Learning how to make a burdock fungal remedy can provide you with an easier way to cure fungal infections. Burdock root is an herb that is touted with many benefits, one of which is its antifungal remedies. Fungal infections include ringworm, jock itch, yeast infection, thrush, and athlete’s foot. They typically manifest by persistent itching, very tiny, moist, red blisters, with soft, easy to peel skin. Ringworm is circular in shape with a red, scaly area in the center that heals slowly from the inside out. The most effective part of the burdock plant to treat fungal infections is the root, which contains two isolated chemical compounds called polyacetylenes that are attributed with antifungal properties.
To make a burdock root decoction, first slice the root into thin slices and set these into 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, turn down the heat and let simmer for 20 minutes. Strain out the root pieces. Saturate a clean piece of gauze or washcloth with the liquid and place the cloth on the affected area and let it sit for 30 minutes. This will help ease the pain and itching as well as heal the fungal infection. Repeat this procedure two to three times a day until the infection is gone.
A poultice is similar to a decoction, but the burdock leaves are used. Place fresh leaves in a pot of water, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and let simmer for 5 minutes. Drain out the leaves and discard the water. Let the leaves cool until they are warm. Apply the leaves to the affected area and let this sit for 30 minutes. Apply a thin layer of olive oil to the skin first to prevent the leaves from sticking to the skin.
A burdock root salve is effective for itching and helps heal skin tissue. Wash and grate fresh burdock root and mix with safflower oil and cocoa butter. Place on the stove and bring up the heat of the mixture to 200 degrees. Cook the mixture in a covered ceramic pot at 200 degrees for two to three hours. Strain out the roots and return to the pot. Add grated beeswax and melt together. Store the mixture in jars in a cool place. Use the salve on the affected area two to three times a day. You can also use this salve on the outer vaginal area to control itching and discomfort due to yeast infections.
Burdock root can also be taken internally in capsule form. Fill gel capsules with the powdered burdock root and take 1 to 2 capsules two to three times per day with meals. Some people who have diabetes will experience a number of yeast infections because the fungus thrives in dark, warm, moist places and is aggravated by the elevated level of sugar in the blood. Burdock will help control your sugar level and kill the yeast fungus.
In making these recipes, it is always best to use fresh burdock because the levels of antifungal properties is higher than in the dried form. These burdock fungal remedies will help you to heal your infections and improve your health.