Home Remedies for Canker Sores or Apthous Ulcers

Are those aggravating white canker sores in your mouth doing a job on you? These natural home remedies for canker sores, or also called aphthous ulcers, have been very helpful to millions of people already, who were struggling with the same mouth sore problems you are dealing with now

Although they should clear up in a week or two they are painful enough to look for something that soothes and speeds up the healing a bit




home remedies for canker soresCanker sores or apthous ulcers can be really painful but should clear up in about a week


Don't let these unholy sores get the better of you, we can do something about it, right now!



Home Remedies for Canker Sores
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The natural home remedies for these mean canker sores are in no real particular order besides that the ones we start with have a more serious track record and a very, very long list of happy and satisfied users

This doesn't mean you shouldn't look down the list because all our suggestions are powerful and capable of doing the job. The only thing you have to do is find the one that works best for you



Home remedies for canker sores

Kiwis


home remedies for canker sores

Fruit and vitamins are always good to build your immune system, but some individual fruits have a specific use. Many people have been treated and cured of their canker sores by simply eating kiwis. They are not yet entirely sure why this fruit is so beneficial for this ailment but it is one of the more effective home remedies for aphthous ulcers or canker sores

It probably is the combination of the vitamin c and bioflavonoids that are so helpful in this case. A proven very powerful canker sore treatment





Home remedies for canker sores

Fresh sauerkraut juice


For some unpalatable but nevertheless one of the most effective home remedies. Sauerkraut is fermented like e.g. yogurt and is full of probiotics (= bacteria or yeasts which are healthy and helpful to us). Use the fresh sauerkraut juice from the sauerkraut found in the refrigerated deli section, this works much better than the juice from the canned variety. Rinse your mouth two times a day





Home remedies for canker sores

Baking soda


home remedies for canker sores

There are basically four home remedies for aphthous ulcers or canker sores using baking soda

  • The first one is to put baking soda directly on the sore
  • The second is to make a paste of baking soda and water. Make sure the paste is consistent enough to stay in its place by itself for a few minutes
  • The third one is to brush your teeth with baking soda
  • The last one is to make a mouthwash by dissolving one tablespoon of baking soda to half a cup of warm water. You can also add a pinch of salt to this mix. Rinse your mouth with this mixture. The best times to do this is right after meals and just before going to bed

Using baking soda may sting a bit but in all cases it will get rid of a lot of bacteria in your mouth. The pain should be going away in at least one day and the sore within three days


Caution

Baking soda contains a high level of sodium, if you are on a sodium restricted diet rinse your mouth thoroughly after using it





Home remedies for canker sores

Plain yogurt


home remedies for canker sores plain yogurt

Eat some plain yogurt. This is because yogurt contains the living bacterial culture lactobacillus acidophilus which is also naturally produced in a healthy mouth. Thesebacteria produce hydrogen peroxide which kills bacteria. This will ease the pain and speed up the healing process

When you use this canker sore remedy make sure you use plain, unflavored yogurt with no added sugar. Read the label, it should say that it contains: active acidophilus cultures





Home remedies for canker sores

Acidophilus capsules


Maybe even more effective is when you use the concentrated capsules with the acidophilus bacteria. Take two to four capsules four times a day. To increase the effectiveness you should take them with a glass of lukewarm milk. Make sure the capsules contain the real living acidophilus bacteria





Home remedies for canker sores

Black tea bags


For this canker sore remedy you use black tea bags. Tea is full of tannic acid, this is an astringent and relieves a pain and helps healing. Put a used tea bag on the canker sores. Keep a bit of pressure on it as long as possible





Home remedies for canker sores

Alum


home remedies for canker sores alum

Apply some alum directly on the canker sores. You can buy alum in the spice section of any grocery store

It may burn a little bit for a few minutes and you'll probably make some funny faces, but it is all worthwhile. Alum relieves the pain and speeds up healing

A few minutes after you have done this rinse your mouth with clean water. Repeat this canker sore treatment two times a day





Home remedies for canker sores

Hydrogen peroxide & water


For this canker sore remedy mix three table spoons of water with one tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. Use it two times a day as a mouthwash. Don't use it too much because it will also kill the good guys and girls that protect your mouth. Over-use can also cause dental problems





Home remedies for canker sores

Tea tree oil


home remedies for canker sores

For this canker sore treatment you simply apply diluted tea tree oil to the sores. Tea tree oil has antiseptic, anti fungal and antibacterial properties, so it will clean up and kill bacteria in your mouth. Don't use pure tea tree oil, always dilute, put 3 or 4 drops in a glass of water and rinse


Caution

NEVER swallow tea tree oil

DO NOT use tea tree oil when you are pregnant or a nursing mother

Also don't treat children and pre-teens with tea tree oil





Home remedies for canker sores

Aloe vera juice


Aloe vera is one of nature's miracle plants. And yes it is also a very useful home remedy for canker sores. Rinse your mouth with aloe juice a few times a day, this will speed up the healing process





Home remedies for canker sores

Milk of magnesia


Put a little milk of magnesia on your canker sore a few times a day. This has a soothing effect and may help the sore heal faster, don't swallow it! A canker sore treatment straight from your medicine cabinet





Home remedies for canker sores

Vitamin E

For this canker sore treatment rub a little vitamin E oil from a capsule on the canker sore itself. This will speed up the healing. Repeat a few times a day to keep enough oil on the tissue





Home remedies for canker sores

Ear wax


home remedies for canker sores ear wax

Definitely one of the less attractive canker sore remedies, but it has a very great group of enthusiastic followers. Take some earwax out of your ear and put it on the canker sore(s). It probably sounds too gross at first, but it works perfectly for a lot of people. It could be that earwax has some antiseptic value, and it protects the sore at the same time





Home remedies for canker sores

Salt water


A very basic home remedy is to dissolve 1/2 a teaspoon of salt in a glass of water and rinse your mouth with it. Simple but useful canker sore treatment





Home remedies for canker sores

Ice


home remedies for canker sores

To ease the pain a bit and stimulate blood circulation in the area simply put some ice on your canker sores or keep an ice cube or ice chip over it and let the ice cold water drip on it. Ice cold canker sore remedy





Home remedies for canker sores

Plum juice


Plum juice is rich in among others vitamin c and tannic acid. Both these are very useful to ease the pain of cold sores and speed the healing process

In this case take two table spoons of fresh plum juice and use it as a mouth rinse for a few minutes. Or soak a cotton ball in the juice and directly apply it to the cold sores for about ten to twenty minutes. Thiscanker sore treatment brings great relief





Home remedies for canker sores

Grapefruit seed


For this mouthwash put 5 to 6 drops of grapefruit seed extract in a glass of water. Rinse your mouth with this at least once in a day. Grapefruit seeds contain a very natural disinfectant and is therefore very useful as a canker sore remedy




Herbal canker sore treatments



Home remedies for apthous ulcers

Sage


home remedies for canker sores sage

One of the Native American home remedies for aphthous ulcers. Sage has astringent and drying properties. It was used by Native Americans for healing all kinds of sores and to cleanse the mouth

Take one tablespoon of fresh sage leaves OR one teaspoon of dried sage and put it in a cup with boiling water. Let it steep for three to five minutes and then strain it. You can add lemon or honey. Use this as a mouthwash a few times a day. You can also put the sage powder or a paste of the powder mixed with water directly to the canker sores





Home remedies for apthous ulcers

Goldenseal


Goldenseal is another one of the Native American home remedies for aphthous ulcers, this one has a few applications. It has antiseptic and astringent properties

  • The first method is to apply goldenseal powder straight on the sore(s)
  • The second is to make a goldenseal mouthwash by mixing in one cup of warm water: 1/2 a teaspoon of goldenseal powder with 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Rinse your mouth with this 2 times a day
  • The third is to put wet goldenseal teabags on the canker sores
  • The last one is to make a paste of goldenseal powder and water, just sticky enough to let it stay on the canker sores for a while




Home remedies for apthous ulcers

Turmeric


home remedies for canker sores turmeric

Turmeric can be used in basically two different ways as a canker sore remedy

  • Put 1/2 a teaspoon of turmeric and 1/4 of a teaspoon of rock salt in a glass of hot water. With this mouthwash rinse your mouth three times a day
  • Or mix turmeric with honey and apply to the canker sore(s). Both turmeric and honey have antibacterial and antiseptic (= reduces infection) properties so this mix will seriously help you to clean your mouth and heal those sores





Home remedies for apthous ulcers

Myrrh


This is also a very useful canker sore treatment. It contains a very high amount of tannin or tannic acid and has antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral properties

  • You can buy it at your health food store in capsule form. Open a capsule and apply the powder directly to the canker sores
  • Or mix 200 - 300 mg of herbal extract with warm water and rinse your mouth with it two or three times a day




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Chamomile


home remedies for canker sores chamomile

For this canker sore treatment you make a strong chamomile tea by putting three table spoons of chamomile flowers in five glasses of boiled water. Let it cool down for 10 minutes. Filter or strain, and drink it all day long. Very soothing canker sore remedy





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Calendula tea


Gargling with this tea is very helpful in making canker sores heal. Put two teaspoons of calendula in a cup and pour boiling water on it. Let it steep for ten minutes, strain it and gargle three or four times a day





Home remedies for apthous ulcers

Coriander


For this canker sore remedy you can either saturate coriander leaves in water. Strain this and use it as a mouth wash a few times a day. Or another one is to boil one cup of water with one tsp of coriander leaves. When it is nicely warm take it from the heat source and strain it. Rinse your mouth with it for three to four times a day





Home remedies for apthous ulcers

Fenugreek


home remedies for canker sores fenugreek

For this herbal canker sore treatment boil 2 cups of water and add one cup of fenugreek leaves. Take it from the heat source and let it cool down. Strain it and gargle two times a day





Home remedies for apthous ulcers

Marjoram


Another proven herbal canker sore treatment. Put two tablespoons of marjoram in a pot and pour 1/2 a quart (+/- 1/2 liter) of boiling water on it. Cover it up for 10 minutes and rinse your mouth with this three to four times a day




Final Note


Remember that all people are individuals and all cases are different. What works for one might person in one situation might not work for another. So don't despair if one home remedy doesn't immediately work for you, you can try another one probably with more success


However If your sores become bigger or more painful or have not disappeared after two weeks, even after using one of these suggestions please contact your doctor





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