Fresh coconuts and a jar of coconut oil on a wooden table

Most women have from time to time suffered from a yeast infection. This can be caused by hormonal changes as well as from the use of antibiotics. Stress and high carb diet can also contribute to yeast overgrowth.

But relief from painful yeast (candida) infection symptoms can be as simple as adding coconut oil to your diet. This can be done in conjunction with your regular yeast infection treatment or used alone as a natural yeast infection cure. And this article on how to use coconut oil for a yeast infection will help get you started.

Purchase Organic virgin coconut oil. In order for this natural yeast infection cure to work you must be sure to use only organic virgin coconut oil.

Eat coconut oil. You will need to take 1 Tbs. of coconut oil three times a day for at least a week. One good way to do this is to replace your regular cooking oil with the coconut oil. Otherwise you can add it to foods and smoothies or simply just swallow a spoonful of coconut oil with a glass of water.

Soothe the itch. Coconut oil can be applied at the site to help soothe and calm the itch and burning. The coconut oil can also be used internally by inserting a tampon into the coconut oil. And then inserting the tampon as you normally would, and wearing for approx. four hours.

Eliminate sugar from your diet. Sugar and simple carbohydrates feed the yeast. so in order for your yeast infection treatment to work properly you need to remove them from your diet as much as possible.