Canker Sores In The Mouth: Here Is How To Naturally Get Rid Of Them

By 13 November 2017

Canker sores are little ulcers that occur on the tongue or on the inside of the cheek or lip. They are red boarder with white or yellow center and it may cause you pain especially when chewing.

All of us experience canker sores at some point of our lives, or even regularly in some cases, but canker sores cannot be transmitted to other people unlike cold sores. So what is the best way get rid of canker sores in mouth?

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The actual cause is still unknown, but what’s known is that some conditions are known to encourage canker sores. The following conditions can lead to canker sores in the mouth:

  • Extreme stress
  • Braces
  • Some food allergies
  • Malnutrition and lack of essential vitamins including folic acid and Vitamin B12
  • During menstrual cycle- in the case of women
  • Trauma to the mouth- or other injury such as from biting inner cheek or lip
  • Acidic foods or drinks

How To Get Rid Of Canker Sores In Your Mouth Or Tongue

What’s most important is that you don’t need to see a doctor for most canker sores, usually they go away on their own. Luckily there are number of things you can put on the ulcer to relieve pain or expedite the healing process. Ii will recommend you safe, natural home remedies that you can use to treat mild symptoms and get rid of the sores.

1.) Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is rich in natural anti-inflammatory properties that help minimize puffiness and also speeds up healing. All you need to do is apply some of the jell directly on the canker sore a few times a day or rinse the mouth with aloe juice at least three times a day.

2.) Coriander

Coriander is very effective when it comes to managing canker sores. It has natural antifungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that alleviate discomfort and boost healing. You can use any of the following methods to apply coriander on the sores:

Start by boiling a small amount of coriander leaves. Leave it to rest until it’s lukewarm and gargle the water three times a day.

To hot-boiled water add a teaspoon of coriander seeds and let it sit for a while. Strain the water and use it to rinse your mouth a few times a day.

Make fresh juice from coriander seeds and drink it a few times a day for the same effect.

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