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Home Remedies for Mouth Ulcer


Written by Vanessa Jones, B.A  | Article Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Oct 17, 2022
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What is Mouth ulcer?

A mouth ulcer is a painful sore in the mouth. It appears on the tongue, the lips, and the gums or inside the cheeks. The first sign of the sore may be a tingling, burning sensation inside the mouth. They can occur either singly or in clusters. They are usually white or yellow in color, surrounded by red halos. Usually, they heal within 7 to 10 days (1 Trusted Source
Canker sores (mouth ulcers): Overview

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). There are 3 types of ulcers:

  • Minor ulcers
  • Large ulcers
  • Herpetiform ulcers (where one can have up to 100 very small painful ulcers)

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Common Causes of Mouth ulcers

  • Nutritional deficiencies such as iron, vitamins, especially B12 and C
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Food allergies
  • Stress
  • Infections, particularly herpes simplex
  • Biting the cheek
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Bowel disease
  • Skin disease
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Disclaimer:

The home remedies suggested here are not a substitute for treatment by doctors. It is highly advisable to seek an expertís opinion. All the remedies listed here may not be suitable for everyone. It is recommended to check for allergies or do a patch test before using the remedy.

Home Remedies for Mouth Ulcers

Tip 1:

Grate some fresh coconut. Extract the milk and gargle with this 3-4 times a day. According to a study, coconut milk enhanced the healing of oral ulcers and can be used as a safe and natural alternative as an ulcer healing agent (2 Trusted Source
Efficacy of Coconut Milk on Healing of Oral Ulcers in Experimental Model A Comparative Study

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).

Coconut Milk Cures Mouth Ulcers

Tip 2:

Boil 2 cups of water. Add 1 cup fenugreek leaves and remove. Cover and keep for some time. Strain the water and gargle 2-3 times a day (3 Trusted Source
Mouth ulcer: What is it, symptoms, causes and treatment

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).

Tip 3:

Boil a handful of freshly chopped and slightly crushed coriander leaves in 1 litre of water. Allow it to boil till it reduces to one fourth of its volume, remove it from the flame and allow it to cool, then strain the leaves. One ounce of this extract can be used for gargling in the morning and evening till you see any significant improvements (4 Trusted Source
Infection in the gums and mouth ulcers : Coriander leaf

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).

Tip 4:

A research article says that basil has anti-inflammatory properties which may help in resolving inflammation. Chew on 5-6 tulsi (holy basil leaves) and sip some water. Repeat 5-6 times a day (5 Trusted Source
The Most Common Herbs to Cure the Most Common Oral Disease: Stomatitis Recurrent Aphthous Ulcer (RAU)

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).

Tip 5:

Mix 7 parts of sugar candy (mishri) with 1 part of camphor. Apply on the blister.

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Tip 6:

According to a study, turmeric significantly reduced the size of sores. Mix a pinch of turmeric powder to 1 tsp of water and apply (6 Trusted Source
The Clinical Use of Curcumin for the Treatment of Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis: A Systematic Review of Clinical Trials

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).

Licorice for Mouth Ulcers

Tip 7:

According to a research, licorice is found to be effective in healing mouth ulcers. Rinse your mouth with a paste made of licorice and water to treat mouth ulcers (7 Trusted Source
Deglycyrrhizinated liquorice in aphthous ulcers

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).


  • 1. Canker sores (mouth ulcers): Overview - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK546250/)
  • 2. Efficacy of Coconut Milk on Healing of Oral Ulcers in Experimental Model A Comparative Study - (https://www.bibliomed.org/?mno=91385)
  • 3. Mouth ulcer: What is it, symptoms, causes and treatment - (https://www.artofliving.org/in-en/wellness/physical/pain-relief/mouth-ulcer-what-it-symptoms-causes-and-treatment)
  • 4. Infection in the gums and mouth ulcers : Coriander leaf - (https://www.indiavideo.org/text/gums-infection-mouth-ulcers-coriander-leaf-736.php)
  • 5. The Most Common Herbs to Cure the Most Common Oral Disease: Stomatitis Recurrent Aphthous Ulcer (RAU) - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4867162/)
  • 6. The Clinical Use of Curcumin for the Treatment of Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis: A Systematic Review of Clinical Trials - (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34331693/)
  • 7. Deglycyrrhizinated liquorice in aphthous ulcers - (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2632514/)

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012345, India

Iam girl..my age is 23... i have mouth ulcer every 15 to 20 days in a month... i can't eat ,speak,drink water.. im crying many days for this problem..please solve my problem..first , i have this pblm only in my mensus days,but now i have this pblm lot of days...

SGG28, India

Tip 9: Add 1 table spoon of Salt to 1 Glass of Water, mix it wel and gargle your mouth with this water salt act as a good disinfectent

Karthik_Kumar, India

I am facing mouth ulcer problem from my childhood, I have not found good solution for this.

Meg_Sa, Australia

First understand the cause for the mouth ulcer and then try to reconciliate this cause. For example, I am allergic to wheat and whenever I have it I get sore mouth due to ulcers. So I do not eat wheat. Next try to have papaya - if you get constipated at the same time of having ulcers. You ulcers will heal faster. Try to drink lots of water and if possible do have oranges or mandarins or lemons in your everyday diet. Hope this helps.

amara, India

I am facing mouth ulcer problem from my teen age,I have not found good solution for this, I am in marketing job, i feel very difficult to talk, please help me



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