Herbs With Powerful Anti-fungal Properties
Yesterday I was running through a box of old things I had put away in the storage closet, which was full of photo albums, personal items, and books I thought I wouldn’t need anymore.
Nonetheless, one of them really caught my eye. It was my father’s herbarium that I’d forgotten all about. He had written some highly useful info about each herb he gathered.
A couple of them were mentioned as having powerful anti-fungal properties, so the first thing that popped into my mind was sharing them with you.
The internal fungus is a bit more delicate problem than toenail or skin fungus, because your internal pH varies considerably.
So not all the remedies that work for the external condition will help flush the internal fungus, too.
Internal fungus, or candida, occurs when there is an imbalance of the internal pH.
This can be caused by…
- breathing in fungus spores
- certain medication (such as chemotherapy or antibiotics) that kills the good bacteria in your body
- or by an improper diet characterized by acidic foods
Here are the best five herbs that will help you re-balance your pH and kill the fungus:
Raw garlic is one of the most powerful natural remedies against all kinds of diseases.
Its main compound, allicin, has antifungal and antibacterial properties.
And it is used even against the most difficult to treat forms of candida.
One clove of garlic per day is enough, but if it upsets your stomach, try the powdered form and consume between 600 and 900 milligrams a day.
Related: Keeping Diseases at Bay with Garlic
This herb is effective against fungus and candida, without killing the beneficial bacteria as most drugs do.
The best way to include it in your diet is to steep two teaspoons of the herb into hot water, and let it cool for a couple of minutes.
Strain it and drink it on an empty stomach for best results.
A cup/day is enough does the trick of eliminating your internal fungus.
The extract of olive leafs, oleuropein, has potent antimicrobial and antifungal properties.
You can find it as capsules that contain 20% oleuropein, and the recommended daily amount is between 2g and 6g a day.
Goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis)
It is one of the most respected plants in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Not only does it kill the fungus, but it also strengthens the immune system, by activating the white blood cells.
These are the fighter cells that protect you against infections.
So, use it as a topical rinse, by mixing one teaspoon of powder with a cup of water (8 oz).
These leafs are effective in destroying the fungal biofilm, which makes the fungus resistant to most remedies.
For this reason, this is the only herb I recommend you to combine with any other of this list because it enhances their effects.
Even if the symptoms disappear after the first five or six days, stick to the schedule for ten days to completely prevent the fungal infection from reoccurring.
Let me know how it went in the comment section below.
To your health!