Suffering from a yeast infection is one of the most irritating experiences you can go through. This pesky infection is caused by candida, a yeast which everyone has in their body. The good bacteria in our body controls its growth, but hormonal changes , antibiotics, and pH imbalance can cause yeast to grow too much, leading to an infection.
You can experience a yeast infection in just about any part of your body; the mouth, vagina, skin, even your armpits! There are a lot of medicinal treatments for yeast infections, but one natural option is to try Virgin Coconut Oil.
How Does Virgin Coconut Oil Heal a Yeast Infection?
– Virgin coconut oil is naturally antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial.
– The lauric, capric, and caprylic acid in coconut oil help to target harmful bacteria while leaving healthy bacteria intact.
– The lauric acid in virgin coconut oil strengthens and supports the body’s immune system to fight against yeast fungus.
– Coconut oil is filled with natural antioxidants that are effective at killing yeast and other fungal growths on the body. It also helps your body to better absorb vitamins and minerals.
How Do I Use Virgin Coconut Oil to Treat a Yeast Infection
The first way to use coconut oil to treat a yeast infection is to apply it directly to your skin. First, clean the area thoroughly with soap and water. Then, take a few drops of coconut oil and apply a thin layer to the area. Repeat 2 or 3 times a day, once in the morning and once before going to bed.
Another way to control yeast overgrowth is to add coconut oil to your diet. Incorporating 3-5 tablespoons of coconut oil to your diet daily can not only kill excess yeast, but lower your cholesterol, boost your immunity, and improve your metabolism. Keep in mind, this will only work with virgin coconut oil, not processed or refined coconut oil.
You can use virgin coconut oil to replace butter, oil, or shortening. You can also add coconut oil to oatmeal.
You can eat a teaspoon of coconut oil plain before meals to boost immunity, preventing future diseases, and improving your weight loss.
Where Do I Get Virgin Coconut Oil?
Desired Diva carries some creams that contain Virgin Coconut Oil, like Vitamin E Cream and Black Seed Cream. The best source for pure Virgin Coconut oil is Africa Imports. You can also find it at your local health food store and at some grocery stores.