Canker sores are extremely painful and are known to occur on the inside of the mouth on the cheek area. Canker sores can often lead to developing a fever and causing you to feel lethargic. There are many reasons which cause canker sores, such as food allergies, stress, nutritional deficiencies, and not maintaining proper dental hygiene.
It is important to keep track of the foods you consume before you get the canker sores, so you can avoid them the next time. Listed below are several tips as well as effective foods and herbs which are beneficial in the treatment of canker sores.
For a person suffering from canker sores, a proper healthy diet is a must, avoiding certain foods and including some. Some foods aggravate the canker sore causing a delay in the process of healing. You must completely avoid all kinds of spicy foods .Foods which contain a lot of acids such as orange, grapefruit and pineapple should be avoided completely. You can include cranberry juice as it helps in the speedy recovery from canker sores.
Mouth rinsing is very important in the quick healing of your canker sores by reducing the inflammation associated with it. A very effective mouth wash can be prepared by adding a few teaspoons of salt or the same amount of baking soda to a cup of luke warm water. Rinse your mouth with this mixture and spit it out. Make sure that you do not swallow the rinse as it can spread the bacteria to the rest of your body, which have lead to the canker sores.
Applying Black Tea compresses
The tannins which are present in black tea help in reducing the pain caused by canker sores. You can apply black tea bags which are wet, to the canker sores .This will help to relieve pain and get rid of canker sores very fast.
Consuming Kale and carrots
Green leafy vegetables are very good sources of B complex vitamins. It helps in treating cancer sores by getting rid of stress, which is a major cause of canker sores. Canker sores are often a result of an iron deficiency. Therefore, it is important to incorporate green leafy vegetables in your diet as they are good sources of iron. Carrots are also good for treating canker sores as they contain beta-carotene. To treat caner sores quickly, you can add five kale leaves to a small amount of parsley and spinach as well as some carrots in the juicer and extract the juice. Drinking two glasses a day is helpful in the fast healing of the sore.
Canker sores can be easily cured by chewing on papaya tablets for a few times everyday. However, the fresh fruit is always better and consuming the leaves is good as well.
Myrrh is a very effective herb used to treat canker sores. It can be used to treat the canker sores in different ways i.e. by using the powder on the sore or having it in the form of a tea. To make the tea, add one teaspoon of myrrh with some cloves, along with 2 sprigs of parsley which is chopped and quarter teaspoon of goldenseal in the powdered form to a pint of boiling water. Let it come to a boil and after that, strain and cool the tea, using it as a mouthwash.
This tea not only gets rid of canker sore but also helps in eradicating bad breath and soothing a sore throat. You can also used the powder by applying it directly on the sore, take two capsules of myrrh and open it on a tissue. Use a cotton swab and dip in the myrrh and apply it to the sore. This treatment should bring quick relief from this problem by completely healing the canker sore in a matter of a week’s time.
Sage is also very effective in treating canker sores. It can be prepared as a tea which is used as a mouthwash, helping to cure the canker sores. It is known to possess astringent properties which are used widely in curing canker sores as well as being an overall mouth cleanser. Another way to use sage in treating canker sores is by applying the powder directly on the sore.
Burdock is a herb that can be consumed in the form of a tea or as capsules, known to be effective in the treatment of canker sores. It is also used as a remedy for many other conditions such as boils, eczema, styes, psoriasis, herpes and boils. To prepare the tea, add around 4 to 5 teaspoons of dried root to a quart of boiling water. Keep in on simmer for several minutes and let it steep for a couple of hours. You can consume two or three cups of this tea everyday on an empty stomach to treat the canker sores effectively.
Having Enough Zinc
Zinc is a very important in the treatment and prevention of canker sores. For treating canker sores, consume around 220 mg of zinc sulphate along with 500 mg of vitamin C until you see significant results in the healing of the canker sores. You must lower your intake of zinc to 15 mg after around two weeks of consuming high quantities of zinc. This is because if you continue to take high doses of zinc sulphate, it can interfere with the absorption of copper.
Alum is used as a preservative which is also effective in healing canker soars. You can apply the alum directly on the sore. However, a word of caution here, it may burn really badly for a couple of minutes but it will quickly get rid of the sore. Make sure to rinse your mouth after using this treatment. You can use this treatment for a few times everyday till the sore is healed. Alum is widely available as a spice in all departmental stores.Consuming these foods and using these herbs will be extremely helpful for you in preventing as well treating the occurrence of canker sores.