How to Treat Yeast Infection on Tongue Using Apple Cider Vinegar?

ACV for yeast infection on tongue

A yeast infection on the tongue and in the mouth is more commonly referred to as oral thrush, and this article will give you all the information you need to naturally treat oral thrush with apple cider vinegar. Using this home remedy for yeast infections is a great choice because it is so incredibly versatile and can work directly at the source and help work naturally with your body in order to cure the oral thrush quickly and with no side effects. So continue reading to learn more about how to treat a yeast infection on your tongue with apple cider vinegar!

How to Treat Oral Thrush Naturally with Apple Cider Vinegar

A yeast infection on the tongue, or oral thrush, has very distinct symptoms that you should start treating as soon as possible. Perhaps most distinctive are the white patches, or plaques, that can occur on the tongue, tonsils, or on the sides and roof of the mouth. Although these patches can usually be wiped off, they will leave behind red areas and may also bleed slightly.

Other symptoms of oral thrush can include a loss of taste, or an unpleasant taste in the mouth, redness in the mouth and throat, and cracked skin along the corners of the mouth. As you can tell, these symptoms are pretty unpleasant and can even be quite painful at times, depending on the severity of your yeast infection. So get to treating them as soon as possible with apple cider vinegar!

How To Make Apple Cider Vinegar Mocktail To Treat Yeast Infection on Tongue

Apple cider vinegar can cure yeast infections in the mouth and on the tongue very well because it has natural antifungal properties that go to work immediately to kill off the harmful candida fungus that causes oral thrush. One of the easiest ways to use this apple cider vinegar for yeast infections is to add apple cider vinegar to your daily diet!

Recipe: Apple Cider Vinegar Mocktail


  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp cranberry juice
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 2 tsp raw maple syrup


  • In a large glass, mix together the apple cider vinegar, cranberry juice and water.
  • While stirring, drizzle in the raw maple syrup. Mix until it has combined with the other ingredients.
  • Serve over ice and enjoy!


While normally I do not recommend ingesting sugars such as maple syrup when suffering from a yeast infection, using the syrup in its raw, unprocessed form will ensure that there are no added sugars or chemicals. If you have a particularly persistent yeast infection, however, I would consider not adding the syrup.

How To Rinse Oral Yeast Infection Away with Apple Cider Vinegar

Another natural way to treat oral thrush with apple cider vinegar is to use the vinegar as a rinse, like you might use a mouthwash.

Recipe: Apple Cider Vinegar Mouthwash


  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp water


  • Mix the apple cider vinegar and water together.
  • Gargle with the mixture 1-2 times per day, for 60 seconds each time.
  • Make sure to swish it all around your mouth in order to reach all areas affected by the oral yeast infection.


For some people, even a 50:50 dilution of apple cider vinegar in water is still too strong. If this is the case for yourself, you may wish to use just ½ tbsp of apple cider vinegar in the mixture.

Apple Cider Vinegar: A Fantastic Home Remedy for Yeast Infections in the Mouth

As you can tell from this article, apple cider vinegar is a fantastic way to treat oral thrush directly at the site of infection to ensure that your body’s balance is restored as soon as possible. Oral thrush occurs when the good bacteria in our bodies is hindered and therefore unable to keep the candida fungus in check, ultimately allowing it to grow out of control and cause a yeast infection. But you can actually use apple cider vinegar to keep the body’s natural balance of bacteria normal and properly functioning, even if you have already had a yeast infection. If you continue drinking apple cider vinegar as part of your daily diet, you can prevent yeast infections (and therefore oral thrush) from ever haunting you again!

Hopefully this article has given you the necessary knowledge about using apple cider vinegar to treat yeast infections on the tongue and in the mouth, and I sincerely hope that you use these fantastic suggestions on using this great all-natural cure to stop your yeast infection in its tracks. If you would like to know more about using apple cider vinegar for yeast infection, whether if occurs on your face or skin, continue reading the helpful articles on this website!

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  1. Sweet jesus! Cranberry juice and syrup! Nonono.
    Just stick to this recipe (below) and grin and bear it.
    ACV may taste yuk but a mouth full of yeast is yukier!!

    Recipe: Apple Cider Vinegar Mouthwash


    1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
    1 tbsp water

  2. Thrush in your mouth is quite painful, giving you the feel that you have eaten food that was way too hot, and has burned your mouth. Even before the white patches show up, you feel that “burnt” feeling. My pharmacist suggested ACV unpasteurized, I had never heard of it, but it cured it within 24 hours! I am a believer now. And you don’t have to purchase the expensive mouth wash made for thrush. If you suffer from thrush, please please give this a try, it’s not expensive, I got it at my local Kroger and the best part??? IT WORKED!!!

  3. I’ve been dealing with thrush for 6 weeks now and I’m on my second Nystatin rx. My mother told me to try vinegar a long time ago. I have the raw, unfiltered stuff here but read that it can feed yeast because the mother is yeast. I’m so confused but I haven’t given up on getting rid of this stuff.
    I’ve tried salt water, colloidal silver, baking soda, coconut oil, lemon water and just about everything else you can try. I’m on warfarin so I can’t do a lot of the candida cleanse stuff including cranberry juice because everything either thins or thickens the blood. OY!
    Today I am doing the vinegar rinses. I hope they work!!!

  4. TagBand UK says:

    Apple cider vinegar is very beneficial for health care and skin care. The apple cider vinegar diet is a probiotic and has many additional health benefits. It is great for many skin problems and infections because many active ingredients present in it. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I have a question that I certainly need an answer to as soon as possible. So, please help!
    My tongue looks like raw hamburger and anything that touches it, feels like a hot branding iron has been put on it.
    There are no white patches in my mouth, so I’m not sure if it’s oral thrush or not.
    PLEASE, someone help me!!

  6. Artemis Voyiatzis says:

    How long it takes for yeast infection to cure with ACV?
    My tongue at the beginning of the year was green colour. Then it went away but now I have white coated tongue.
    I am under stress…..a lot of stress can this be the reason for the yeast infection?
    I am 66 yrs can this be low immune system?
    My papillae at the back of my throat is so red and some of my taste buds are swollen. Is this a symptom of yeast infection?
    I don’t like medications, I prefer natural treatments.
    I use ACV like a mouth wash( diluted in water) and have green salads with olive oil and vinegar. Some times I swish olive oil in my mouth.
    Usually what is the frame period for yeast infection to be cured and never come back.
    Thank you so much.

    • Hi Artemis,

      Yeast infection can be due to a number of factors including stress and low immune system.

      The WW Team

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