Painful abscesses in the mouth.


Painful sores on the mucous membranes of the mouth.
Egg-shaped ulcers with a white centre


Food allergy
Acid fruits
Viral or bacterial infections
Poor oral hygiene, such as brushing teeth too vigorously
Gum disease
Vitamin B deficiency
Immune system dysfunction
Poor digestive function

Natural Therapies

Supplement with a B vitamin plus vitamin C complex
Digestive bitters can help improve digestion
Rinse mouth with warm filtered salt water before bed each night after cleaning teeth
A mixture of oil of cloves and tea tree oil 50/50 can help with the pain and infection caused by mouth ulcers. Apply a very small dab onto the ulcer

Lifestyle Factors

Eat more red and yellow vegetables, wholegrain breads and cereals, non-citrus fruit, lean meats and seafood. Repeated attacks could be a sign of being run down. Ensure you undertake moderate exercise, get plenty of fresh air and adequate sleep.


Avoid spicy foods and any food known to cause problems, and reduce stress.

Important Notes

Consult your healthcare professional if the ulcers don’t heal.

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