effectiveness without them. I have also had the pages Fact Checked by qualified doctors for accuracy.

I have looked at hundreds of products for treating this condition and the other products I recommend are the strongest and the best quality I can find. I am constantly on the lookout for comparable products, and as I find them I replace what I have listed below. However, that doesn't happen very often.


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 The Best Herbal Yeast Infection Remedies

All of these herbal yeast infection remedies have been proven in real medical studies to kill Candida yeast. I hope you find this information useful. You can click over and read the studies if you so choose.

Berberine has a very broad range of antimicrobial properties, including very strong effects against drug resistant yeasts. I have posted quite a few medical studies on this webpage if you care to review them.

Black walnut hull has typically been used for the treatment of parasites but it also has many other beneficial uses as well, one of them being it does work for yeasts. Find out what else it does on this webpage.

Burdock root is an herbal yeast infection remedy that has been found in many studies, that I have posted here and here, to be an excellent Candida yeast killer along with having antimicrobial activity against many bacterial pathogens. It also helps cleanse the blood and liver, which is helpful for removing yeast toxins.

Candidate is a great herbal yeast infection remedy that is best taken in tincture form where the active ingredients have been extracted medicinally in pharmaceutical ethanol. It comes from the bark of the Pau d'arco tree in South America. The bark itself which in spite of being in the rain forest with high humidity, never grows any mold, mildew, or fungus proving its anti-fungal potency. Laboratory tests have demonstrated that both Lapachol and beta-lapachone, the active ingredients in the tree, have anti-fungal properties as potent as ketoconazole.

It also contains Calendula officinalis, which has strong anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties and is also an effective liver tonic. It improves overall system functioning and aids in the removal of toxins from the body. Lemon grass is also present and has known anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and can help to repair intestinal walls that have been damaged by Candida overgrowth ('leaky gut' syndrome).

I wish I had known about this when I was treating myself for Candida, it's very potent, and user feedback has been outstanding.

Hi Dan

I don't know if you remember, but I contacted you about 10 days back regarding a problem involving rectal itching and bladder irritations. I felt the two were connected and that they may have something to do with yeast after a course of antibiotics in the summer of 2009. I came to this self diagnosis after reading excerpts from your website and a few others. After doing the research I eventually took the 'spit test' which seemed pretty conclusive.

I just wanted you to know that after a week of taking 'Candidate' the results are staggering. After 6 months of hell the problem seems to be clearing up. I just wanted to thank you for responding to my original email and for providing all the information on your website. Without this (and the efforts of many others on the web) I'd be stuck in one big hole of ignorance, especially as my GP clearly wasn't interested in my problems.

Thanks again.

All the best

Paul

Cinnamon oil and powdered extracts have been found to be deadly to all species of yeasts. Powdered extracts are recommended internally and oils work well on the skin. I have studies posted here and here.

Clove has antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral activity. It has also been used in the preperation of food and cosmetics for years. Dr. Kaur has written an outstanding article here if you care to read it.

Gymnema sylvestre is an herbal yeast infection remedy that has the ability to prevent the mycelial form of Candida from producing spores. It also forces it this mycelial form to shift back to a spore form which is easier to kill. You can review the medical studies here and here.

Grapefruit seed extract in liquid or capsule form is a very good herbal yeast infection remedy that has been shown to inhibit Candida yeast as well as Miconazole. This study also found that garlic and tea tree oil have no inhibitory effect on Candida yeast. There are additional studies on this webpage and this one as well.

Neem leaf has many anti-microbial properties against bad bacteria, parasites, tinea, many Candida yeast species and the herpes virus. I have a few studies posted on this webpage and an article about the plant here.

Olive leaf extract has many beneficial health benefits including being effective for yeasts, bacteria and many viruses. I had Dr. Kaur research and write an article about olive leaf that you can review here.

Oregano Oil is a very powerful herbal yeast infection remedy that enters the blood stream very quickly. It usually contains other compounds such as thymol, eugenol, and terpineol that also have anti-fungal activity. There are many studies  proving its efficacy that you can review here and here.

Thymus species have been extensively used as a tonic, herbal tea, carminative, antiseptic, and antitussive, as well as for treating colds. But do they work for yeasts and pathogenic bacteria? Are there any dangerous side effects? Dr. Kaur has the answers on this webpage.

Uva Ursi is mostly used for urinary tract infections because of its broad spectrum abilities against over 70 different pathogens. There are a few studies showing it has a positive effect on yeasts and fungi. It also is always tested against the pathogens found on the stool tests we suggest with good results. You can find out more about it here.

Wormwood and its essential oil has been used mainly for its neuroprotective, gastrointestinal ailments antimicrobial, antifungal, insecticidal, antihelmintic, wound healing, hepatoprotective, hypoglycemic, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, and antimalarial proprieties for hundreds of years. You can read more about it here.


Non-Herbal Yeast Infection Remedies

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Caprylic acid is not an herbal yeast infection remedy but a fatty acid derived from coconut oil & has been found to kill on contact yeast and other fungi. It specifically is effective for gastrointestinal Candida overgrowth. Once absorbed, caprylic acid is no longer an anti-fungal but is then metabolized to produce energy. Dr. Kaur has written an excellent article about what it does and much more here.

I have to add that you're much better off to take the oil with the lauric acids present than just this alone. The lauric acid is stronger and the two together destroy the nucleus of the Candida yeast cell. From the studies I have read, in order for caprylic acid to be effective for Candida yeast, doses need to be 3000mgs or more per day.

Coconut Oil has been found in studies to explode the nucleus of the Candida yeast cell. The studies found that lauric acid was more effective than caprylic acid alone but taken together in the oil, it was a very potent combination for killing yeast. The cell wall remained intact but the plasma and nucleus exploded, which killed the Candida yeast.

It also is a great source of essential fats for good health. You should do all your cooking of fried foods with it and you can take 2 or 3 tablespoons a day to kill yeast. It also has a very good fatty acid profile which will greatly improve your overall health and reduce inflammation.

Colostrum is a good yeast killer and is very beneficial for immune system support. It contains all the immunoglobulin antibodies that a person needs for support. Especially IgA, which protects the mucous linings of the body, the place yeast likes to attach. It is also very beneficial for leaky gut syndrome. You can review the medical studies here.

Gentian Violet is good for skin yeast and is safe enough that many women that have nipple yeast use it while nursing. It does have a habit of turning clothes purple, but spraying your clothes before washing with Zout or hair spray has been reported to take it out. Dr. Kaur has written a very good article about Gentian Violet that you can read here if you care too.

Horopito is a little known plant from New Zealand that possesses antifungal and antibacterial properties. Dr. Kaur has written a very well researched article about the plant here for you to review.

Lufenuron, or chitin synthesis inhibitor, has been medically proven to kill dermatophyte type of fungi(tinea) that commonly infect the skin. These infections include ringworm, jock itch, athletes foot, nail fungus, dandruff, and others. It has been used for years for dogs and cats with this type of skin yeast and fleas with very good success. I have not been able to find a study for Lufenuron and Candida specifically so I have no idea if it works for that species?

I do know that it does not work for Aspergillus or Coccidioides immitis and the study involved determined it has no anti-fungal abilities. Be forewarned, Lufenuron has demonstrated the ability to damage intestinal cell junctions and animal ovary cell junctions, which could put you at risk for developing leaky gut syndrome.

If I was going to take Lufenuron, I would take it from two weeks to a month and take a corresponding two weeks to a month off. I would not take it if I had or suspected I had leaky gut.

Monolaurin is a medium chain fatty acid made from the lauric acid in coconut oil. The body naturally converts lauric acid into monolaurin but we don't know how much it converts, so you can take it straight. This pdf file explains that it has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial activities and is effective against many viruses.

MPS-Gold is a formulation of glyconutrients, which may be effective for Candida yeast infections. In 1998 an invitro study by D.L. Lefkowitz and S.S. Lefkowitz Ph.D's. from Texas Tech University, Dept. of Microbiology; found that a complete glyconutrient formula verses aloe polymannose, a single glyconutrient, killed 95% of the Candida test specimen by increasing the immune systems phagyocyte and macrophage activity. Aloe polymannose did increase the killing function above controls but not nearly to the extent of the complete glyconutrient formulation.

I have also seen it stop internal bleeding in people and animals that had blood in their stools within 24 hours. This tells me that this would be a fantastic product for leaky gut syndrome.

Lactoferrin is the active ingredient in colostrum and is indispensable for treating Candida yeast infections. I recommend this with Biofase and Profase for vaginal yeast infections. Pregnant women should not take Lactoferrin because the stimulation of the immune system could cause the body to attack the fetus. It is extremely potent! There is more information to review on this webpage.

A 1998 study published in The Journal of Microbiology, implicated raw carrots as a good fungus fighter because it seems to inhibit fungus proliferation. The absolute best way to use carrots for herbal yeast infection remedies is to juice them. Juicing provides your body with instant nutrition to the blood stream as well as giving your body a break from the strain of digesting whole foods.

Plant tannins work well for yeast infection treatment and bad bacteria. On the stool test results I see, if any yeast is detected the lab runs a susceptibility test to determine what will kill that species of yeast. Plant tannins always rank pretty high for effectiveness on these tests. However, when taken by mouth only a few of these tannins actually make it past the stomach acids intact, so I had Dr. Kaur research and write an article about it that you can read here.

Undecylenic acid from castor beans is a very good yeast infection remedy that has been in use since the 1940's. You can review the Medical studies on undecylenic acid here and here. The studies have shown undecylenic acid helps with many forms of yeast including Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis, and Candida glabrata


Specialty Herbal Yeast Infection Remedies

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Microfase is an herbal yeast infection remedy designed to combat yeast and bad bacteria and support a healthy intestinal environment. You can use it by itself, or in addition to Biofase and Profase for a complete yeast cleanse.

Note: Microfase is currently out of production but we are working on bringing it back.

Zetaclear is an herbal yeast infection remedy for toenail fungus that works very well and is has a risk free 30-day guarantee.

Toenail Fungus Zapper is another nail fungus product that has been manufactured to GMP standards. The ingredients are also used in homeopathic formulas to support nail health. It has a 1 Year Guarantee if your not delighted with the results.

Yeast Away is a suppository product for vaginal yeast infections. It contains borax and other homeopathic medicines that are listed in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States. It would bring quick relief for the burning and itching when used.


Supposed Remedies for Yeast Infections

Biotin! There are many websites out there suggesting Biotin as a treatment option, and there are many products for yeast that contain Biotin, because it is believed to stop the spore form of Candida from shifting to the mycelial form, which is supposed to be more pathogenic. At the same time Biotin is definitely needed for Candida yeast growth. You can't have it both ways! Thankfully, this article by Dr. Shalaka Samant has sorted it all out.

Zinc! This is another one of those treatment options that may or may not help you because just like biotin, Candida yeast needs zinc for growth and survival. We had Dr. Shalaka Samant research this topic and write an article about this as well. Enjoy!


Herbal Yeast Infection Remedies Wrap Up

As you can see there are lot of herbal yeast infection remedies to choose from and some are better than others. Mycologists have found that the Candida fungus will mutate and build resistance like any common bacteria if you take only one or two of these yeast infection remedies.

The treatment requires that you rotate a selection of products in a proven treatment system so the fungus does not have time to adapt and build a resistance to these herbal remedies. It is very effective and the whole treatment lasts 8 to 24 weeks depending on the severity of the infection.

Always remember to buy and use high quality herbal yeast infection remedies that are proven to have the herb listed in sufficient quantities. This is one time in your life when this difference can truly make the difference, between getting well and not getting well. This does make a difference with all herbs for any illness or health challenge, always place quality before quantity.

To understand how to use these herbal yeast infection remedies so they are the most effective, see the Yeast Infection Treatment page.


Have Any Questions About Herbal Remedies for Yeast?

Do you have any questions about any of these herbal remedies for yeast or yeast infections in general? Ask your question here or contact us using the contact page of this website. It is also always a good idea to talk to your doctor as well.


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