Top Home Remedies for Oral Thrush

Some of us might be surprised, but the fact is that there is a number of fungus candida living in our mouth. Normally, they do not cause any problem until they growth is uncontrolled. At that time, you are likely to experience oral thrush, a common oral problem. And it is necessary to address oral thrush as soon as possible. Throughout time, it will make our immunity weaker and weaker; as a consequence, our body might suffer from other health complications.

In addition, oral thrush is claimed to pass among us easily. Therefore, it should be treated quickly to avoid the infections of the whole community.

There are numerous factors that lead to this unexpected growth of fungus candida. It is more common if you are experiencing some medications. For example, birth control pills are a possible cause of candida infection because of their side effects on women. Some health problems that usually cause oral thrush as a sign are diabetes, cancer, weak immune system…

When having oral thrush, you might notice some lesions in the mouth, nasty breath and even bleeding. They are all annoying and embarrassing. Therefore, it is better to start oral thrush treatment instantly. Fortunately, there are some natural ingredients that you might already have at home to deal with this problem. Here are several natural home remedies for oral thrush.

1.     Salt
One of the simplest ways to get rid of oral thrush is salt, with its wonderful antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral qualities. It can quickly remove excess bad bacteria that concentrate in your mouth and cause various problems. Besides, gargling with salt water on a daily basis is a good way to protect your oral health, which has been confirmed by professional experts. You should use warm water and salt for the best comfort.

2.     Yogurt
When it comes to the imbalance of bacteria in any body part, yogurt seems to be one of the most popular fighters. It contains a lot of probiotics and healthy bacteria that will help balance the number of bacteria in your mouth again. However, for the best oral thrush treatment, you should go for unsweetened, plain yogurt only. Sweetened one might worsen the situation. It is suggested that you use yogurt 2-3 times every day and maintain this habit for several weeks. It also has positive impacts on your digestive and immune system, which protects you from many health problems in general.

3.     Cinnamon
In addition to a very unique smell, cinnamon possesses many suitable qualities that we need in oral thrush treatment. They are anti-parasitic and antifungal enough to fight against oral thrush. The effects of cinnamon were even addressed by the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

How to do:
•        Pour cinnamon powder or use its stick in water
•        Boil them for approximately 5 minutes before filtering
•        Then, you can drink its warm tea regularly every day
A tip for those who want to better the flavor and benefits also is to mix a bit lemon juice into this tea.

4.     Baking Soda
Because of its reasonable price, baking soda serves as a perfect way to handle oral thrush. It has direct effects on the number of fungus in our mouth. In addition, baking soda is reported to play an important role in the acid balance of your mouth. Therefore, it will eliminate all bad bacteria that make you suffer from annoyance.

How to do:
•        Mix baking soda (1-2 teaspoons) into water to form a thick paste
•        Then, dab it into the mouth with the help of a cotton cloth
•        A few minutes later, take warm water to rinse the mouth
You are recommended to follow this method 2-3 times every day to get the best results.

5.     Black Walnut
Black walnut contains a large number of tannins which are powerfully anti-fungal and astringent. As a result, it is reasonable to put black walnut among top foods for oral thrush. On the other hand, juglone which is present in black walnut also gives anti-fungal and antibiotic qualities. You can use raw fruits, its capsules or extract to speed up the oral thrush treatment. Moreover, if you have any problem with strep throat, black walnut might be the answer to your issue as well.

6.     Cranberry
Arbutin in cranberry is claimed to eradicate fungus candida very effectively. Thus, you can take advantage of cranberry to make the treatment better. This home remedy is also available in the form of tablets which are more suitable for children. However, remember to take consultation from doctors or professional doctors. On the other hand, fresh cranberry is still more appreciated. You had better use its fresh juice 2-3 times on a daily basis until oral thrush is confirmed to be gone.

7.     Apple Cider Vinegar
When you use apple cider vinegar, you will receive a lot of enzymes that are beneficial for the oral thrush treatment. Its vinegar nature is certain to bring back the blaance of pH level in our mouth. This means that the candida development will be stopped instantly. In addition, apple cider vinegar can strengthen our immunity significantly, which probably protects you from the re-occurrence. The vinegar’s antifungal quality was also published by the Journal of Prosthodontics.

Yet, apple cider vinegar is quite acidic when being used alone. That’s why people often mix it in water first.

How to do:
•        Pour the vinegar (about 2 teaspoons) into warm water (1 cup)
•        Mix half a teaspoon of salt
•        Then, stir the mixture very well
•        Gargle with it several times every day

Besides, apple cider vinegar can be used with raw honey for the same effects. You can replace salt with honey.

8.     Garlic
In spite of its smell, garlic has been one of the most nutritious foods. Its application is more than your own kitchen. For years, people in medicinal community have praised it, especially for its anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. Therefore, you can use it to deal with oral thrush, not to mention its great influence on our immune system. If possible, you can eat raw garlic to eliminate bad bacteria in the mouth. If you are worried about bad breath, there are simple ways to get rid of it, such as lemon or water.

Author’s bio: This article is written by Arial Grande – Senior Editor of Authority Remedies. She is a certified pharmacist after finishing her bachelor degree of Healthcare Management at University of Findlay. She has worked and trained in the field of Nutrition and Health for over 2 years, consistently providing people with useful information about nutrition as well as helping them with their common health problems.
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