Mouth sores (or canker sores) are painful blisters that is usually an outcome of tissue injury. Stress is also a major contributor to mouth sores. Folic acid, iron, and zinc deficiencies can also cause canker sores. Though mouth sores are normally short lived, they can cause quite a bit of pain. Here are a few recipes to promote healing of these sores.
Buttermilk: works like magic in improving mouth sores. The mild acidic nature is the secret behind the effectiveness of buttermilk. Buttermilk is anti-bacterial in nature and is the reason why it has earned the top position among home remedies.
Baking Soda: Baking soda is an anti-bacterial agent that is known to kill the bacteria responsible for causing mouth sores. Since it doesn’t allow for bacteria to live and grow mouth sores are cures within two to three days of use.
Honey: Honey can be used for mouth sores, cold sores, and even fever blisters. There are certain vitamins and proteins in honey that help build the immune system. Increased immunity means you’re body will be fighting harder. It is also beneficial to put honey directly over the sore as well, the sugars inhibit the growth of bacteria which in turn cures the mouth sore.
Salt: Using a salt water gargle is another method of killing the sore. Because salt is safe for consumption it become one of the safest and easiest home remedies.
Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is multi-beneficial. It is a very strong analgesic agent that offers anti-bacterial benefits as well. Aloe Vera is safe for consumption thus, its gel can be applied directly over the sore.