17 ways to get rid of mouth ulcers (canker sore)

Mouth ulcers also are known as sores that usually appear on the inner side of the cheeks, lips, or on anywhere inside a mouth. They are very painful which makes you search “How to cure mouth ulcers fast naturally?” Mouth ulcers occur due to constipation, any stomach disorder, acidity, hormone changes, and deficiencies of vitamin B or C, iron. 

Mostly, the main cause of mouth ulcers is stomach disorders. Treating this might help in removing the root cause and will definitely cure mouth ulcers faster. 

How to cure mouth ulcers fast naturally? There are few home remedies to get rid of mouth ulcers

  1. Honey

Honey consists of antibacterial properties. Honey keeps moisturize your mouth and prevents you from being dry.  It also quickens the action of the growth of new tissues. Even doctors suggested that you can apply raw honey to the affected part due to an ulcer or you can mix it with little Indian gooseberry (amla) powder and gently rub the paste on the affected area.  

You can even mix a tiny amount of turmeric with honey; it also helps in healing ulcers.

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  1. Coconut Oil or Clarified butter (Ghee)

Coconut oil has a natural inflammatory property. Put a spoon filled with coconut oil or ghee and keep it for a few minutes and then spit it out. Repeat this for 2-3 times a day; it helps in soothing the pain and reducing swelling. 

  1. Aloe vera Juice

Take out the juice of aloe vera and drink it 2-3 times in a day to get relief. You can also dab a tiny amount of aloe vera gel directly on the sore. This one of the simplest and easiest home remedies to get rid of mouth ulcers. Aloe vera also consists of natural anti-inflammatory properties. It is also known for curing stomach ulcers. It cleans off the stomach lining and lowers the acidic secretions.

  1. Licorice (Mulethi) Powder

Mouth ulcers arise due to stomach disorder, Liquorice works as a magic stick in curing mouth ulcers. Take it with water or mix it with some honey. It aids in cleaning your stomach and washes of toxins that might be one of the causes of the ulcers.

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  1. Fenugreek leaves (Tulsi)

Chew some fresh fenugreek leaves (Tulsi). You can also boil 4-5 fenugreek leaves in a cup of water and take the water to gargle 2-3 times a day.

  1. Sugar and Camphor

Crush 8 grams of sugar with 1 gram of camphor and apply this powder on the sores. This mixture paste is famed to reduce pain and swelling.

  1. Healthy diet

 Mouth ulcers generally go within 1-2 weeks but if the sore becomes large and an unbearable pain occurs you must see a doctor. Usually, mouth ulcers are caused due to unevenness in the stomach. During the time of mouth ulcers, always drink a lot of fluids and eat light meals to keep your stomach clean. After you finished your meal, you can take probiotics like yogurt; it strengthens your gut flora. Or take a glass of milk mix it with a teaspoon of Fennel (saunf), it washes off the impurities present in the stomach and improves digestive functions.

  1. Milk of magnesia 

You can also dip a cotton swab in the milk of magnesia and then apply it directly on the sore, repeat this for 3 to 4 times a day.

 You can also mix a teaspoon of milk of magnesia with a teaspoon of Benedryl liquid allergy medicine to reduce the acids that cause painful sores.

  1. Tea Bags

Tea is alkaline in nature, so it neutralizes the acid that causes sore; tea also helps in relieving pain. You can apply a used tea bag after you had your tea to the canker sore for 5 minutes, it will make you feel relief from the pain. 

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  1. Licorice Tea

Licorice tea removes canker sores and is an excellent home remedy for treating sore. Use one teabag and dip it in a cup of boiling water and cover it, let it sit for 10 minutes, then drink.

  1. Salt Water

Take a mixture of saltwater for 30 seconds and rinse your mouth, it will help in healing your canker sore. A high amount of sodium chloride draws water from surrounding tissues by a method of osmosis, which helps in heal open wounds such as sores.

  1. Sage

Sage is known for killing bacteria and viruses and contains properties that reduce inflammation. Take 2 teaspoons of dried sage in a cup of boiling water, cover it for a few minutes and let it sit. Use the water as a mouthwash and rinse 2 or 3 times a day.

  1. Triphala (an Indian Ayurvedic herbal powder)

Triphala is an Ayurvedic herbal powder consist of a mixture of three fruits which are Indian gooseberry (Amlaki), Terminalia bellirica (Bibhitaki), and Terminalia chebula (Haritaki). Mix one-half teaspoon of Triphala with a cup of water. Gargle with this mixture for at least once a day. Hold it for 1-2 minutes in your mouth and then spit it. 

Other ways of treating mouth ulcer-

  1. Baking Soda

Baking soda is alkaline in nature and helps in neutralizing acids that causes painful mouth ulcer; it also kills the bacteria which aid your sore quickly. 

Take 1 teaspoon baking soda in a half cup of warm water; Rinse your mouth with this solution. 

  1. Other Vitamins

Canker sores might occur due to some deficiencies in a vitamin such as Vitamin C, Vitamin B12, iron, or folate. You can consult with your doctor and can take supplements.

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  1. Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide consists of antiseptic properties that shield your sore from becoming infected. Consider hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash, and do not swallow the liquid. You can also make a mixture of c 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup water, and 1 teaspoon salt; this acts as a disinfecting mouth-rinse treatment. The baking soda relieves pain by neutralizing acids. Hydrogen peroxide and salt both will help in healing the sore. 

  1. Vitamin E

Slightly cut a vitamin E capsule and squeeze it and apply the liquid oil on the sore. The oil will help in shielding the sore and protect it from infection and fasten the healing process.