Yeast infection in both men and women can be an annoying thing. Even more troublesome is the fact that some treatments won’t actually stop a recurring yeast infection, or may even make the problem worse. That’s why some people turn to natural yeast infection remedies.
Remember, you should always consult your doctor if you think you have a yeast infection. If a doctor isn’t enough to cure your yeast infection, then you can try the following 2 natural yeast infection remedies that work like a charm:
Known as a medicinal mushroom, Reishi is thought to be one of the few such mushrooms to be so widely available in the world.
In Japan, Reishi is known as the phantom mushroom due to the fact that such a small amount of mushrooms can be found at any given time. This is compounded by the fact that these wild mushrooms grow on old Japanese plum trees.
Thanks to Shigeaki Mori though, we now have the ability to cultivate these mushrooms, thereby ensuring, if not an abundance, at least an adequate supply of these mushrooms for the world. Reishi is known to be particularly effective against yeast infections amongst other things, and you should be able to find it in health food stores.
I’ve found that Reishi is available in the form of the natural mushroom, in tablets, teas, tinctures, and syrups. Talk with a health food specialist or a qualified medical practitioner before taking Reishi in any form though. Side effects aren’t all that common although they can occur, especially if you’re taking it on a long term basis.
Also if you’re allergic to mushrooms of any sort you should stay away from Reishi. And if you are thinking of taking it for long time periods then you might want to consult a trained herbalist for proper directions.
Another thing that you might want to take note of if you’re thinking of taking Reishi in food form, is not to eat the Reishi mushroom raw. First boil the Reishi mushroom to get rid of any bacteria that might have been growing on them during the cultivation period.
Although you may think that this herb is oriental in origin, I have to break it to you — Osha is American.
It’s a perennial herb that’s found on the American Rockies. As one of the active ingredients of Osha acts against bacteria and yeast cells, it has been found to be a great aid in getting rid of yeast infections.
Although Osha can be found in tincture form, it might be combined with other antibacterial herbs such as Echinacea and Goldenseal. You might want to make certain that you’re not allergic to any of these ingredients before you take this tincture for your yeast infection. Some people for instance are allergic to Echinacea. Read the rest of this entry »