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bobthomas1962

Hi everyone have a little bit of a tip which might help people I was watching Saturday kitchen yesterday and one of the presenters mentioned she use celery when she has any mouth ulcers apparently it’s a natural remedy and at the minute I have a mouthful I’ve tried it and it actually helps numb them so thought I would pass it on I know if like me you can have dozens of them it may be worth giving it a try hope this helps some of you

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Thanks Bob. Celery and its seeds are great for a lot of things, including being a natural diuretic. Also, I remember an old lady telling me years ago that celery seeds really helped her muscle and joint pain.

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gillianTS in reply to lesleyg

Good to know Lesley, I like to always try alternatives its something all my ancestors have done, my eldest sister has our great grandmother's old remedy book 😊 I have other books but I have to admit going through fits and starts with things.

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lesleyg in reply to gillianTS

Wish I had that Remedy Book!

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ShortLady in reply to gillianTS

Are your family descended witches? I used to keep a Book of Shadows including remedies and other stuff. AKA a grimoire. My great granny was descended from Roma people and had the most unusual remedies of a folk kind. My Mum said if she got a sore throat, Granny Spry used to apply a poultice of vinegar, then wrap it in brown paper and tie with string, then make a little pouch with leftovers that you were supposed to throw out the window while driving over a deserted country crossroads.My approach to that though, is its partly herbal meds based on science and part psychological affirmation or philosophical naturalism. Some of the old ways really do work. Tea tree is the only thing keeping fungal infections and bacterial infections on my skin and feet. Caneston cream is ridiculously expensive, smelly, with minimal effect compared with my tea tree ointment.

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gillianTS in reply to ShortLady

I have been using tea tree oil for decades, for all ulcers, gargles, insect bites, cuts, fungal, pimples etc, even used on my dogs if they ever got ticks, they eventually fell off 😊 my nan's cellar was always full of drying herbs, and as children we were given alternative medicines simply because we lived rurally.

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lesleyg in reply to gillianTS

Hi Gillian, do you dilute the tea tree oil or use it neat, for example on mouth ulcers? X

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gillianTS in reply to lesleyg

I have used it for decades, and yes I use it neat on oral ulcers on tongue and cheeks, gums, I gargle with diluted tea tree and warm water. Use the same gargle for rinsing myself down below. Use neat on face spots and any other skin spots, would not use neat inside vaginally. Please do not get me wrong, might sound like I use masses of the stuff, I don't, I understand is a potentially dangerous and I use it very sparingly in all situations.

As for my dogs I have used for decades, simply on a cotton bud and applied to the tick, it works, its an antiseptic and I have never been too concerned since my dogs would only get ticks maybe a couple of times a year. The chemicals that the vets supply is scary stuff and costly too.

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ShortLady in reply to gillianTS

I used to use Tea Tree for my dogs until I heard someone's cdog had been suffering from stroke-like symptoms and it was because of her using tea tree plug ins and the oil in her burner which was poisoning her dog. I found this online, I had no idea, I never saw negative effects in my dogs or cat. And as its not clear what a safe amount is, I stopped it. But, I bet if you tested all tick and flea pesticides, they'd be the same if not worse. Unfortunately anything that kills insects is likely to have some sort of negative effect on humans and other mammals too.

Although products containing low concentrations of tea tree oil are not expected to be a problem in pets, the use of pure tea tree oil directly on the skin is potentially very serious in pets and should never be used. Exposure may cause ataxia, salivation, lethargy, coma and tremor.

Very interesting and I will definitely be giving this a go, thank you for sharing 😊

Thanks, I love this sort of thing. I often use a whole clove when I've got a sore mouth. It stings, its initially spicy, but then causes numbness for me when chewed.

I absolutely hate celery, can't even abide the smell. And my pee smells very weird afterwards. My partner did sneak it into his cooking once and I didn't notice, but I doubt the cooked thing would help. I keep getting a sore, swollen tip of my tongue. It's not an ulcer, it's more one of the buds/strawberry pips of the tongue gets really large and inflamed. I have got sharp teeth though, it could just be trauma. It's made me lisp

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