Rose water is an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory remedy for skin infections

Rosa damascena, commonly known as Damask rose, is one of the most important and medicinally useful members of the Rosaceae (rose) family. It is an ornamental plant widely used to make perfumes and is reported to have plenty of beneficial properties. According to multiple studies, Damask rose has anti-HIV, antibacterial, antioxidant, antitussive, hypnotic and antidiabetic properties. It … Continue reading Rose water is an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory remedy for skin infections

Rosa damascena hydrosol found to reduce the pathogenicity of microbes and inhibit skin inflammation

Researchers at Teikyo University in Japan investigated the effects of Damask rose (Rosa damascena) water on the growth of Candida albicans and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and on the function of neutrophils, which are key regulators of inflammatory reactions. They reported their findings in an article published in Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin. Hydrosol prepared from the flowers of R. damascena is traditionally used to treat various health … Continue reading Rosa damascena hydrosol found to reduce the pathogenicity of microbes and inhibit skin inflammation

Transient vs. Resident Probiotics: What’s the Difference?

Source: Transient vs. Resident Probiotics: What’s the Difference? by Dr. Edward Group The popularity of probiotics is soaring, and for good reason: the tiny microorganisms living in your gut have a huge impact on your health.[1] But did you know that there are two different kinds of probiotic supplements? They are called resident and transient strains. If … Continue reading Transient vs. Resident Probiotics: What’s the Difference?

Shed and spread: Study finds drug-resistant superbug Candida auris can spread through skin shedding

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been warning the public about an emerging and potentially deadly superbug for years. Candida auris, a pathogenic fungus that belongs to the same family that causes candidiasis, has recently been causing severe illness in hospitalized patients in many countries, including the United States. According to the CDC, C. auris is now considered a global health … Continue reading Shed and spread: Study finds drug-resistant superbug Candida auris can spread through skin shedding

Fennel oil found to have antifungal activity against Candida albicans

Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC), or vaginal thrush, refers to vaginal and vulval symptoms caused by the yeast Candida albicans. These include vaginal discharge, a burning sensation in the affected parts and an itchy rash on the vulva and surrounding skin. VVC is said to affect 75 percent of women at least once in their lifetime. Many natural treatments are available … Continue reading Fennel oil found to have antifungal activity against Candida albicans

Sources and Uses for Iodine / Iodine to Rescue

Anyone who tells you to stay away from iodine is a medical idiot. Actually that statement does not cover the story of medical cruelty and the pharmaceutical terrorism that is centered on iodine phobia that is rampant in the medical world today. One of my neighbors, who has cancer, recently visited the Gerson Clinic in … Continue reading Sources and Uses for Iodine / Iodine to Rescue

Compounds in lung moss can potentially treat even drug-resistant candida infections

A grayish lung-like lichen may help treat patients with infectious fungal diseases that developed a resistance to pharmaceutical drugs. A new study found that natural molecules in lung moss (Lobaria pulmonaria) possess anti-fungal activity and can selectively target drug-resistant strains of Candida albicans. The use of too many antibacterials, anti-fungals and other pharmaceutical drugs led to the … Continue reading Compounds in lung moss can potentially treat even drug-resistant candida infections

How Licorice Root Benefits & Balances Candida Overgrowth

Source: How Licorice Root Benefits & Balances Candida Overgrowth by Dr. Edward Group In ancient Egypt, if you wanted something sweet to quench your thirst, you couldn’t grab a sports drink at a local convenience store. Instead, Egyptians made a liquid drink from licorice root that looked like tea. Pharaohs and prophets alike drank the tea … Continue reading How Licorice Root Benefits & Balances Candida Overgrowth

Anise Seed: An All-Natural Remedy For Candida & Fungus

Source: Anise Seed: An All-Natural Remedy For Candida & Fungus by Dr. Edward Group With delicate, white floral bouquets atop long branches, the anise plant lends a lovely look to any yard or wild field. Related to fennel and Queen Anne’s lace, anise (Pimpinella anisum) is originally native to the eastern Mediterranean region. While the lacy … Continue reading Anise Seed: An All-Natural Remedy For Candida & Fungus

Beat Candida and balance your gut health with these 20 anti-fungal foods

Patients with a candida infection need to eat as many anti-fungal foods as possible. These healthy foods kill the yeast by starving them of sugar and breaking down candida’s cellular walls. One of the best anti-fungal foods is coconut oil. It contains caprylic acid and lauric acid which support the immune system. Apple cider vinegar has enzymes … Continue reading Beat Candida and balance your gut health with these 20 anti-fungal foods