Treat a Fungal Infection With Herbal Remedies
Antifungal herbs are often just as efficient at treating fungal infections as expensive pharmaceuticals. Each of these treatments are gentle, natural, and can be combined for quicker results. Here’s treat a fungal infection with herbal remedies at home.
1. Liquefy raw garlic in a blender or mash well with a fork. Apply to the affected area with a cotton ball or swab three times daily. Ingesting garlic can also be beneficial, but applying it externally yields faster results.
2. Apply a few drops of tea tree oil directly to the fungal infection three times daily. If you have sensitive skin, dilute it with a few drops of vegetable oil. Tea tree oil should not be ingested.
3. Use chamomile, an herbal fungicidal that also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, both internally and externally. Drink chamomile tea at least once per day, and apply the used tea bags directly to the affected area. Chamomile tea is particularly effective at treating vaginal yeast infections and can be used in a sitz bath.
4. Purchase a tincture containing Black Walnut from a health food store. These anti-fungal tinctures often contain other antifungal and antibacterial herbal extracts such as lavender, valerian and tea tree oil. Apply as directed.
5. Use henna to treat dandruff. Dandruff is usually caused by a fungal infection. The antifungal varieties of henna include ‘red henna’ (Lawsonia inermis) and ‘neutral henna’ (cassia obovata). Neutral henna will not change the color of your hair but will make it glossy, full, and healthier looking along with treating dandruff.