Cream Of Tartar As Home Remedy Or Natural Treatment For Yeast Infections
For one reason or another, sometimes a person with yeast infection would rather be rummaging around her cupboard for yeast infection treatments rather than seeing a doctor or a health specialist. One of the more popular “home remedies” is cream of tartar. Before applying this substance anywhere, it would be best to find out first exactly what it is to make sure that it can give the results that it is rumored to have.
The scientific name of cream of tartar is potassium hydrogen tartrate. It is an acid salt powder that is often used in cooking and surprisingly in other home remedies. In terms of origin, cream of tartar is actually a byproduct of grape in wine making or the fermentation. This alone should give anyone pause before thinking of using it in the areas where yeast infection is common, like the mouth, the intestines and the woman’s nether areas.
If that is not enough to stop someone from trying it anyway, here are a few more facts:
1. Yeast infection is due to the excessive growth of Candida in the body which could be due to dozens of contributing factors that the use of cream of tartar cannot address, such as diet, medical condition, lifestyle, and even the clothes one is wearing;
2. There is no scientific data that supports the claim that the powder or any of its components inhibit or curb the growth of the fungi.
3. It may relieve some of the symptoms like the irritation and the itchiness, but this does not mean that it has gotten rid of the infection.
Yeast infection will only be cured and reasonably prevented with a comprehensive and holistic treatment that will address not only the symptoms but the cause of the infection as well.
Generally, cream of tartar is utilized as a leavening agent on bread making so that rolls and breads can generate carbon dioxide during the baking process. The carbon dioxide is needed when trapping air pockets onto the bread so that they are lighter and fully cooked. When it comes to cream of tartar’s other uses, there is really the belief that it has the potential in killing Candida yeasts because of its natural acid content. However it has not been scientifically proven that this could be true although its use in the prevention and treatment against yeast infections was practiced long ago by some of our parents.
Generally, the usual physical appearance of cream of tartar is in powdered form and not in cream but it is really acidic because it comes from the fermented pulp of grapes. There are some theories that its high acidity can work best against the growth of Candia organisms and therefore can be effective in getting rid of Candida yeast infections. Moreover, taking the powder in oral form will not help our bodies’ pH to go up and kill the Candida in our system because our bodies can eventually do that. However, many people acknowledge that it can serve as a remedy and cure for thrush and internal fungal infections.
Recently there was a study conducted by Dr. Tommy Revis and his group about the potential of cream of tartar in fighting off symptoms of Candida infections. He based his interest with this subject because the cream of tartar was always included long ago among home remedies for fungal infections.
He concluded that since it has the capability to fight candida overgrowth, it can therefore be used in fighting off vaginal yeast infection so that itching and pain can be eliminated out of the women’s regular problem. If he and his group will find out about the positive effect of cream of tartar in the treatment of candida infection we would not be surprised reading one day that the tartar is one big benefit for man in defeating his long time nemesis that is infecting his body.