04 January 2014

Natural Cure for Fungal Infections

Cayenne Pepper
The term fungal infection does not resembles any specific infection rather it is a group of various infections caused due to fungus. There are different types of infections that fungus causes such as fungal skin infections like ringworm, athlete foot, eczema, candidacies, jock itch psoriasis and some other skin infections, oral fungal infections and private part infections. Fungal infections are usually affect skin, hair, nails and other parts whereas some other types of fungal infections may caused inside the skin through deep penetration. Many reasons may responsible for causing fungal infections, some of them are  allergies, chronic disease, fungus, humidity, environmental pollution, too much heat or cold and many other factors. The symptoms of fungal infections you may easily identify which includes skin rashes, cracks, burning sensation, itching and rough skin surface.

Minor fungal infections can be treated by using different prescribed medications while severe fungal infections may need proper medical attention and carefully following the doctor’s advice    to recover fully.  Some natural remedies also help in relieving minor fungal infections but it is better that you consult your doctor 
before using any.

Natural/ Herbal remedies for fungal infection


Garlic is one of the best naturally available resource that is useful for many types of infections including fungal infections. Various valuable medicinal properties of garlic empower and make it useful for various minor health problems. Garlic contains properties like antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-oxidant, anti inflammatory along with useful minerals and vitamins. It’s anti-fungal and anti inflammatory capability is very effective in treating skin fungal infections. You can use garlic in many ways such as take it raw or use it by
mixing in honey. Additionally, Garlic serves as a good food additive for different recipes or you can use garlic capsules available in the market to take 

Holy Basil
Holy basil is very useful home plant that also serves as remedy for various health disorders and fungal infections as well. The medicinal properties of basil include antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory to effectively countering fungal infections. You can use basil in a number of forms like in food preparations, mixing in curry, basil extracts for making tea, add basil leaves in salad or use it with honey. In addition, you can also find basil oil and capsules in your local drugstore or grocery stores as well. For curing fungal infection, use basil extracts or use its meshed leaves for making tea by adding it in boiling water along with black salt. Add a little lime juice in the tea and drink it two times a day for 4-5 days. In addition, you can use basil leaves by meshing and then adding in honey to consume twice daily.

Thyme is well-known and effective herbal remedy that you can use in various health problems along with treating fungal infections. Thyme has medicinal properties such as antibacterial, anti inflammatory, antiviral, anti oxidant and antimicrobial, in addition, it contains magnesium, calcium, iron and vitamins. You can use
thyme in fungal infections by adding it in food recipes or in tea. In order to make thyme tea, take dry thymes and then add some water, boils the mixture until dissolved properly in water. Drink it 3-4 times a day and continue up-to 3-4 days to notice relief from fungal infection.

ThymeEchinacea also provide useful help for treating fungal infections in addition with various other health disorders. Echinacea has long medicinal history and still used widely for various purposes. Echinacea has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties useful in skin infections. It also helps in strengthening our immune system by working as enhancer, you can buy Echinacea capsules or Echinacea oil from the local market, also you can make tea by adding Echinacea extracts into boiling water and adding some salt and black pepper powder. Drinking it two times daily on morning and evening or you can even use its tea more than two times daily as your health permit.   

Cayenne pepper

Cayenne paper is also effective in treating skin fungal infections. Properties of cayenne pepper include anti-fungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergen, in addition, it has some necessary contents like magnesium, capsaicin, potassium, vitamins and carotene. You can use cayenne pepper in many forms like adding in food, honey, water or as powder, for using it in fungal infection to get relief, add a little amount of cayenne powder into water and drink it 2-3 times regularly. Another way of using cayenne is to add its powder in lemon juice and add little black salt.  Drink this mixture 2 times a day to feel better.