Last Modified on Aug 30, 2014
Remedies to Treat or Cure a Stubborn Mouth Infection
Good oral health includes proper care of the tongue, teeth, and gums. However, even with the best of care, the mouth is an ideal place for infections to occur as it is warm, moist, wet, and filled with bacteria and viruses, as well as food to keep their colonies alive and thriving.
Infections can be as simple as canker sores and sore throats or as involved as tonnsilitis. Dental health is best maintained when the oral cavity's overal pH is kept above 5.5. Below that level, the process of remineralization of the teeth can't keep up with the effect of acids eating away at those same minerals.
A strong correlation has also been made between regular flossing and overall good health.
Fresh Ginger and Garlic
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[YEA] Re Fresh ginger and garlic: At dinner recently, eating a whole roasted fish, a small bone pierced the back of my mouth, above the throat. The next day I ahd a very sore throat on one side. It grew worse and my ear on the same side started to ache, as well as my scalp. I associated it with the fishbone... I was afraid that I had picked up an infection from the bone (and of course I'd Googled this possibility, too!). Not having the time to find a dcotor and have antibiotics prescribed,I started dosing myself with two thin slices of raw ginger every two hours. I also choppped fresh garlic and put salt on it to draw out the juice, then dabbed the juice directly on the little wound in my mouth. Within 16 hours the pain was gone, and the little red spot at the back of my throat has now disappeared (two days later). It could be coincidence, but I'm pretty convinced that the fresh, raw ginger and garlic with their antibiotic properties cured me.
Oil Pulling With Drop of Peppermint Oil
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[YEA] I've been suffering for two months with a stubborn mouth infection, that don't seem to want to heal. It has now moved into my right tonsil. I've been taking two garlic and cayenne capsules every day for two weeks. The label says that two capsule contain 500 mg. of Cayenne Pepper, (40,000 heat units), along with, 1 g. of garlic, (10,000 ppm alicin potential). I haven't tried gargling anything, with the exception of a mixture of four drops each of tea tree oil, and oil of oregeno, in a small amount of water. I've been doing this for the last two weeks. I've also been putting a eyedropperful of Virginias Snake Oil in my mouth, three times per day. In my opinion, this infection is most likely a result of a case of mono, and a case of Hepatitis A, that I had several years ago. I've read articles to that effect. Do you have any suggestions, outside of gargling with Cayenne Pepper? Sincerely
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Bangkok, Thailand 388 Posts
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[YEA] One of my teenage sons was milking his goat and another young goat came up and butted him. The goat's horn went into my son's mouth and cut the gum above one of his teeth. He got up, spitting out blood and came in the house to see what I could do for it. It was hurting a good bit and the injured area was about the size of a dime.
My first thought was plantain. It helps stop bleeding. It helps with pain and it helps to heal. I keep dried plantain in my herb cabinet at all times.
I put about about a half a teaspoon of the dried herb into a piece of coffee filter and folded it over to make a little poultice. We placed that over the wound. He had no more bleeding and it greatly helped his pain. He removed the poultice and ate lunch. I made him another poultice for the afternoon. Overall, he kept a poultice in his mouth for many hours. It was no longer bothering him in the evening. This morning, the mouth looked very good! No sign of infection, no swelling.
Plantain is readily available, gentle and safe. It grows all over the world. It does grow differently depending on location. Leaves near my house grow very large and wide. If you can find someone in your area who can positively identify it for you in your area, you will be prepared to use it for all kinds of different applications!
~Mama to Many~