Haritaki powder helps canker sores
Canker sores in the mouth and on the lips are extremely painful. They are ulcers that are caused by many issues, including, stress, allergies, smoking, and acidic food reaction.
How to use haritaki to reduce canker sores:
Use haritaki powder, not the haritaki capsules. If you only have haritaki capsules I recommend you break them open to access the powder.
- Make a paste from the haritaki powder.
- Apply the powder in paste form directly on to the area affected.
- Re apply every hour
- You are fine to swallow the remaining paste
Benefits of using haritaki
Haritaki has antibacterial properties that cleanses the area of the canker ulcer and can reduce the area of irritation. Haritaki also has a rejuvinating effect on the skin and cleanses the whole mouth. Many people use haritaki as a mouth cleanser first thing in the morning along with brushing their teeth and find this creates a very refreshing mouth environment.
Background: What are canker sores?
Canker sores (aphthous ulcers or aphthous stomatitis) are small, painful ulcers inside the mouth. They may occur on the tongue and on the inside linings of the cheeks, lips, and throat. They usually appear white, gray, or yellow in color, with a red border.
Canker sores are among the most common types of oral lesions, affecting about 20% of people. Women get canker sores more often than men.
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