Indeed, no one is trying to eradicate candida from the digestive tract - simply bring down the overgrowth.
In any case, it makes sense to combine different antifungals; this way candida can't become resistant.
Checked out Chaparral; it seems like a very useful herb as a blood detoxifier! Especially I have been thinking about heavy metal toxicity - mercury more precisely, because my last candida crisis (in 2000), which I battled for one year with everything needed (antifungals, probiotics, herbs, immune boosters, etc) ended when I removed my amalgams.
Chaparral also has some antibacterial and antifungal activity. So interesting.
But I found warnings about worrisome side effects that are not with Pau d'Arco.
Although chaparral is still widely available, the FDA has recommended since 1968 that it not be taken internally. Chaparral is highly toxic and has been reported to cause severe and permanent liver disease that can be fatal. It has also been linked to kidney damage, including cysts in the kidney and kidney failure.
And what is mathake? Do you mean maitake? The mushroom?