Wondering what are canker sores? It is the mouth ulcers. I am sure most of you are the victims of this problem. The causes of these sores can be due to stress, genetics, and acidity. Sometimes, you tend to bite your cheeks, inside the mouth and lips, they also turn into ulcers. Ulcers make our lives so difficult. We can’t eat food or even talk. At work, it is even more painful, especially when we work for long hours. Today, let us see some home remedies that numb the pain and work in healing the sores.
Home remedies for canker sores
Chamomile tea to reduce inflammation
Chamomile is a flowering plant. The commonly called daisy plants are chamomile plants. These flowers have anti-septic properties, also work in reducing inflammation.
- Soak these dried flowers in water for about 5 minutes.
- Take the soaked flowers and place it on the sore for not more than 10 minutes.
Sage to treat canker sores
Sage is an herbal, shrub. This can be used for cleansing the mouth and also to treat the sores.
Boil the water, add dried sage, instill for 10 minutes. Take the solution in your mouth and allow it for a minute, then rinse your mouth with cold water after you spit it.
Alternatively, you can keep the fresh leaves in an airtight jar for 24 hours, make sure it is placed in a dark place. Take the liquid in your mouth for a minute. Then take the leaves and make a fine paste. Apply it to the sores. Clean it with cold water after 5 minutes.
Try peppermint home remedies
Peppermint again is a very age old remedy used in most home remedies like our dear aloe vera.
- Make a fine paste of peppermint and apply it to the sore.
- Additionally, you may add olive oil or eucalyptus oil to it and apply.
Coconut to soothe canker sore
Chewing dry coconut helps to heal the wound. Coconut and its water have a few medicinal properties. It is said to be anti-inflammatory.
- Coconut oil melts real quickly. Add beeswax to thicken the oil. Apply this on the sore with a cotton swab.
Best tips of tooth with cloves
- Clove oil suppresses pain. It contains an oil called as eugenol.
Add a half spoon of olive oil to 5 drops of clove oil. In this mixture, soak cotton it. Now keep this cotton on the sore for less than 10 minutes. Before you put the cotton swab, make sure to clean your with salt water prior to applying the soaked cotton swab.
Cayenne to heal sore
Diamonds are cut with the diamonds. Likewise, the heat of cayenne helps to heal the sore.
- Cayenne pepper powder is mixed with a little bit of water to make a fine paste. Apply this mixture with a cotton swab.
Yogurt gives cooling effect
Yogurt has yeast because of the fermentation process. Yogurt or buttermilk is very good to give a cooling effect.
- Yogurt is prepared by fermentation process or yogurt cultures.
- Add honey to the yogurt and eat it.
- Plain yogurt is better than the flavored ones.
Salt water to treat ulcers
Salt water helps to heal the process of excess fluids. This helps to flush out toxins from the skin. Take 2 teaspoons of salt and mix it in a cup of warm water. Use this solution to rinse your mouth. You can also directly apply salt to the canker sore. Repeat this process 3 times a day to prevent aphthous ulcer.
- Add salt to the warm water and gargle. It gives an immediate relief.
Aloe Vera natural home remedy
Aloe Vera is an age old remedy used in most problems like skin issues, hair, cough, cold etc.
- Take equal quantities of water and aloe vera gel. (spoonful). Apply this mixture to the sores.
Turmeric and honey paste
Honey helps to soothe damaged skin. Turmeric has antiseptic that fights against germs and causes canker sores. This helps to reduce pain and inflammation that can be caused due to canker sores. Take a teaspoon of honey and mix it with ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder. Mix them well to form a thick paste. Apply this paste on canker sores and leave it for about 5 minutes. Wash it off with water and repeat the process for 2 times a day.
Baking soda to relieve sore pain
Baking soda clears canker sores and can neutralize acid that helps to relieve the pain. Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with water to form a thick paste, make sure to avoid lumps. Apply this paste on sores and leave it for about 5 minutes. Wash it off with water for quick recovery. Mix baking soda with warm water also helps to prevent canker sores by rinsing with this solution. Rinse your mouth several times a day.
There is another way to use baking soda with hydrogen peroxide and salt. Mix them well and you can use this solution to wash your mouth. Rinse your mouth with it 5 times a day. Alternately, rinse your mouth with aloe vera juice instead of baking soda. Apply some baking soda directly to the sore and leave it until it gets dissolved. Repeat this 2 times a day to reduce canker sores.
Tomatoes best for food allergies
Tomatoes are rich in water content that helps to cure food allergies. This helps to stop causing of canker sores. If you are suffering with frequent canker sores, then include tomatoes in your diet as salads or mix them in combination with curries you eat daily. Lesions are the cause of canker sores that helps to sort the allergic reaction to some foods. So, include nuts, chocolate, shellfish, and water content vegetables or fruits helps to reduce canker sores. It is better to stop eating very hot food that can tender canker sore and avoid allergic foods like chips, fat content foods, junk foods etc.
All the remedies are pretty much easy to follow. Most of the things will be available in our homes. Our lifestyle plays a very important role in our health. If you are one person who get affected by the ulcers must be eating too much of spicy food. Spices are good for us, but not over usage of it. Over usage of anything turns into poison (not in the literal sense), meaning too bad for us. Our lifestyle definitely includes eating outside regularly or over the weekends more so. Have a routine like eating out on occasions or just a fortnight at a good place. This will as well save a few bucks in your pockets. Remember health is wealth. Stay healthy and eat as much as you can. Cut down on spicy and oily foods. End your meal with a cold yogurt, treating your taste buds like this keeps your stomach cool and does not end up producing acidic content. Try out the remedies and figure out what works best for you.