Some of The Best Treatments
For Candida Albicans Are The 
Anti-Fungal Foods & Herbs

Natural Antifungal Treatments for Candida Albicans

When it comes to treatments for candida albicans, these foods and herbs are potent. The majority of candida overgrowth occurs in the digestive tract, so anti-fungal foods and herbs really stir things up.

They can cause some serious die-off reactions, especially when taken too early in a treatment program.

It’s a good idea to incorporate some of the major dietary changes before increasing the anti-fungal foods and herbs in your daily diet, so that you will have already begun starving the yeast and improving your immune system.

See the Step By Step Diet Guide for more information on how to get started.

That said, here’s the list of some of our major players.

Antifungal Foods and Herbs,
Excellent Natural Treatments for Candida Albicans

Apple Cider Vinegar – Use raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar liberally in salad dressings, marinades, and mayonnaise.

Apple cider vinegar can also be used as a douche in the treatment of vaginal candida yeast infections, or as a topical treatment for fungal infections of the skin, including dandruff, tinea versicolor and seborrheic dermatitis, which occur due a weakened immune system.

Apple cider vinegar is one of the most versatile (and delicious) natural treatments for candida albicans.

Read more on apple cider vinegar and candida here .

Barberry - This one of the three most common western medicinal roots containing berberine, which has potent antifungal properties. Berberine demonstrates significant anti-fungal activity while leaving beneficial microflora in the gut intact. It's is also good for diarrhea.

Research has shown that berberine can effectively prevent candida yeasts from producing lipase, an enzyme which they use to help them colonize.

You would take barberry as a supplemental treatment for candida albicans as opposed to cooking with it.

cloves are one of the antifungal food treatments for candida albicans

Chaga - a form of medicinal mycelium that grows on mature birch trees in colder climates of the northern hemisphere. It is revered for its potent anticancer properties, anti-inflammatory effects, and immune boosting abilities, including anti-candida benefits.  It is also taken to lower blood pressure.  It is slow brewed into a tea reminiscent of coffee. Chaga has been used for many generations in Siberia, Russia and other parts of Asia.

Cloves – Make clove tea from freshly ground cloves, add ground cloves to spice rubs.

More on Clove Tea.

You will also find clove oil in some drug stores, which is sold as a topical application for the relief of toothache.

Clove oil can be taken internally, but start small, it's potent! One drop at first will be plenty, washed back with a glass of water.

Clove oil is an extremely effective anti-fungal when taken internally, but also when applied topically to fungal infections of the toenail or the fingernail. Clove oil is one of the most powerful weapons among the dietary treatments for candida albicans. 

More info on Clove Oil


Coconut Oil – Caprylic acid, a medium chain saturated fatty acid found in coconut oil has been demonstrated to inhibit fungal growth, both topically and internally.

Get a good quality virgin coconut oil for eating raw. Stir it into steamed vegetables, add a dollop to a bowl of soup. This is one of the most powerful foods for candida treatment.

There are less expensive (refined and deodorized) coconut oils which can be used for cooking, such as a stir fry or for sauteeing. The refined and/or deodorized kind of coconut oil is good for people who don't like coconut flavor. Even the refined coconut oils are better than most other oils for cooking due to their tolerance to heat, but for the best anti-fungal properties, invest in some virgin coconut oil.

Your oils should never be hydrogenated in any way.

garlic is the most powerful antifungal food in the treatments for candida albicans

Garlic – Fresh garlic contains a large number of sulphur containing compounds which have potent anti-fungal properties. Among the most studied are allicin, alliin, alliinase and S-allylcysteine. When eaten raw (especially crushed, which releases these powerful agents), this little bulb is about the best anti-fungal available!

Blend it into salad dressings, or how about some garlicky aioli for a grilled artichoke or asparagus? Yum!

Add raw crushed garlic to tapenades, fresh salsas, and raw veggie dips.

If I had to choose one anti-fungal food to use in my natural treatments for candida albicans, raw crushed garlic would be a contender.

Ginger While not the most potent antifungal food, ginger is an excellent healing food, it's worth adding to this list.

Ginger root is used to treat a number of health problems including abdominal bloating, loss of appetite, coughing, nausea, vomiting, sore throat, fevers, diarrhea, arthritis and rheumatism, among many others.

Ginger contains volatile oils which give it its characteristic taste and aroma. The aromatic constituents in ginger include zingiberene and bisabolene, while the pungent constituents (which are probably responsible for the calming effects on nausea) are known as gingerols and shogaols.

ginger root makes the list of herbal treatments for candida albicans

Ginger is also used in many formulations to cleanse the liver, and has been used for thousands of years in various corners of the globe as a detoxifying remedy.

The liver is often overly toxic when dealing with an overgrowth of yeast in the body.

That alone gives ginger a place on the list of our best culinary (and medicinal) treatments for candida.



Goldenseal - Not so delicious as a food, but this root is a powerful antifungal, so it's great as part of a treatment for candida. Goldenseal contains berberine. Berberine demonstrates significant anti-fungal activity while leaving beneficial microflora in the gut intact. It's also good for diarrhea.

Research has shown that berberine can effectively prevent candida yeasts from producing lipase, an enzyme which they use to help them colonize.

You would take goldenseal as an herbal treatment for candida, as opposed to cooking with it.


Oregano Oil – Also called Oil of Oregano. This is sold as an herbal supplement or an essential oil, but it is totally edible! A good one will be made of the essential oil of wild harvested, mountain grown oregano infused into extra virgin olive oil.

Oil of Oregano contains a phenol called carvacrol, which is the antifungal agent of the plant.

It has a really strong taste, but I absolutely love it! You can add it to salad dressing, or add a few drops to a serving of good Italian style meat sauce. If the taste is too much, just put a small amount of water into a shot glass, add a few drops of the oil, and knock it back! Follow with a glass of water.

Oil of Oregano is also one of the best oral treatments for candida albicans overgrowth in the mouth, called oral thrush (a white coating on the tongue). Mix it with olive oil to apply to fungal skin infections, or use it straight on toenail and fingernail fungus infections.



Oregon Grape Root - Another root containing berberine. Berberine demonstrates significant anti-fungal activity while leaving beneficial microflora in the gut intact. It's is also good for diarrhea. Research has shown that berberine can effectively prevent candida yeasts from producing lipase, an enzyme which they use to help them colonize.

You would take Oregon Grape Root as an herbal treatment for candida albicans as opposed to cooking with it.

pau d'arco tea is a mild antifungal, perfect  addition in the dietary treatments for candida albicans

Pau D’Arco – This is a milder anti-fungal, but is well known for its immune supporting qualities due to its high levels of antioxidants. 

Because it's milder in its effects than the other foods on this list, it’s the best one to include early on as part of your dietary treatments for candida.

Pau D’Arco is made from the bark of a rainforest tree. Sometimes it's called Taheebo or Lapacho. 

A popular preparation is to make it into tea. You can get it in tea bags, or, a less expensive option is to buy the loose bark in the bulk herb section of a natural food store. 

It is a mahogany-colored thin bark, usually sold in small strips or shreds. 

Be sure you buy Pau D'arco Tea form a reputable source, there are many species of Pau D'arco tree, but only one variety is potently medicinal (Tabebuia avellanedae, synonym = Tabebuia impetiginosa). Also, the bark shavings are sometimes mixed with other wood shavings lumber yards and packaged as "pure".

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Pungent Spices – Let’s talk curry. Especially Indian-style curries. The pungent spices found in curry blends are great detoxifiers , blood cleansers, and very helpful for repelling candida yeast! It's best to make your curry dishes at home, especially the Thai curries, which often have sugars added when you order them at the restaurant.

Some of the most potent antifungal pungent spices are asafoetida, ajwain seeds, cinnamon, cloves, and coriander (the essential oil found in the coriander leaves especially - also called cilantro).

Get into curries, enjoy those pungent spice blends, they’re some of the tastiest treatments for candida albicans.


We don't need prescription drugs and over-the-counter chemical creams, ointments and suppositories when we can use effective natural remedies instead. These foods & potent herbs, when used in conjunction with a proper diet, are truly some of the best natural treatments for candida albicans.


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