What Helps Canker Sores

Canker Sores also known as Aphthous Ulcers are small, painful lesions inside the mouth.


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Natural Remedies That May Help Canker Sores

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Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

Vitamin B12, also known as Cobalamin, is one of the eight, water-soluble B vitamins that play a key role in cellular metabolism. Naturally present in animal foods including dairy (milk, swiss cheese, eggs), fish (tuna), meat (beef) and shellfish (clams, crab). Vitamin B12 aids red blood cell production, neurological function and DNA synthesis.


Effectiveness
75%


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L-Lysine


Effectiveness
50%


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Goldenseal


Effectiveness
25%


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Licorice Root

Licorice Root also known as Glycyrrhiza glabra is a flowering perennial herb of the Fabacea family native to Western Asia and southern Europe. Cultivated in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, it has been used medicinally and as a flavoring agent by the Ancient Assyrian, Egyptian, Chinese and Indian cultures. With over 300 compounds, Licorice has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties used to treat digestive problems, menopausal symptoms, cough, and bacterial and viral infections.

 

Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice Root, also known as DGL, is a form of Licorice Root without the active compound, Glcyrrhizin, which has been linked to serious side effects.


Effectiveness
1%


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Probiotics

Probiotics are live microorganisms that naturally live in the human body. They typically include strains from the common bacteria groups, Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, as well as the yeast, Saccharomyces boulardii. Found naturally in fermented foods (kombucha, tempeh, kimchi, miso and sauerkraut) and dairy (yogurt, buttermilk, cottage cheese), probiotics are part of the microbiome or the healthy community of organisms that keep the body healthy.


Effectiveness
50%


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Baking Soda


Effectiveness
50%


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Honey

Honey is a sweet, thick liquid made from regurgitated flowering plant nectar that has ripened & evaporated within the beehive’s honeycomb. Honey has had a long association with humans. 4000 years ago, Egyptian hieroglyphics depict the story of a bee’s life, though it was the ancient Greeks who first used honey medicinally. 


Effectiveness
50%


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Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is made from pressing coconut “meat”, or the fleshy part of a mature coconut, the fruit of a Coconut Palm, or Cocos Nucifera. Primarily produced in the Philippines, the oil, rich in saturated fat, also contains medium-chain triglycerides, which are rapidly absorbed by the human body and therefore a quick energy source.


Effectiveness
25%


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Hydrogen Peroxide


Effectiveness
75%


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Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is fermented apple juice, containing health-benefiting acetic acid. Used by the Ancient Greeks as an antiseptic and historically as a disinfectant and food preservative, Apple Cider Vinegar contains antioxidant-rich polyphenols, which help neutralize free radicals, while reducing inflammation.


Effectiveness
25%


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Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral obtained through diet. It is naturally present in foods including meat (beef, lamb, pork), shellfish (oysters, crab, lobster), legumes (chickpeas, lentils), seeds (hemp, pumpkin, sesame), nuts (pinenuts, peanuts, cashews), and vegetables (potatoes, green beans, kale). Zinc plays a key role in cellular metabolism, immune function, growth & development support and proper sensory function, including taste and smell.


Effectiveness
25%


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