Canker sores. No matter how large or small, these mouth sores are a seriously painful condition to have. According to new research from Quintessence International there may be a new and “sweet” way to relieve you of the annoyance naturally.
The Saudi Arabian study took 94 participants who in total had 180 canker sores, and split them into three groups. Two groups were given an over-the-counter topical corticosteroid (a paste/cream that acts as a protective barrier) to treat the pesky sores, and the last group was given honey. Yes, yummy, gooey, healthy honey.
Each participant was instructed to wipe their lesion daily after each meal for eight days or until it was completely healed. They also recorded their pain levels throughout the timeframe of treatment.
Those who used honey were pain free after just two days versus the other groups who experienced pain for eight days. The size and inflammation of the honey group sores were also greatly reduced in a shorter amount of time.
Honey has always been known to be a great anti-inflammatory agent, but this takes its benefits to an entirely new level. It’s a great addition to your list of at-home treatments because not only does it taste great, its a natural fix! So long to those itty-bitty enemies in your mouth.
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