Thursday, May 13, 2010
Natural and Inexpensive Remedy for yeast infections
Recently I had a run in with that nasty monster called yeast!!!
Being pregnant I'm careful as to what I use to treat it. After some research and calling my midwife I went with the amazing multi-purpose healer- GARLIC.
If you have never heard of using garlic for treating a yeast infection the idea might seem a little odd and perhaps a little gross. But really, garlic kills yeast.
Really its not much different then using the suppositories you would purchase at the pharmacy.
"Take a clove of fresh garlic and peel off the natural white paper shell that covers it, leaving the clove intact. At bedtime, put the clove into the vagina. In the morning, remove the garlic clove and throw it in the toilet. The garlic often causes the vagina to have a watery discharge. One night's treatment may be enough to kill the infection, or it might have to be repeated the next night. Continue one or two days until all itchiness is gone. The reason that the treatment is done at bedtime is that there is a connection between the mouth and the vagina. The moment the garlic is placed in the vagina, the taste of the garlic travels up to the mouth. Most people will find this strong flavor annoying during the day, so the treatment is recommended for nighttime."
Excerpt from http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/garlic.asp
Feel uneasy about putting a clove of garlic to get lost in there??? No worries it can't go too far. But, if you want you can do what I did, thread a peice of cotton thread through the middle with a needle, tie it off, use it like you would a tampon to take back out.
I highly recommend this, worked well for me.