One of the strangest remedies we have ever heard of involves sauerkraut juice against canker sores. Take a tablespoon of sauerkraut juice in your mouth and swish it around morning and night, then swallow it. Do this twice a day and the canker sores should go away. We first heard about using sauerkraut juice to treat canker sores from D.W. in Garland, Texas. His mother had been a dental assistant in the 1930s. Since then we have heard from many people that it can provide rapid relief. One physician who benefited personally arranged for analytical testing of sauerkraut juice and discovered a number of active compounds that may be responsible for its healing properties.

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  1. Doug

    My great-grandmother was full blooded German she told my dad about this remedy back in the 1930s my entire family has been treating canker sores with sauerkraut juice for many years it really works. Whole Foods carries Biotta sauerkraut juice, or they can order for you.

  2. Brent

    Another ‘cure’ would be to use lettuce. The iodine from the lettuce helps heal the sore. Take a small piece, lightly chew it and then place in the mouth over the sore. Leave in place for about 30 minutes. Repeat if needed. This has worked for me for years.

  3. P.D.

    Biotta makes sauerkraut juice. For prevention Standard Process (available through licensed health care practitioners such as chiropractors) makes Cyruta Plus, which kills the virus causing the sores.

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