Candidiasis

INTRODUCTION

There are various ailments like skin infections, urinary tract infections and other infections for which you can blame the fungi. Yes, we are talking about the fungal infections. These infections sometimes result in the severe health complications so it is very important that everyone must have knowledge about the fungal infections and symptoms associated with these.

To manage fungal infections there are various herbs Neem (Azadirachta indica), Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Mustak (Cyprus rotundus), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Chavya (Piper chaba), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum) in ayurveda which help to resolve the infection in a natural way without any side effects.

ABOUT FUNGAL DISEASES

Fungal diseases are caused by fungi which are present everywhere on this earth. There are around 1.5 millions different species of fungi but only about 300 of those are pathogenic.

Fungi which are dangerous to human beings, few of them are listed below:

1. ASPERGILLOSIS

Aspergillosis is caused by the fungus aspergillus. This fungus is commonly found on stored grain, dead leaves and decaying vegetation. Aspergillosis occurs in the people who are exposed to this fungus and these infections rarely occur in the people who have healthy immune system.

COMPLICATIONS

  • It results in the allergic pulmonary aspergillosis which is developed in the people who are already suffering from lungs complications like cystic fibrosis or asthma.
  • Aspergilloma is also due to this fungal infection and develop in the people who have lungs abscess and tuberculosis.
  • Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis is a severe infection in association with pneumonia. And mostly occur in the people with weakened immune system.

SYMPTOMS

  • Fever
  • Cough with blood
  • Wheezing
  • Weight loss
  • Chills
  • Chest pain
  • Phlegm
  • Shortness of breath
  • Skin sores

2. CANDIDIASIS

Candidiasis is the fungal infection which is caused by the yeast which belongs to genus candida. There are approximately 20 species of candida yeast but the most common species is candida albicans. Candida normally present on the skin, mucous membrane but overgrowth of these microorganisms results in the infections.

Oral candidiasis is the yeast infection of mouth or oral thrush. This type of infection is mostly seen in the people who take antibiotics, diabetic people and people with weakened immune system.

SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE

  • White spots in the tongue area.
  • Redness in the mouth area.
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Sore throat.
  • Cracks at the corner of mouth.

Urinary tract infection (UTI) - Candidiasis also results in the urinary tract infection both in the male and female.

SYMPTOMS IN WOMEN

  • Itching in the vaginal area.
  • Redness and soreness in the vaginal area.
  • Vaginal discharge which has appearance like cottage cheese.
  • Pain during sexual intercourse.

SYMPTOMS IN MEN

  • Red rash on penis.
  • Itching on penis.
  • Burning sensation on penis.

Skin infections - Candidiasis results in the skin infections which result in the red patches on skin, cracks in skin, redness on skin and shedding of skin.

3. CRYPTOCOCCUS NEOFORMANS

Cryptococcus neoformans is fungal infection which mainly affects the lungs and central nervous system. These infections mostly occur in the people who have HIV/AIDS.

  1. In lungs - Cryptococcus neoformans infection cause the complications like pneumonia. Symptoms may include chest pain, shortness of breath, cough and fever.
  2. In brain - Cryptococcus neoformans after causing the infection in the lungs, spread upto brain and results in cryptoccocal meningitis. Symptoms may include headache, neck pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and behavior changes.

Ring worm (dermatophytosis) caused by a mold called as dermatophyte results in the circular red patches on the skin, nails, hair and feet.

CAUSES OF FUNGAL DISEASES IN AYURVEDA

According to Ayurveda, vitiation of kapha and vata dosha is responsible for fungal diseases.

Kapha dosha is cold, sticky, heavy and dense in nature. Where vata represents air or wind. When toxins get accumulated in the deeper tissues like skin, rakta (blood), rasa (nutrient plasma), mansa (muscles) and lasika (lymphatic) it leads to various fungal infections.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR FUNGAL DISEASES BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda provides effective herbal remedies such as Neem Capsules, Gandhak Rasayan, Chanderprabha Vati, Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula & Nirgundi Oil for ayurvedic treatment of fungal diseases. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.

1. CHANDERPRABHA VATI

Chanderprabha vati is an amazing blend of various natural ingredients and helps to maintain overall health of body. Natural ingredients are used in the formulation of this product are given below.

LIST OF INGREDIENTS:-

  • Shilajit (Asphaltum)
  • Guggul (Comniphora mukul)
  • Sharkara¬†(Sugar)
  • Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora)
  • Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  • Mustak (Cyprus rotundus)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Chavya (Piper chaba)
  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis)
  • Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Sarjikashaar (Sodium carbonate)
  • Yavkshaar (Potasium carbonate)
  • Saindhav lavan (Rock salt)
  • Suvarchal lavan (Sodium sulphate)
  • Vida lavan (Black salt)
  • Danti (Baliospermum montanum)
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
  • Tejpatta (Cinnamomum tamala)
  • Ela (Elettaria cardamomum)

Benefits - Chanderprabha vati is an amazing herbal formulation for the fungal diseases and various patients are benefitted with this. Natural ingredients used in the formulation are packed with antimicrobial and healing properties thus helps to manage the various fungal infections like Aspergillosis, candidiasis, cryptoccocal meningitis and ring worm.

DOSAGE - 2 tablets two times in a day with lukewarm water.

2. NEEM CAPSULES

BENEFITS:-

  • It has antimicrobial activities.
  • It helps in blood detoxification.
  • It supports good immunity.
  • It acts as detoxification agent and antiseptic.

Dosage - One capsules two times in a day with plain water after meals.

3. NIRGUNDI OIL

Planet ayurveda offers nirgundi oil to manage the various fungal infections. This herbal product is prepared from the pure extracts of herbs which are listed below.

INGREDIENTS:-

  • Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia)
  • Kalihari (Gloriosa superba)
  • Haldi (Curcuma longa)
  • Nirgundi (Vitex negundo)
  • Til oil (Sesamum indicum)

Dosage - For local application only.

4. RADIANT SKIN HAIR NAIL FORMULA

Planet Ayurveda offers the radiant skin hair nails capsules for fungal infections. This herbal formulation is available in the form of capsules and free from any side effects. Major ingredients are listed below.

INGREDIENTS:-

  • Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia)
  • Pitta papda (Fumaria officinalis)
  • Chirata (Swetia chiretta)
  • Ghrit kumari (Aloe barbadensis)

Benefits - This herbal formulation is the combination of various herbs which helps to remove the toxins (ama) from body and maintains a healthy skin. This herbal formulation for fungal infections is very useful and various patients are benefitted by this.

Dosage - One capsules two times in a day with plain water after meals.

5. GHANDHAK RASAYAN

Herbal formulation for fungal diseases contains the Gandhak rasayan and prepared from the purified sulphur. Gandhak rasayan helps to manage urinary tract infections (UTI) which are caused by yeast, candida albicans. It supports good immunity and thus helps the body to manage various fungal infections.

Dosage - 2 tablets two times in a day after meals with plain water.

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