Are you sensitive to acidic foods? Do you sleep less than you should? If yes, you are at a higher risk of developing mouth ulcers. This condition can be triggered through other factors too including hormonal changes during menstruation, viral or bacterial infection, a deficiency of zinc, folate, iron, B-12 etc. Mouth ulcers are quite common and can be easily treated at home. They are painful and can cause problem in chewing and swelling food.

As far as home remedies for mouth ulcers are concerned, you can use a rinse of saltwater and baking soda. Applying baking soda paste on the ulcers also works. To get instant relief from the pain, you can apply ice to the sores. Placing damp tea bags on the ulcers can also offer some relief. In case these hacks do not work, you can take nutritional supplements including folic acid, vitamin B-12, zinc and vitamin B-6.

Apart from these, one of the most effective ways to get rid of mouth ulcers is using coconut in any form. It is packed with an array of vitamins and minerals whose deficiency can lead to mouth ulcers. That is why we say it is the most natural way to treat this condition.

You can gargle with coconut milk three times a day to reduce pain and ulcer. Another way of using it is by applying coconut oil thrice a day on mouth ulcers. In case the reason behind the development of ulcers is a lack of vital nutrients, coconut water can help you replenish those vitamins and minerals. Moreover, it has soothing properties. Drink at least 2 glasses of coconut water for at least 3 days and see the results yourself.