Tea Tree Oil: Using tea tree oil for candida (yeast infection) June 10 2014
Candida is a type of yeast infection that occurs within the body, most often within the digestive tract, but can also be found outside of the body as well. It is essentially a strain of yeast that can overgrow on or in the body and cause a host of problems, ranging from digestive upset, skin disorders, fatigue, thrush, vaginal yeast infections, and many more. Tea tree oil (melaleuca alternifolia) has amazing antifungal properties that can help to inhibit Candida growth on and in the body. It’s important to note that this may take some time (and patience), as fungal growth best responds to a diligent application process over a substantial period of time.
How to treat Candida overgrowth with tea tree oil:
To treat intestinal Candida, take 2-3 drops of tea tree oil in 8 ounces of water. Repeat twice daily.
Tea tree oil may be applied topically to fungal spots on the skin in its pure form, using Q-tips or cotton swabs to apply a small amount to affected areas.
Tea tree oil can also be diluted in water (4-5 drops per 8 ounces) to be used as a spray or rinse.
In addition to treatment, tea tree oil can also be used in the prevention of fungal outbreaks. Once you have successfully treated a fungal infection, use any one of the above methods periodically to prevent a recurring outbreak and maintain overall skin health.
As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.
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