Ayurvedic Treatment for Candida (An Insidious Yeast Infection)

Various types of fungus live on the internal and external side on the human body, Candida is most probably found on our body and the most common cause of fungal infection. It is a yeast that normally occurs in the mouth and groin region. 20 species are available of candida but the most common is Candida albicans. Some of it is found on many sites of the body like skin, mouth, and vagina. It is the condition, that is not harmful to the body but there are some causes which promotes the growth of fungus and then produces negative effects on our body. Candida overgrowth is called candidiasis.

Treatment for Candida
Ayurvedic Treatment for Candida (An Insidious Yeast Infection)


  • When patient takes more antibiotic medicines for any bacterial infection (such as skin infection or inflammatory disease.
  • Pregnancy
  • lack of hygiene during menstruation which can spread through use of cloth or any other unhealthy way to manage the bleeding
  • Chronic exposure to water
  • Weak immune system
  • Through disease like diabetes
  • High intake of the carbohydrates, refined grains
  • Environmental toxins
  • High alcohol intake
  • Taking oral contraceptives
  • High-stress levels


1. Thrush (Oropharyngeal Candidiasis)

when candidiasis affects the mouth and throat region, this is called Thrush. It is most commonly seen in newborns babies. Unhygienic oral or removable dentures can be the cause of risk which can increase the problem.

2. Genital Yeast Infection (Genital Candidiasis)

It is also called a yeast infection. 75 % of women are infected at least one time of their lifetime. Males are also affected but less commonly seen.  Mostly candida is present in the groin region after that chances of some circumstances the infection is increased.

3. Bloodstream (Invasive Candidiasis)

When candida yeast passes out in the bloodstream (like through medical device or instrument), it moves to all over the organs. And after that causes a major life-threatening problem.

4. Diaper rash (especially in children) etc

Yeast Infection
Yeast Infection

Signs and Symptoms

  • Fever and Chills – when candida yeast affects the bloodstream, of the body the infected blood passes through the body tissues and organs
  • Genital infest infection (extreme itchiness on the vagina, redness or inflammation of the vagina and vulva (the external part of the female genitals, discomfort during sex, thick white discharge from the vagina like cottage cheese) and in men, groin region is affected through yeast infection and on penis outer side some rashes are seen.
  • Tiredness and fatigue – it is developed due to the low functioning of the immune system
  • Weak immune system – fungal infection affects the immune system and after that patient feels very lethargic
  • Urinary tract infection -in vaginitis, there is a risk of urinary tract infection. 
  • Digestive issues – when good bacteria live in our gut, our gut is considered healthy but due to some conditions, there is a decrease in the healthy bacteria in the gut which causes some problems like- constipation, diarrhea, acidity, and belching
  • Sinus infections (it includes a runny nose, loss of smell and itching in the nasal region
  • Nail infections due to in touch with the water for a long time
  • joints pain so it causes arthritis or osteomyelitis and hips and knees mostly infected


  • It causes harmful effects on esophagus, heart valves, intestine, liver, lungs etc
  • It can cause problems during pregnancy.
  • Disturbs the normal sex activity
  • It causes sexually transmitted diseases
  • Eczema

Test for Candida Over-Growth

  1. IgG, IgA, and IgM candida antibodies – when these antibodies are highly increased than they indicate that candida infection has been produced in the body. After that immune system suppress
  2. Complete blood count (CBC) – In affected persons white blood cell count decreases due to candida overgrowth in the body.
  3. Urine organic dysbiosis test – candida overgrowth is represented by the detection of D- Arbinitol. If this is elevated, that it means overgrowth of candida.

Treatment for Candidiasis

  • First intake of the low-level sugar and carbohydrate products, non-glutinous grains, lean protein are recommended.
  • Secondly, every person should maintain hygiene and eat hygienic food and wear hygienic or clean clothes.
  • Finally, intake of herbal medicines are beneficial for health. Planet Ayurveda prescribes many medicines for this disease like
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1. Aller – G Care

It is prepared by standardized extracts of many plants like Haridra (Curcuma longa) Shirish (Albezzia lebbock), Neem ( Azadirachta indica). it is 100 % vegetarian preparation made with extract of herbs. It works against many bacterial and fungal infections. 

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Tulsi Capsules

Tulsi Capsules are prepared using the standardized extract of the herb Ocimum sanctum. This herb is used as a broad spectrum of antibiotic activity which is very effective in candida infection. 

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Praanrakshak Churna

It is also prepared with many herbs like Shirish ( Albizia lebbeck), vasa ( Adhatoda vasica ) anantmool ( Tylophora asthmatica), dalchini ( Cinnamomum zeylanica), bharangi ( Clerodendrum serratum ) and mulethi ( Glycyrrhiza glabra). It can also be taken in daily routine as a nutritional supplement

Dosage: 1-2 teaspoonful thrice, with plain water after meals

4. Curcumin Capsules

It is the compound of turmeric. And the main ingredient of this medicine is curcumin.  It has antifungal, antibacterial, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and many other properties.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.