Though not serious, canker sores can be so bothersome that they can cause intense pain when talking, kissing, drinking, and eating. Affecting women more often than men, these shallow, ulcerated areas appear singly or in small clusters inside the mouth, and range in size from as tiny as a pinhead to as large as a quarter. Cankers emerge fairly suddenly and usually go away within one to three weeks. Fortunately, it is possible to ease the discomfort they cause.
Herbal Remedies For Canker Sores
Alfalfa, Calendula, Capsicum, Garlic, Peppermint and Comfrey are all useful in treating this condition. Make an infusion of one or more of the above to use as a mouthwash.
Goldenseal, is a specific for mouth ulcerations. The powdered herb is diluted in water and is used as mouthwash to heal mouth sores.
Licorice Root, fights pain, promotes healing.
MYRRH, tincture helps reduce pain & inflammation.
*note from editor: Try adding a few drops of alcohol-free tincture of goldenseal to your toothpaste before brushing.