These home cures for yeast infection compounds are also good for other health related issues.
1. Olive Leaf Extract
The olive leaf has long been used for fevers and the treatment of infections caused by viruses, fungi, and bacteria. In the 1850s, medical reports described olive leaves curing malaria. In this century, a bitter compound from the leaf, called oleuropein, was discovered and said to be part of the olive tree’s powerful disease-resistant properties. Some of the other health conditions found to respond positively included high blood pressure, artery disease, arrhythmias, and intestinal muscle spasms. Elenolic acid, a substance derived from oleuropein, has been found to have a powerful antibacterial effect.
Around 1970, research by the Upjohn Company showed that elenolic acid also inhibited the growth of viruses. In fact, it stopped every virus tested. A number of in vitro experiments with calcium keravita pro elenolate, a salt of elenolic acid, demonstrated a killer effect against viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasitic protozoans.
The usual effective adult dose for most fungal infections is two of the 500 milligram capsules taken four times daily. Like many antifungal treatments, olive leaf extract can result in temporary die-off (Herxheimer-type reactions) caused by rapid microorganism deaths and liberation of their toxins.
Olive leaf extracts contain a strong complement of flavonoids that possess antioxidant and antithrombotic (blood clotting preventing) properties useful in both the treatment and the prevention of coronary artery disease.
2. Olive Oil, Castor Bean Oil, And Oregano Oil
These home cures for yeast infections antifungal and have no known side effects, except diarrhea if used in excessively large amounts. Some supplement companies manufacture capsules containing these extracts.
3. Oil Of Oregano
This is one natural yeast infection remedy that I have found quite effective for Candida. Oil of oregano is antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic. It also has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and is an ideal product for people who suffer from CFS and/or fibromyalgia. This is not regular oregano but a wild form (wild mountain oregano, Origanum vulgare species) of the spice that has, until recently, not been available in Canada. Do not use a substitute or oregano from a grocery store because it will have no effect.
Oregano oil (Origanum vulgare) is well known in the Mediterranean world (Greece and Crete) for its ability to slow down food spoilage through its antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, and antioxidant activity. The related herbs thyme and marjoram, sold in most North American supermarkets, are labeled incorrectly as oregano, and possess little of wild oregano’s miraculous healing properties.