Thursday, December 23, 2010

Aloe Juice Fixed It

Until I put my teeth in jail and got braces I never had mouth compaints.  No sore gums, occasionally I would burn my mouth with coffee, nothing unusual.  One day we were in an all day business meeting and as we talked and shared ideas I flicked my tongue over my braces so many times I got a sore spot on the tip of my tongue.  I made it worse the next couple of days until I had an open sore, which really hurt.  It didn’t hurt enough to get me to stop eating but enough I complained to anyone that I thought might have a solution.

Chris, our Chief Community Officer, had a suggestion, “Have you tried aloe?”
I told him, “No, but I have some growing in my yard.”
Chris said, “Using aloe that is unprocessed internally will give you the most amazing case of diarrhea.”

OK, I needed some aloe without the anthraquinone glycosides, the stuff that can give you diarrhea.

I went to a local health store and purchased a quart of cranberry flavored aloe juice. 

I swished a small amount in my mouth every time I thought about it the first day and was shocked and amazed when I woke the next day my tongue was red and irritated but the open wound had closed.  Continuing with the same diligence when I woke the second morning the red was almost gone and the pain and discomfort had totally subsided.

I am going to try to keep from worrying another whole in my tongue, but if I do I will certianly use aloe to fix the problem.

I give aloe two thumbs up for mouth irritation.  I wonder if we should get the kat to order some?

Namaste,
Teri
Director of Member Services and Smiles
Our .Health Co-op, Inc

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