Today, we want to highlight the benefits of a crucial food group in our fight against Candida: the allium family, specifically brown onion. You might be familiar with brown onions and red onions, which are somewhat alike, with the former being more potent. Scientifically, brown onions are known as Allium cepa, and garlic is termed Allium sativum.
In an intriguing study conducted in 2006, water extracts of allium cepa (onion) and allium sativum (garlic) were tested against 19 strains of Candida albicans and approximately 12 different Candida species overall. This included 35 types of distinct dairy defined species, which are yeast species that can infect the hair, nails, skin, and various parts of the body. These yeast species were cultivated on agar plates in a lab setting. The researchers introduced water solutions of garlic and onion to observe their activity. The results showcased the incredible potency of both onion and garlic in reducing yeast populations. Remarkably, the study indicated that in some cases, their effect was even stronger against strains that are resistant to particular pharmaceutical drugs, such as Fluconazole.
What does this mean for you? Incorporating onion into your meals can offer incredible health benefits. Whether it’s raw brown onions, red onions, spring onions, shallots, or scallions, adding them to salads or various dishes can significantly aid in your Candida fighting journey. Historically, the allium family, rich in sulphur, has been celebrated for its properties. Sulphur is an essential compound for detoxification. Notably, the liver utilizes sulphur for cleansing and purifying bodily functions. Sulphur baths, known for their purifying and cleansing effects, have been used for ages.
So why should you integrate the allium family into your diet? The answer is evident. Their antifungal properties, coupled with their cleansing and purifying capabilities, make them a natural and affordable remedy. Rather than seeking the newest pill or resorting to medications that fungi might become resistant to, you can opt for these readily available foods with proven antifungal benefits.
Disclaimer: This information is provided based on our knowledge and research. However, it’s essential to consult with your healthcare professional before making any dietary changes or seeking treatments.