Most yeast infections in women are vaginal. They are caused by an infection of a fungus from the Candida family. These yeast cells exist naturally within your vagina, but an imbalance of other good bacteria can cause the yeast to multiply.
Symptoms of a yeast infections typically include the following:
- Itching or soreness of your vaginal area
- Burning sensation or discomfort around your vagina
- Painful sexual intercourse
thick, white discharge
Can I use garlic for a yeast infection?
Garlic is known for its antibiotic qualities. Allicin the major biologically active component of garlic exhibits antibacterial and antifungal properties and is used in medical treatment and studies.
While there’s no definitive medical answer to whether garlic can cure a yeast infection, allicin can be utilized to prevent yeast infections or improve current conditions, especially when it’s used along with a regimen such as the Candida diet or medication.
How to use garlic for a yeast infection
Garlic can be administered orally or topically. Oral tablets typically come in the form of allicin, but garlic can also be consumed raw or within your food to promote good bacteria and prevent the growth of Candida albicans yeast.
To insert garlic, get clean needle and tread, put the tread through the garlic with the needle then remove the needle and tie the tread on one end then insert the garlic holding the other end of the tread to pull it out the next morning.