Because of the irritation and discomfort, you are desperate to find a cure that can offer instant relief.
Aside from prescribed medications, natural remedies are making their mark in the treatment and relief of candida. One of the most popular types of natural remedy for candida is tea tree oil.
What Is Tea Tree Oil?
Tea tree oil is a type of essential oil that is pale yellow to colorless in appearance. It is taken from the leaves of a plant called Melelauca alternifolia which is commonly found in North South Wales of Australia.
This oil has been used in Australia for over 100 years because of its antifungal and antibacterial properties. Tea Tree oil should not be confused with tea oil.
How Does Tea Tree Oil Work?
Research has shown that tea tree oil has powerful anti fungal properties that work well against candida albicans which is identified to be a fungus. Tea tree oil works by attacking the cell membrane of the fungi.
How To Use Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is only for topical use and should not be swallowed, injected into the blood stream or used as a gargle.
For Athlete’s Foot and other yeast infections, dampen a cotton ball with the oil or apply a couple of drops of pure tea tree oil to the affected area. Make sure the area is clean and dry.
You can cover the area with a band aid, but allowing the oxygen to reach the area will make the wound heal faster. Even after the candida infection is treated, tea tree oil may continue to be applied after being barefoot or utilizing public showers so as to prevent recurring infections.
For Vaginosis, make a solution of 1 part tea tree oil and 15-20 parts of pure distilled water. Allow a tampon to soak the solution and wear the tampon every night until symptoms are relieved. It is important to dilute the tea tree oil and not to use pure tea tree oil.
Tea tree oil can be toxic to the body and there are reports of people who have allergic reactions to tea tree oil whether used orally or as a gargle.To be on the safe side, do not use Tea Tree Oil in your mouth.
People who are allergic to myrtle plant may possibly allergic to tea tree oil as well.
In some cases, rashes, nausea, diarrhea, and even coma have been reported because of tea tree usage. There have also been animal studies reporting muscle tremors, sluggish brain functioning and difficulty in wakefulness upon large dosages of tea tree oil.
Pregnant or nursing women should refrain from taking the oil.
Tea Tree Oil is an excellent anti-fungal treatment when used topically, but, like all antifungal treatments, over-use of Tea tree Oil can lead to resistance by the fungi.