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Canker Sore Treatment Home Remedy

Canker Sores (Apthous Ulcers)

Canker sores occur in the mouth. They can appear on the tongue, on the inside cheeks, on the lips, or on the gums. Canker sores have white centers and are surrounded by a red border. The size of the sores can range from as small as a pinhead to as large as a quarter. They appear quickly and often leave quickly, usually lasting from four to twenty days.
These painful mouth ulcerations are contagious and occur most often in females. They may be triggered by poor dental hygiene, allergies to chocolate and other foods, and stress and/or fatigue. They may result from an abnormal immune response to normal bacteria in the mouth. Canker sores are occasionally associated with Crohn's disease, which affects the bowels. Deficiencies of iron, vitamin B,,, and folic acid have linked to this disease in some people. Stress and allergies are usually the cause of open sores in the mouth.
To avoid getting canker sores, it is important to have a body chemistry that is balanced in minerals, acidity, and alkalinity. Have a hair analysis done, and see Acidosis, for the acid and alkaline self-test.

Very Important    
Use a high potency powdered form. Take as directed on label. Aids in maintaining healthy balance of intestinal flora ("friendly" bacteria).
Iron (Floradix formula from Germany) As directed on label. A natural, nutritional tonic that supplies iron and herbs; easily absorbed.
L-Lysine (amino acid) 500 mg 3 times daily on an empty stomach. A deficiency may cause an outbreak of sores in and around the mouth.
Vitamin B complex
with extra
vitamin B12
folic acid
in lozenge form
50 mg 3 times daily.

2,000 mcg B12,taken under the
tongue 3 times
daily on an empty
Basic for immune function and healing. A deficiency has
been linked to sores of the
Ascorbic acid 3,000-8,000 mg daily in divided doses. Use a buffered form with bioflavonoids.
Pantothenic acid (B5) 50-100 mg 3 times daily. Antistress B vitamin necessary for adrenal function. The adrenal is the antistress endocrine gland.
Garlic capsules(Kyolic) 3 capsules 3 times daily. Acts as a natural antibiotic and immunostimulant.
Multivitamin and mineral complex As directed on label. A balance of minerals is always important.
Vitamin A emulsion 50,000 IU for 2 weeks, then reduce to 25,000 IU. Also put a drop or two directly on the area. Speeds healing, especially of
the mucous membranes (i.e.,
the mouth). Emulsion is for
easier assimilation.
zinc gluconate
Dissolve in mouth every 3 hours for 2 days. Enhances immune function.


For canker sores, use burdock, goldenseal, pau d'arco tea, and red clover. Red raspberry tea is very helpful.


Eat plenty of salad with onions. Onions contain fur and have healing properties. Include yogurt soured foods such as kefir milk, cottage cheese, buttermilk in the diet. Avoid sugar, citrus fruits, processed and refined foods. Do not eat fish or meat of any kind for two weeks. Animal protein produces body acid.

Avoid chewing gum, lozenges, mouthwashes,smoking, coffee, and foods that you know trigger these sores.

Some doctors prescribe mouthwashes that contain tetracycline, an antibiotic.

The drug Zilactin is a gel-like ointment that is applied directly to the ulcer. It sticks to the canker sore and gives relief from irritating foods.


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