Systemic Candida – Treatments and Resources
Systemic Candida (sometimes referred to as Candidiasis and more commonly as “candida infection” or “yeast infection”) is an overgrowth of the common fungus Candida albicans (C. albicans). The fungi occurs naturally in minimal amounts in the mouth, vagina, digestive tract and skin and most of the time it is harmless. However, an overgrowth of Candida albicans can create infections and illness in the body.
Some resources for information on determining if you have a candida problem and treating a systemic yeast infection.
Some suggested herbs, supplements, antifungals, and probiotics for the treatment of systemic candidiasis include:
- ParaMicrocidin (a liquid citrus seed extract – often misspelled in resources as ParaMycocidin)
- aloe vera juice
- grape seed extract
- ginger root
- oregano oil
- olive oil
- Pau D’arco tea
- red cabbage
- probiotics Lactobacillus acidophilus (aka L. acidophilus) and Bifidobacterium bifidum (aka B. bifidum)
- tea tree essential oil
- essential fatty acids such as fish oil, flaxseed or borage seed oil capsules
- calcium, iron, and magnesium
The use of essential oils is not recommended for the very young or aged, or pregnant/nursing women. It is the belief of this site that essential oils should not be used internally, only externally and topically. A skin test should always be done before using an essential oil, especially important for those more sensitive or vulnerable. Consult a reputable and experienced aromatherapist for guidance. It is advised to consult your doctor or medical provider with any health concerns and before administering self-treatment.