How to kill candida

How To Kill Candida Yeast : Strongest Herbs & Foods For A Natural Safe Cure

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How To Kill Candida

Killing candida yeast and treating candida or yeast infections are two different things.
Before you try to kill candida fast with the strongest candida killer, a few important things you should know.

  1. Find the root cause.
    Killing candida yeasts without treating the cause of the candida overgrowth will not cure the candida and yeast infections.
  2. Safety.
    Killing candida yeast using natural ingredients doesn’t mean it is safe. Many antifungal herbs are just too strong for some people and cause more harm than good.
  3. Healing Crises.
    Also known as candida die off, is a reaction that occurs when candida yeasts start to die during the treatment. This is not a sign that the treatment is working. This means that the amount of toxins released by the dying candida is more than what your body can safely handle.

Many people use anti fungal supplements in order to artificially “kill the yeast” where what you really want to do is to restore the natural balance in your body, so your body can safely eliminate the excess yeast naturally – two completely different things.

Do You Need To Kill Candida To Cure The Infection?

Many herbs and foods have natural candida yeast killing properties. When properly used as a part of a candida yeast cleanse, they can help your body to eliminate the excess candida yeast. Properly means gradually introducing them as a as a part of the treatment. If needed.

In many cases, antifungal foods and candida killing supplements are not needed in order to cure candida and yeast infections.
Treating the cause of the candida infection may be enough for the body to naturally balance the yeast overgrowth.
To learn more: Are antifungal really needed to cure candida?

In this guide we cover the most common herbs and foods that have candida yeast killing properties, with our experts comments.
We also included an example of our candida cleanse protocol, so you can make the most our of these, and avoid common mistakes and side effects. (See below).

Health practitioners: please see links to the relevant studies next to each food or herb.

Candida Cleanse

Our natural candida cleanse protocol is very simple and has proven to be very safe and effective. It is specifically designed to address the root cause of the candida infection and work with the entire body so it can naturally heal. Especially:

  • Create a natural environment in the body where candida yeast can’t overgrow.
  • Remove “obstacles” that prevent your body from naturally healing.
  • Provide the body key nutrients required to repair the damage caused by the candida overgrowth.
Candida Diet:
  • Avoid foods that overfeed candida or weaken your immune system.
  • Consume foods & remedies that help your body to naturally balance the overgrowth.
  • Digestive enzymes to help with the transition to the candida diet.
Candida Supplements
  • Colon Cleanse removes accumulated waste buildup and other toxins the can feed candida yeast.
  • Probiotics populate the gut with good bacteria that are effective against candida.
  • Enzymes improve digestion, nutrients uptake from foods you eat; break down candida cell wall biofilm.
  • Vitamins & Minerals needed to repair infection damage, avoid nutritional deficiencies.
  • Antifungals eliminate candida yeasts in more severe or stubborn cases of candida overgrowth.

To see the complete plan: Candida cleanse.

Important: the list below is made as a summary of foods and herbs that kill candida to be used during candida cleanse or parasite cleanse protocols. See these protocols for step by step instructions on how to best use these foods and herbs while minimizing potential side effects and healing crises. Notice that the order of these steps matters.

Foods that kill candida

Common foods that kill candida include:

Use in: smoothies, juices, teas, meals.

Foods that kill candida Best source and comments
Apple cider vinegar (ACV).
See: apple cider vinegar for candida.
  • Weak candida and yeast killer. Great for general detox.
  • Use raw unfiltered unpasteurized form with the mother.
  • Prefered source: Bragg organic raw apple cider vinegar with the mother.
  • Great as detox drinks on an empty stomach: overnight toxins flush.
  • Use in foods as salad dressing with lemon juice.
Algae.
  • Weak candida and yeast killer.
  • Highest food source of natural chlorophyll.
  • Ideal for gentle detoxification and nutrients support.
  • Prefered source: E3live fresh blue-green algae.
  • Use 2-3 times a day on an empty stomach.
Black tea (source).
  • Weak candida killer.
  • Use in moderation as coffee alternative.
  • Can cause die off symptoms for some people.
Cayenne Pepper.
  • Weak candida and yeast killer.
  • Consume with healthy fats.
  • Great for improved circulation.
  • Do not use if you have leaky gut.
  • Watch for food sensitivities, especially as nightshades allergy.
Cinnamon.
  • Stabilizes blood sugar, good when taken with foods.
  • See cinnamon apple recipe for candida breakfast.
  • Good as cinnamon tea with organic stevia or xylitol as natural sweeteners.
Cloves.
  • Good with foods, desserts as well as with cinnamon tea.
  • Ideal for parasite cleanse.
Coconut oil & butter (source)
(Caprylic acid, capric, lauric acids).
See: coconut oil for candida.
  • Great energy source.
  • May cause die off symptoms or diarrhea.
  • May cause diarrhea when taken on an empty stomach.
  • Prefered source for foods:  Sacred Foods coconut butter.
  • Start with 1 teaspoon (5 ml).
Garlic.
See: garlic for candida.
  • Most potent in raw fresh form.
  • May cause die off symptoms.
  • Start with 1 garlic clove with healthy fats.
Ginger (source).
  • Mild antifungal.
  • Great as digestive aid.
  • Good as candida tea, detox drinks or added to foods.
  • Great for liver cleanse, see: liver cleanse juice.
Green tea (source).
  • Use in moderation as coffee alternative.
  • Can cause die off symptoms for some people.
Lemon juice lime.
  • Weak candida killer.
  • Great as detox drinks on an empty stomach: overnight toxins flush.
  • Use in foods as salad dressing.
Olive oil.
  • Very mild antifungal.
  • Great for salad dressings with apple cider vinegar and lemon juice.
  • Great for liver cleanse, see: liver cleanse juice.
Onions (source).
  • Weak antifungal activity. Good for cooking or to add flavor to meals.
Papaya seeds.
  • Strong antiparasitic action. May cause die off reaction.
  • Use: later phases of candida cleanse or parasite cleanse, after colon cleanse.
  • How to use: as a part of a anti parasitic smoothie.
Pumpkin seeds.
  • Mild antifungal activity. Good for general anti parasite recipes.
  • Very good source of vegan protein and zinc.
  • Was raw organic sprouted for easy digestion.
  • See pumpkin seeds soup recipe: golden detox energy soup.
Rutabaga.
  • Weak antifungal activity.
  • Use roasted rutabaga as a lower carb alternatives to potatoes.
Seaweed.
  • Weak candida and yeast killer.
  • Good source of minerals.
  • Add Umami flavor to meals.
  • Prefered source: raw nori sheets as salads wraps, dulse with salads.
  • Source need to guarantee heavy metals purity.
  • See seaweed recipe: living vitality salad.
Turmeric (curcumin) (source).
  • Mild antifungal activity.
  • Strong anti-inflammation.
  • Great as teas, soups, detox drinks and added to meals.
  • For detox drinks, use alcohol free liquid extract.
    Prefered source, organic: Dr. Group organic liquid turmeric .
  • Poor absorption & bioavailability. To improve: use with healthy fats.
  • See turmeric soup recipe: golden detox energy soup.

Herbs that kill candida

Common herbs that kill candida include:

Use in: smoothies, juices, teas, meals.

Herbs that kill candida Best source and comments
Anise seeds.
  • Ideal for candida cleanse as a part of an antifungal complex.
  • preferred source, organic: Mycozil
Astragalus.
  • Strong antioxidant properties.
  • Mild antifungal activity.
  • Ideal for die-off support as a part of an antioxidant complex.
  • Preferred source, organic: CellFuzion
Barberry (Berberis vulgaris) (source).
Berberine (Berberis aetnensis) (source).
  • May support healthy blood sugar levels.
Black walnut (Juglans nigra) (source).
  • Green hull of black walnut.
  • Use for: parasite cleanse combined with wormwood and cloves.
  • or for candida cleanse when antifungal rotation is needed.
  • Preferred source, organic or wildcrafted: ParaTrex.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis, source).
Diatomaceous earth (DE).
  • Food grade.
  • Strong parasite cleanse and candida killing properties.
  • Use during later phases of cleanse for antiparasitic or antifungal rotation.
Echinacea (source).
  • Known immune system support. Organic only.
Epazote (Chenopodium ambrosioides) (source)
  • Use for: parasite cleanse.
  • or for candida cleanse when antifungal rotation is needed.
  • Preferred source, organic or wildcrafted: ParaTrex.
Fennel Seeds (Foeniculum vulgare). (source). Essential oil.
Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis). (source).
Goldenthread (Coptis). (source).
  • Ideal for candida cleanse as a part of an antifungal complex.
  • preferred source: Mycozil.
Grapefruit seed extract (GSE).
See: GSE for candida.
  • Use for candida cleanse when antifungal rotation is needed.
Jatoba bark (Hymenaea courbaril). (source).
  • Ideal for candida cleanse as a part of an antifungal complex.
  • preferred source: Mycozil.
Licorice root (source).
  • Ideal for candida cleanse as a part of an antifungal complex.
  • preferred source, organic: Mycozil.
Myrrh (Commiphora molmol). (source).
Neem (Azadirachta indica). (source).
  • Use for: parasite cleanse.
  • or for candida cleanse when antifungal rotation is needed.
  • Preferred source, organic or wildcrafted: ParaTrex.
Olive leaf extract. (source).
  • Use for candida cleanse when antifungal rotation is needed.
Oregano oil.
See: Oregano oil for candida.
  • Use for: parasite cleanse.
  • or for candida cleanse when antifungal rotation is needed.
  • Preferred source: wild mediterranean: OregaTrex.
Oregon grape (Berberis aquifolium). (source).
Pau d’arco bark (tabebuia avellanedae). (source).
  • Ideal for candida cleanse as a part of an antifungal complex.
  • preferred source, organic or wildcrafted: Mycozil.
Peppermint Leaf (source). Essential oil.
Western sweetroot (Osmorhiza occidentalis). (source).
Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium). (source).
  • Use for: parasite cleanse combined with black walnut and cloves.
  • or for candida cleanse when antifungal rotation is needed.
  • Preferred source, organic or wildcrafted: ParaTrex.