Aussie mum reveals the VERY unlikely pantry staple she uses to heal her mouth ulcers in one day – and she’s not the only one

  • Mum-of-four Mel Watts, who lives in NSW, has revealed why she loves Vegemite
  • She uses the salty spread on her mouth ulcers to stop them from growing larger
  • Many of her 250,000 followers on Instagram agreed that they’d tried the ‘hack’
  • Others were shocked by the discovery and claimed they would try it themselves 

An Australian mother-of-four has shared her foolproof trick for healing mouth ulcers quickly – and the product she uses is probably in your kitchen cupboard.

Mel Watts, who lives on the NSW Central Coast, took to Instagram to explain how she applies Vegemite to her ulcers to relieve the pain, suggesting it was a hack ‘everyone should use’.

‘Surely you guys did this too? Got an ulcer? No problem mate get some Vegemite on it and she’ll be right,’ she captioned the footage.

‘This one was done growing up to help do something with it. I don’t know what but it always helped the ulcer pain. Stings like a MOFO but you also get a spoonful of Vegemite so winning.’

Mel Watts, who lives on the NSW Central Coast, took to Instagram on Wednesday night to showcase how she applies Vegemite to her ulcers to relieve the pain, suggesting it was a hack ‘everyone should use’

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In the video she heaps a tablespoon of Vegemite onto the inside of her lip, where the ulcer has appeared, and holds it in place for a few seconds.

She eventually licks it off – after feeling an intense stinging sensation – and claims ‘it should be gone by tomorrow’. 

Plenty of her 254,000 followers agreed that they’d tried the ‘hack’ for themselves and it had significantly reduced the size of their ulcer.

‘I do this too and DAMN it hurts,’ one woman said.

‘Omg this is our family! We always did it! God it stings but the melting Vegemite was always a win! My daughter said it to our GP one day and he thought it was weird,’ said another.

In the video she heaps a tablespoon of Vegemite onto the inside of her lip, where the ulcer has appeared, and holds it in place for a few seconds

She eventually licks it off - after feeling an intense stinging sensation - and claims 'it should be gone by tomorrow'

In the video she heaps a tablespoon of Vegemite onto the inside of her lip, where the ulcer has appeared, and holds it in place for a few seconds

It’s well-known that applying salt to the wound, or rinsing your mouth out with salt, stops an ulcer from growing because the sodium chloride works to take water from the surrounding healthy tissue in your mouth and redirect it to the sore.

As Vegemite has a high salt content it’s believed this is the reason for Mel’s claims.

‘I feel like I have missed out by not knowing this!!! Ready for my next ulcer,’ one woman said on the post. 

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