Garlic is a potent natural healer, containing anti-fungal properties which is why it is effective against yeast infections, but also having anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties too which is why it has a wide range of medical uses.
Firstly when using garlic you have the option to use one of the garlic supplements or products that are on the market, or using the real thing. The only way to know what works for you is to try these things, as some people have great success and others do not, everyone is different. If you are looking at how to use raw garlic to treat your yeast infection there are a few ways you can use it.
- Peel a clove, wrap it in cheesecloth or gauze and insert it up the vagina, making sure a corner is hanging down enough so that you can reach in and remove it. Nicking the clove releases more of the juices and that is where the healing agent is, but it is very strong and can cause burning if you do. Many women have success without needing to nick the clove.
- Mash up a clove until it forms a paste that you use like a cream. If there are breaks in the skin this will burn a little too.
- Eat more raw garlic, sprinkle it on your salads, or even swallow a clove with water. This gives you intestinal benefit.