How to Treat Yeast Intolerance in Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is acknowledged and known for treating yeast intolerance naturally. We at IAFA® follow the principles of Ayurveda and provide effective herbal remedies to treat various infections and diseases naturally.

Yeast allergy or Yeast Intolerance? Does this question baffle you too? If yes, you’ve headed the right way! In this article, we shall deal with the Causes of Yeast Intolerance, its symptoms, and Ayurvedic and Natural treatment against Yeast Intolerance. But foremost let’s understand the difference between Yeast Allergy and Yeast Intolerance.

Difference Between Yeast Intolerance and Yeast Allergy

Yeast Allergy

Yeast Intolerance

  • Yeast allergy affects the entire body.
  • Leads to reactions over the skin, mood swings, and excessive body pain.
  • Allergic reactions may be dangerous and may leave long-term effects on the body.
  • Sources of yeast allergy include:-
    • Fermented foods.
    • Aged or processed foods.
    • Foods containing yeast, such as bread.
  • Intolerance to the yeast on the other hand causes digestive issues.
  • It majorly causes inflammation, discomfort, and gastrointestinal symptoms.
  • In the case of yeast intolerance, symptoms might be delayed up to 72 hours.
  • Yeast intolerance is sparked by:-
    • Stress.
    • Contraction of any infection.
    • Unhealthy or imbalanced diet.
  • Yeast intolerance is an Immunoglobulin reaction to any harmless food protein which may be assumed a threat to the body.

Causes of Yeast Intolerance

Causes of yeast intolerance, as mentioned above may vary from those of a yeast allergy, but in some cases, a yeast allergy may also trigger yeast intolerance so all foods that are fermented, processed, or aged might be the causes of yeast intolerance. Sugary foods may also cause this condition. Foods that may lead to yeast intolerance are:

  • Baked food items.
  • Dried fruits.
  • Cured and processed meats.
  • Processed or packaged fruit juices.
  • Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and grapes.
  • Brewer’s Yeast – alcohol. (beer, wine, ciders, etc.)
  • Aged cheese.
  • Ingredients containing vinegar such as olives, pickles, etc.
  • Condiments.
  • Buttermilk, soy milk, non-dairy cream, yogurt.
  • Citric acid.
  • Stock cubes, gravies, stock.
  • Cereal products,
  • Tofu.
  • Mushrooms.
  • Soy sauce, tamarind.

Symptoms of Yeast Intolerance

Discomfort, indigestion, and inflammation are the initial Symptoms of Yeast Intolerance. Following are a few more:

  • Weight gain.
  • Breathing issues.
  • Severe headaches.
  • Body ache.
  • Pain in joints.
  • Itchy skin, rashes, etc.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Congestion
  • Menstrual disbalance
  • Extreme Constipation or Diarrhea

Yeast-Free Foods or Alternatives

Eliminating yeast-containing foods or drinks from the diet significantly contributes to treating the intolerance. But doing so while maintaining the nutrition value of the diet becomes a task. Let’s take a look at the alternatives that provide the same nutritional value but are yeast-free:

  • Quinoa
  • Brown rice
  • Corn
  • Barley
  • Skimmed milk
  • Buckwheat
  • Millets
  • Green vegetables
  • Beans
  • Potatoes
  • Squash
  • Oats
  • Fruits
  • Smoothies
  • Unprocessed fish or meat

Treatment of Yeast Intolerance Naturally

Ayurveda is acknowledged and known for treating the underlying cause of infections and diseases. Treat Yeast Intolerance Naturally with a few steps mentioned below:

1. Ayurvedic Detox:

Treating yeast infections and intolerance by detoxifying the body by practicing panchakarma is a magical remedy. Virechana (medicated purgation) and Vasti (medicated enemas) eliminate toxins by purging the intestines and then restoring good bacteria and fungi.

2. Ayurvedic Herbs:

Ayurvedic herbs that are highly beneficial for treating yeast intolerance are:

  • Neem (Azadirachta indica)
  • Asafoetida (Ferula assa-foetida)
  • Garlic (Allium sativum)
  • Musta (Cyperus rotundus)
  • Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
  • Triphala [Amla (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)]
  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
  • Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)

3. Preventive Measures:

Some precautions to avoid yeast intolerance:

  • Consume food that is fresh, natural, and organic cooked in natural spices like turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cumin, and garlic.
  • Avoid eating leftovers, packaged food, sugary food items, fermented and heavy foods.
  • Caffeinated drinks, cold drinks, alcohol, etc. must also be avoided.


Yeast intolerance can be effectively treated and cured if proper care is taken. Besides following these preventive measures, and treatment procedures you may also contact us at IAFA®, where we provide personalized consultation to treat various allergies, infections, and diseases.

Dr. Sahil Gupta completed his Bachelor of Ayurveda in Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) and Master’s Degree in Health Administration (MHA) India. He is Registered Ayurvedic Doctor & Vaidya in India having Registration No. 23780. He is the CEO and founder of IAFA. After completing BAMS, Dr. Sahil Gupta started practicing Ayruveda by giving prime importance to allergic disorders management. He became the first Ayurvedic doctor to cure Food Allergies through Ayurveda. Read More About Dr. Sahil Gupta.

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