Candida refers to a genus of yeast that are normally found in the digestive tract and on the skin
of humans. These yeast are typically symbiotically beneficial to humans. However, several species of Candida, most commonly Candida albicans, can cause infections such as vaginal candidiasis or thrush (oral candidiasis) that cause localized itching, soreness, and redness (see Vaginal:Candida for further application methods). In immune system– compromised individuals, these infection-causing species of Candida can spread further, leading to serious, life-threatening complications.
The information on this page is from the book Modern Essentials: A
Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils, published
by AromaTools®. Please refer to Modern Essentials for additional
information, research, and usage suggestions.
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