How to Cure a Yeast Infection Naturally – Home-Made Remedies for Thrush, Female and Male Candidiasis


Steps on how to cure a yeast infection naturally range from using kitchen-made formulas to practicing proper hygiene to simple daily habits that help strengthen the immune system. In here, we enumerate some of the simple naturally made remedies for three of the most common types of Candidiasis; male yeast infection, vaginal Candida infection and oral yeast infection or thrush.

Vaginal yeast infection

1) Yogurt – good for all types; when used for vaginal Candida infection, it can be applied directly to the vulvar area or any part of the female genitalia affected by the infection; can be used as a suppository by dipping a tampon on yogurt and inserting it on the vagina
2) Boric acid – can be used as a suppository (inserted inside the vagina)
3) Garlic – wrap it in cheesecloth and insert inside the vagina like a tampon, use an unflavored dental floss to tie the cheesecloth and to allow the tampon to be pulled out after using
4) Vinegar mixed with water – use as a douche; apple cider vinegar is preferable; it could cause a burning sensation when used so dilute it with enough water or make a solution that will not cause too much discomfort
5) Potassium sorbate – dissolve it in water and dip a tampon on the solution, then insert inside the vagina and leave overnight

Male Candidiasis

1) All the remedies mentioned above can also be used on male Candidiasis, only the method of administration is different; instead of inserting the solutions, they can be applied directly to itchy and sore parts
2) Baking soda mixed with citric acid – apply on affected parts of the body; highly effective for penile yeast infection
3) Tea tree oil – apply it on the head of the penis and on the foreskin to alleviate discomfort caused by the infection
4) Gentian violet – apply directly to affected areas, but do without undergarments or clothes after application since it could stain fabrics
5) Oregano leaves – crush the leaves and get the juice and apply to itchy areas and wherever soreness and burning is felt

Oral yeast infection or thrush

1) Water with salt – the best naturally made mouthwash or gargle for people with thrush
2) Apples – an apple a day keeps the thrush away; eat an apple everyday to help alleviate oral yeast infection
3) Calendula or green tea – drinking two cups a day will help soothe the burning feeling and cure oral Candidiasis

There are a number of methods on how to cure a yeast infection naturally. Just choose the one that you are most comfortable with or the one that you can easily prepare in your home.