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Finding the strongest candida killer is not enough. It also has to be safe. Furthermore, Candidiasis & candida overgrowth treatment needs to address the source of the infection, which is usually imbalances in the gut.
In this guide, we’ll cover the best natural antifungals we have found to be both safe & effective for candida:
- Supplements: antifungals, probiotics, oregano oil.
- Foods: garlic, coconut oil, ginger, turmeric.
- Avoid common mistakes & side effects: safety guidelines.
1. Best Natural Antifungal For Candida
Best for: yeast & candida cleanse (4-8 weeks).
Mycozil by Dr. Group is designed to help the body to naturally control candida overgrowth and excess yeast. It is one of the strongest candida killers we tested, that is also gentle and safe.
Mycozil contains a blend of potent well studied antifungal herbs, enzymes that break candida cell wall, and probiotics known to kill candida and promote gut health. The purity and quality of the ingredients are exceptional, with exclusively organic and wildcrafted herbs.
- Antifungals: Jatoba, Pau D’Arco, Licorice (Liquorice), Anise seeds.
- Candida enzymes: Beta glucanase, Hemicellulase.
- Candida Probiotics: Brevibacillus laterosporus.
To see our complete experts review of Mycozil see: Mycozil review.
Other Supplements That Kill Candida
2. Mediterranean Oregano Oil
Best for: antifungal rotation (2-4 weeks), immune system.
Oregano oil is a known natural antifungal and a potent candida killer 1. The strongest candida killer variety of oregano oil is the mediterranean variety, which is very high in Carvacrol, the active ingredient responsible for the antifungal properties of oregano oil. Multiple studies suggest that Carvacrol has the ability to break down the outer cell membranes of candida, yeast, parasites, bacteria and other harmful organisms.
Oregano oil may not be the strongest candida killer by itself, however. For this reason, it is best to use oregano oil with other antifungals or as a part of an antifungals rotation. Antifungal rotation is a common natural candida cleanse practice, where you take certain antifungals for a short time, 4-8 weeks usually. Instead of taking a break from antifungals completely, you replace the antifungals. This helps to minimize the chances that candida will develop resistance to the antifungal herbs.
To learn about the additional benefits of oregano oil, see: Oregano oil.
3. Probiotics That Kill Candida
Best For: candida cleanse, gut health, prevent yeast infections.
Latero-flora works by populating the intestines with candida fighting probiotics organisms, that can help the body to naturally balance the candida overgrowth, promote the growth of healthy gut flora and support good digestion.
Using probiotics for candida is a very important part of the candida and candidiasis treatment, since candida and yeast infections are usually caused by candida overgrowth in the gut.
Latero-Flora includes the Bacillus laterosporus probiotic strain shown by research to be a potent candida killer, with a very safe profile. As you can see in the graph below, this probiotic strain was able to significantly kill candida albicans (most common candida yeast found in humans) in just 7 days.
Latero-flora is also one of the most stable probiotics for candida. Bacillus laterosporus has a natural ability to encapsulate itself when exposed to different environment changes (spore-bearing). This means it can easily pass the stomach acids and become very active in the body. It is also very stable in room temperature and doesn’t need to be refrigerated. So you can take it with you wherever you go.
4. Additional Antifungal Herbs That Kill Candida
Watch for these hidden candida killers!
While not the strongest candida killers, many herbs, spices, essential oils and foods have natural antifungal properties. You may see these natural antifungals combined together in many candida supplements, teas, tinctures, capsules, pills, powders and other forms.
This is where many people get in trouble. You can also find natural antifungals in non-candida herbal remedies, green powders, multivitamins and other popular supplements. Many people are unaware of this, and consume way too many antifungals. This is not only unnecessary, but often lead to candida die off symptoms.
For this reason, if you take herbal supplements or teas during the candida cleanse, you may want to look in the label, and see if there are antifungal herbs.
Here are the most common herbs that kill candida:
Astragalus, Barberry (Berberis vulgaris), Berberine (Berberis aetnensis), Black walnut (Juglans nigra), Diatomaceous earth, Echinacea, Epazote (Chenopodium ambrosioides), Fennel seeds (Foeniculum vulgare), Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis), Goldenthread (Coptis), Grapefruit seed extract (GSE), Myrrh (Commiphora molmol), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Olive leaf extract, Oregon grape (Berberis aquifolium), Peppermint leaf, Western sweetroot (Osmorhiza occidentalis), Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), Tea tree oil, garlic (allicin, aqueous garlic extract, garlic oil), Caprylic acid (from coconut oil), Cloves, Cinnamon, Ginger extract (zingiber officinale), Curcumin (turmeric).
For links to studies & medical publications on these, see: research.
Foods That Kill Candida
Use in: smoothies, juices, teas, meals.
Garlic is widely known as one of nature’s strongest candida killer and a potent natural antibiotic. Multiple studies suggest that Allicin, the active component of garlic, has strong antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties.2,3.
Raw garlic is more potent than cooked or boiled garlic. The research was able to show that fresh raw garlic has a higher content of bioactive components and is more effective compared to other non-raw forms of garlic.4,5.
For this reason, we prefer to use raw whole fresh garlic over garlic supplements.
To learn more, see: garlic for candida.
2. Coconut Oil, Capric Acid & Caprylic Acid
Coconut oil antifungal properties were demonstrated in many studies as effective against candida and yeast infections. You may see Caprylic acid, one of coconut oil major fatty acid in many candida supplements as well. On their own, however, Caprylic acid or coconut oil may not be the strongest candida killers. Furthermore, the research suggests that both Capric and Caprylic acids in coconut oil are effective against candida albicans and yeast infections.6,7,8,9.
So you may want to get both capric and caprylic acids from fresh organic unrefined coconut oil.
To learn more, see: coconut oil for candida.
Another food known to kill candida is Ginger.10. While there are definitely stronger candida killers than ginger, ginger offers additional benefits that make it a great fit for the candida cleanse. Multiple studies suggest that ginger and its major constituents have the ability to suppress hunger, improve glucose levels and insulin sensitivity, and help with digestive issues such as constipation, bloating, excess gas, indigestion, nausea and vomiting.11,12,13,14,15.
Due to all these potential benefits, if you like the ginger’s kick in your foods, juices or smoothies, you may want to add ginger as a part of your candida cleanse or candida diet.
4. Turmeric & Curcumin
Looking at the medical literature, the health benefits of turmeric seem endless at times. When it comes to candida killing ones, the research data suggests that Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, showed potential against multiple candida strains: Candida albicans, and Candida glabrata.16.
The main challenge with turmeric is poor bioavailability and absorption in the body. There are several natural components that can increase the bioavailability of turmeric, especially: black pepper and certain fats such as coconut oil.
For the complete list of antifungal foods, see: Natural antifungal foods.
Before Killing Candida : Safety Guidelines
Many people use antifungal supplements in order to artificially “kill the yeast”. What you really want, however, is to restore the natural balance in your body, so your body can safely eliminate the excess yeast naturally. Two completely different things.
Dr. Leon Chaitow D.O, N.D., author of “Candida Albicans: Natural Remedies for Yeast Infection”, summarized this point perfectly:
Rather than killing the yeast, the focus should be to enhance the gut flora and help the body to naturally suppress and control the yeast, as it normally does.
Guidelines For The Best Candida Cleanse
For the best candida cleanse results, and to avoid common mistakes that can lead to side effects:
- Serving Size: Start with the lowest possible dosage of antifungals. Test your body’s response.
Gradually increase the dosage if needed. Some people are more sensitive than others and may get great results with very low dosage. More is definitely not better in this case. Is some cases, antifungals are not even needed.
- Root Cause: Find out what causes candida overgrowth in your body. Certain medication, antibiotics, high sugar diet, diabetes, low immune system, and chronic stress are common risk factors for candida overgrowth.
This is very important: you can take the strongest candida killer; as long as the cause of your candida overgrowth is not addressed, you won’t be able to completely heal.
To check if the top causes of candida overgrowth apply to you, see: top causes of candida overgrowth.
- Candida Colon Cleanse: Accumulated waste buildup in the colon is one of the main reasons many people experience candida die of symptoms and a healing crisis during the treatment. Cleansing your colon before the candida cleanse may help to minimize these.
To learn more: see candida colon cleanse.
- Candida Diet: Avoid foods that can feed candida or weaken your immune system. This is far more important that eating antifungal foods. To learn more about these problematic foods, see: candida diet – foods to avoid.
- Gut Health: Remember to support your gut health and immune system with a good source of probiotics, using strains that are effective and safe for candida. To learn more, see: probiotics for candida.