It I also known as Monoliasis , a particular type of fungal infection. It I an endogenous, acute or chronic disease involving superficial tissues of the skin and mucous membrane. The disease usually starts in gastrointestinal tract, but it can enter and spread through the blood to produce systemic disease, which affects various organs in the body like kidney, heart, and brain.
It is a common condition in people with irregular digestive fire and disturbed immunological system. Similarly constant worry, yeast infections, excessive use of antibiotics, and eating too much sugar may aggravate this condition.
Candida infection starts from gastro-intestinal tract. It is an ama or a toxic condition and all doshas can become aggravated. However Vata constitution people suffer more from this disease.
Vata type- the patient suffers variable or erratic digestion. Sometimes they digest heavy foods like mat in good quantity but sometimes they are not able to digest light foods like vegetable soup. They suffer from gas, constipation, and bloating in the abdomen. Their immunity is low and hence they can suffer from any disease quickly. They suffer from various food allergies and have low strength.
Kapha type- repeated attacks of cold and influenza with running nose, mucous in chest, sinus problems leading to dull headache, low digestive fire are the main symptoms.
The aim of treatment is to increase the digestive fire and detoxify ama, to remove gases from the intestines, and then increase the immunity.
Eliminate all sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and wheat products including bread.
First anti-ama diet is advised until ama is detoxified. Trikatu, cayenne, asafetida, chitraka and anti – parasitic herbs like vidanga are the herb of choice. Tab. Agnitundi bati (BR0 250 mgm 3 times day or tab. Shankhabati 50 mgm. 3 times a day with drakshasava 15 ml. 3 times day should be given for 2 months. To tonify the system give tab. Ashwagandha 250 mgm, twice a day, for 1 month or tab. Guduchi 250 mgm, twice a day, for 15 days.