Most of us know about the use of coconut oil in beauty care but its healing effect is probably not widely known. Besides the useage of skincare, whitening , and so on, coconut oil can be used to treat some common diseases, specially Yeast Infections.
What is Yeast Infections?
Yeast infections or “Candida” are caused by a fungus that thrives in our body. Most forms of the yeast are harmless but for those with weak immune systems or on antibiotic medication, there are chances of developing an infection.
Candida is supposed to live in your stomach and intestines. When the fungus spreads to other organs, it can cause serious infection. So, an overabundance of the fungus is what really causes problems. In women, vaginal yeast infections caused by Candida are common and can be very uncomfortable resulting in itchy and painful symptoms. This can also lead to conditions such as thrush, athletes’ foot, or vaginal yeast infections.
Why Coconut Oil for Yeast Infections Is Effective?
Scientists have discovered that Coconut oil has effective antifungal properties that can kill the fungi responsible for yeast infections. Why is this?
Because it acts as an anti-fungal and can be easily incorporated in your daily meals. It can replace regular cooking oils, you can even take it as a supplement. It is very healthy and when you are choosing an anti-fungal, it can be your first choice.
The medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil must be killing candida in the intestinal tract. Caprylic acid present in coconut oil, when comes in contact with yeast colonies, kills them. It is responsible for stopping the growth and replication of the yeast.
Moreover, it can boost Immune System. In mother’s milk, there are also caprylic acid and lauric acid like coconut oil so that they can improve Immunity. Addtionally, our body absorbs vitamins and minerals better in presence of coconut oil.
Lastly, for the sensitive and irritated skin that has already been damaged by yeast over growth, coconut oil can be a protective barrier without any irritation.
How to Use Coconut Oil in treating Yeast Infections?
The treatment itself is extremely simple. Just purchase a high-quality extra virgin coconut oil and start using it internally and topically. However, you should try upping the dosage gradually from 1 tbsp per day to up to 3 tbsps per day because your body will give you a mild toxic shock after having to clean up and deal with a plenty of dead microbes that still remain when coconut oil has killed candida.
These are ways you can follow to get rid of Yeast Infection with coconut oil:
1. Apply coconut oil on skin
You have to clean and dry the infected area first. Next, you need to take a few drops of coconut oil on that area and make a thin layer. Remember to do that 3 times per day, once in morning and once before going to bed. Yeast Infection will no longer alive.
2. Add Coconut Oil into Diet
Eat 3 to 5 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil daily for about a week. You can start off with smaller quantity of oil and then gradually increase.( it can also be eaten plain).
You can use coconut oil to replace regular cooking oil, butter. Another easy way is to stir it into your coffee, oatmeal or hot tea.
Before having meals, taking a teaspoon of coconut oil can improve your boosting immunity, preventing some kinds of disease and treating yeast infections as well.
Because coconut oil does not turn into trans fats, so it can be heated at high temperature and used like regular cooking oil.
3. Wash with Coconut Oil
You need 2 liters of warm water mixed with 3 to 4 tablespoons of coconut oil to wash the infected area. Do it every day and you will see the result.
4. Take Coconut Capsules
If you do not have coconut oil, coconut oil capsules can be the substitute. They will melt due to body heat and may leak during the night, so underwear and pads are recommended. You only need 2-3 capsules every night..
5. Other ways of Using Coconut Oil for Yeast Infection
You can also make a mixture of equal amounts of coconut oil and cinnamon oil. Apply it on the affected skin area to control the growth of the infection.
In case of having oral thrush, swish the oil in your mouth for five to 10 minutes. A few drops of tea tree oil or cinnamon oil can be added to make the treatment faster. Remember not to swallow and do it three times everyday.
It may be necessary to combine your coconut oil regimen with prescription antifungal medications when your case is particularly severe or your skin have been infected for a long time.
Even coconut oil is a good choice to treat Yeast Infection, your diet should not be ignored. It’s very important to notice your food everyday. A here to the basic anti-candida diet if you want to heal your pain as soon as possible.