Natural Home Remedies For Yeast Infection | Top Ten

Natural Home Remedies For Yeast Infection is the dream of every woman suffering from this annoying disease.

In this article, we will show you how to get rid of vaginal yeast infection easily at home using natural and simple remedies. 

What Is Vaginal Yeast Infection

It is an infection caused by a fungus called Candida Albicans which is found naturally inside the vagina but due to many health issues overgrowth may occur causing vaginal candidiasis.

The infection may be simple and can be treated with natural home remedies for yeast Infection and sometimes it needs drugs to be treated.

Natural Home Remedies For Yeast Infection

Vaginal Yeast Infection Symptoms

Vaginal Yeast infection is an annoying disease cause many uncomfortable symptoms such as 



-Painful discharge

If it is the first time you have these symptoms you should visit your gynecologist to confirm that you have a yeast infection, not anything else.

Natural Home Remedies For Yeast Infection

1-Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has many health benefits and many studies researches show that coconut oil has antifungal properties against Candida Albicans.

How To Use 

At first, you should have pure and organic coconut oil without any additives then apply it directly to your affected vagina.

2- Greek Yogurt

Because yogurt contains probiotics it could be considered one of the very effective natural home remedies for yeast infection.

Yogurt contains a bacteria called Lactobacillus Acidophilus. This bacteria can maintain the pH balance inside the vagina which is important to prevent candida overgrowth.

How To Use 

Simply you need to eat two cups of unsweetened yogurt daily. You also can apply it locally into your vagina just dip a tampon in the yogurt, insert it into your vagina leave it for two or three hours then remove and rinse.

Natural Home Remedies For Yeast Infection

3- Probiotic Suppositories And Supplements

If you don't like to eat yogurt you can take Lactobacillus acidophilus supplements. It has the same effect on your body pH in the same way as well as yogurt.

How To Use 

Ask your physician or trusted pharmacist about oral probiotic supplements and take them daily as prescribed.

As it takes ten days to reach the full effect of oral probiotics you can use probiotics vaginal suppositories which have a faster effect.

4- Tea Tree Oil

 Research shows that tea tree essential oil has antifungal properties so vaginal suppositories that contain tea tree oil as an active ingredient may help you to get rid of yeast infection.

Take care some women show sensitivity to tea tree oil so if you feel uncomfortable stop using it.

5- Garlic

Garlic is one of the most effective natural home remedies for yeast infection because it is considered antibacterial and antifungal.

How To Use 

You need to add raw garlic to your diet.

In some remedies, you could insert a garlic clove into your vagina but this method may cause burns and pain so it is not recommended.

6- Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is one of the most famous natural home remedies for yeast infection.

The high acidity of apple cider vinegar helps to maintain the pH balance of the vagina it also can eliminate harmful microorganisms such as candida.

How To Use 

Just add 1\2 cup of apple cider vinegar to your bath and soak your lower body for 20 minutes.

You can also get the benefits of apple cider vinegar by adding it to your diet.


Don't douche with apple cider vinegar because it may worsen your case as it kills both good and bad organisms in your vagina and it may cause irritation too.

Natural Home Remedies For Yeast Infection

7- Vitamin C

A strong immune system is very important to keep your health well and it helps your body to maintain its balance against harmful microorganisms like candida.

Vitamin C is known as an immune system booster so it can help against candida growth.

How To Use 

Just increase your intake of vitamin C by consuming vegetables and fruits rich in it you could also take vitamin C supplements.


8-Boric Acid

According to the CDC boric acid is a powerful antiseptic it is useful for yeast infection treatment.

How To Use 

You can use boric acid suppositories with other prescribed medicine to get high effectiveness.


-Boric acid may be toxic if it is absorbed in large doses so don't use it on broken skin and don't take it orally.

-Don't use boric acid if you are pregnant.

9- Oil of oregano

Some research shows that the oil of oregano can inhibit the growth of candida so it could be one of the helpful natural home remedies for yeast infection.

But, first, you should know that there are two species of oregano. The first one is known as origanum marjoram which is more common and used mostly in food and has no special benefits.

The second species is origanum Vulgare ( wild oregano ) which contains two powerful active ingredients called thymol and carvacrol.

So you should get the oil of wild oregano ( origanum Vulgare ) if you want to use it for treating vaginal yeast.

How To Use 

You can use capsules containing oil of oregano by inserting it into your vagina at night, or you can dilute two or three drops of oregano oil with one ounce of sweet almond oil, olive oil, or warmed coconut oil then soak a tampon in the mixture for few minutes then insert it into your vagina.

You should change the tampon every 2-4 hours.


Some people have allergies to the essential oil of oregano so test it on your forearm before use.

Natural Home Remedies For Yeast Infection

10- Hydrogen Peroxide

One of the natural home remedies for yeast infection is using diluted hydrogen peroxide.

Hydrogen peroxide is produced naturally by the lactobacillus acidophilus so you can mix one part of hydrogen peroxide and one part of water and apply it to your genitals.


Don't use hydrogen peroxide without dilution as it may cause skin irritation.


Vagina is an important organ of the woman's body. It needs special care to maintain its health and every woman may suffer from some vaginal inflammation or infection during her life so some natural home remedies for yeast infection may be helpful for these issues.

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Written By : Dr. Shimaa Makki

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