There are many herbs that can be used should you decide to use homeopathy and supplements for a yeast infection. This article outlines just a few of them, but for more expert use of homeopathy and supplements for a yeast infection it would be a good idea to visit a local practitioner. They will have more experience and can create a program specifically for you, that takes into account your general health, any other conditions you may have and the severity of the infection.
Each remedy suggested below will help soothe the symptoms of a yeast infection and will help the body fight the fungus that causes it, without having to use conventional medicated treatments. Though a doctor should be consulted to ensure that what you have is really a yeast infection (two thirds of women mis-diagnose themselves and actually have something else) after confirmation is made you do not have to then use drugs to treat it, you can look at homeopathy and supplements for a yeast infection.
Calcarea carbonica (calcium carbonate)
This a source of calcium which is vital for bone strength and cell structure. There are many materials that contain calcium such as coral, chalk and limestone. Homoeopathic physicians use calcium carbonate for illness that bring with them symptoms such as depression, anxiety and fatigue. When used homeopathically calcium carbonate is ground from oyster shells. As well as treating yeast infection it is also used for joint pains, slow healing fractures, backache, teething, headaches, ear infections, menstruation problems including heavy bleeding, PMS and cramps, as well as some digestive issues.
Symptoms a patient would be suffering to have Calcarea carb used as a homeopathic remedy for a yeast infection are:
- Itching that is worse before, during and after a period.
- Deep burning.
- Feeling chilled.
- Craving sweet foods.
- Physical fatigue.
- Vaginal discharge that is thick and whitish or yellowish in appearance.
Kali bichromicum (potassium dichromate/potassium bichromate)
This is a compound gained from chromium iron ore or from potassium chromate. It is very corrosive and is also used in textiles, wood staining and electric batteries! It is also toxic so great care must be taken. Homeopathic practitioners use it commonly for conditions where the location of pain is locatable by touch. To be used safely as a remedy it is diluted to levels that are non toxic using a process called trituration. It is often used for throat, vaginal, nose and stomach complaints.
Symptoms a patient would be suffering to have Kali bichromicum used as a homeopathic remedy for a yeast infection are:
- A thick yellow vaginal discharge that is sticky and tough.
- Itching vulva.
- Burning that lasts for long periods at a time.
- Worsening of symptoms in the morning.
- Feeling better when patients wrap up warm and stay rested.
Natrum muriaticum (sodium chloride/rock salt)
Salt is around in the world more than any other substance apart from water! It has been valued throughout history and homeopaths use it for illnesses that lead to symptoms of emotional sensitivity, a desire for salty foods and being very thirsty. Salt is dissolved in water, which then gets filtered and crystals are formed using evaporation. These crystals are then used diluted in water as a treatment. Natrum mur is used to treat many different ailments, from headaches caused by menstruation, cold sores, colds, skin complaints, indigestion, irregular menstruation and more.
Symptoms a patient would be suffering to have Natrum mur used as a homeopathic remedy for a yeast infection are:
- A vaginal discharge that is like the white of a raw egg.
- Irritation of the vagina.
- A feeling of vaginal dryness.
- Emotional upset.
- Craving for salt.
- Feeling worse when in sunlight.
Pulsatilla pratenis (meadow anemone/wind flower/small pasque flower)
This small flower has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient Greek times. It is used for various illnesses including digestive, gynaecological, colds, labor, pregnancy problems, menstruation, eye problems to name a few. The flower is turned into a pulp and then steeped in a mix of water and alcohol, then strained and diluted.
Symptoms a patient would be suffering to have Pulsatilla pratenis used as a homeopathic remedy for a yeast infection are:
- A creamy white or yellowy vaginal discharge.
- Symptoms change a lot and vary day to day.
- Itching labia.
- Very sore in the vaginal area.
- Burning of the labia causing great discomfort.
- A need for affection.
Sepia officinalis (cuttlefish)
Related to the squid and octopus, a cuttlefish has eight arms and is a mollusk. It moves by squirting water from organs in its body and like its relatives it releases an ink when feeling threatened or in danger. This is called sepia. Sepia has to be prepared properly for homeopathic purposes as digested it can cause unwanted side effects. During this preparation large amounts of sugar and milk are used. It is used mostly on gynaecological problems such as heavy menstruation, PMS, cramps, menopause, pregnancy and yeast infections.
Symptoms a patient would be suffering to have Sepia officinalis used as a homeopathic remedy for a yeast infection are:
- A yellow vaginal discharge that causes itchiness.
- Or a curd like white vaginal discharge.
- Discharge is worse in the morning or when walking.
- A weak feeling in the pelvic region.
- Extremities are always cold.
Also a substance used for many years even referred to in the Bible as brimstone. As well as medicinal purposes it is used for dye production, gunpowder and fungicides. It is used on illnesses such as skin disorders, and ones that have symptoms of burning, itching, irritability and unpleasant odors. Sulfur is diluted with either a water/alcohol solution or a milk sugar one.
Symptoms a patient would be suffering to have Sulfur used as a homeopathic remedy for a yeast infection are:
- Yellowish vaginal discharge.
- A discharge that has a smell.
- Warmth makes the symptoms worse.
- Bathing aggravates the symptoms.