Five Home Remedies For Fungal Infections

Fungal infections are very common and mostly occur on the skin. The alimentary tract, urinary tract, genitalia and the respiratory tract can also become infected. Anyone can acquire this infection but the elderly or critically ill persons or people with  a compromised immune system and people who take immunosuppressive medications are more prone to it.

Fungal Infections

Several species of fungi are found in our body but they are harmless. The organism known as Candidia Albicans is usually responsible for all kinds of fungal infections. In small amounts it is harmless but when it starts to grow rampantly, multiplying quickly then it results in infection.

The weak immune system is unable to handle this sudden spurt of growth and the fungus begins harming the body. As long as the infection is contained within the top layers of the skin, it is easily remediable and does not cause much harm but if it penetrates the blood stream then it can have dire consequences.

Various Home Remedies For Fungal Infections


Garlic is an extremely popular remedy for all kinds of diseases and ailments. Its potent antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties kill the fungus quickly and bring instant relief in the symptoms like acute burning and itching.

Grind some cloves of garlic to a fine paste and smear it on all the affected areas, two or three times daily. You should also swallow three to four cloves of garlic with water daily for faster recovery.


Aloe Vera

Take a fresh aloe vera leaf and skin it to remove the gel. Rub the gel all over the infected skin and leave it there to dry. You should apply the gel three or four times regularly.

The antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties of aloe vera will soon eradicate the fungus, mitigate the pain and other symptoms and will heal the skin rapidly. You should also eat a piece of the fresh gel to clear the infection from inside out.

aloe vera

Tea Tree Oil

This medicinal oil has been used since time unknown for treating and curing a vast number of skin infections and disorders.

It has exceptionally powerful antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which not only destroy the fungus swiftly but also prevent it from resurging and causing a fresh flare up. Take a cotton swab and dip it into some tea tree oil. Dab it all over the affected parts three times daily.

tea tree oil


Turmeric has wide and varied uses. It is considered to be the most auspicious and beneficial spice because of its multitudinous medicinal values which cure a host of diseases and disorders. People, who consume this spice regularly, rarely undergo fungal and bacterial infections.

You should take turmeric internally as well as apply it topically to all the infected parts. Mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder into a cup of hot milk and drink it twice daily. Make a paste with turmeric powder and water and smear it on the affected skin.


Black Tea

Black tea has powerful antifungal and antibacterial properties which cure the infection at a very fast rate. Brew some black tea and drink it three or four times daily. You can also apply moist black tea bags to the infected parts.

black tea

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.