Saturday, December 5, 2015

Yeast infection or candidiasis is a frequent issue, especially for people living in hot and humid conditions. It usually happens in the intestinal tract and the vaginal mouth, and then it is called vaginitis. The symptoms are redness, itchiness, vaginal irritation and white or yellowish vaginal discharge. Over 75 percent of the women face this infection at some point in their life. There are natural remedies for treating this condition and the best and the most available is the apple cider vinegar, or ACV.
How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar For Yeast Infection Cure

What is apple cider vinegar?

This is a food made by fermenting apples. The making of the ACV consists of two steps:
Step 1- apples are being crushed and then yeast is added to them, to ferment the sugar they contain into alcohol
Step 2- the alcohol got from the first step is mixed with acetobacter bacteria and it is thus converted to acetic acid and malic acid. In French, vinegar means “sour wine”.
When unfiltered, the apple cider vinegar is rich in friendly bacteria, enzymes and proteins, which comprise the ‘mother vinegar’. Even Hippocrates has said that it has many medicinal features, especially when it comes to yeast infections.

Apple cider vinegar for yeast infection:

  1. it is a natural antibiotic and eliminates bacteria, fungi, viruses and other organisms that cause illnesses
  2. it helps in increasing the amount of good bacteria in the intestine and in the vagina and it boosts the immunity
  3. it reduces the level of glucose in the blood and the sugar in general. Diabetic patients are more liable to fungal infections and can use the ACV
  4. it is a mild acid and it maintains the natural pH balance of the vagina and prevents yeast infections since it cannot prosper in lower pH
  5. when consumed orally, it boosts the immunity thanks to the enzymes and the proteins and thus prevents yeast infections

Simple Methods To Cure Yeast Infection with Apple Cider Vinegar:

Either used topically or orally, apple cider vinegar helps in treating yeast infections. Here are some methods:

Method 1

  • add one or two tbsp of apple cider vinegar to a glass of warm water
  • do not add honey nor sugar, since it helps the fungus growth
  • drink this beverage 2-3 times per day minimum

Method 2

  • add a tbsp of ACV to a glass of water and drink it on empty stomach twice a day
  • always take this mixture before meals
  • consume this mixture on a daily basis and prevent the fungus from spreading
  • ensure the apple cider vinegar you use is organic
  • you can add the ACV to a juice made from fresh fruits or vegetables or to a herbal tea and prevent the spreading of the infection
Also you can use other home remedies for yeast infection

Method 3 (soaking)

  • you would need 2-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar and a piece of cotton or a cloth
  • soak the cotton or the cloth in the apple cider vinegar
  • apply it to the infected area
  • ensure the apple cider vinegar is low acidic, 5 percent or less
  • for severe infections, you may feel burning when applying the apple cider vinegar, so it is recommended that you test it first
  • if it burns too much, dilute the apple cider vinegar
  • you can dilute the apple cider vinegar using water and apple cider vinegar in same amounts and get rid of itching and irritation
  • after applying, keep the apple cider vinegar for 10-15 minutes and then wash it away and dry the area well. Always keep it dry
  • repeat this on a regular basis and get rid of fungal infections

Method 4

  • mix 3-4 cups of apple cider vinegar and half a cup of tea tree oil and add it in the bath tub
  • take a bath in it on a regular basis and get rid of and prevent yeast infection
  • tea tree oil has also antimicrobial effects

Method 5

  • mix a cup of distilled water and 3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
  • douche with this mixture
  • by douching with this mixture, you will get rid of the infection, of the itching and the vaginal discharge even after the first use
  • if your symptoms are severe, repeat this twice a day
  • after the first results, do this once a day
  • before you start using this mixture, consult your doctor and see in what concentration you should start using it

Method 6

  • if you regularly consume apple cider vinegar in your diet you will prevent yeast infections and you will keep the pH balance of your body
  • you can use apple cider vinegar for conserving food, like pickles for example and then consume them on a regular basis
  • you can use apple cider vinegar in salads, like coleslaw
  • it can be excellent for salad dressings, sprinkled on baked potatoes and in numerous other ways in your diet

Method 7

  • you can find apple cider vinegar as supplement in the form of pills, tonic or capsules
  • by regular consumption of apple cider vinegar supplements you will boost your immunity and prevent different infections

Method 8

  • add two cups of apple cider vinegar to a warm water in a shallow container
  • sit in this container and soak the vagina in this mixture
  • remain like that for at least 10 minutes
  • repeat this procedure to eliminate the infection
  • you can also add 2-3 cups of apple cider vinegar to your bath and cleanse the whole body
  • repeat this regularly and prevent different skin and vaginal infections

Method 9

  • you can soak tampons in apple cider vinegar and place them into the vagina
  • thanks to this close contact you will prevent the itching and the irritation
  • remove the tampon after 10-15 minutes and wash the area
  • after the shower, dry yourself properly and prevent thus infections
  • after 2-3 treatments you will notice the difference
  • repeat this as long as you get totally cured

Important tips

  • use raw, organic and natural, unfiltered apple cider vinegar for treating the yeast infections
  • if you do not dilute the apple cider vinegar with water, you may cause burns, because of its acid nature
  • do not use baking soda for treating yeast infections, since it increases the pH level and helps the yeast cells grow. Use apple cider vinegar instead
  • avoid sweets and sugar in general if you suffer from yeast infection, since it worsens the condition
  • if you deal with vaginal infection, make sure your panties are loose and comfy
  • consume more yogurt since it maintains the balance of good bacteria, especially if you use antibiotics
Use these simple methods and get rid of yeast infections, as well as of the irritation and the itching and the remaining symptoms. These methods are all natural and do not have side effects.
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