Many of us have an underused spice rack sitting in the corner of our kitchens. But those herbs and spices can do much more than liven up your food – many of them actually have tremendous medical benefits too. One such spice is cinnamon. Research over the past few years has tested it against several types of Candida, including Candida Albicans (the yeast that causes Candida overgrowth). Those research studies have shown that cinnamon has powerful antifungal properties. If you’re not adding it to your food already, it could be a useful addition to for a Candida treatment plan.
How should you take Cinnamon for candida?
To help get rid of Candida in your digestive system you can drink a tea made from cinnamon bark. Simply take a few cinnamon sticks and boil them in water for about half an hour. After you are done boiling the cinnamon sticks, take them off the heat and let them steep while they cool. When the water is cool enough to drink, drink the cinnamon tea! You can also simply use cinnamon bark powder and strain out the powder before you drink it; if you don’t have a cinnamon stick that is.
You can also use cinnamon in the vagina, but first you should add it to honey. Add a significant amount of cinnamon bark powder to honey, but not so much that the honey loses its viscosity. You can also add a few drops of Candicidal essential oil to the cinnamon honey mix for an even better cure. Before you go to bed, get a tampon and let it soak in the cinnamon honey mixture. When the tampon is fully soaked with the mixture, insert it into your vagina and then go to bed. Let the tampon remain in your vagina while you sleep at night and remove it when you wake up the next day.
How does Cinnamon for Candida work?
A study in 2012 looked at the effect of cinnamon oil on Candida Albicans both in the laboratory and in patients suffering from intestinal Candida. The results were dramatic. When the researchers examined the Candida cells after they were treated with cinnamon oil, they noted that Irregular hollows appeared on the surfaces, inside organelles were destroyed and the cells burst after treatment.
In the second part of their study they took 60 patients infected with intestinal Candida. The patients were suffering from chronic digestive problems, had already been treated with antibiotics, and were eventually been diagnosed with Candida using a stool test. They were treated with a capsule containing both cinnamon oil and pogostemon oil. After 14 days of treatment, 75% of the patients were found to have no Candida at all in their stool, and the remaining 28% had seen a significant reduction.
Another study in 2011 looked at the use of cinnamon oil in hospitals. Candida infection can be extremely dangerous among those with severely weakened immune systems, and it is becoming increasingly common in hospitals. This study looked at the effectiveness of sixteen different essential oils against another type of Candida yeast, and found that “The most active essential oil was cinnamon oil, which showed anti-candidal activity.