Occurring on the tongue or oral mucosa, mouth sores can be caused by the Herpes simplex type I virus. The sores are white or clear and can be quite painful. They are highly contagious, but often will disappear after a week or two. The sores can also reappear periodically when a person is stressed or deficient–especially in the hot months of the year.
Treatment Plan for Mouth sores
In traditional medicine, they are often associated with heat in the stomach. Effective herbal remedies include heat-clearing herbs, immune stimulants, and antiviral herbs. Soothing rinses such as barley water or marshmallow root tea with a little licorice added is also recommended.
Herbal Remedies for Mouth sores
Related Mouth sores conditions
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.