Natural Cures for White Tongue
Cure that white coating on your tongue naturally! Your tongue is probably telling you that you have a candida infection (although it could mean something else). Learn how natural cures can solve your white tongue symptoms. That hairy white coating on your tongue is unpleasant, can give you bad breath and can even make food taste differently. The most important thing to know is that the white coating is a symptom of significant holistic health issues.
What Causes That White Tongue?
- A candida infection, or thrush, is the most likely cause. This is a fungal infection.
- Mild dehydration can lead to an excess of bacteria and dead cells on the tongue.
- Chronic inflammation or infection can reveal their presence with a white tongue.
- Smoking can cause both a white tongue and bad breath.
- Persistent white patches can be a sign of leukoplakia, or precancerous lesions. Have this checked out by a doctor.
Our readers have reported many natural home remedies for getting rid of a white tongue. The top three are salt, glycerin and acidophilus. However, organic apple cider vinegar has also been successful, as well as dietary changes. If the white tongue comes back, that means that the underlying cause still needs to be identified and dealt with.
Mix some salt with water to use as a mouthwash, brush your teeth with the salt or brush your tongue (gently) with the salt. Earth Clinic readers have made this is our No. 1 cure for white tongue. Cheap, safe and effective.
Many glycerin users reported almost instant improvement. They used vegetable glycerin and lightly brushed their tongues with it. Some also reported whiter teeth!
A liquid was said to work the best because it coated the tongue. Probiotics are very helpful for general overall health and certainly worth taking. There’s a good chance that the white tongue problem will be cured.
However, if the underlying condition is a stubborn candida infection and the white tongue comes back when treatment is suspended, the candida needs to be addressed more directly. One effective method is colloidal silver swished around the mouth.
There are a number of safe, effective home remedies for treating a white tongue and once again having a healthy, pink tongue. Bad breath problems will probably be taken care of at the same time. Just remember that there could be a number of causes for the condition, so if one treatment doesn’t work, try something else.