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7 Best Home Remedies For Mouth Ulcers

Yes, they can be treated at home easily with the help of these home remedies.

7 Best Home Remedies For Mouth Ulcers

Ulcers can cause a lot of discomfort, here's a list of home remedies to heal ulcers

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Ulcers take place due to deficiencies like iron and vitamin deficiencies
  2. Add turmeric to honey for healing ulcers faster
  3. Drink two glasses of orange juice every day till the ulcer heals

Ouch! Ulcers hurt so badly.

You all must have experienced ulcers at some point of time. They are sores that appear on your lips, cheeks and the floor of your mouth. Though harmless, ulcers can be extremely painful and may even kill your desire to eat. Ulcers can take place due to constipation, hormonal fluctuations and extreme acidity. Sometimes ulcers take place due to deficiencies like iron deficiency, vitamin B and C deficiency too.

Luckily, ulcers can be treated easily and with simple home remedies. So look no further than your kitchen and use our set of remedies to end ulcers!

1. Honey

Thanks to the antibacterial qualities of honey, it can act as a very effective remedy for ulcers. It provides moisture and prevents it from becoming dry. All you need to do is take some raw honey and apply it on the ulcers. You can also add some turmeric to it to speed up the healing process. Apply it every few hours for relief.

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2. Coconut oil

Coconut oil helps in reducing the discomfort caused due to the ulcer by reducing the swelling. Anti-inflammatory compounds in coconut oil help in doing so. All you need to do is dab a cotton ball in some virgin coconut oil and apply it on your ulcers. Repeat this after every few hours. You can also apply coconut oil to ulcers and sleep with it.

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3. Apple cider vinegar

Though the pungent taste and the acidic nature of apple cider vinegar can hurt you, this one is a powerful home remedy for ulcers. Just mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with half a cup of water and swish the solution in your mouth for a few minutes. Do this every morning and night till the ulcer heals.

Also read: 5 Health Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar

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4. Salt water

This one is probably the most recommended home remedy for ulcers. Gargle with salt water is that one remedy your elders would always come to you with and it is very effective too. Water has a soothing effect on the ulcer and salt helps in healing it. Just take a glass of lukewarm water and add a tablespoon of salt to it. Gargle thoroughly with this solution and repeat after a few hours.

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5. Toothpaste

Antimicrobial properties of toothpaste helps in killing the infection that is causing the ulcer. Also, toothpaste has a cooling effect on the ulcer which prevents it from burning and causing discomfort. This one might sting a bit later so apply some aloe vera gel for relief. Take some toothpaste on a Q-tip and apply it on the ulcer. Leave it on for some time and then rinse your mouth. Repeat this till the ulcer disappears.

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6. Fortified orange juice

The key purpose of this one is providing the body with vitamin C. As it has been stated before, ulcers are the result of Vitamin C deficiency; this one can help meet the required needs. Drink two glasses of orange juice every day till the ulcer heals.

Also read: Fruit Juice Or Whole Fruit, Which One Is A Healthier Option?

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7. Garlic

One of the most commonly used home remedies; garlic can help you fight ulcers as well. All you need to do is rub one garlic clove on the ulcer very gently for a minute or two. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with water after 30 minutes. Repeat this till the ulcer vanishes. 

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