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Candida Natural Ayurveda Treatment and Management

Author : Gurnam Saini  

Candida Candidiasis Natural Herbal Ayurveda Remedies Melbourne Australia

 

Candida or Thrush Infection is a common fungal infection caused by Candida fungus growth. Candida is present in smaller quantities inside the throat, digestive system and mouth of all the human being. It is not a problem until it changes into fungal form.

 

These fungal produce rhizoids that can cause spores throughout the intestinal wall. It leaks undigested food into the bloodstream. Candida overgrowth is not difficult to recognize through lab testing. However, the actual diagnosis can be difficult to obtain because the symptoms may be associated with other diseases.

 

 

What is Candida?

 

 

Candidiasis is a fungal infection of any species from the genus of yeasts. It exists in all human being who are healthy, especially in skin, but Candida growth is limited by the immunity power of the human being.

 

 

Candidiasis in Ayurveda

 

 

In Ayurveda, Candida is immunity disorder caused by deficiency in OJA. OJA is considered as the immunity power of the body, which prevents the growth of the foreign particles or microbes in the body. The deficiency in OJA is resulted from the poor dietary habits, ill lifestyle, indigestion, poor metabolic power of the body and imbalances in the three humors.

 

 

The other cause may be undigested food or AMA (Toxins). The disease may result from the by-products of undigested food. The by-product is then absorbed in the blood stream, creating toxins that will lead to many health issues. As the by-products accumulate in the large and small intestine, it will ferment, inhibiting the normal flora from proliferating.

 

 

Thereafter, as per Ayurvedic principles, the over growth of Candida fungus will lead to intestinal absorption of the by-products into the liver and blood. It is believed in Ayurveda that once the yeast enters into the blood, it will damage the processing of the seven tissues of the body consisting plasma, muscle, blood, fat, nervous tissue, bone, ovum and sperm.

 

 

Symptoms of Candidiasis Fungal Infection

 

 

An individual may experience one or a number of symptoms from Candida. These symptoms may include:

 

 

  • Sensation of itching in the skin
  • Frequent and painful urination
  • Frequent drying of tongue and mouth
  • Cracked tongue and bleeding gums
  • Regular indigestion problem
  • Problem of constipation and mucus in stool
  • White patches throughout the mouth
  • Irritation in the folds of the skin
  • White discharge through vagina
  • Urinary tract infection

 

 

Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment and Management for Candida or Thrush

 

 

Ayurvedic treatment involves the use of remedies that may have digestive stimulant, anti fungal and anti-microbial and immunomodulator actions in the body.

 

 

Candida Treatment with Herbs used Traditionally:

 

 

 

Herbs may be beneficial tool for reducing or removing Candida. There have been many herbal remedies used for the period in Ayurveda tradtionally for treating and managing Candida overgrowth.

 

 

Garlic

 

Garlic is a powerful antibacterial and antifungal agent. When garlic is present in the body, Candida struggles to survive for long. Garlic is also beneficial for abdominal distention and indigestion.

 

 

Some other researchers have also highlighted the antifungal activity of garlic, some of the prominent researches include the antifungal reports on garlic (Kabelik, 1970; Tansey & Appleton, 1975; Moore & Atkins, 1977; Prasad & Sharma, 1981; Yoshida et al., 1987).

 

Neem (Azadirachta Indica)

 

Neem is well known for its stimulating power of the immune system and fighting with the fungal infection. It also works as a detoxifier agent.

 

Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia)

 

Giloy is considered as an immunomodulator herb in Ayurveda. It may help boost immunity power to fight off the Candida infection or vaginal thrush fungal infection in the body.

 

 

Dried Ginger powder

 

Ginger has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. In addition to these, it is also a digestive stimulant and rectifies the digestive juices in stomach. It increases appetite and helps in indigestion. In Candida infection, it may reduce fungal growth and reduce Kapha symptoms such as abnormal discharge from the vagina and oral candidiasis.

 

 

Olive leaf extract

 

The extract of olive leaf has been used to fight the fungal infection caused due to Candida.

 

 

Black walnut

 

Black walnut is a natural remedy that contains tannins. It helps to reduce Candida fungus, stops fungal overgrowth and may prevent parasitical infection in oral or vaginal cavity.

 

 

Natural Treatment for Candida Thrush- Ayurvedic Treatments and panchakarma detox

 

 

 

Triphala powder wash

 

Trifala consists of three myrobalans. These are Emblica officinalis, Terminalia bellirica and Terminalia chebula. All these three are beneficial for reducing fungal growth. The trifala water is used to wash the vagina and to reduce vaginal symptoms of the Candida.

 

Kawala

 

Kawala is a gargling with herbal water. It is useful in case of oral candida infection.

 

 

 

Yeast Infection or Vaginal Thrush-Ayurvedic Herbal Medicines 

 

 

The following herbal Ayurvedic medicines have been considered beneficial related to Candida yeast infection or vaginal thrush.

 

 

  1. Aragwadharishtam
  2. Ashokarishta
  3. Dasamoolarishtam
  4. Khadirarishtam
  5. Kumaryasavam
  6. Pippalyasavam
  7. Punarnavasavam
  8. Saribhadyasavam
  9. Aragwadhadhi Kashayam
  10. Dasamoola kashayam
  11. Gulguluthiktakam Kashayam
  12. Mahamanjistadi kashayam
  13. Muslikhadiradi kashayam
  14. Nimbadi Kashayam
  15. Panchathikthakam Kashayam
  16. Punarnavadi Kashayam
  17. Patolamooladi Kashayam
  18. Sukumaram Kashayam
  19. Varanadi Kashayam
  20. Gulguluthiktakam Kashayam tablet
  21. Mahathikthakam Kashyam tablets
  22. Manjistadi kashayam
  23. Punarnavadi Kashayam tablets
  24. Kaisora gulgulu vatika
  25. Sathavaryadi gritham
  26. Pushyanuga choornam

 

 

 

Yoga and Candida Infection

 

 

Drinking a lot of water and doing yoga helps in flushing the toxins out of the body. There are different poses of yoga that promote healthy body and mind. The beneficial yoga poses are:

 

Downward Dog: It is done by getting the heart higher than the head, reversing the pull of gravity that helps in circulation of blood.

 

Twisting Crescent lunge: After twisting, the digestive organs is flushed with blood that is rich in oxygen and helps improving digestion.

 

Legs up the wall pose: It helps in circulation of the blood from the feet and legs, stimulating the digestive organs.

 

 

Lifestyle changes for Candida Infection

 

 

  1. If an individual is experiencing candida overgrowth, he/she can follow a regular routine of proper eating, exercising, walking and sleeping habits.
  2. Sufficient rest is an important factor to recover, along with relaxation and enjoyment in life.
  3. Relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation and massage can be helpful  to treat Candida.
  4. Learning to have a good laugh can also help in maintaining a good health.
  5. In order to build strength and immunity power, one should have a good health. Try to keep yourself healthy by taking care of food, diet and physical exercises.
  6. In Ayurveda, people are recommended to practice deep breathing, proper sleeping, stress management, exercising, proper hygiene and use of natural herbs to remove toxins and to be healthy.

 

 

References

 

1. Zafar K Khan, Ratna Katiyar, ‘Potent Antifungal Activity Of Garlic (Allium Sativum) Against Experimental Murine Disseminated Cryptococcosis’, Pharmaceutical Biology, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 87–100, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1076/1388-0209%28200004%293821-1FT087

 

2. Srinidhi Surya Raghavendra, Ketaki Dattatray Balsaraf, ‘Antifungal efficacy of Azadirachta indica (neem) - An in vitro study’, SCIELO, https://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1677-32252014000300242

3. Z Nasrollahi, M Abolhasannezhad, ‘Evaluation of the antifungal activity of olive leaf aqueous extracts against Candida albicans PTCC-5027’, Current Medical Mycology, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5490280/

 

 

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Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More