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Canker sores can be described as painful small ulcers, found inside the mouth or

upper throat. These are white or


yellowish in color and occur in the lining of the mouth, surrounded by redness.
Also known as Aphthous Stomatitis and
mouth ulcers, they cause much discomfort, especially while eating and talking. T
hey are recurrent in nature and may
reappear after being healed once. However, canker sores are not contagious do no
t spread from one person to the other.
anker sores appear due to various reasons - deficiency in nutrients, tension, st
ress, eating a particular type of food,
indigestion, etc. They are not serious ij nature and can be easily healed with t
he help of home remedies. In the following
lines, we provide some natural treatments for curing canker sores or mouth ulcer
s.
Home Remedy For Canker Sores
An effective way for treating canker sores at home would be to apply raw onion o
n the ulcer.
Aloe Vera juice, when used as a mouth wash, is beneficial in curing canker sores
Another effective natural remedy would be to soak coriander leaves in water. Aft
er about 5 minutes, strain the water and
use it as a mouthwash.
Take a glass of lukewarm water and add 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder to it. Gargle wit
h this water, first thing in the morning.
Coat the ulcer with some honey. Let it stay for sometime and then salivate. It i
s one of the most useful remedy for treating
mouth ulcers.
Boil half a liter of water. Steep 2 tbsp Marjoram in it, for about 10 minutes. S
train the water and gargle with it,
about 3 to 4 times a day.
Gargling with salty water or barley tea is also found to be helpful in treating
ulcers.
Raw tehina, when coated on the ulcer, brings relief and cures the ailment comple
tely.
Increase the consumption of tomatoes and fresh papaya fruit. This is likely to b
ring relief and cure canker sores.
Concentrated carob juice is also believed to be helpful in getting rid of mouth
ulcers.
When you have canker sores, it is advisable to brush teeth with baking soda, ins
tead of toothpaste. This is because most of
the toothpastes contain 'sodium laurel sulfate', which might alleviate the probl
em.
Rinsing the mouth with Grapefruit seed extract would be helpful in treating mout
h ulcers. Take a glass of lukewarm water
and add 5 to 6 drops of Grapefruit seed extract in it. Use this as a mouthwash.
Tea tree oil has medicinal properties and can help heal mouth ulcers. Apply tea
tree oil to the sores, before going to bed,

and leave overnight.


Mix 1 tsp soda in a cup of warm water. Add a pinch of salt and gargle with this
mixture, in the morning as well as before
going to bed.