Mouth sores are a nuisance that so many people deal with. They're more common than you'd think, but that doesn't make them any more appealing. First of all, they hurt really bad. Second of all, they are ugly to look at. And third of all, it's not fun to kiss other people when you have sores covering your mouth.

But, the medicine sold in drug stores is usually filled with chemicals and harmful agents with unknown side effects. Doesn't sound that great to have on your lips. Even though they might work well the first time, you never know if the drug store solution will be a cure all for every time. That's why home remedies are amazing. If they work the first time, you can usually be guaranteed that they'll work the second time.

Here are the top five solutions that can help you cure your mouth sores.

The Top 4 Home Remedies for Curing Mouth Sores

1. Salt Water Rinse

A salt water rinse will work wonders. It will hurt, because you're mixing your sensitive sores with salt. The pain is temporary though, which makes it worth it to do this home remedy. This solution is also really simple. You don't need any fancy ingredients or extra added things. All you need is water and salt.

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Mix a teaspoon of salt with half a cup of warm water. Then you can swish that around in your mouth for 15 to 30 minutes. It will hurt so be prepared. But, after that your mouth will feel warm and you can bet that the sores will go down. Repeat this every couple of hours as you see fit.

2. Haritaki

This is an herb that is popular in the east for it's health benefits. Recently, this popularity has been catching on in the west. Websites like go into depth on the benefits of this herb, which include healing mouth sores.

Haritaki comes in either capsule form or a powder. You can use either and achieve the same results. The powder is best used for mouth sores, because you'll need to mix it with water and slather it over the infected area.

3. Echinacea


Another plant on this natural remedy list (who would have thought). It is commonly referred to as the cone flower. This flower is great because it has anti-inflammatory properties and help stop colds from occurring. You can brew it in a tea or crush it up to make a paste. The best benefit is that it increases your white blood cell count, which makes cold sores go away faster.

4. Chamomile Compress


Chamomile hits doubly because it cures wounds and provides some natural pain relief. It also reduces inflammation. It might be perfect for cold sores. Chamomile is probably one of the most popular of this list. It is easily available in many different forms and countries.

But, you need to find chamomile that has azulene and levomenol in it. These are anti-inflammatory. If you purchase a German Chamomile tea bag, you can soak it and then press it against the sore to help it go down and feel better.

Enjoy Your Mouth Sore Free Evening

Of course, the natural remedies won't work right away. But you can bet that you'll start to see results really soon after you start. The best part is that you aren't potentially putting yourself at risk of adverse side effects.

Whatever natural remedy you decide to follow, it's best if you keep a stock of the ingredients with you after the sores are gone. You never know when you'll need it.

(Last Updated On: August 29, 2019)

Craig Campbell is a qualified dentist from the United Kingdom. He graduated six years ago, and he has been practicing dentistry since then. Campbell is fully registered with the General Dental Council, the UK-regulator of dental professionals.

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