Hydrogen peroxide occurs naturally in the vagina and helps prevent yeast infections in most cases. However, when the body produces too much yeast the naturally occurring hydrogen peroxide is overwhelmed and a yeast infection occurs.
When the bacteria in the vagina can’t kill the yeast by themselves, other measures must be taken. One remedy involves mixing one teaspoon of ordinary hydrogen peroxide with one cup of water. Use as douche once a day until the symptoms disappear. While this type of treatment is often recommended by holistic practitioners, medical doctors sometimes frown on the use of home remedies for yeast infections. It is important to talk with your doctor first.
Another way to use hydrogen peroxide to cure yeast infections involves taking a bath with one pint of hydrogen peroxide mixed in a tub of water. Be care if you do this at night because this can put so much oxygen in your system that you may have trouble sleeping.
The cells responsible for fighting infection and foreign invaders in the body (your white blood cells) make hydrogen peroxide and use it to oxidize any offending culprits. The intense bubbling you see when hydrogen peroxide comes in contact with a bacteria-laden cut or wound is the oxygen being released and bacteria being destroyed. The ability of our cells to produce hydrogen peroxide is essential for life. \
Recent research indicates we need hydrogen peroxide for a multitude of other chemical reactions that take place throughout the body. For example, we now know that vitamin C helps fight infections by producing hydrogen peroxide, which in turn stimulates the production of prostaglandins.
The best way to get the hydrogen peroxide from fruits and vegetables is to juice them. When you drink a fresh glass of carrot juice you will get the same sensation as when you drink the solution of H2O2. You will get a warm sensation around your neck and feel flushed on your face. Drink the juice within 10 minutes because the cells have been crushed and disturbed and the peroxide is going to oxidize and change the taste. Cranberry juice is really loaded with hydrogen peroxide. The tops of beets are loaded with it because of the chlorophyll. Watermelon also has peroxide in it.
While ingesting hydrogen peroxide by drinking fruit juice is harmless you should not ingest full strength hydrogen peroxide from a bottle in any amount without first contacting your physician. Ask your doctor if hydrogen peroxide can be helpful in treating your yeast infection.
Hydrogen Peroxide: A substance that occurs natural in the vagina that aids in the prevention and treatment of yeast infections