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Latest Edit: Iva Lloyd, ND 2014-05-24 (EDT)

See Also Naturopathic Therapies
See Also Botanical Medicine (Herbalism)

Antifungal is a substance that inhibits the growth of or destroys fungi.

Antifungal Herbs

The above list of herbs are not meant to provide medical advice. They are a list of herbs that have a common action. Talk to a naturopathic doctor before beginning any treatment regimen.

Foods and Culinary Herbs

Foods that are known to be antifungal include:

Disadvantages of Antifungal Drugs

  • Nystatin is not absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract
  • Amphotericin has significant unpleasant side effects
  • Fluorocytosine - Candida now highly resistant
  • Azoles now the most widely used antifungals


  • May be less effective in low level or chronic level infections
  • Unsuitable as long term preventatives to susceptible individuals
  • Can be considered contrary to holistic approach to health maintenance