Vaginal Thrush

Do you suffer from?
  • Vaginal discharge?
  • An irrepressible desire to scratch the vaginal area?
  • A burning sensation in the genital area?
  • Redness and swelling in the vaginal area?

An unpleasant fishy odour is also common with these symptoms.

Nature’s solution

A.Vogel’s Molkosan, produced from fermented whey, is an excellent remedy when diluted in water (1:10 dilution). For mucous membranes like the throat (gargling is useful, especially for AIDS patients with oral thrush) or the vagina, it needs to be applied in a dilution.

Neat Molkosan can also be applied externally on areas such as fingernails, external areas of the ear, between the toes or other external parts of the skin.

While Bioflora is extremely useful for replacing beneficial intestinal flora after the use of antibiotics, it is also important for treating candida.

A.Vogel’s Echinaforce, taken orally, helps to relieve infection and inflammation in the vaginal area (20 drops Echinaforce to 200ml water); this is also very effective when combined with a Molkosan douche. Echinacea Cream can also be externally applied to the infected area.

Some useful information

Thrush is a fungal infection usually caused by an overgrowth of Candida Albicans in the intestinal tract. There are several possible causes for vaginal thrush:

  • Poor general health with associated low immunity
  • Excessive use of sugars
  • Antibiotics
  • Contraceptive pills
  • Diabetes
  • Damage to the vaginal tissue

Vaginal thrush is often exacerbated in women who are unhappy or suffer a low self-esteem. Lifestyle is important for preventing or alleviating thrush; dietary habits should be changed for a period of at least six weeks – especially where sugar is concerned. Sugar feeds the Candida Albicans organism and enables it to thrive. All of the sugar family (compounds ending with ose ) should be avoided, including fructose (fruit), sucrose (sugar), glucose, dextrose, lactose (dairy products) and maltose. The diet should consist of vegetables, grains, protein and plenty of water.

Women taking the contraceptive pill are more susceptible to thrush because of the depletion of nutrients caused by the pill; specifically magnesium, vitamin B6, essential fatty acids and zinc, which are leached from the body. Smoking, alcohol, caffeine and sugar will exacerbate the condition even more. Replenish these reserves with Bio-Strath Elixir or Tablets.

Candida Albicans doesn’t only appear in the intestine or vaginal area; itchy ears, an itchy scalp, fungus under the nails and a bloated stomach are all signs of its presence. Other fungal infections are also more likely to occur when Candida Albicans is prevalent in the body. A.Vogel’s Hyperiforce (20 drops) or Echinaforce (20 drops), gargled in 200ml of water, is an excellent mouth and throat disinfectant for those with oral thrush.

Why is lifestyle so important?

Starve the Candida Albicans fungal organism by avoiding sugar – and it will die. As a result, natural, beneficial bacteria will develop a stronger presence in the intestinal tract.

Some myths

Although thrush is a yeast infection, it is not caused by yeast. There is no need to abstain from yeast or mushrooms when preparing food. But never eat live bakers yeast.Thrush is not considered to be a sexually transmitted disease. Though it can be transferred to a partner, it also thrives in people who are not at all sexually active.

Useful tips

Drink 3 to 4 mugs of hot, boiled water a day to clear the colon.Abstain from sexual intercourse while you have the infection. Treat your partner if he is infected.

It is especially important to avoid all sugars (external application of diluted Molkosan provides immediate effective relief). Bioflora helps to restore the balance of beneficial bacteria in the intestine, thereby alleviating the condition. Since vaginal thrush often reflects of the state of the immune system, Echinaforce will fortify the body’s defences.

Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Cream soothes inflamed tissues – regularly add a capful of 15% Tea Tree Solution to a bath.

Bio-Flora Capsules:
contain Lactobacillus Rhamnosus R011 and R-049 and Lactobacillus Bulgaricus subspeciesDelbrueckii and Streptococcus thermophilus bacteria.

Echinaforce Liquid. Application No. U613 (Act 101/1965)
contains per 1.0g fresh Echinacea purpurea herb mother tincture 950 mg and fresh Echinacea purpurea root mother tincture 5 mg. Alchohol content 65% v/v.

Echinaforce Tablets.
Each tablet contains 400 mg of concentrated Echinacea purpurea extract (herba 95% and radix 5%).

Echinaforce Junior Tablets.
Each tablet contains 250 mg of concentrated Echinacea purpurea extract (herba 95% and radix 5%) equivalent to the active ingredients of 107 mg of fresh Echinacea purpurea plant.

Molkosan is made from fresh whey by a special lactofermentation, concentration and pasteurisation process. It contains concentrated lactofermented whey without protein, L(+) lactic acid.

Each 100 ml Molkosan contains:

  • Lactic acid (total) 8500 mg
  • – L (+) Lacticacid 7000 mg
  • Lactose 4000 mg
  • Minerals (total) 1000 mg
  • Calcium 130 mg
  • Potassium 190 mg
  • Phosphorus 100 mg
  • Magnesium in traces
  • Zinc in traces
  • Iron in traces
  • Chloride in traces
  • Orotic acid in traces
  • Vitamin B complex in traces
  • Vitamin C in traces

For more information please contact:
SA Natural Products (Pty) Ltd
P O Box 2, Botha’s Hill, 3660

Customer care lines:
Tel: 031 783 8000
Fax: 031 783 8080