BACK TO ASK THE HERBALIST
ANSWERS FROM KAREN
I am suffering from constant appearances of Thrush in my
mouth and was hoping that you could provide me with a
more natural means of attacking the fungus other than
the current medications that my doctor prescribed, yet
it keeps coming back even worse than the time before.
Could you please tell me which herbal products would be
great to use as well as advise me on some of the
essential healing oils that could offer much relief. I
was told by a friend that essential oils are good for
many sickness or disease infection, including Thrush. In
advance, I want to thank you for your help and much
needed support in this matter. Your time and assistance
is genuinely appreciated!
ANSWER: First of all, Thrush is a fungus, and
sugar feeds it, so eliminate all sugar from your diet
immediately. (Check labels, you'd be surprised where it
hides!) Next, try some acidophilus. You can find it at
the health food store. Garlic may also be effective.
Lastly, you might try a rinse of tea tree oil in in
water. Swish in the mouth, but don't swallow.
ANSWERS FROM DAVID:
QUESTION: I have had thrush in varying degrees
for about 2 years which would be a
good natural remedy or most used remedy for male thrush.
ANSWER: The herbs used in the past for this
Oregon Grape Root
You would also want to adjust diet, lower Carbohydrates
and simple sugars, and use herbs to boost the immune
system such as Medicinal mushroom and Astragalus.
If it were me I would gargle with them.
QUESTION: Could you please tell me a natural or herbal remedy for thrush? >>
ANSWER: Who has the thrush, male/female, baby child, adult?
The simple answer to your question is Barberry, Yellowroot, Oregan Grape Root, Goldenseal, Spilanthes, Thyme, Black Walnut and Usnea have been used. You would normally gargle a tea, swish in mouth, etc, 3 - 4 times a day.