A home remedy for yeast infection is Berberine. Berberine is an alkaloid found in herbs such as goldenseal, barberry, and Oregon grape. It fights Candida and parasite overgrowth (especially amoebae) and normalizes intestinal flora. Berberine stimulates the immune system, soothes inflamed mucous membranes, and helps diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms. It is very well tolerated and generally associated with no side effects.
Betaine and pepsin hydrochloride, as well as other stomach acidifiers like glutamic acid and stomach bitters, dissolve Candida and fungi in the stomach. Antacids and acid-suppressing drugs like cimetidine and ranitidine lead to fungal infections because they eliminate the fungal-protective effect of hydrochloric acid. Excess acid, however, can cause severe heartburn and lead to gastritis or peptic ulcer disease. The need for acid supplementation should be determined by tests ordered by a natural health-care practitioner.
One of these tests is the CSDA (comprehensive stool and digestive analysis). To correct low stomach acidity, most naturopaths recommend starting the home remedy for yeast infection treatment by taking one capsule of betaine and pepsin hydrochloride (10 grains) with the first large meal. If this is tolerated, then increase to two capsules at the next large meal and keep increasing to a maximum of six capsules per large meal or to the point where a warm sensation is felt in the stomach, Smaller meals require proportionately lower doses of the betaine and pepsin.
A warm sensation means mat you nave taken more man me amount or acid required to digest your protein completely. At the next large meal take less than the dose that produced the warmth and stay at that dosage until the warm feeling returns. Then, lower the dosage of betaine and pepsin again.
This treatment is continued until one capsule per large meal produces the warm feeling, then the treatment is stopped. At this point, the stomach has healed enough to secrete adequate amounts of acid on its own. Smaller meals (a sandwich, for example) require less betaine, and a warm feeling in the stomach will alert you to an excessive dose.
When taking more than two capsules per meal, it’s best to take the capsules during the meal at five-minute intervals. In most young adults, the entire home remedy for yeast infection treatment will take an average of three months. During this time it is best to avoid dairy products and foods containing gluten (all grains except rice) since a sensitivity to these two food categories is often the reason for the low stomach acidity in the first place.
Source by Blake Allen