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7 Effective Natural Remedies for Treating Canker Sores

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Who has never had canker sore?
These small superficial ulcers of the oral mucosa, which are placed on our tongue, our gums, inside our lips and our cheeks, are rather unpleasant and “pungent”.
Of course, a pharmacist will sell you products that prove to be rather effective, as long as you are patient (because when an aphtis settles there is a moment).
These products are obviously quite expensive.

Here are 7 natural remedies that will help you to put these intriguing K.O. for only a few cents.

1. Baking soda in mouthwash

As always, our best friend baking soda will get rid of the ugly little ulcer. Use it as a mouthwash, the recipe can be found here.
It is impossible that you have not had this miracle product at home, since the time we advise you for so many things. Only 5 $ per kilo, do not hesitate!

2. White vinegar simply on a cotton swab

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We know of a natural antiseptic, of which we often speak to you also: white vinegar. Just put a few drops on a cotton swab, as we advise you in this trick.

Be careful, it stings a little.

White vinegar has more than one trick in its bag, so I encourage you to always have it handy too. In addition, its soft price will encourage you: 0.5 $ maximum per liter.

3. Green clay in mouthwash

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If you prefer this solution, or you must follow a diet low in sodium, know that green clay has the same virtues as baking. In mouthwash also, as we told you in this article, it will be formidable against the enemy. In pharmacy, you will find it at less than 4$ the 250 g and you will use it for several recipes beauty and health home. You can also find green clay here.

4. Magnesium chloride for Treating Canker Sores

Magnesium chloride is an excellent disinfectant. It will be just as effective as white vinegar for example, perhaps having better taste and spicing a little less.Here is the recipe.

You will choose the solution that you will find most comfortable. Know that if you buy magnesium chloride, it will serve you for many health uses, all just a few cents bag.

5. Aloe vera as anti-inflammatory champion

I already told you all the good that I thought about this magic product, in this article. Aloe vera is, among other things, anti-inflammatory and healing, it will help you fight effectively against your canker sores.
In gel or juice, it will be easily dilutable. You can use it in mouthwash, or why not in gargle, if however you have canker sores right down your throat.
I recommend 2 to 3 mouthwashes or gargles a day. In case of multiple sores or really strong, you can pass the gel directly on application once a day also.

6. Liquorice will be your greedy remedy

In addition to a disinfectant of your choice between white vinegar and magnesium chloride, or used alone if your mouth is not too big, you can enjoy liquorice if you like it.
Liquorice in the form of a stick or lozenge will naturally be anti-inflammatory too. And for this remedy, no dosage is imposed!

7. Basil as a last surprising remedy

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I know. There, I surprise you. But you know that I like that a lot. Basil is my last favorite ingredient to put the enemy K.O. Basil is also a natural antiseptic.
It actually has the same virtues as cloves, for example, while having a better taste. You will be less likely to want to spit it out after 30 seconds.
Chew a few fresh basil leaves several times a day. But if you prefer cloves, free to you, it will also be very effective … and it makes us an 8th bonus cure!

Precautions that complement your natural treatment

In summary, for extensive and important canker sores, I advise you to start with mouthwashes, either bicarbonate, green clay or aloe vera, complementing if you want it right away with the basil or licorice.
If symptoms persist after several days, add the white vinegar tip to your treatment and regularly disinfect magnesium chloride.
In case of small isolated sores, one of the 7 tips should be enough, but you can combine two: a mouthwash and a chewable remedy.
Finally, an important precaution is to pay attention to what you eat when you are prone to canker sores. Certain foods are to be avoided in case of frequent crises:

– nuts,
– cheeses such as Gruyère and Comté,
– tomatoes,
– chocolate,
– bananas,
– pineapples

Attention to the skin of fruits in general, better peel your apples and your pears.

I hope these tips will help you.

Tell me in the comments how do you treat your mouth ulcers? Your good ideas are welcome.

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