Rapid Home Remedies for Canker Sores

ImageIf your mouth ulcers or canker sores are giving you tough time while eating and talking, you must treat them, of course with home remedies unless they are not older than ten days. Because canker sores are most painful in the first 3-4 days and go away in about 10 days at the most. More than ten days and they can be symptoms of something serious than sores. You should then visit your dentist or physician. Also, you should know how to differentiate between canker sores and cold sore or fever blisters. While cold sores more often appear on lips and face, canker sores attack the inside of your mouth. These tiny mouth ulcers with white-gray center and a well defined red border can be there inside your lips, cheeks and sometimes, though rarely, on your tongue. It’s essential to recognize these canker sores by differentiating them with cold sores because then only can you apply the right home remedies for them.

1. Salt and baking Soda for Canker Sores

Get this:
Salt- 2 tsp or Baking soda- 1 tsp
Warm Water- 1 Glass

Do this:
Mix salt/ baking soda with warm water.
Rinse your mouth twice or thrice everyday with this water daily till you get rid of canker sores.

You may also make a paste by mixing baking soda with a little water and apply this on your canker sores.

2. Onion Remedy for Canker Sores

Get this:
Onion slices

Do this:
Place onion slices on your canker sores.
Let them sit there for about 15 minutes.
Wash your mouth with cold water.

You might feel a little uncomfortable initially but onions remedy is good for healing sores as well as relieving yourself of pain.

3. Coriander Leaves Remedy for Canker Sores

Get this:
Coriander leaves- 2 tbsp
Water- 1 glass

Do this:
Add coriander leaves to water.
Boil the water with leaves in it.
Strain and let it cool off till it becomes lukewarm.
Rinse your mouth with this water three times a day.

4. Spicy Sweet Natural Drink for Canker Sores

Sometimes when you suffer from constipation or indigestion, you may get canker sores. If you get mouth ulcers when you are also suffering from constipation or indigestion, make these tasty Ayurvedic drink as your remedy for canker sores.

Get this:
Coarsely ground coriander seeds – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Milk – 1 glass
Jaggery or cane sugar- 1 tsp sugar or a little jaggery

Do this:
Add coriander seeds, cumin and jaggery/cane sugar with milk.
Boil this milk till it is reduced to half its quantity.
Drink this spiced sweet milk twice a day.

5. Honey for Canker Sores Pain

If you want to relieve yourself of the pain that accompanies canker sores, you can use honey. Take a little honey on the tip of your finger. Now apply this honey on the ulcers inside your mouth. Do this about 4 times a day. You may initially feel as if your sores are burning when you apply honey on them but after a few seconds only, you’ll be relieved of the pain.

6. Black Tea Remedy for Canker Sores

Get this:
Black tea bag- 1
Lukewarm water- enough to dip the teabag

Do this:
Dip the tea bag in lukewarm water.
Take it out and place it on your canker sores.
Press gently to release the tea water.
Do this for 10-15 minutes.

7. Raisin Remedy for Canker Sores

Get this:
Raisins- handful of them
Water- 1 cup

Do this:
Soak raisins in water overnight.
In the morning, take out the raisins form the water and have them.

8. Plum Juice remedy for Canker Sores

Get this:
Plum juice- 3-4 tbsp

Do this:
Rinse your mouth with plum juice.
Do this 2-3 times a day.
Alternatively, soak a cotton ball in plum juice and hold this cotton ball against your canker sores for few minutes.

9. Alum Remedy for Canker Sores

Get this:
Alum Powder- ½ to 1 tsp

Do this:
Place some alum powder on the canker sores inside your mouth to get relief from pain.
It may give you a burning sensation initially which disappears within few seconds.
Do this 2-3 times a day.

Grapefruit remedy for Canker Sores

Get this:
Grapefruit juice- 5-6 drops
Water- 1 glass

Do this:
Add grapefruit drops to water and mix well.
Rinse your mouth with this water twice a day.

10. Slippery Elm Remedy for Canker Sores

Get this:
Slippery elm powder

Do this:
Mix slippery elm powder with water to get a paste.
Apply some paste on your canker soars.

11. Aloe Vera Remedy for Canker Sores

Get this:
Aloe Vera Juice

Do this:
Rinse your mouth with aloe vera juice to get relief from pain of canker sores.
Do this thrice or four times a day.

12. Myrrh Goldenseal Remedy for Canker Sores

Make this herbal tea to get rid of canker sores.
Get this:
Myrrh powder- 1 tsp
Goldenseal powder- ¼ tsp
Parsley (coarsely chopped)- 2 sprigs
Cloves- 3
Water- 2 cups

Do this:
Boil water
Add parsley, cloves, myrrh and goldenseal to it.
Steep for 10 minutes.
Let it cool down.
Strain and rinse your mouth with this tea. Not only is this a good remedy for canker sores but also for bad breath.

You may also add 1 tsp each of myrrh powder, goldenseal powder and cayenne pepper into a cup of water and wash your mouth with this water.

13. Sage Remedy for Canker Sores

Sage has been used by Native American tradition medicine to cure sores and also as mouth cleanser.

Get this:
Sage leaves- 1 tsp
Water- 1 cup

Do this:
Boil water and add sage leaves to it.
Put off the flame after 2-3 minutes.
Let it steep for 5 minutes.
Strain the tea.
Let it cool down.
Rinse your mouth with this tea. It will dry out the canker sores in your mouth.

14. Tea Tree Oil Remedy for Canker Sores

Australian tea tree oil not only relieves pain but also heals your canker sores.

Get this:
Tea tree oil- 3-5 drops
Warm water- ¼ cup
Cotton ball

Do this:
Mix tea tree oil in warm water.
Soak the cotton ball in this water.
Hold this cotton ball against your canker sores.
Do this 3-4 times a day.


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