How to Get Rid of Yeast Overgrowth with Apple Cider Vinegar

September 11, 2010

Yeast Infection

Apple cider vinegar one of my favorite natural remedies. I use it for weight loss, detox, glowing skin, etc.  I would like to share with you some tips on how to use apple cider vinegar for yeast overgrowth.

Apple cider vinegar as a natural method to treat yeast infections is becoming more and more popular amongst yeast infection cider vinegar for yeast infection Although for some the traditional methods of anti-fungal creams and medication whether prescribed or over the counter, are effective, others look for natural treatments. They want an alternative that is just as effective or more so at getting rid of the symptoms like sores, itching, blisters and pain that candida yeast infections cause. This article looks at how to use apple cider vinegar as an effective method to treat a yeast infection.

When you are going to buy apple cider vinegar you want to make sure you get the kind that is unpasteurized and has no additives or preservatives. Local grocery stores should carry it but if not try at a health food store. The vinegar has natural enzymes in it that will help the growth of good or healthy bacteria in your body. The good bacteria are the ones that control the fungus growth and therefore prevent a yeast infection. The vinegar will also control your pH levels so that they are levels appropriate to creating an environment the fungus does not thrive well in.

Apple cider vinegar is also good to use if you have an oral yeast infection (Thrush). Mix half a cup of water with half a cup of apple cider vinegar and then gargle with it. Every two to three hours use this mix to rinse out your mouth with. You can also make a drink by mixing 8 ounces of water in a glass with two tablespoons of vinegar. Drink it twice a day and if you need some extra flavor use honey. Honey is another treatment for yeast infections. By using these you can maintain the levels of yeast back to acceptable levels.

For vaginal and penile yeast infections make an apple cider vinegar sitz bath. Add a cup of vinegar to about ten inches of warm water and soak the genitals fully immersed in the water. Soak for at least twenty minutes or until the water is too cool.


P.S. Click to listen to our discussion with Dr.Carolyn Dean on why yeast overgrowth can be dangerous for our health.


Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Coach and Counselor

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8 Responses to “How to Get Rid of Yeast Overgrowth with Apple Cider Vinegar”

  1. Suzzann Cummings Says:

    Hi Irina,
    I couldnt’ agree with you more about the benefits of apple cider vinegar. I however did not know about using it for yeast infections. Interesting!
    I use a natural organic apple cider vinegar (with the mother) daily. I will also use it as a salad dressing with olive oil. On days that I find it hard to drink a glass, I will add a small amount of buckwheat honey to make it a little more enticing!
    Keep the great info flowing as I do look forward to your recipes!


  2. Irina Wardas Says:

    Susan, this is exactly how you should use it: 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar and a little bit of honey. I usually have this mix in the morning, and sometimes rinse my face with it too. And hank you for your kind words. Hugs…Breathe smile and be happy.

  3. Dan Says:

    Yeast overgrowths and yeast infections are increasingly common and often the undiagnosed cause of imbalances in our bodies that we just can’t get a handle on. The writer offers great suggestions for using apple cider vinegar to combat the extensive growth of yeast throughout the body. However, if I could make a revision, two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar might be a typo. Two teaspoons of ACV in a tall glass of water is a common dosage suggestions, and I suggest you begin with one teaspoon to see how well you take it, building up to no more than 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar per meal.
    Our community has had great results with apple cider vinegar to remove warts, but we would make one alteration to the above suggestions: duct tape. Instead of the bandaid, seal the bit of cotton and the wart off with a strip of duct tape. The thought is that it deprives the wart of an oxygen source. Regardless, it works remarkably quickly!

    Daniel P. Kray

    Author, Apple Cider Vinegar: A Modern Folk Remedy in softcover and digital editions.

  4. Irina Wardas Says:

    Thank you for your comment. It does make sense. Breathe, smile and be happy.

  5. Dorothy Sander Says:

    I’m new to a lot of this info and I was reading recently about yeast overgrowth in the body ~ not specifically vaginal yeast infections ~ but the proliferation that can make you tired, etc. I thought I read that vinegar was not a good thing for this. Was I mistaken?

  6. Irina Wardas Says:

    Dorothy, it is apple cider vinegar, one of the best alkaline foods. Breathe, smile..

  7. Christina@yeastinfection Says:

    Thanks a bunch for the information. Since this is a serious matter, you need to know all the facts and how it can be cured.

    Thanks again,

  8. Irina Wardas Says:

    Absolutely, Christina. Breathe, smile and be happy.

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