Healthy Living Tips

Healthy Living Tip #453

Hold a wet tea bag on a canker sore; a used tea bag contains tannic acid, a kind of astringent that helps reduce pain and inflammation and speeds up the healing process.

  1. You can use either a black or a green tea bag. After making a cup of tea, put the wet tea bag in the refrigerator for a few minutes.
  2. Press the chilled, wet tea bag gently over the canker sore for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Do this two or three times a day until the canker sore is gone.