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Antifungal susceptibility and growth inhibitory response of oral Candida species to Brucea javanica Linn. extract

Posted December 5, 2013

Candida species have been associated with the emergence of resistant strains towards selected antifungal agents. Plant products have been used traditionally as alternative medicine to ease candidal infections. The present study was undertaken to investigate the antifungal susceptibility patterns and growth inhibiting effect of Brucea javanica seeds extract against Candida species.

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Nigella sativa proven to treat candida albicans effectively

Posted October 22, 2013

Candida albicans is a fungal infection that is not easy to heal. Although commonly referred to as a yeast infection, it can affect many areas of the body including the blood, skin, mouth, throat and genitals. Candida must be treated with multiple approaches, including reinforcing the immune system, diet, and removal of stress. This is one reason why the Middle Eastern herb, Nigella sativa, a known immune booster, is so successful in treating candida albicans effectively.

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Candida fungus treated with nontoxic herbal medicine

Posted October 1, 2013

A Kansas State University microbiologist has found a breakthrough herbal medicine treatment for a common human fungal pathogen that lives in almost 80% of people. Govindsamy Vediyappan, assistant professor of biology, noticed that diabetic people in developing countries use a medicinal herb called Gymnema slyvestre to help control sugar levels. He decided to study the microbiological use of Gymnema slyvestre — a tropical vine plant found in India, China and Australia — to see if it could treat a common human fungal pathogen called Candida albicans.

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Study finds medicinal herb Gymnema slyvestre compounds block the fungal transition of Candida albicans

Posted September 16, 2013

A Kansas State University microbiologist has found a breakthrough herbal medicine treatment for a common human fungal pathogen that lives in almost 80 percent of people.

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Heal your candida infection with these five powerful foods

Posted August 28, 2013

In a society addicted to sugars, grains, dairy and alcohol, it becomes very difficult to treat the widespread digestive diseases occurring in North America. Add in a tainted and low nutrient food supply; antibiotics and prescriptions; heavy metal intake through dental fillings, vaccinations and environment; and plenty of undue stress and you have created the perfect environment for an inner ecology imbalance commonly known as candidiasis. However, there is hope to win the battle by incorporating these powerful foods into your diet on a daily basis.

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Probiotics for Candida

Posted October 25, 2012

The most important natural agents for killing Candida overgrowth in the body. We reviewed some of the recent studies highlighting undecylenic acid, oregano oil, clove oil, and berberine and found that these nutrients not only inhibit the growth of Candida but they also prevent Candida from converting into its more harmful state (hyphae).

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Unlock the Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

Posted April 30, 2012

The benefits of cayenne pepper might actually be of greater value to your health as a staple in your medicine cabinet rather than in your spice rack. The cayenne pepper, or Capiscum annum, derives its proper name from a Greek word meaning to bite, a clear allusion to the pungent properties of the plant and its seeds. However, its the many medicinal benefits of cayenne pepper that earned it the nickname The King of Herbs.

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Chiltepin peppers, spice and medicine

Posted April 30, 2012

The pea-sized chiltepin pepper (Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum) is thought to be the ancestral plant of all chili peppers. It is native to Arizona, Texas, Florida, Mexico, and Central and South America. The chiltepin plant is a bush that grows up to four feet tall and it prefers well-drained sandy soil.

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