White Tongue Causes & 11 Natural Remedies to Make It Healthier

Today we will tell you what are the causes of white tongue and how can you cure it with these 11 remedies.



If somebody is not hydrated, it can cause them to have a white tongue. So, of course, getting more fluids and not just water but electrolytes in the diet on a daily basis.

Electrolytes are going to be potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, and even chloride. These are electrolytes that keep the body hydrated.

So again, dehydration is a cause of white tongue, so make sure you’re drinking plenty of fluids, especially warm fluids like warm tea, and then vegetable juices can help with hydration.

Poor oral hygiene

If somebody isn’t oil pulling, brushing their teeth, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, actually green apples, and carrots, and celery, those actually help with good oral hygiene as does brushing your teeth. And so again, poor oral hygiene can be causing these issues as well.

illness or infection

If somebody gets very rundown, gets a cold, or flu, or has another sort of disease that’s especially affecting the body’s immune system, or spleen, or digestive system, this can happen as well.

Dry mouth

A dry mouth, again, oftentimes correlated with dehydration, making sure you’re getting plenty of healthy, healthy liquids in your diet is great as well.


This is a big one. There are different causes of white tongue. Either your tongue itself can be pale and that can show that whiteness, or it can actually be a coating on your tongue and if it’s the full tongue or back of the tongue, all of those are different conditions.

But sugar, if there’s yeast in the body, that can cause a white tongue. Especially if you’ve just eaten sugar and go look at your tongue, oftentimes it’s more white right afterward.

Reaction to medications

You know, medications can leach nutrients from your body and actually cause yeast overgrowth. In fact, birth control pills are one of the top medications that have serious side effects when it comes to causing major yeast overgrowth in your body.

Candida yeast infection

A type of candida yeast infection will absolutely cause that white coating on your tongue.

Alcohol use

This will typically not cause that coating on your tongue. It will typically cause a paleness because of all the stress it puts on the liver.


This will cause a white coating on your tongue. In fact, what will cause just as much of a yeast or candida overgrowth as sugar consumption is a lot of stress. In fact, that really wears down the spleen, according to Chinese medicine, which can then cause yeast overgrowth.



We know probiotics help with a number of things, but the number one thing, the right type of probiotics will do, it will crowd out the bad yeast and candida and support the growth or help replenish those good bacteria in probiotics that your body is so deficient in. And so again, probiotics really help with that microbiome imbalance in the body.

Baking soda

Baking soda is very alkaline in nature and so that can actually help. A lot of times when our bodies become too acidic in terms of the foods we are eating on the regular basis, and if we have things like a reflex to where things are coming up, we want to dry things down. Baking soda can help with that.

Coconut oil pulling

Coconut oil is very high in medium chain fatty acids which are antimicrobial which help balance out the good and bad bacteria ratios in the body.

So oil pulling is where you’re going to put, like take a tablespoon of coconut oil, swish it around in your mouth from between 5 minutes and up to 20 minutes ideally. And a great time to do that when you’re in the shower, you know, you put in a tablespoon of coconut oil, you shower and keep in your mouth and then you spit it out in a paper towel and throw it away afterward.

Sea salt

Sea salt, now sea salt especially good types of truffle salt that are found in things like the bed of the Pacific Ocean, they are very high in not just sodium but they have good amounts of trace minerals as well. And actually, a little bit of sea salt or minerals are actually good to support the adrenals.


Astragalus, this is the chief urban Chinese medicine that is nourishing to the spleen, very good for dampness in the body, strengthen these organs as well.

So if you have that white coating on the full of your tongue, you absolutely want to take astragalus up to six months at a time, very beneficial for the body. They’re one of my favorite herbs, also act as an adaptogenic herb, helping your body better deal with stress.

Colloidal silver

Colloidal silver has antimicrobial benefits. This is especially good if you have a cold or flu. Again, I know there are, some people that worried about colloidal silver. It’s completely safe if you’re doing about a teaspoon a day, or a teaspoon multiple times a day if you have an illness. But again, colloidal silver can be very beneficial or just plain silver is good as well.


Garlic contains allicin, an antimicrobial that is also an antivirus, anti-yeast, can kill off these bad bacteria in your system. So adding garlic to your diet on a daily basis can prove beneficial when it comes to getting rid of that white tongue.

Oregano oil

The most powerful natural antibiotic in the world today is the oil of oregano via oregano oil. And oregano oil contains a compound called carvacrol and even some level of thymol and both of these compounds in oregano oil kill off bad bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungal, infections.

Now, I don’t recommend taking a regular oil more than 10 to 14 days in a row internally. So you can add oregano to your meals, to burger meat, to chicken, add it just as a leaf to your meals on a regular basis.

But if you’re going to go through a candida cleanse, and really cleanse your body of bad bacteria. oftentimes people will do oregano oil about one to three drops, three times a day with food for about 10 days as well as eating a lot of probiotics.

Pau D’Arco tea

Pau d’Arco is the most powerful tea, anyone can consume. I recommend one cup three times daily of Pau d’Arco tea, and this is very cooling to the body and helps eliminate any type of fungal or candida issue there as well.