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Blackstrap Molasses

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Posted by Celia (Toronto, Ontario Canada) on 09/09/2006
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I'm a dental hygiene student, and one of my instructors told me to try putting black strap molasses directly on my canker sores (i get them all the time! grrr!). I tried it last night and today they're nearly gone! it's a miracle cure, and I can't believe how well it worked! You've gotta try it!


Borax

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Posted by Daniel X (Houston, TX) on 08/31/2014
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I had horrible canker sores in my mouth; tongue, inner lips, cheeks. Ridiculous pain, could barely eat or speak and they came in groups; 2-4 at a time, and a new crop in different spots would pop up just as the others were about to be healed, which took 3-4 weeks. I never had these before in my life and I'm 56. Anyway, this went on for months and I was praying for help. I tried a list of things like oil pulling, various supplements etc. Bottom line; after doing my own research including reading all the posts on this site, and a few others, I realized that my tongue was coated white in the morning and took that as an indication of systemic candida.

I took the roughly 1/8 teaspoon of 20 Mule Team borax powder dissolved in water and noticed dramatic results starting in about 12 hours. There were two sores at the time, one just beginning, it went away fast, the other healed fairly quickly and now, 2 weeks later, no new ones have popped up and my tongue is nice and pink again. I didn't notice much of a "die off" reaction, only a minor headache in the temple area one day which might've been something else. I have been on a raw food diet for over 2 years so I know my body is fairly clean at this point. I also noticed remarkable clarity of mind and easy concentration within 12 hours of taking borax, along with a feeling that I was vibrating like a purring cat or a well tuned car, actually quietly vibrating. That seems to have gone away somewhat although I still feel mentally clear. So thank you Ted and all and hopefully someone else suffering from canker sores can benefit from my experience.

Replied by Sharon
(Wisconsin, US)
08/31/2014

Just stumbled across this posting and am SO GLAD I did. I have a question tho. Did you swish the borax around in your mouth, or is this something you swallowed?


Camphor, Honey

Posted by Jan (Ft Lauderdale, Fl) on 04/08/2015

For canker sores, I use spirit of camphor dabbed on a q-tip and placed on the sore. It heals within a few days and takes away the pain. Also organic raw honey placed on the sore, and it is gone the next day or two.


Canker Sore vs. Cold Sores

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Posted by Maryann D. (Tulsa, Ok) on 02/15/2019
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Canker sores are in the mouth and cold sores are on the lips. Both are Herpes Simplex viruses {not genital herpes} and every one has one or the other in their system. Usually domant until something triggers it. [Am a nurse}.

Replied by Matt S.
(Brooklyn, NY)
11/14/2019

Canker sores are NOT caused by the Herpes virus.

Mayo Clinic: "Unlike cold sores, canker sores are not associated with herpes virus infections."

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/canker-sore/symptoms-causes/syc-20370615


Cayenne

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Posted by Gavin (Manganui, Northland, New Zealand) on 01/17/2012
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I think cayenne must be a good antibiotic.. I had these sores at the side of my mouth and thought that I'd try a bit of creative thinking.. I mixed a third cayenne a third tumeric and a third coconut oil (ev. ) gave it a good stir. Then rubbed a bit either side of my mouth before bed.. It stung at first.. When I checked in the morning I noticed a blanched ulcer.. Which is a good sign as it means the infection or whatever it was, was nailed... After three dabs over a twenty four hour period, the stinging stopped and the ulcer was shrunk to half the size it started out at. And looks healthy. Its healing so well I thought I'd post.


CBD Oil

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Posted by Chris (Atlanta, Ga ) on 08/29/2019
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I had nasty canker sore on the roof of mouth. I tried everything on here for relief. It all helped some. Then I remembered that I have some cbd oil balm. I loaded up a Q-Tip with it and placed it everywhere I felt pain or tenderness. Went to sleep. Woke up pain free. Like it went away over night. That stuff is the best for any type of skin lesion.


Cloves

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Posted by Juliana (Edmonton, Canada ) on 06/18/2021
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I used many different things for the big sore on my tongue. Nothing would work, until I started to use the clove powder.. It started to work immediately.

I've learned that canker sore can be caused by bacteria or many other causes. In my case, it was bacterial, from a tooth infection. In 2 days it shrunk 80%..another 2 days later it was gone.


Cloves
Posted by Litsa (Fairbanks, Alaska) on 05/14/2008
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CURE FOR CANKER SORES: Hi i try many remedies but the best i try was ground cloves. Use your finger or q/tip take a small amount and put it in your mouth where is the canker sore is, hold it for 5 minutes, it will sting little bit , then wash your mouth with plain water.it will heel about 4 to 6 hours. I never see anything like this happen with me or my friends, try it and you will see, By the way thanks for this site i recommend it to everyone i know. Thank you.

Replied by Chriswar666 (25 Y/o)
(Rio De Janeiro, Brasil)
01/27/2010
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Cloves also worked for me, at least in eliminating the pain. I got one whole and chewed it, alleviated for a while (half an hour or more). I don't get ulcers that often, so I can't judge if it helped speed the healing, but it definitely helped the pain! Ginger also has the same effect :)

Replied by Alex
(London, UK)
02/02/2015
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I tried some oregano oil (oregano essential oil in olive) and it seemed to have an immediate effect, taking away the pain (and tasting nice). The stuff is quite expensive though and I had also read about clove oil being recommended. Furthermore clove oil has an even higher antioxidant value than oregano oil! So I mixed some olive oil, a bit of grapeseed oil and clove oil and a bit of thyme myself (- about 7ml carrier oils, plus about 30drops of clove, plus 10 drops of thyme). Just as the oregano oil this mix took away the pain quickly and seemed to stick to my tongue nicely, so the analgesic effect lasted through eating. This was on day 4.5 of the sores though and they still took another 2 days to heal off to a stage where I could eat without applying oil before... (N.B. - make sure you do not use essential oils neat on skin or mucous membranes, as they can 'burn' them. I.e. most essential oils need to be diluted in a carrier oil)


Coconut Oil

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Posted by Maya (Munich) on 08/27/2017
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My 6 year old son got a canker sore a few days ago. The pain was getting progressively worse. I tried rubbing some coconut oil on the sore at bedtime... it was gone by morning. Would use it again as he gets canker sores frequently.

Replied by Charity
(Faithville, Usa)
08/28/2017

Maybe low zinc folic acid or iron ....


Coconut Oil
Posted by Janie (Magnolia, Texas) on 05/30/2015
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I had a mouth ulcer that would not go away and was getting more painful as the days went on. I looked up on Earth Clinic and found that coconut oil could be used so I took some and placed it directly on the mouth ulcer and within 24 hours it was completely gone. Great stuff. I told my sister n law about it because my brother is taking chemo and will need something to help with mouth ulcers.


Coconut Oil
Posted by Holly (St. Louis, MO) on 08/21/2014
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While out camping with my family I developed two huge canker sores along my upper gums. It hurt to eat, drink and talk.There were no stores around so we only had what we packed... thank goodness I had some coconut oil on hand (I packed it to help ease sunburns and also as the oil to pop our popcorn-yum! ).

I used my finger and dabbed a small amount on both sores, right before bed. The next morning, the pain was nearly gone. So after brushing my teeth I applied it again and, though the sores didn't disappear immediately, the pain was gone by lunchtime.

I am a huge believer in the benefits of coconut oil (organic, unrefined, cold pressed only! ) and always have a small bottle on hand. This is just another fantastic cure from an amazing oil.


Coconut Oil
Posted by Candy (Hobe Sound, FL) on 01/24/2009
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I have been using Organic Coconut Oil for 2 years now as a "skin lotion". When I started using it I was 43 and already using a top product for anti-aging. The product had worked some to reduce wrinkles but in just a couple of days the CO worked so much better. now at almost 45 I have very little wrinkles. I use just a little bit on my fingers and spread so thin that no one can tell that I use an oil on my face. My 17 year old daughter uses it also.

I started using the CO for other things and one of the best is on a canker sores. It does not hurt unless you rub it too hard. I had no pain all day and did not have to put more on until bed time. I put a dab of CO on a Q-tip and applied it to the sore.


Coconut Oil
Posted by Maddy (Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK) on 05/09/2008
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I was suffering with mouth ulcers for some time and my GP gave me some cream to put on my tongue. The stuff was awfull and left a dry residue on my tongue. It did nothing for the pain. So I started using coconut oil. 1 Tablespoon, melted in microwave in a plastic cup (if you use glass the oil explodes and covers the inside of your microwave). Leave to cool enough so you can hold it in your mouth for approx. 1 minute, then swallow. I did this 2x a day for 2 days and my mouthulcers where gone. Maddy, UK


Colloidal Silver

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Posted by Wayne (Nm) on 03/14/2015
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Canker Sores: I have had these buggers all my life. I finally found a cure, it's Colloidal Silver. I was watching the Alex Jones show and one of their call in's indicated he cured his. I tried it, wow, wow, wow, it works, I have given it to other folks, same results, great. Please try it.


Colloidal Silver
Posted by John (Fresno, Ca) on 06/30/2009

I have been suffering from mouth sores for decades. I read that colloidal silver will penetrate tissue. So, gaving tried everything, i tried 250 ppm. Everytime i got a mouth sore starting, i gargled (then spat out - did not swallow) for 3 minutes like the article suggested. The mouth sore would go away in 24-48 hours. After a while, i stopped getting mouth sores.



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