A recent comment came in regarding an issue experienced by many women. She wrote:
“Do you have any recommendations for vaginal itch? I’m not sure if it’s a yeast infection. There is an ongoing itch that hasn’t seemed to improve with homeopathic remedies”.
For treating vaginal itch, many people use lavender, or tea tree essential oil. It is best used neat (undiluted), but I have found that some people are too sensitive to use it without dilution.
How do I use the oil?
Using a tampon (pure cotton if available), apply 7 to 10 drops of oil onto the tampon. Insert the tampon and leave it over night. It will likely have a mild burning sensation for a few minutes–but for most people it subsides pretty quickly, and will make the itch go away. Ordinarily it does not come back.
If you are extra sensitive, you may want to either try diluting the oil to 4%, OR try putting a drop on a Q-tip and swabbing just a little way inside the opening of the vagina. If the sensation is too strong, you can dust it with corn starch which will help remove the oil. This exercise can help you decide if you can handle the internal treatment for vaginal itch or not. With the extreme anti-bacterial properties of these oils, there is no danger in leaving the tampon in over night. Do not leave it longer than 8 to 12 hours. This is a well known protocol among aromatherapists and herbalists.
And wouldn’t we all love to know what causes vaginal itch in the first place? Candida albicans is a fungus that can easily get out of balance in our bodies. When it does, we may experience repeated yeast infections and irritation. Although it seems to originate in the vagina, as that is where we have symptoms, it is actually much deeper than that. Candida is the most prevalent of bacterial and fungal infections that cause vaginal itch.
Candida albicans begins as a yeast, a normal part of our digestive flora in stomach and intestines. When we eat a “normal” diet, we run a high risk of developing an overgrowth of Candida, called Candidiasis. This overgrowth overwhelms other necessary and beneficial probiotic bacteria in our digestive system. Soon, the Candida takes over, and turns into a full fledged fungus. At this point, it not only exists in our digestive system, but now will show up in our blood and many other areas of our bodies–including vagina, anus, ear canals, sinuses, even on the skin. This has been linked to many diseases including cancer and diabetes.
What foods contribute to this imbalance?
Sugar is the number one contributor to Candidiasis. Even if you think you don’t eat much sugar, when you start reading the labels of all the foods that you purchase (and eat), you will find that there is added sugar in everything. Sugar may be listed as:
- Barley malt.
- Brown rice syrup.
- Corn syrup.
- Corn syrup solids.
- Diastatic malt.
- Ethyl maltol.
- Check this link to find 60 different names for sugar, used in the food manufacturing industry! Manufacturers want us to eat sugar–it is inexpensive and the taste makes us want MORE. Addictive? Yes I believe it is.
Other foods that contribute to this condition include Alcohol, Carbonated drinks, many low quality Meats & Dairy foods, Gluten, Refined Grain Products (bread, pasta, cereal, baked goods, pastries, etc.).
What can you do about? The best program I have found (and I have used many with clients and family!) is available here. The Ultimate Candida Diet has helped thousands of people get well, change their gut flora, and let go of the excess sugar addiction. And the bonus–it eliminates vaginal itch!
The Ultimate Candida Diet involves a eating a very precise diet for up to 3 months; eliminating all added sugar; using certain supplements at specific times in the healing process; and taking anti-fungals (I prefer internal use of specific essential oils and herbs). It provides the way to bring your body back into vibrant health, and eliminate vaginal irritation for good!
Who Should Avoid Parasite Cleansing?
Not everyone should take an herbal parasite cleanse. Do not use ParaThunder or any cleansing formula in these situations:
People who have never done parasite cleansing before (unless they have a health professional who has experienced parasite cleansing to support them)
Those who have a weakened body condition because of disease, degeneration, or injury (In this case it would be better to rebuild the body first for a period of months before undertaking a parasite cleanse)
People who are extra sensitive, elderly, or children under 14 (unless supervised by an experienced health professional)
Pregnant women should not cleanse at all until after they give birth and have finished breast feeding
People taking pharmaceutical drugs, unless recommended and assisted by a health professional
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Medications and parasite cleansing–do they go together?
There are many medications which should not be taken with an herbal cleanse of any kind. Herbal cleanses can change the way drugs are absorbed, or reduce their effectiveness.
Always check with your health care professional before using this or any herbal cleansing formula if you are taking pharmaceutical drugs or medications.
If you are taking any medications, and your physician or other health care provider approves this parasite cleanse, take each dose of ParaThunder at least 2 hours away from taking any medications.
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Parasite Cleansing–Our Annual Autumn Ritual
Every year in the autumn season, Michael and I do a parasite cleanse with our herbal tonic, ParaThunder.
This has become a huge tool for us in our regeneration and ascension processes, to attain and maintain the highest possible frequency in our physical bodies.
We both notice dramatic effects of increased energy, relief of body pain, headaches, and other symptoms; and a happier and more stable emotional body–all from doing this annual cleanse.
You may wonder why we think we need a parasite cleanse at all. We eat very health conscious meals, avoid high risk foods by growing much of our own; we have no house pets, and travel very little these days. One would think that we are at extremely low risk for parasite infestation.
But these are not the only factors that increase the risk. Here are handful of the many lifestyle choices that can put us at high risk for parasites.
- Diagnosis of an immune disorder or a degenerative disease.
- Had surgery or a blood transfusion.
- Live or work with a dog, cat, bird, reptile, horse, pig, sheep, cow, or other animal.
- Shake hands frequently with others.
- Eat in restaurants regularly.
- Do laundry in a laundromat.
- Work with the public in any personal capacity.
- Work in a school, or with young children.
- Work in or regularly visit a hospital.
- Travel often or work with travelers.
- Regularly use public exercise equipment, saunas, or pools.
- Have had a parasite infection before.
- Have a chronic cough, chronic intestinal issues, or substance addiction.
Check these links to other pages with more information on herbal parasite cleansing, and learn more about what makes herbal parasite cleansing our annual autumn ritual.
When to Take a Parasite Cleanse
Herbal parasite cleansing can be helpful for a number of conditions. It is most likely to help in the following situations.
- When recovering from any chronic condition or disease; especially allergies, candida, fungal infections, skin conditions, cancer, degenerative diseases, lyme disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, arthritis, diabetes, body pain, symptoms or pain from unknown causes
- When beginning any addiction recovery support program
- When you are returning from out of state or out of country travel
- When you are exposed to animals, garden and farm soil, children, sick people, or the general public
- When working in the health care industry
- If you regularly eat in restaurants, eat raw foods, or eat food that is not prepared by you
- Once a year just for maintenance, for those who are healthy
- When you experience any parasite symptoms
See our herbal parasite cleanse ParaThunder for more information on parasite cleansing.
Herbal Cleansing and Rebuilding
Many people use some form of herbal tonics on a regular basis for supporting general health and vibrancy.
These regenerative formulas are a key piece of support for those of us who are attempting to alter the “normal” human life experience into a higher frequency form, with a new longer term potential; or for those who want to reach a higher level of vibrant health!
They are also a main key to regenerating the physical body from any level of dis-ease, substance addiction, injury, etc.
However, if one continues to rebuild over a long term period, without incorporating the balancing factor of cleansing, the gain will also be minimized over time.
Our bodies need to have both the nurturing/rebuilding support of tonic herbs, and the deep cleansing/releasing support of cleansing herbs, to maintain this balance. They are both necessary to continue to move from one level of health to another. This process is another key to moving up the spiral of health, regeneration and ascension.
Some people should begin with a longer period of rebuilding before ever moving into a cleansing phase. Culturally, Americans are often in such depletion that a deep parasite cleanse will be challenging, and may not be very successful until some rebuilding has taken place. A stronger body can let go of parasitic infection much easier and faster than a depleted body can.
But at some point, we will eventually need to bring in herbal parasite cleansing. Without it, we will reach another plateau where the tonic herbs are not having much of an impact any more. They can not nourish and strengthen all of our tissues until we reclaim those tissues from the parasites that are inhabiting them. This is why it is so important to do a parasite cleanses every year, if we want to continue to grow in health, consciousness, and potential.
See our herbal cleansing formulas and rebuilding teas in the herbal section of our online shop.
Parasite Cleansing Information
Parasite cleansing is easy with ParaThunder–our herbal parasite cleansing tonic.
Read more about parasite cleansing with the following links.
To make Cremey Lemon Juice Cocktail, follow the directions below.
Blend on high in Vita-mix or blender:
1 c. spring water or pure water
Juice of 1/2 lemon and 4 drops lemon essential oil
2 T. mung bean sprouts, fresh
3 T. agave nectar
This is great for regenerating the liver, clearing excess mucus from the body and purifying the lymphatic system.
It makes a fine energizing drink first thing in the morning to wake up the body. And it will give you no caffeine jitters! Cremey Lemon Juice Cocktail is a potent cleanser, best to use sparingly as a little will go a long way. If you are new to cleansing, you may wish to start with a couple of ounces every morning.
None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only. It is not meant to be taken as medical advice. See a health care professional for medical advice.
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