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Tea Tree Oil and Candida Yeast Infections

Posted Nov 19 2010 5:35pm

The tea tree, commonly found in Australia, has adapted some pretty powerful chemicals to ward of disease.

Luckily for you, the oil of the tea tree has been extracted and can be used as a natural way to treat external yeast infections. Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic and easily kills both bacterial and fungal cells like Candida albicans yeast.

Although tea tree oil isn’t used in Pine Sol cleaner, the smell of tea tree oil is similar.

How to use Tea Tree Oil to Treat Yeast Infections?

Tea tree oil is only safe to use externally as it is toxic if taken internally. Before using tea tree oil place a small drop on the skin to check for any possible allergic reaction to the oil.

For an all over body treatment for Candida Yeast skin infections, place 10 drops of pure tea tree oil in a warm bath. Soak in the bath for at least twenty minutes.

Tea tree oil can be used to treat vaginal yeast infections by creating a douche or a suppository with the oil. For a douche place 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil in 2 cups of water. Squirt this mixture into the vagina. For the suppository make a solution of 1/3 parts tea tree oil and 2/3 parts vitamin E oil. Soak a tampon in the solution and place it in the vagina for twenty minutes. Repeat either method everyday for 6 days.

Tea tree oil can be applied directly to other yeast infections of the ski, but is better used along with vitamin E or diluted as it can irritate the skin in some people.

As with any natural remedy for yeast infections, consult your doctor if you have any adverse reactions or health problems that may interact with the herbal remedy. Remember that if you are getting a lot of external yeast infections then this is a sign of an internal problem which will only be solved by following a Candida albicans eliminating diet. ( See our mini-reviews of effective Candida albicans Diet programs )

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