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Canker sores can be a terrible little annoyance, you can have more than one, and in some cases, they can make it painful for you talk or eat. Mainly, they're small ulcers located on the inside of your lip or cheek, and sometimes even on your tongue. They usually have either a white or yellow center with a red border around them. They can be painful for seven to ten days, while the minor ones will disappear in one to three weeks; on the other hand, the severe ones can take up to six weeks to heal. Don't lose hope, though. There are some effective home remedies for canker sores.

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1. Sage

Sage is a staple in the culinary world, but sage is also a useful home remedy and homeopathic medicine. Native Americans were some of the first people to use sage in medicine, and they used it to cleanse their mouths and remove canker sores as well. One of the ways to help yourself is to buy dried sage and boil it in water. Then leave it be in for eight to ten minutes so that the water can absorb all the essential properties. Afterward, swish the medicated water in your mouth for a couple of minutes and then spit it out and rinse your mouth with cold water.

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