Get Relief from Mouth Ulcers with 6 Natural Remedies

24 November, 2020
While mouth ulcers usually heal themselves in a few days, you can call on the anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and healing properties of certain natural ingredients to prevent infection and speed up the process.

Canker sores or cold sores – also known as mouth ulcers – are whiteish and form in the inner part of your cheeks, on the roof of your mouth, or on your tongue.  The area surrounding them gets red and sometimes looks like a cold sore.

They aren’t related to cold sores at all, though, aren’t even contagious, and actually, tend to get better quickly. They may be a sign of a virus or bacteria in the mouth, but also may be caused by injury, a lack of oral hygiene, or excessive tobacco consumption.

What we do know is that they go away by themselves within a week or so and only rarely cause bad pain and complications.

However, it’s always a good idea to use natural remedies to protect the area and speed up healing. Below we’ll share with you 6 options for you to try whenever you notice this problem. Take notes!

6 Natural Remedies for Mouth Ulcers

1. Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is good for mouth ulcers

Tea tree oil is a natural product with antibacterial, pain-relieving, and healing properties that, as it turns out, you this treatment can be ideal for mouth ulcers.

Applying it to the area will protect it, preventing infection.


  • 3 drops of tea tree oil
  • 1 teaspoon of water (5 g)


  • Dilute the tea tree oil with the teaspoon of water


  • Dip a cotton ball or Q tip into the liquid and apply to the affected area.
  • Repeat two or three times a day for best results.

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2. Pomegranate peel mouthwash

The healing and antibacterial powers of pomegranate peel can help protect the irritated skin of mouth ulcers.


  • 1 teaspoon of dried pomegranate peel (5 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)


  • Add the pomegranate peel to the water and heat. Once boiling, simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Let sit at room temperature and then strain.


  • Gargle for two minutes.
  • Repeat twice a day.

3. Aloe vera gel

Aloe vera

It’s no secret that aloe vera gel is one of the best natural treatments out there for wounds and ulcers. Its antibacterial action protects you from infection and its hydrating and regenerating powers help with healing.


  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel (15 g)
  • 3 drops of tea tree oil (optional)


  • Extract the spoonful of aloe vera gel, and if you like, add 3 drops of tea tree oil.


  • Smooth the gel onto the affected area and leave without rinsing.
  • Repeat every day until the ulcer has healed.

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4. Birch mouthwash

The birch tree has antiseptic and healing abilities that can speed up the regeneration of your skin when applied topically.


  • 1 tablespoon of dried birch (10 g)
  • 1/2 cup of water (125 ml)


  • Add the birch leaves to a pot with the water and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  • After this time, strain and use as a mouthwash.


  • Gargle with the birch water 2 or 3 times a day.

5. Horsetail mouthwash

Dried Horsetail

Horsetail has anti-inflammatory powers that help reduce irritation and pain caused by ulcers. In tea form, it relieves inflammation while promoting healing.


  • 1 tablespoon of horsetail (10 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)


  • Add the horsetail to the cup of water and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Once ready, cover and let sit for 20 minutes.
  • Strain and use as a mouthwash.


  • Gargle with the horsetail tea after every time you brush your teeth.

6. Baking soda

Baking soda is an ingredient that can hels neutralize the pH of your mouth and saliva in order to prevent infection in the area of the mouth ulcer.


  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda (5 g)
  • 1/2 cup of water (125 ml)


  • Dilute the baking soda with the warm water.


  • Take mouthfuls of the liquid and gargle for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Use every day until the ulcer is healed.

As you can see, it’s easy to make your own remedies to help with mouth ulcers. Pick the one you like best and you can use it consistently to help heal this problem as soon as possible.

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