Herbs for Fungal Infections Part 1
There are a variety of different herbal sources that you can look to for treatment when you find that you are succumbing to a fungal infection
- Marigold – Pot marigold is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti fungal. The petals are used to make herbal ointments, creams and tinctures and these can be bought from health stores under the name calendula. Apply the cream to the affected area three times daily but avoid this herb during pregnancy. Marigolds can be used to treat cuts and grazes.
- Thyme – Thyme has anti fungal as well as antibacterial properties. It can help with conditions such as anemia that are often present when you have a fungal infection. The leaves and flowering tops are used to make teas, and thyme also has a reputation for reducing alcohol intake as, when the herb is in your system, it makes alcohol taste unpleasant. Apply the tea directly on to the affected area, or add it to your bath.
- Chamomile – Chamomile is useful for a great many health problems. You can buy chamomile tea from supermarkets as well as health stores, or your can make your own using 20g of chamomile flowers in a little of water. Bring the water to the boil, add the flowers and soak these for 15 minutes. Drink the tea, or use it to wash the affected area or as a douche.
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