Canker Sores : Causes & Natural Remedies



How to Get Rid of Canker Sores Quickly


   Canker sores, also called aphthous ulcers, are small painful ulcers inside the mouth.

   They usually have a red border, are not contagious and can occur on the tongue, inside the cheeks or lips and on the floor of the mouth.

   Although canker sores are common, their cause is often unknown. They usually take one to two weeks to heal.

   Although no cure is proven effective for treating canker sores, some remedies can bring some relief.

   Remember that it is essential to consult your doctor if you have more serious symptoms.

   The most common causes are :


  • ·         Viral infections
  • ·         Continuous and accidental bites
  • ·         Stress
  • ·         Hormonal imbalances
  • ·         Vitamin deficiency (B12, folic acid)
  • ·         Extremely hot, spicy, salty or acidic foods
  • ·         Cigarette consumption
  • ·         Drug addicts
  • ·         Allergies

   Here are 10 effective natural remedies to get rid of canker sores !

The baking soda

   Dilute a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of warm water and keep the preparation in your mouth, without swallowing, for 30 seconds then spit and rinse.

   You can also replace the baking soda with clay by adding a teaspoon of green clay in a glass of warm water, follow the same procedure.

   Renew this natural remedy once a day.

cider vinegar

   Several times a day, apply directly a few drops of cider vinegar on your mouth ulcer, it should disappear after a few days thanks to the disinfecting action of vinegar.

Black tea

   Black tea has a high tannin content which gives it analgesic properties. It thus neutralizes the oral acidity that causes the pain to start.

   Applying a wet bag of used black tea to the inflamed area for 7 to 10 minutes will give you immediate results.

   The operation is to be renewed every 6 hours.

The Basilic

   With its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, basil promotes the elimination of bacteria from the oral cavity and relieves the affected lesions.

   Just chew some raw basil leaves several times a day if necessary. After 2 or 3 days, the canker sores should disappear.

   You can also chew 2 or 3 cloves, they have the same properties.


   If you want to avoid the appearance of canker sores, you can chew propolis gums several times a week.

   Propolis gums are easily found in pharmacies or organic stores.


   Before applying this remedy, ask your pharmacist for advice.

   Myrrh is a medicinal plant with astringent and antiseptic properties. It is very effective for treating various oral problems.

   Take a cotton swab or a small compress, soak it in a few drops of undiluted myrrh tincture, and apply it directly on the canker sore.

   The operation is to be repeated 3 times a day at most.

   You can also use it as a mouthwash. For this, dilute 6 to 10 drops in a glass of water.


   Sage, like many medicinal herbs, has multiple properties.

   Sage is the most popular natural remedy against canker sores.

   Take some fresh sage leaves, put them in 1 liter of boiling water, and let infuse for about fifteen minutes.

   You can drink the infusion several times a day until you reach complete healing.

   Do not hesitate to make mouthwash with sage, the preparation is the same, except that you simply have to count twice as many leaves.

Essential oils

   See a doctor or naturopath if you want to treat your canker sores with essential oils.

   Laurel and Roman chamomile are excellent for fighting canker sores but are not suitable for children under 6, pregnant women or people with epilepsy.

   A drop of essential oil on a cotton swab can soothe your canker sores and accelerate their disappearance.

Bay Laurel

   The essential oil of laurel has many beneficial properties and actions for the health in general.

   It is at the same time antifungal, antiviral, antimicrobial, antidegenerative and healing.

   You can apply it directly on canker sores using a cotton swab (2 drops) or use it in mouthwash (5 drops for a glass of water).

   The operation is to be renewed twice a day. The results will not be long in coming.

   Check that you do not have any contraindications before using the essential oil of laurel.

The lemon

   Thanks to its antimicrobial and sanitizing properties, but also to antioxidants, lemons can very well treat canker sores.

   Apply a few drops of lemon juice directly to the affected area with a piece of cotton, a cotton swab or a compress. It can sting, but it heals.

   You can also make a mouthwash from the juice of half a lemon mixed in a glass of warm water and a teaspoon of honey.

   Also, you can use apple cider vinegar instead of lemon juice.

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