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Mouth ulcers

Mouth ulcer remedies

No one likes getting a mouth ulcer or canker sore as some call them. While they will typically just go away on their own, there are some natural ways to speed up the healing process and soothe the pain. 

Swish with saltwater: Salt water is a natural disinfectant. It can be a great natural remedy for canker sores. At the first sign of a canker sore, swish with salt water. This will relieve your pain and speed up the healing process. Dissolve 1 teaspoon of sea salt or another natural salt in half a cup of warm water. Swish around in your mouth for 30 seconds. Spit, and then rinse your mouth with fresh water.

 Fenugreek can boost your immune system. It is filled with many vitamins and minerals. This includes riboflavin, zinc iron, vitamin C, calcium, carotene, phosphorous and more. To get fenugreek into your diet, you can add the leaves to food. For a more direct application to canker sores, place 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds into one cup of cold water. Swish this mixture around your mouth.

Eat basil: studies have shown that basil has anti-microbial properties. It may also prevent infections and help to calm canker sores. To get more basil into your diet, add the fresh leaves to your meals. Chew on the leaves in between meals. You can also soak the leaves in hot water and use this as a mouth wash.

Cayenne pepper is full of a chemical called capsaicin. Capsaicin makes chili and cayenne spicy. It can also inhibit substance P, a chemical in the body that causes inflammation. Studies also show that it can inhibit bacteria growth. Capsaicin may be a great home remedy for canker sores. To use cayenne for a canker sore remedy, add some cayenne and add water to make a paste. Use a cotton swab to apply this paste to your canker sore. Apply this 2 to 3 times a day. This will help with pain relief and healing.

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