Much like most of our modern world afflictions, Candida sports a long list of readily available anti-yeast infection drugs that promise to be effective. The problem however, and what should be considered an oversight is that Candida has become resistant to some, if not most of them. When your options begin to run thin and over-the-counter products begin to fail it is in your best interest to consider all natural remedies to your Candida problem.
According to webmd, Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) is an antiquated herb http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-729-WORMWOOD.aspx?activeIngredientId=729&activeIngredientName=WORMWOOD. Wormwood has been used for centuries, with a reputation for removing parasites from the body. Wormwood is poisonous to parasites and has also proven to help in killing off Candida. Wormwood is considered a very aggressive approach to ridding the body of systemic yeast. So it is suggested that this herb be used with caution and with proper advisor from a medical practitioner.
Wormwood is effective in treating Candida due to its ability to be easily digested by the body and to dislodge and kill candida that has taken root in your digestive system. Candida can in fact at some point in its development produce rhizones or roots, which is used to attach itself to the intestinal walls. When Candida reaches this stage it can be more difficult to remove – but wormwood would beg to differ.
Wormwood is a digestive tonic that stimulates appetite and enhances digestion by producing more HCl and increased bile production. Wormwood also helps strengthen the immune system from the cellular level; this subsequently leads to the eradication of the Candida infection.
Wormwood is a 100% natural treatment and can be found in most health food stores in capsule form. Normal usage of wormwood includes three capsules, twice a day for the first month and three capsules daily for the following months. When taking Wormwood as a treatment is normal to experience a side effected called Herxheimers Syndrome. This syndrome is accompanied with symptoms of fatigue, headaches and minor body pains. This is considered normal and merely a response from your immune system as the Candida dies off and is flushed out of your body. It’s your body’s way of saying, “things are going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better”.