It is rather easy to make a homemade yeast infection cure; this article will tell you exactly what to use. You will need honey, garlic, cinnamon powder, and preferably a good probiotic. With these ingredients you will be able to naturally treat a yeast infection. But, before we begin discussing exactly how to do this, let’s take a look at two 12 hour yeast infection treatments.
12 Hour Home Yeast Infection Treatment
One woman, you may have heard about, who had an arduous, recurrent yeast infection problem. Her name is Sarah Summer. Summer tried getting help from medical professionals but found no solution to her problem. Her yeast infection was so severe the drugs simply would not help. As you may have read on other parts of this site, when Candida forms biofilm it becomes over 1000 times resistant to drug therapies.
Fortunately Summer was able to research her condition; and, after much study, discovered a powerful technique that cured a yeast infection in just 12 hours. Her book is published by a subsidiary of Keynetics Incorporated. Additionally, Summer offers an 8 week money back guarantee on her work, so there is no need to worry about being scammed into something.
Another woman who had a similar story is Linda Allen. Candida Hub has a whole section on this site explaining her story and discussing her book. If you feel intrigued, you can start learning more here: Linda Allen’s Yeast Infection No More.
Homemade Yeast Infection Cure
A good homemade cure for yeast infection can utilize items you probably already have on hand in your house. If you are fortunate to have a few essential oils, you might have the right ones for curing yeast infections. You can simply add these to your honey, along with the other items, for this treatment plan. To get an in-depth list of oils that will work, you can check out the essential oils section of this website.
Herbs can also be added to honey; typically by grinding them and adding them into the honey. Make sure your honey retains its viscosity; if you add too much herbal powder to the honey it could become clumpy. For a good list of herbs that you can use in your honey, you can check out Herbal Remedies for Yeast Infection.
Each of the ingredients in this homemade remedy will be added to honey. The honey, with the herbs mixed into it, can then be used medicinally. If you are a woman with a vaginal Candida infection, it would probably be best to use this mixture intravaginally, right before you go to bed; and, let it sit all night. Additionally, washing the vagina or infected area with clean water, to remove excess yeast before applying this mixture, would probably help as well.
One caveat: the more garlic, herbs, or essential oils you put into your honey, the more chance you may have of irritating the area you use it on. Pureed garlic is the most effective way to utilize garlic; but, it may irritate sensitive skin. If you have an external yeast infection, you are likely to be able to withstand stronger concentrations of these items in the honey.
Why Use Honey?
You may be wondering why to use honey; as yeast eat sugar. Well, honey cannot be utilized by yeast when it is not diluted. This is due to the high osmolarity (the concentration of sugar in the liquid; osmolarity defines the ratio of solute to solvent) of honey. There have been many studies showing honey inhibits Candida yeast. Because it is therapeutic, and gel like, honey makes a great topical carrier for herbal medicines. Make sure you don’t think that eating honey will help to treat a yeast infection. The osmolarity goes way down once honey is diluted in stomach fluids; thus, eating honey will only give yeast more food to grow with. It’s the same principle used in candying foods to preserve them.
If you want to learn more about how to use honey, and see some scientific research to support honey’s medicinal properties, you can check out this section of Candida Hub: honey for yeast infections.
Garlic Homemade Treatment
Garlic, by itself, should stop a yeast infection in a few days; however, when combined with other natural remedies, this should be able to create an even more effective treatment. For this plan, you will need one bulb of fresh garlic—try to avoid garlic pills. Avoiding dried powders and pills is important; and, the reason for this is, we want to slightly crush, or even puree, a few cloves of garlic. This crushing of garlic will help two chemicals in garlic—the chemical alliin, and the enzyme alliinase—to combine to form allicin.
Allicin has powerful antimicrobial competencies, and it can even reduce the amount of mycotoxins (fungal toxins) that are released by certain fungi. Yet, don’t expect to find much allicin in any stored garlic pill or powder. Allicin is extremely unstable, and does not stick around very long after it is created from alliin and alliinase. So to ensure you get a good dose of this powerful antifungal phytochemical, use fresh garlic in your homemade treatment.
One study, published in Microbes and Infection [2, 1999, p.125−129], documented various scientific studies involving allicin’s antimicrobial capabilities. The study cited additional research that was done on the effect of pure allicin on Candida species. The following quote references table II, which is displayed below the quotation. Note that MIC stands for minimum inhibitory concentration; i.e., the lowest concentration of a substance that will successfully inhibit growth.
Yamada and Azuma  report that pure allicin was effective in vitro against species of Candida, Cryptococcus, Trichophyton, Epidermophyton, and Microsporum at low concentration (minimal inhibitory concentrations of allicin was between 1.57 and 6.25 µg/mL). Allicin inhibits both germination of spores and growth of hyphae . The sensitivities of various clinically important yeasts to a pure preparation of allicin were determined and found to be very significant (table II) (Mirelman et al., unpublished results).
Antifungal capabilities of garlic are well documented by a sizable volume of scientific research. One study we will examine, from the multitude of studies, was published in the Journal of Medicinal Food [7 (3) 2004, 327–333]. The study was conducted by scientists from Nigeria; and, utilized 133 drug resistant bacteria and 10 different species of Candida. Thus, it is safe to assume the type of Candida causing your yeast infection will also react to garlic in the same fashion as these 10 strains did.
The researchers found, that all 10 species of Candida, were able to be successfully killed by a small amount of aqueous garlic extract. It took about 15 mg / ml of garlic to successfully kill all 10 Candida species. The killing capabilities of this garlic solution was also found to be dose and time dependent. Consequently, the more garlic you use, and the longer time you allow it to be in contact with Candida, the more yeast will be killed.
If you would like to get a little bit more information about using garlic, you can check out this section of Candida Hub: garlic for yeast infection.
Cinnamon Homemade Treatment
Cinnamon is a great tasting, safe natural remedy for yeast infections. The bark is proven to have Candida fighting capabilities. If you are lucky enough to have cinnamon essential oil, you can also use this in the honey as well. Cinnamon essential oil will also stop Candida in its tracks.
Whatever type of cinnamon you have (and you can use multiple types; i.e., essential oil and bark powder), just simply add a bit to your honey. You should be able to add a significant amount of cinnamon powder to the honey without it causing irritation. Just try and keep the honey somewhat spreadable; so it can be easily applied to the vagina or skin. Too much cinnamon could make the honey too dry to apply correctly.
There is an in depth article that discusses using cinnamon oil as a home remedy. If you would like to learn more about this, you can check out this article: cinnamon essential oil for yeast infections. There is also some additional information specifically about cinnamon bark powder at this page of Candida Hub: vaginal honey yeast infection home remedy.
Probiotic After Care
After you have let the homemade yeast infection cure sit in the vagina or on the skin for several hours (preferably overnight), you should have given yeast a good attack. After you wake up in the morning wash the mixture away with clean water until all of it is gone.
The next step in this process involves fighting Candida with “biowarfare” so to speak. You want to utilize helpful friendly bacteria that are natural enemies of Candida. Certain strains of bacteria will help to cure yeast infections and keep them away for good. They do this primarily by:
- Crowding out Candida cells and taking away space on the body’s tissue linings; giving Candida cells no way to “attach” themselves to the area.
- Eating up sugars, and other nutrient sources; essentially helping to starve Candida, and thus, restrict its overgrowth.
- Many Lactobacillus probiotics (such as acidophilus) will secrete lactic acid as a by-product of their metabolic process. It’s the same acid that makes your milk go sour after a while. This lactic acid acidifies the area these bacteria are living in; making it difficult for yeast to thrive. Candida does not like acidic surroundings.
Rinse and Repeat
If you find that you are not cured right away when you wake up, you need to repeat this process again each night; until you are healed. You should see some relief and reduction of your symptoms after the first night. However, if you're not fully cured, just repeat the process as long as necessary. Make sure you take a good probiotic each morning after you wash the honey mixture away. If you are a woman, inserting a probiotic pill into the vagina is also a great idea. A healthy woman’s vaginal microbiota is composed mostly of Lactobacilli bacteria. Probiotic pills with a good amount of Lactobacilli (especially acidophilus) will help restore the normal bacterial environment of the vagina.
Stopping Recurrent Yeast Infections
If you have been struggling with recurrent yeast infections, chances are your gut is infected with excessive amounts of Candida fungus. The yeast grows in your digestive system and moves from the anus to the gentials. Once it arrives in the gential area, the yeast establishes itself once again via this method. This is likely the reason you are experiencing repetitious outbreaks. To totally stop your recurrent yeast infections, you will likely need to kill off the yeast living in your digestive system.
- http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1286-4579(99)80003-3 — Antimicrobial properties of allicin from garlic. Microbes and Infection (2, 1999, p.125−129). PDF Available here
- http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/jmf.2004.7.327 — In Vitro Antimicrobial Properties of Aqueous Garlic Extract Against Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria and Candida Species from Nigeria. Journal of Medicinal Food [7 (3) 2004, 327–333]. PDF Available here