Yeast overgrowth is a common issue amongst women vaginally, but has also been seen within the gastrointestinal tract.  Other fungal infections can occur in places like toenails.  Here are herbs you can use to reduce fungal infections.

Paracress / Spilanthes

  • Antifungal
  • Immune support
  • Anti-aging via a constituent called spilanthol
  • Used for toothache, gum care, and gastrointestinal problems like ulcers
  • Antioxidant properties
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Neuroprotective

Pau d’arco

  • Can be used internally and externally
  • Immune modulator, and thus can help with rheumatism
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Lymphagogue, and thus can be used to reduce lymphatic congestion


  • Antifungal
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Analgesic
  • Has been used in creams, toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorants
  • Useful for respiratory, urinary and gastrointestinal tract infections


  • Antifungal
  • Considered a carminative, thus aiding in reducing spasms and spasmodic pain
  • Antioxidant
  • Expectorant and bronchodilator. May assist with whooping cough and bronchitis
  • Immune system booster
  • Helps to raise blood pressure, which can be great for those struggling with low blood pressure
  • It can also relax veins and arteries and strengthen cardiac muscles, thus being beneficial for cardiovascular health

Tea tree

  • Antifungal
  • Often used topically for fungal infections
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiseptic
  • Useful in oral rinses to decrease plaque and gingivitis
  • May be helpful in mild to moderate acne

I have used various antifungal herbs extensively on my clients with digestive issues and they have seen notable improvements.

If you are seeking help with prevention, digestive health (ex. bloating, gas, constipation, food sensitivities), or kidney function, schedule a consultation by:

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  • Calling 281-231-2811

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