Ayurvedic Treatment for Oral Thrush – Alveda

Oral thrush

Oral thrush from the point of view of Ayurveda

Oral thrush, also called oral candidiasis, is a condition in which the fungus Candida albicans accumulates on the lining of the mouth. Candida is a normal living organism in the mouth, but sometimes it can overgrow and cause adverse symptoms. This illness causes creamy white lesions, usually on the tongue or on the inner side of the cheeks. Sometimes oral thrush may spread to the roof of the mouth, gums, tonsils or to the back of the throat. Oral candidiasis can affect anyone, but is more common in infants and the elderly due to decreased immunity. People with suppressed immune systems or certain medical conditions, as well as people taking certain medications, are also vulnerable to this condition. In Ayurveda, oral thrush is considered a digestive disorder or Agnimandya, which occurs because of the accumulation of toxins in the bloodstream. Toxicity results in the development of various health issues. It typically occurs in the seat of Vatadosha in the lower part of the digestive tract.

How Ayurvedic doctors treat Oral thrush

Ayurvedic medicine treats the underlying cause of candidiasis with diet and lifestyle management, cellular detox (panchakarma), herbs and spices.
Ayurvedic detox programs for candida infection: 
Medicated purgation (Virechana)
Medicated Enemas (Vasti)
Some useful Ayurvedic herbs for oral thrush treatment are garlic, Asafoetida, Triphala, Vidanga, Mustha, Turmeric, Liquorice, Guloochi, Neem, Shatavari
Ayurvedic treatment requires an individual approach. We recommend consulting one of our Ayurveda specialists online if you’re suffering from oral thrush. Your Ayurvedic doctor will tailor your treatment plan according to your mind-body constitution and dosha imbalance.

Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of Oral thrush:

  • Salt has antiseptic, cleansing, and soothing properties 
  • Rinsing your mouth with baking soda may help treat oral thrush
  • Yogurt contains good living bacteria cultures that can help treat oral thrush
  • Lemon juice has antiseptic and antifungal abilities
  • Take 1/2 lemon and 1 cup of water. Use this combination for rinsing
  • Oregano and clove oil are advised, as they have antimicrobial and antifungal abilities

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Negative emotions and thoughts overlap us with a thick layer, which interferes to perceive and “taste” life. Food – is the ability to process, digest the situation. If there are problems with the digestive system, it indicates that there are problems in assimilating life.