Garlic is an excellent natural remedy that helps in treating yeast infections – bakers know that they should not add it to garlic bread while the dough is rising, because it will kill the yeast and ruin the bread. That is why garlic is being added to the dough right before baking, when the yeast has already completed its function.
Besides for killing the yeast in dough, garlic is also used for treating yeast infections. Numerous women who suffer from recurrent yeast infections face the difficulty of fighting them. These infections cannot be noticed early and thus are difficult to treat later. A yeast infection starts with a simple itch, and then, two or three days later, the vaginal discharge gets lumpy, which is a clear sign of a full-blown vaginal yeast infection.
The identification of the early symptoms of yeast infection is essential, and it can be done with a simple treatment. Here is what you should do: take a fresh clove of garlic, peel it, and put the clove into your vagina before you go to sleep. The following morning, remove it and throw it away. The garlic clove should cause a watery discharge, which is perfectly normal. But, just one treatment won’t suffice, so you will need to repeat the procedure again for several nights. It is always best to do the treatment during the night. Due to the fact that there is a connection between the vagina and the mouth, some women have reported feeling the taste of garlic in their mouth after they put the clove in their vagina, which can be unpleasant during the day.
This procedure will be efficient if the yeast infection is in its early phase. But, if the infection is in its advanced phase, you will need to use more garlic. You would need to start with a dry tissue so that you remove all the discharge, and then cut the garlic clove in half and put it into your vagina. Do not stop with the treatment until you notice improvement. Do not use douches when you have a vaginal yeast infection, as the yeast loves water and it will go on growing. By cutting the garlic clove you make the treatment more efficient, as the more the inside of the garlic is exposed, the higher the dose of garlic. Every woman needs to discover her own dose of garlic, as sometimes some women benefit from an uncut clove, and some women need a bigger clove cut in half.
When you put a cut clove in your vagina, you may feel some burning on the healthy skin. If you suffer from an advanced yeast infection, your skin might already be inflamed, but you do not have to worry, as the garlic will cure the infection and the skin will later repair itself. People have been using garlic for killing infections for years, but some companies make millions by patenting it. No wonder they do that, because garlic is very powerful.
This vegetable also possesses great antibacterial properties, which can be confirmed by in vitro studies. A Chinese study has proven that garlic can kill the following bacteria: Salmonella typhimurium, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Proteus vulgaris, Mycobacterium phlei, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Streptococcus faecalis, and Micrococcus luteus.
When it comes to treating bacterial infections, you should use raw garlic. Scientists have found out that when boiled at 100 degrees Celsius for twenty minutes minimum, garlic loses its anti-bacterial properties. This means that it is heat- and acid-labile. Also, some studies have revealed that fresh garlic is able to destroy even Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B Strep – GBS), a bacterium that can kill newborns and premature babies.
By putting a fresh garlic clove into your vagina, you will easily get rid of the GBS, however, no big pharmaceutical company is interested in funding a research, most likely because they cannot patent a natural ingredient like garlic. In the USA, this type of studies is not performed because of the standard of care established by the CDC.
Here is how to perform this treatment based on garlic in order to cure vaginal yeast infections:
Take a garlic clove, break it, peel it off and cut it in half. Do not forget to sew a string through it so that you make easier the removing process. Then, put the clove into your vagina and go to sleep. The following morning, once you get up pull the string gently and take the clove out. Many women say that they can feel the taste of garlic in their mouth while it is inside their vagina, meaning that as long as you can feel the taste of garlic in your mouth, you have not gotten it out yet.