1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is known to have antifungal properties. Consuming it daily can help combat the fungal infection caused by oral thrush.
In a glass of warm water, add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. You can also add honey for flavor. Sip it slowly. You can do this twice a day.
2. Coconut Oil
Oil pulling with coconut oil can help in treating oral thrush. This is because the antifungal properties of coconut oil may help eliminate the yeast fungus.
Swish coconut oil in your mouth every morning on an empty stomach. Continue doing it for 10 to 15 minutes and then spit it out. You can do this once a day in the morning.
Yogurt boosts the production of probiotics in your body. Some believe these probiotics may eliminate the fungal infection. However, more research is warranted in this regard.
Place a tablespoon of yogurt in your mouth. Leave it for 5 minutes before swallowing it. You can do it thrice a day.
4. Baking Soda
Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, can kill fungal agents that cause infections. It might help treat oral thrush too – though more information is needed in this regard.
Mix ½ a tablespoon of baking soda in a glass of water and rinse your mouth with the solution. You can do it 2 to 3 times a day until you see results.
5. Essential Oils
Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic and has anti-inflammatory properties. It may combat the fungus that causes oral thrush. You can also replace tea tree oil with peppermint oil. Peppermint oil has antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial properties – and may help treat.
Mix 2 tablespoons of tea tree oil and 2 teaspoons of water (if you are using peppermint oil, mix 2 to 3 drops in a glass of water). Swish this solution inside your mouth for 30 to 60 seconds and spit it out. Do this 4 to 5 times a day for optimum results.
Garlic contains allicin, a compound known for its powerful antifungal, antiviral, and antibiotic properties. It also may help treat symptoms of oral thrush. However, more research is warranted in this regard.
Chew a clove of raw garlic for 2 to 3 minutes and swallow it. You can do this thrice a day.
7. Salt Water Rinse
Salt or NaCl is antifungal in nature. It mainly promotes osmoregulation and diverts an organism away from its growth. This may help fight the fungus.
Mix ½ a tablespoon of salt in lukewarm water. Rinse your mouth with this solution. You can do it thrice a day.