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Candida is a yeast genus which lives naturally within the digestive tract and the vagina.


Candida can become overgrown in individuals with a compromised immune system. The yeast infection candida affects the skin and digestion.

Understanding candida

The most common cause of fungal based conditions is infection with the yeast genus known as candida. Candida lives naturally within the digestive tract and the vagina, but overgrowth of the species Candida albicans is responsible for the uncomfortable symptoms of candidiasis or candida.

Many herbs are suitable for self-care. However if a health condition does not resolve with home remedies we recommend using the information in Herbal Reality along with your health advisors, especially herbal practitioners from the professional associations listed in our Resources page (‘If you want to find a herbalist”). When buying any herbal products, you should choose responsible manufacturers with independently assured quality standards and sustainability practices. Check the label carefully for the appropriate safety and sustainability information.

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