I recently had a bout with bronchitis that simply would not leave no matter how many natural remedies I used. You know how it goes…you do everything in your power to stay well and still sometimes you catch that one thing that simply will not go away, and it requires you to get on antibiotics.
Well ladies, you know what happens when you get on antibiotics: a build up of yeast. I already know that if I have to get on antibiotics, I better stock up on yogurt and kefir. As soon as the antibiotics were done I was downing the probiotics: Healthy bacteria for the body.
Apparently I didn’t get enough. So I found myself with a certain issue down there in my womanly areas…let’s just say vagina, because I already dropped the v-bomb in the title and might as well roll with it.
Somewhere in the deep thoughts of my mind, I knew that garlic kills yeast and thought….”hey, I wonder if I can put garlic up the hoohah (like how I switched it up there)?” A quick search on the internet told me I had a winner.
You can put a clove of garlic in the vagina to treat a yeast infection.
The internet said it, so it must be true. Any baker knows that you can’t add garlic while you’re adding the yeast because the yeast will be killed. So it stands to reason, that garlic in the vagina will do the same. Seems logical, right?
Upon further reading, the internet told me I would taste garlic in my mouth because there is this “connection between the mouth and the vagina. The moment the garlic is placed in the vagina, the taste of the garlic travels up to the mouth.”
So I started the treatment at night. I was told to sew a string to the garlic for easy retrieval, but I’m already used to squeezing those muscles to remove the Diva cup, so I figured I’d be fine getting a clove of garlic out in the morning.
The internet also told me that the garlic might burn. Even though I cut slits in the garlic to make it more potent, it never burned. YMMV on this I guess.
Welp, it worked. Infection gone and I didn’t have to use a medication to take care of it.
Tips for how to treat a vaginal yeast infection with a clove of garlic:
- Remove the paper-like cover of your fresh clove of garlic.
- For a stronger more potent dose cut small slits in the clove to expose the innards, or you can cut it in half for the strongest dose.
- Using a sewing needle, tie a string through the clove for easy retrieval (or if you’re hardcore and can squeeze those kegels like a boss, do it without).
- Do it at night because apparently you can taste your vagina.
- Don’t get frisky with the mister while it’s in (should go without saying ladies…).
- You may need to do it more than one night depending on how far along the infection is.
- It may burn.
- You’re gonna smell like garlic…just sayin.
The weirdest part (besides of course sitting on the toilet trying to dig out a clove of garlic in the morning) was that I did taste garlic in my mouth throughout the night and morning. So while I no longer have yeast overgrowth, I’m now dealing with the mental thought that my mouth can taste my lady parts.
I might need therapy now.
Ever tried this? Or, tell me: What’s the craziest sounding natural thing you’ve ever done? This might be it for me.
Want me to try more crazy stuff? Watch this video (on how to treat a vaginal yeast infection)