Candida biofilm is a complex network of Candida cells and extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) that protects the Candida cells from elimination. This protective layer can make Candida difficult to treat, as many common antifungal medications are unable to penetrate it. Fortunately, there are several natural remedies that have been proven to be effective in attacking Candida biofilm and destroying it.
One of the most common natural remedies for Candida biofilm elimination is garlic extract. Studies have found that a sulfur-containing compound Allicin can reduce Candida activity within biofilms by a significant amount. In addition, research has demonstrated that Allicin can be used to reduce the dosage needed for prescription-strength antifungal medications (1).
Another natural remedy for treating Candida biofilms is oregano oil. Oregano oil contains Carvacrol and Thymol, two powerful compounds that have been found to be effective against Candida biofilm. Studies have unveiled that these compounds can reduce the extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) of Candida biofilms by up to 50%, thereby allowing antifungal drugs to penetrate better and break down Candida cells (2).
Finally, turmeric is another natural remedy that is effective against Candida biofilm. Packed with Curcumin, this natural remedy is capable of reducing Candida biofilm by 50% without generating any adverse effects on human cells. Curcumin is also effective at suppressing Candida cell adhesion to intestinal walls. Turmeric has been proven to restore the potency of Fluconazole, a commonly prescribed antifungal medication, in treating Candida strains that are resistant to Fluconazole (3).
In summary, several natural remedies can be used to destroy Candida biofilm – garlic extract, oregano oil, and turmeric. Studies have revealed that these solutions are incredibly successful in eradicating Candida biofilm. It is important to note that these natural remedies do not replace antifungal medications prescribed by your health professional. Additionally, implementing the Candida Meal Plan can also help reduce Candida growth and Candida biofilms. Talk to your doctor about which treatment is best for you.