A good Candida herbal remedy should have antifungal properties that can discourage the growth of Candida in the gut. This remedy should also have anti-bacterial properties to help repair any damage that has already been caused by Candida overgrowth.
Pau d’arco bark contains substances known as naphthaquinones that have strong anti-fungal properties. In fact, the anti-fungal properties in Pau d’arco have been clinically tested and found to be as potent as the anti-fungal properties in the prescription medication ketoconazole. Since it is not water soluble, the active ingredient in Pau d’arco must be extracted in alcohol from the whole bark in order for the extract to work safely and effectively as a Candida herbal remedy.
If you have any of the dozens of troublesome symptoms associated with Candida overgrowth, you may wonder whether to try a Candida herbal remedy or a prescription medication. Candida is a fungus that is present in the gastrointestinal tract. It is needed in the body in moderate amounts, but it can become a problem when too much of this fungus is present. An overgrowth of Candida in the gut is known as Candidiasis.
So, now that we have found out what causes it, and what the symptoms are lets shoot straight to the herbs that can be used as candida herbal remedies.