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Essential Oils Info - clove

Treating Candida with Essential Oils

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What is Candida Overgrowth?

Candida is a yeast that naturally lives in the body. A strong immune system and a healthy inner ecology keep the yeast Candida in check and prevent it from taking over its surrounding environment.

Unfortunately, a poor diet can limit the body’s ability to keep Candida in check. Because Candida is an opportunistic microorganism, it will multiply when it has the chance and cause issues like thrush, vaginal yeast infections, and systemic candidiasis.

Systemic symptoms of Candida can include:

  • Mood swings
  • Joint Swelling
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Trouble Sleeping (Insomnia)
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal cramps 
  • Bloating
  • Depression 
  • Trouble Focusing


Essential Oils Can Help

The soothing essential oil clove can provide medicinal benefits to relieve pain and kill parasites in the body.

The medicinal value of  Lemongrass and clove have been strong in traditional cultures. Besides helping to break up Candida biofilm, studies also show that lemongrass can lower blood pressure. This may have something to do with the fact that lemongrass is a powerful antioxidant and can help to stop inflammation. In Brazilian folk medicine, lemongrass has a hypnotic and anticonvulsant effect.

Clove, an important ingredient in Young Living's Thieves blend due to its wonderful immune-enhancing properties, and most notable for its principal constituent is eugenol, which is used in the dental industry to numb the gums. In Indian Ayurvedic medicine, clove is used to dull pain (especially toothaches), to enhance digestion, and to kill parasites. And likewise, in Chinese herbal medicine, clove warms the digestive fire. It is also used to soothe morning sickness in pregnant women. It is also popular in Asian, African, and Mexican cuisine.

Western studies have found that clove is an antioxidant and that it can help to reduce blood sugar levels, as well as ease dental pain.

Application

Follow the guidelines for each oils to treat Candida overgrowth topically. Always dilute essential oils with coconut or vegetable oil when applying. You may also want to spot check for allergic reactions to each oil before applying liberally.

Always check with your physician or doctor before starting a treatment plan.