People use garlic on many occasions. It is known as a natural herb and as a key ingredient in many different dishes. But not many people are aware of its health benefits. They have no idea that garlic is packed with germanium, which is an anti-cancer compound, and if consuming germanium, it will help in protecting them against different cancers like colon and breast cancer.
What makes garlic such a good home remedy for yeast infections?
One of the components of the garlic is allicin, and this gives garlic its health benefits against fungal infections like candida. If you slice up the raw garlic clove, you will get allicin. Thanks to this component, garlic has two powers, antifungal and antiviral which stops a yeast infection. Garlic also produces diallyl sulfides along with allicin, which is the perfect sidekick to allicin, because diallyl sulfides will boost your immune system, and the allicin will stop the symptoms of the yeast infection. Along with allicin and diallyl sulfides, garlic has a host of other properties which makes him the ultimate home remedy for eliminating a yeast infection.
Raw garlic vs. garlic supplements
You can choose if you want to use raw garlic or garlic supplements to treat yeast infection. Some people use supplements because they don’t like the taste or smell of garlic. But they are not as effective as garlic in its raw form. If you want to release the health benefits like allicin and diallyl sulfides you need to slice up a few garlic cloves into pieces to begin the chemical process and if you want to, you can put the garlic into a food processor and mince it up into a paste. There are two forms of garlic supplements, one is made out of garlic oil, and the other one is made using garlic powder.
If you decide to take garlic supplements to treat candida, then you should take the recommended dosage of 6 to 7 100 mg garlic capsules a day. And you should decrease it to two capsules a day if you want to keep your symptoms from returning.
You can make a tea from raw garlic to treat a yeast infection. This tea is great in stopping the candida fungus from making your life miserable. To prepare this tea you need to slice the raw garlic cloves into smaller pieces and steep them in a cup of boiling water on the stove. For one cup of water, you can use about 4 to 5 cloves of garlic. Leave it boiling for a few minutes on the stove, and then remove it and let it sit at room temperature.
When the garlic is in the hot water, it will begin to release allicin and diallyl sulfides into the water and all you need to do is strain the garlic tea into a coffee cup and drink it slowly. You can consume it for two to three times daily for a couple of weeks.
To increase the good bacteria in your system to fight off your candida fungus you can add a little lemon juice to your tea because it has the acidic content. You can drop about four tablespoons of lemon into your garlic tea.
Each time you chew the raw garlic your mouth will activate the health benefits. You can slice up a few garlic cloves and you can eat them just the way they are if you don’t mind the taste of garlic on your breath. But keep in mind that this is a highly effective way if you want your yeast infection gone.
You can try making a homemade vaginal suppository if you are suffering from a vaginal yeast infection and all you need are some raw garlic cloves and you can slice them into smaller pieces, and wrap them up tight in a gauze.
Then you need to tie the end of the gauze with a long string and place it into your vagina and you need to leave it there for half day. Your symptoms will disappear if you do this twice each day for two weeks.
Anything can be bad for you, but don’t forget to eat a ton of garlic.