To adequately treat a yeast infection, you need to fix the issues from within too. Applying coconut oil for candida topically alone, will not solve the problem. Treat your infection from the inside and out.
Before you can understand why coconut is so good at treating a yeast infection, you should read about the many benefits of coconut oil.
A yeast infection can occur on any part of your body and is found in
males and females. It is usually characterized by redness and itching.
It is caused by an overgrowth of yeast in the body, generally due to
immune or hormone problems. Your diet has a lot to do with this too.
The oil will also provide a protective barrier layer to the skin to prevent candida outbreaks.
oil contains three amazing ingredients, namely; Lauric, Capric and
Caprylic acid. These three fatty acids are antiviral, antimicrobial and
antifungal. The great thing about coconut oil is that it kills the bad,
but leaves the good. In other words; it does not kill off friendly
The Caprylic acid breaks down the cell membrane of the
yeast cells, while the Lauric acid boosts the immune function. These
benefits are available when coconut oil is applied topically and when
consumed in a diet. Adding coconut oil to your diet will also increase
the absorption of minerals and vitamins.
Apply coconut oil as often as you like to the affected area. But at least 3 times daily. Ladies with vaginal yeast infections can use an organic tampon dipped in coconut oil. (Watch the video below) Wear a panty liner to catch any extra oil.
Other helpful coconut oil and yeast infection recipes
(can also be used on a tampon):
Coconut oil & Garlic oil
Add 6 drops of garlic oil to 1tbsp of coconut oil. Apply to affected area as much as possible.
For those that are
prone to yeast infections after intercourse, you can insert the
coconut capsules inside the vagina after sex, to prevent infections.
Instead of using the capsules you can also freeze the coconut oil in
molds for the perfect suppository size.
If you use the
advice above and add coconut oil to your diet and apply it topically,
your yeast symptoms should worsen and then improve within a few days. Keep
using it for at least one week after all symptoms have cleared.
diet is very critical. A diet full of sugar, processed foods and one
that is lacking in nutrition is going to encourage yeast overgrowth.
Other Natural Remedies for Yeast Infections
probiotics daily. Fermented foods are a great way to include these into your diet. Some of these include coconut yogurt, kefir, and kombucha.
When you introduce good bacteria in your system, they eat all the “fuel”
provided by your body and therefore, the harmful bacteria die off.
Eat a healthy diet to boost your immune system. Eat lots of vegetables and healthy fats.
Eat less sugar-containing foods. Yeast thrives on sugar.
Foods to avoid include alcohol, processed foods, bread, fruit.
your immune system with vitamin C, oregano oil capsules, and olive leaf
extract. The oregano and olive leaf extract have the added benefit of
Things that may Increase your Chances of Getting a Yeast Infection
Being pregnant (sex hormones increase the risk of yeast overgrowth)
A weak immune system.
Unhygienic practices (wearing dirty clothes or leaving the skin damp and dirty)
Chronic health conditions such as diabetes.
It will get Worse Before it Gets Better
unfortunately, you might
experience worsened symptoms; this means that the natural yeast infection
treatment is working. It should only last a few days, and then the
infection will start to clear. Drink a lot of water during this time.