Green Tea’ As An Anti-Oxidant
Yeast infections attack when the body’s resistance is lowered, leaving the body’s immune system unable to fight off the attack. Green tea is a strong antioxidant which can be used to boost the body’s immune system and help to prevent yeast infections. According to Sabu M. Chacko, Priya T. Thambi, Ramadasan Kuttan, and Ikuo Nishigaki green tea offers a level of protection against oxidants and radicals which help in boosting the body’s immune system.
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Green Tea’ As An Anti-Bacterial
Green tea has anti-bacterial properties which allow it to play a role in actively combatting yeast infections. According to a study which was published in the “Canadian Journal of Microbiology”, it disrupts the establishment of candida albicans. It is the overgrowth of this yeast which is typically responsible for the majority of yeast infections. Researchers found that specific compounds in green tea prevented 75% of the candida albicans yeast cells from attaching to each other. The study would seem to suggest that green tea can be used in the active prohibition of excess yeast formation.
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How To Take Green Tea
A Good? Old Fashioned Cuppa! The beneficial properties of green tea have endorsed by the University of Maryland. They actively encourage its consumption as a supplement by those who are probe to yeast infections. They advise to take 250 – 500 mg daily. The daily dose will deliver between 50 – 150 mg of antioxidants to boost the immune system. The dosage can be obtain through drinking the tea, prepared from either loose leaf tea or tea bags and hot water.
Apply Directly To Provide Soothing Relief!
There are some benefits which can be derived from applying used tea bags to the irritated and itching affected area. They suggested that after the tea has been drunk, and where it has been prepared using a tea bag, that the used tea bag is placed into the refrigerator until cooled. Once cooled, the tea bag can be applied to the affected area in order to provide cooling and soothing relief.
Green Tea At Bathtime!
The use of green tea leaves in a bath have also been advocated. In order to prepare the bath they advise that green tea bags can either be hung over a running tap, or that either loose leaf tea or tea bags can be added directly into the water.
Caution In Using Green Tea
As beneficial as green tea is, some caution should be applied in its usage by certain groups of people. Green tea should not be taken in large doses by pregnant or breastfeeding women. It should not be taken by those who are taking blood thinning or anti-coagulant medication or those who will soon have major surgery. According to Sabu M. Chacko, Priya T. Thambi, Ramadasan Kuttan, and Ikuo Nishigaki green tea should be avoided by those who have heart or major cardiovascular issues.
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Potential Side Effects of Green Tea
There are also some side effects which could result from taking green tea. These can include nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, headache, and dizziness.
Green Tea Is Beneficial In The Treatment of Yeast Infections!
It appears that the anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties which green tea has has a beneficial effect on the prevention of yeast infections. Owing to the simplistic nature of its preparation and consumption, its minimal side effects, and its apparent effectiveness, it is recommended in the fight against yeast infections.