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Garlic Cure for Yeast Infections

Home Remedy Ingredients:

  • Garlic - 1 Clove

Use a needle to run a string through a peeled clove of garlic, and insert the garlic into your vagina with the string trailing. This treatment is very effective with overnight use.

[YEA]  10/21/2008: MsB from Rosenberg, Texas: "I must be honest, I was really scared to try the Garlic Clove, but i figured, what harm can it do. I peeled a piece of fresh garlic, and cut it in half (vertically) and inserted into my "sugarpot". My "sugarpot" began to feel much better! In the morning, I had no symptoms. Im going to do it again to make sure that the yeast is gone. But It really really works, Thanks to all who posted feedback, it has really helped!"

[YEA]  09/05/2008: Rose from Coast, Oregon: "Wow, garlic worked WONDERS on completely eradicating my yeast infection within just two days. Well, the first day I swallowed a couple cloves of crushed garlic, but I didn't notice any improvement over the day. So that night, I inserted a small clove of garlic and Thank Mother Earth, the next morning the itching had subsided almost completely. The next night, I did the same, only I crushed the garlic a tiny bit to release the oils more. Today, no more symptoms whatsoever! None at all! Yayy. I may do the same again tonight, just to make sure all the yeast is gone. Haa, we should all chip in and advertise garlic clove yeast infection cure, that'd put the tube-o-chemicals company right OUT!(incidentally, I have never used any of those type of creams and only had a yeast infection once before, but it seemed to go away on it's own after about 5 days...still, garlic is a wonder for this.) :P I love this site so much, thank you! Everyone is so helpful, you are all amazing people. Oh...and also, I started drinking a few cups of Kombucha a few days ago, and then this happened. I'm not sure how exactly they would be connected, if anyone knows or has had the same experience with Kombucha, I'd like to hear about it. Thanks for any info. :) Peace"

12/30/2009: Kishka from Fort Lauderdale, Florida replies: "I know this is an old post but I had yeast for 3 months and then BV for about 3 weeks. I used probiotics, garlic, yogurt, oregano oil and ACV, which did not work. I added about 8 oz. of kombucha a day and it cleared up within 3 days. I am completely amazed and elated. The connection is that kombucha has copious amounts of good bacteria, B12, and amino acids, etc. The difference could be that it has live, good bacteria compared to probiotics in pill form."

[YEA]  06/10/2008: Justine from Edmonton, Canada: "Hello! I'd like to say that after 6+ yeast infections/year, I went off my birth control pill, and it helped a lot (cut my infection rate in half)! Secondly, the acidophilus and garlic suppositories (pessaries for those in the UK) are really, really effective at reducing itching etc. Especially more so that diflucan or OTC treatments. I will try the boric acid with my next infection, but rest assured, some natural help is out there (and on this page!!) Thanks."

06/20/2007: kiki from copenhagen, denmark: "Hi I have suffered from yeast and candid infections for many years almost 10 years and I found your website when trying to find a remedy for my itching vulva. After reading all the testimonials I have decided to try the garlic first and see if it works. I see it has worked for many people and I am hoping that I will have tremendous results. Once more I would like to greatly thank all those who have contributed to this website. Its good to learn that I am not alone. I will sure keep you posted on my progress."

[YEA]  01/25/2007: Monica from Winter Park, FL: "Clove of garlic works wonders for yeast infections! After inserting 2 small cloves of garlic into the vagina, the itching stopped in about 20 minutes! This was during the day...and no, I do not smell like a pizza. At night, I use the 3 day Monistat. I'm on the second day, and all the symptoms are beginning to subside. I really enjoy your website, and it is very informative. Thanks for the home remedies!!!"

[YEA]  06/13/2006: Yasser from St. Louis, MO: "I really was waiting to hear about garlic. it's really indefatigable yeast enemy. I'm really improving with it. i did discover I had loads of yeast infections this month, I have about 50 bad symptoms now. its death experience for me. so I'm starting a war of education toward these infections. I'm amazed as i read now how approach to one matter could be different. I'm covering piece of my mouth now on how hard and easy this battle seems to be, I will write more soon about my symptoms that it also had great deal with skin fungus that fed from inside and outside (running on burning sand on summer). and the eastern remedies (by the way I'm from alexandria egypt) I relieved with, I appreciate the writers and the website for the great systems of research."

[YEA]  05/15/2006: Dot from Buffalo, NY: "I too have been suffering from yeast infections for almost a year now. The one time pill does not even touch it. After a morning of burning and itching I thought I would give the garlic clove treatment a try. Within about 15 minutes the burning sensation stopped. I will continue using it for a few days. I know what you all are going thru. It effects your whole self-being. No one can relate until they have gone thru it. I will be stopping at the pharmacy today for my 1000 mg garlic tabs. Thanks for the self-help tips. The doctor couldn't even help me."

[YEA]  01/24/2006: Lizzy from Manchester, UK: "Hey everyone! Just thought i'd write to tell you my experiences with yeast infections. I have had recurrent infections for over a year, it would start 4 or days after my period and stay until 3 or 4 days before my period . it was living hell and it was effecting me sexual, financial (over the counter treatment is expensive!!) and my over all mood was low. The worst part was my doc kept sayin "these things happen" she just didn't seem to understand how much yeast infection were effecting me. I honestly didn't know what to do, i had tried yogurt but that only seemed to calm the symptoms temporarily, i washed with a few drops of tea tree oil in a pint of water daily but again it just seemed take the initial itch and soreness away then I read somewhere about garlic and it has changed my life! I started takin 1000 mg a day three months ago and haven't had thrush since (touch wood!) Garlic IS a miracle, i swear by it!!"

[YEA]  01/19/2006: Clara from Vancouver, Canada: "A clove of garlic, peeled and inserted into the vagina, cures yeast infections. Every night, for a few days, insert a garlic clove into your vagina to cure yeast infections."

[YEA]  Cynthia from Miami, FL: "Well, I am a firm believer in garlic, and did some research on Garlic oil Capsules. Little did I know, Garlic was great for just about anything wrong with you. And for some reason I had a bad yeast infection and decided to try garlic as a cure, instead of an OTC. I inserted 1 capsule @ night, until a day after symptoms were gone. And I have been a happy camper since. (Get the softgel capsules because they dissolve)."

02/20/2009: Nicole from Portland, Oregon replies: "If you are hesitant to use a clove of garlic, please do try softgels of garlic extract. I have had success with these, as I did not have garlic cloves at home when I first tried this cure. Although I prefer to use supplements in their most natural form, in this case these were more comfortable (I imagine) and simpler to use. Either way it works!"
[YEA]  02/06/2010: Soculture from Lansing, Mi, Usa replies: "I made my own garlic oil by filling a coffee cup half way filled with olive oil. Bought fresh garlic and used one clove and cut up into pieces and put into the olive oil in the cup. I let the garlic soak in the olive oil for several hours. I knew that it had steeped enough when I smelled the oil and it had a garlic smell. I then used this to apply to my outer areas and applied to a tampon and inserted vaginally. This is the only thing I have found so far to find any relief. I have been miserable. Once I did this for a day I found that my symptoms went away. I applied the oil any time I found discomfort on the outer area of my skin and used the tampon soaked in oil in the morning and a night. I found that I only needed to insert the tampon and leave it in an hour or two. This method does not cause discomfort or burning from the oil. It actually soothed the symptoms. I would highly recommend this and will use this again if I ever get a yeast infection again."

Garlic, ACV, Acidophilus, Coconut Oil

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YEA (1)

[YEA]  05/24/2009: Tamara from Fort Collins, Colorado: "I am quite prone to bacterial infections and when I got the last one in October, I went to my obgyn clinic to get antibiotics, which before becoming a regular on Earth Clinic, had been my go-to for UTIs. But this time they couldn't confirm it, so they gave me a lesser, short course antibiotic that, by the time the tests confirmed that the infection I had would be resistant to it, had already run out. So they gave me a longer, more potent antibiotic (I have no recollection of the name) that, of course, gave me a yeast infection. I had never had a yeast infection before (miraculously) and it was agonizing but I did not want to take diflucan or any other prescribed, traditional medication. Instead, I read up on Earth Clinic and tried a few of the therapies. Unfortunately, it was several months ago that it happened, but I do remember a few things that definitely worked. I took a few baths with about 2 cups of organic ACV in the water and applied organic coconut oil to the external parts that immediately reduced, but did not eliminate, the itching and burning. But I believe the most potent remedy was garlic. I chewed one or two raw cloves of garlic twice a day and at night I placed a raw, peeled garlic clove internally as a suppository. Amazingly, it worked. As a word of caution, I don't recommend leaving it too long (take it out after you wake up), try to find a smooth, rounded clove so that it won't poke or scratch the vagina, and to tie some yarn or string around the clove to pull it out easily (wouldn't want to get it lost inside!). I noticed that the garlic worked fast and I would use it internally whenever it started to itch but the oil from the garlic would burn if I didn't have an infection. I also started taking acidophilus in the yogurt-like form and eating coconut oil, which I think helped as well. I only had the infection for three days and started these remedies on the second day, so it could've been even shorter! I had been skeptical of home remedies until this infection and subsequent "cure" and have since used Earth Clinic for mounds of ailments. In fact, I was quite prone to every cold and flu and got a lot of cold sores (once every one to two weeks) and haven't had anything in over 7 months. I guess it took me awhile to realize what a healthy lifestyle and natural remedies can do for me. Thank you Earth Clinic!"

Garlic, Yogurt, Hydrogen Peroxide

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YEA (1)

[YEA]  09/04/2008: Karen from Manila, Philippines: "I had UTI last week and been taking antibiotics for 7 days (today is my last day). On the 3rd day of taking antibiotics I feel really itchy. I just ignore it and thought it was normal having UTI. On the 4th day I am experiencing extreme itchiness and swollen vulva that is really painful to urinate.

After reading all the post about yeast infection. At 1030pm I cant find any ACV nearby so I decided to buy hyrogen peroxide, Yogurt, Yakult and Garlic,

I eat 2 yogurt and drink 2 yakult. then inserted garlic clove. i cant stand the 15-20 mins. so just leave it for few mins. 2 minutes total. coz it was really painful. then washed with hyrogen peroxide dilluted in water. I was able to sleep without pain. the itchiness had lessen by 70%. its not swollen anymore. from flaming red color its now back to normal. i will buy organic ACV today and will update my post. Thank you very much for this site. Thank you for saving lives."

02/05/2012: Jingkatphil from Cagayan De Oro City, Philippines replies: "hi karen, has your vaginal yeast infection cured? I too took antibiotics which resulted to this infection.. I hope you'd reply on this.. I'm from the philippines too.."

General Feedback

05/17/2012: Elucta from Toronto, Canada: "Hello ladies, I have been suffering from reaccurent yeast infections for years. I have tried every remedy, including an anti-candida diet for 2 years ( yeast, sugar and wheat free. ) many thiings have worked but nothing has been long-term. I still get outbreaks consistantly. I am currently trying boric acid capsules, due to all the information I have ready from women who have had success using it. I bought a bottle at Walmart and made my own pills by dumping out the useless acidophilous pills I was inserting nightly and filled with boric acid. I started using boric acid caps inserted into the vagina on May 14, 2012. I have also been douching with hydrogen peroxide daily. So far have had a little relief but I still have a some itching. I will continue to use the boric acid caps and douch with hydrogen peroxide and water for two weeks. I will let you women know. Thanks for your letters women. Together we can fight this humiliating condition."

11/01/2011: Evie from Mississauga, Ontario: "I had vaginal/vulva soreness for over 8 months. I wasn't experiencing any odors or discharge and no burning when urinating.

The doctor prescribed Lamisil: ectosone1% which helped to reduce the swelling but not the burning sensation.

I went back to the doctors, did a few test but everything came back normal. After months of suffering and trying different things I ruled out most possibilities, except that I had yeast infection. Even though the normal symptoms of a yeast infection were not there, I decided to do a treatment anyway.

I went to the pharmacy and purchased fluconazole, (one time oral pill) Monistat single insertion with antifungal cream 2%.

I took the pill and did the treatment overnight, and used the cream on the outer part of the vulva. It took two days for me to notice the difference and about 5 days of apply the cream for the burning to stop. Now the burning and swelling have gone and everything is back to normal and it been about a month since I did it. I also started taking Acidophilus daily to keep the yeast under control.

Hope this helps, good luck.


07/11/2011: Kt1993 from Decatur, Ga, United States: "I had sex May 25 2011. My period was due 2 days later. I got it and lasted about 4 days which is normal for me.. I've been taking birth control a year now. About 2 days after my period I got a yeast infection. I've never had one before. I also picked up sented tampons by mistake and used 3 or 4 of those. My lower abdomen also was sore.. Hurting off in on. I got monistat 3 day and after the first night I was feeling better. I finished the 3 day and seemed fine. About 3 weeks later I started feeling like I was having another yeast infection.. Same signs so I've started 7 day Monistat. Today will be the seventh day using it.

I feel much better occational abdominal aches and just a little itching right after I pee sometimes. Also it only burned when I peed the first time I had the yeast infection and it was only for a day. I was just itchy and a lot of thick cottage cheese like discharge that was sometime watery and I was just unconfortable. I get worried about everything.. I do remember when I was trying to figure out what was wrong I looked stuff up and got really freaked out when I saw stuff about HIV and other STD's.. I started checking my neck lmyph nodes and I remember thinking they felt funky. Does this seem like just a yeast infection?? I'm really scared. This doesn't seem like HIV.. Does it?"

11/09/2012: Shortgirl from Gwinnett, Ga replies: "Hi I totally feel your pain. I have been going through the same thing. I was tested 3 different and by the grace of God they all came back negative BUT I still cannot figure out what is causing my yeast infections as they are painfully annoying. I wish you luck. Take care."

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