Canker Sore Overview:

Canker sores (Aphthous ulcerations) are characterised by damaged, inflammed sores in the mouth or oral cavity. They are often recurring and form after stressful events, or in those with poor immune function. The cause is generally unknown. 


Aetiology:

Canker sores are not well understood, and can form as the result of emotional stress, poor immune funciton, imbalanced oral flora, low serum insulin levels, food intolerances, medication use,  and PMS, and with the use of dentures. 


Special Considerations:

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Therapeutic Aims:

1. Increase Mucosal Protection

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2. Accelerate Healing Of The Ulcers

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3. Correct Underlying Imbalances

This includes both poor immune system functioning, and/or reducing stress levels.

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Herbs For Canker Sores:

  • Glycyrhiza glabra
  • Propolis
  • Calendula officinalis

Canker Sore Sample Formula:


Dietary Considerations:

 

Author:

Justin Cooke

The Sunlight Experiment

Updated: May 2017


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