The stress, the low defenses, certain nutrient deficiencies (especially vitamin B group) or a digestive problem are some of the more common causes than might be behind the appearance of sores (or thrush) in the mouth.
Sores, reddish and white color in the center that usually appear in the inner area of the lips, palate or tongue, are a mouth infection that may be transient or recurrent, resulting particularly annoying. What can we do? In addition to consulting the doctor, we can use some natural remedies with plants whose properties are indicated to relieve symptoms of the mouth sores. Remedies those are also effective as a preventive measure.
Among the plants that are first an ally for mouth sores is the aloe vera, in this case, applied in the form of gel on the affected area several times a day. It is recommended to do it for a week until the sores subside. One of the most popular properties in this case of aloe vera is its healing power.
It can also be very effective to alleviate the discomfort and pain that can cause sores is the licorice, which is also attributed with a healing effect. It can be used as a mouthwash, with a blend of licorice root in water, or directly chewing the root for several minutes.
As for mouthwashes, there are two plants that will help us reduce infection, such as calendula and oregano. A decoction that we can prepare at home with marigold petals, oregano leaves, to which we will add horsetail, licorice root and thyme.
Add a tablespoon of this combination in boiling water (one tablespoon per cup of water). Let stand, strain and add lemon juice. Rinses can be performed with this mixture several times a day.
Another plant, chamomile, also lends itself for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, to reduce the sores with mouthwash. To prepare the infusion, add a tablespoon of chamomile flowers in a glass of hot water and let stand before filtering. It can be used several times a day.