Human bodies are home to millions of different cells with different functions, but not all of them are harmless.
These are microbes, such as archaea, bacteria, and tiny fungi cells that can cause severe damage to the organism if left untreated.
One of these is candida (Candida albicans). Candida resides in our mucous membranes, such as those lining the intestine. In healthy people, it does not cause problems, but when there is an imbalance it generates toxins that are released into the bloodstream and, if the immune system is weakened, infection occurs.
However, there are multiple medicinal plants that you can make tea of that can help reduce and combat candida in a natural way.
4 ANTIMICROBIAL PLANTS AGAINST CANDIDA
Phytotherapy does not offer a miracle solution but it does serve to attenuate its symptoms and promote organic balance.
The bark of the South American pao d’arco tree (Tabebuia avellanedae) is probably the best herbal remedy against candida due to its powerful antifungal effect. It is also antibacterial and analgesic.
It is taken as an infusion, about 5 minutes, alone or with licorice, one to three times a day.
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), is able to increase the intestinal pH, decreasing the acidity of the body, which prevents the fungus to thrive.
The root is used, fresh or dried: take it as a tea, up to three cups a day, in powder, tincture, or capsules.
Barberries such as Berberis vulgaris and others contain an alkaloid, berberine, and antimicrobial.
The leaves, fruits, and bark of young branches are used to make teas. Take it in infusion (two glasses a day) only if you’re diagnosed with a candida infection.
Oregano infusion has antibacterial, antiseptic, and antifungal properties that can complement the treatment of fungal infections and in some cases eliminate it completely even without using medications.
This is a mild tea with stomach-soothing properties, so you can easily have a few cups per day until the infection stops.
If possible, find oregano oil or oregano extract to accelerate the candidiasis treatment.
A PROPER DIET IS A GREAT ALLY AGAINST CANDIDIASIS
Candida fungi thrive best on acidic media. That is why they are fought by promoting alkalizing foods and reducing acidifying foods (sugars, processed foods, dairy products, whole grains, nuts, red meat, fish, coffee, soft drinks, and alcohol).
But not only food will help us to keep the body alkaline. Avoiding stress, chemicals, and negative thoughts, as well as drinking enough water, doing sports, breathing outdoors, and looking for moments of peace or laughing will also help us.
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