11 Natural Ways to Deal with Black Mold Symptoms
11 Natural Ways to Deal with Black Mold Symptoms
If you already see or smell black mold, remove it immediately and thoroughly. Just give us a call and we’ll help you quickly deal with hazardous issue right away!
Once you’ve called us here are a few natural ways to help you deal with the symptoms of mold poisoning;
Raw garlic has been shown to provide significant anti-fungal resistance which, when you have been exposed to mold over a prolonged period of time, will help your system fight off mold poisoning. Not only does garlic help fight off mold it can help you fight off fungi and yeast infections. At least 4 grams of garlic on a daily basis are required to help address mold exposure.
This product can be taken as a daily supplement and will be effective as a mold cleansing agent. This tends to trap toxins in the body and allows your body to flush them out of your system so they are not reabsorbed. We recommend activated charcoal made from coconut shells or natural sources and remember, please but charcoal not produced from countries actively involved in deforestation.
Chlorophyll is the green pigment that helps plants turn sunlight into food energy. It also has the ability to protect human DNA from damage caused by molds like aflatoxin. Chlorophyll is also an anti-bacterial and contains antifungal properties, making it an ideal additive to our list of 11 natural ways of dealing with black mold symptoms.
Reduce your intake of Sugar
Sugar acts as a food source for mold which is contrary to what you are trying to achieve. Eliminate your intake of sugar where possible.
In your Home
Identify the Moisture Source
The absolute key to dealing with black mold anywhere is to identify what’s creating the warm, damp environment in which the black mold can flourish. If you clean up black mold but don’t address the source of the moisture, then the black mold is highly likely to return. No natural or conventional treatment will prevent or remove mold permanently unless you remove mold’s necessary ingredient, which is moisture.
Fix the Source
You need to completely fix any water leaks, enable better ventilation where humidity is high and/or address any HVAC system problems. You can also purchase a dehumidifier for any areas that tend to be too humid. Exhaust fans are in kitchens and bathrooms for good reason. Make sure you use them to get moisture out of these prime mold areas.
- Throw Away Mold-Ridden Items
Discard any items that are porous or if you are unable to completely remove the mold from them. It’s also a very smart idea to get rid of any carpets that have been flooded because they’re very prone to mold. Never paint or caulk over moldy surfaces.
- Tea Tree Oil
Bleach will definitely work to effectively kill black mold. However, it’s ideal not to turn to bleach since bleach comes with so many concerning health side effects, including irritation to the eyes, mouth, lungs and skin. If you have asthma or another breathing problem, then the use of bleach is even more health-hazardous. Bleach can also burn human tissue, both internally and externally, especially in small children.
Tea tree oil is one of several natural mold killers that you can employ instead of bleach. To put tea tree oil’s natural fungicide power to work, combine two teaspoons of tea tree oil with two cups water in a spray bottle and shake well. Spray the mixture anywhere that you see black mold. Then just let it sit and reapply as needed. Tea tree oil is said to be one of the best natural mold killers. Pine oil can also be used in a similar fashion.
Baking soda is another great natural anti-mold substance. Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with two cups of water in a spray bottle. Make sure to shake the mixture well. Next, spray the moldy areas and use a scrubbing brush to scrub the black mold away. Rinse the area and spray it again with the baking soda solution. This time just let it dry.
Put undiluted white distilled vinegar into a spray bottle and spray the vinegar directly on the moldy area(s). Let it set without any rinsing or scrubbing. This is a smelly natural mold remedy, but it’s said to be highly effective and the vinegar scent will fade.
Grapefruit Seed Extract
If you just can’t handle the smell of vinegar (even short term), then there is another option that is odorless. I’m talking about grapefruit seed extract, which is an excellent antifungal both internally and externally. To use it on a moldy area in your home, simply combine 20 drops of grapefruit seed extract with two cups of water in a spray bottle. Shake the mixture and spray it directly on the mold and do not rinse.
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