Some Candida species can cause infection in people; the most common is Candida albicans. Candida usually lives in locations like the mouth, throat, gut, and vagina, on the skin and inside the body, without causing any problems. If it grows out of control or reaches deep into the body (for example, the bloodstream or inner organs such as the kidney, heart, or brain), Candida may cause infections. It can cause a disease known as candidiasis. The antifungals used to treat them are immune to certain forms of Candida.
Factors for Candida Overgrowth
Several factors contribute to Candida’s overgrowth. You may notice that several factors are associated with intestinal imbalances:
- Persistent stress. The stress raises blood sugar that feeds Candida and reduces our immune system, preventing our body from fighting pathogenic diseases such as candida yeast correctly.
- High-sugar / high-carbohydrate diet. The critical source of food for the Yeast is sugar.
- Alcohol drinking. Sugar is alcohol, and it feeds fungus in our intestines.
- Antibiotics history. Antibiotics destroy beneficial as well as harmful bacteria and cause imbalances in the intestines.
- Diabetes. Candida feeds on higher blood sugar.
- Toxicity of heavy metal. The positive bacteria in the gut are destroyed by Mercury fillings, chlorine, and fluoride.
Low stomach acid. Our belly should be sufficiently acidic to destroy the bacteria in the intestines. Our immune system is impaired if stress and high sugar diets increase the pH of our stomach acid.
Herbs to Combat Candida
Pharmaceutical medications used to treat fungal infections are extremely toxic and can cause various side effects. But, thankfully, evidence suggests that Candida can be stopped in its tracks by many herbs. So, here’s a list of herbs and plant compounds that can help keep parasitic drains such as Candida squeaky clean and inhospitable for your digestive system.
Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) has been used for a long time to kill parasites, and many practitioners claim that wormwood destroys almost all the pests in the intestines. It is also known to keep harmful bacteria out of the bowels.
Wormwood contains active ingredients, artemisinin, which has been compared to one of the most potent anti-malarial drugs. It destroys the function of their mitochondria, eliminating their energy source, to kill Yeast. Artemisinin has also shown strong activity against candida biofilms, which shield Yeast by forming slime.
2. BLACK WALNUT HULL
The Black Walnut hulls (Juglans nigra) have good antifungal properties, making them a possible Candida killer that could be even more powerful than their pharmaceutical counterparts. It is reported that black walnut has “potent” antifungal activity against all types of Candida. A study at the University of Mississippi in the 1990s found that the use of Black Walnut as commercial antifungal preparations was equally successful, if not more productive.
The active ingredient, juglone, was shown to be engaged in studies against fungal diseases and can, because of its inhibitory effect on yeast enzymes essential for metabolic function, prevent Candida from spreading.
3. PAU D'ARCO
The inner bark of a Tabebuia genus South American tree has been used folkly for several years in a wide range of conditions. Pau d’arco contains selenium for the treatment of skin yeast infection, topically and vaginally. It is one of your natural defenses to prevent yeast infections. Thus, it is antifungal properties that encourage foot athletic and other skin infections to eradicate Candida and fungus.
Researchers found that extracts of pau d’arco (which contain lapachol) have great action against Candida Albicans and have a good antifungal effect. Pau d’arco is a naturally antifungal herb widely consumed many times per day in the form of tea.
4. DANDELION ROOT
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) has been admired since ancient times for its massive healing properties. It is a symbol of nature’s real perseverance. This plant can be perfect for your health.
The botanic dandelion name “Taraxacum officinale” refers to its versatility and its therapeutic effect. Deep fungal infection is not life-threatening but can weaken and spread or become invasive or systemic, resulting in life threats. The widespread use of chemical compounds and often improper use may develop antibiotic resistance. Because of this problem, Taraxacum’s potential as a useful “free and globally produced antifungal agent” is extremely valuable.
Dandelion contains coumaric acid and ferulic acid, which have an essential antifungal effect and are beneficial to Candida Albicans.
For several years’ plants have been a common source of antifungal medicines. The antifungal plant bioactive can be considered an alternate formulation production choice for antifungal therapy. Developing improved formulations with plant compounds takes an hour to treat fungal disorders effectively. Further studies in this area will give us an increased range of treatment options for fungal diseases that will enhance patients’ quality of life.