Vaginitis is a condition that tends to affect more and more women. Actually, it is the main reason for which women come to the doctor nowadays. Usually, your doctor will recommend a local or an oral treatment with antibiotics. However, this medication brings along a series of side effects among which the destruction of the good bacteria or the worsening of an already established candidiasis can be named.
Most of the vaginitis and candidiasis types are caused by bacteria such as Klebsiella or other staphylococci, but the most common are the infections with Candida albicanis or other species of candida.
The researchers from the Isfahan University in Iran performed a clinical trial in 2010 to compare the effects of a cream based on plants with antibiotic properties as opposed to Clotrimazole cream. They discovered that the cream based on garlic and thyme is as effective in treating vaginitis as the standard antibiotic creams.
64 women participated in this study. They have been placed in 2 groups: one group used a plant-based cream, while the other used Clotrimazole cream.
The participants claimed that the symptoms they felt were a painful urinating process, vaginal secretions, volvuli itching, edema and vaginal irritations.
At the end of the treatment, both groups had positive and very resembling results. There were very small differences between the women who used Clotrimazol cream and those who used the cream based on garlic and thyme.
How does it work?
Garlic contains some compounds with anti-microbial properties that will reduce and prevent the fungal enzymatic activities. Scientists say that garlic will not only kill the bacteria, but it will also boost the immune system.
Unlike the conventional medicine, garlic has some side effects that are smaller and less damaging for the body. It will destroy any damaging microorganism for the body and it will also fight any viruses or bacteria that might harm the organism.
As for thyme, this is a very famous medicinal plant. Wondering why it is so famous? The answer can be found in its antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-fungal activity. Its antiseptic and anti-microbial properties are given by two compounds named thymol and carvacrol. These are 2 very powerful compounds which can be found in the regular toothpaste we use, as well as in the soaps and other detergents.
In conclusion, if you find yourself suffering from this condition, leave aside the traditional treatments your doctor is most likely going to give you. Go for a more natural approach instead and see for yourself how Mother Nature can provide healing for you. The great thing is that you can see the results just as fast as you would see them if you were to use a conventional cream.