5 Effective Home Remedies To Heal A Sore Tongue

Mon, Nov 2nd 2015

Dr. Jonathan D'Souza

  • almonds

    Almonds: Almonds are rich in magnesium, B vitamins and vitamin E that will help soothe and heal ulcers on the tongue. Soak twelve almonds in a cup of water overnight. Blanche them in the morning and grind to a fine paste. Add half a teaspoon of honey to it and have every morning to find relief.

  • aloe vera

    Aloe Vera: Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that can treat many oral problems, including a sore tongue. It helps in reducing pain and inflammation. Extract the gel from an aloe vera leaf and apply it directly on the affected area twice daily for better relief.

  • baking soda

    Baking Soda: Being alkaline, baking soda has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe pain and reduce inflammation of a sore tongue. Add a few drops of water to half a teaspoon of baking soda to make a thick paste and apply on the affected part of the tongue. Leave it for one minute and then rinse off with warm water. Do this twice daily to relieve a sore tongue.

  • dates

    Dates: Being rich in antioxidants and iron, the medicinal properties of dates help scavenge free radicals and expel them from the body helping your sore tongue heal quickly. Take four dates and boil them in a glass of milk for two minutes. Cool and drink this mixture twice daily.

  • turmeric

    Turmeric: The antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric can come handy in treating fungal and bacterial infections that can make your tongue sore. Add a teaspoon each of turmeric powder and honey to a cup of hot milk. Have it every night.

  • almonds
  • aloe vera
  • baking soda
  • dates
  • turmeric

A sore tongue is a common problem that can affect anyone and of any age. While a tongue that is sore due to an illness or medication is nothing to worry about, sometimes a painful tongue can point to a health condition or a vitamin deficiency.

The most common one being a deficiency of vitamin B complex and the overuse of antibiotics, in which case the tongue would be red and would have developed painful ulcers or lesions.

Ulcers can also be formed on the tongue due to an infection such as a fungal overgrowth that might result in the formation of yellowish white ulcers. However, there are many remedies that you can find in your kitchen to soothe and heal your tongue. Here we talk about the five most effective ones.

For more interesting stories, visit our Health page and read about other Natural Remedies here.

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About the Author
Dr. Jonathan D'Souza

Armed with a PhD in Alternative Medicine, a graduate degree in Biotechnology, an MSc, and an MBA in Clinical Research and Clinical Pharmacology, Dr Jonathan is a certified practitioner of Alternative Medicine and is actively involved in patient education initiatives. He is also the author of the bestselling book, Outsmart Diabetes. Dr Jonathan loves to share his passion for herbs and other alternative medicinal practices with others through his writing.

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