eve24 wrote: I was thinking of using raw garlic, coconut oil and capryllic acid as the anti-fungals instead of Nyastatin, but my candida infection IS pretty severe and I am worried that those are too mild?
Hello, Eve, welcome to the forum.
All you need to do is do is search for the published research on the comparisons between Nystatin and natural antifungals to know whether they’re too weak or not.
All plants have a botanical or scientific name, for example, the botanical name for garlic is Allium sativum, for sweet basil it’s Ocymum basilium, and for oregano the name is Origanum vulgare.
The following is taken from several published studies comparing oil of oregano (Origanum vulgare) with Nystatin.
The antifungal properties of Origanum vulgare oil were examined both in vitro and in vivo. A comparison of the effectiveness of Origanum oil and Nystatin was examined in vitro using Candida albicans in broth cultures. Of the two, it was found that only Origanum oil at 0.25 mg/ml completely inhibited the growth of C. albicans in culture. The germination and the mycelia growth of Candida albicans were both found to be inhibited by Origanum oil in a dose-dependent manner.
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Journal
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Section of Microbiology University of Bari
Asian Journal of Plant Sciences
Medicinal Plants Research Center, Faculty of Medicine
Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, University of Medical Sciences
These studies prove that prescription antifungals are no stronger than an over-the-counter natural antifungals.
You mentioned raw garlic, coconut oil and Caprylic acid; all of these are at least as strong if not stronger than Nystatin.