Need Cure for Swollen Tongue and Various Regions of Body

Posted by Ray (Augusta, GA) on 10/02/2006

Last year I was on missions trip in India. One morning when I awoke, one side of my toungue was swollen. This was the first time this had ever happened. Within several hours the swelling subsided. Since then, my tongue has swollen about once every week or two, mostly during the night, sometimes during the day. I have also had small swollen areas from time to time on various regions of my body. I have tracked my eating and find no common connection. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks for the help and such a great site for natural cures.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
388 posts

Dear Ray: There are several possibilities of swollen tongue. However the most obvious is viral pathogens or nutritional deficiencies and reduce the inflammation.

Whenever the body has nutritional deficiencies, it reacts in reaction to certain unknown toxins, such as food preservatives to cause a swollen tongue. The body gets allergic to easily. So to cover most of the base that cause it, you can try the following:

1. Vitamin B complex, 3 times a day where most Bs are of 100 mg each, with exception of B12 at 100 mcg. You may be help most from B1, and B12 but we should just take all of the Bs is best.

2. Prepare a mouthwash and wash it often with a saturated solution of' baking soda, 3-4 times per day. The baking soda will neutralize the whatever viral problems you have, but this does not completely eliminate it unless you start taking some zinc acetate, or zinc citrate or zinc gluconate supplements to raise your immune systems. Along with that, also take selenium yeast 200 mcg, and kelp.

3. Sometimes taking 1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar taken twice a day will reduce the incidence of swollen tongue by reducing the inflammation that the body is reacting against.

4. Alkalize. When the body have more oxygen, the pathogens get killed easier. So take 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/4 teaspoon citric acid (or lemon juice - but whole lemons as a substitute) to 1/2 glass of warm water.

My mother used to suffer from swollen tongue. Initially, by applying pure vinegar to the swollen tongue did help, until it was discovered that a tiny fish bones got stuck in her tongue and was later removed after eating, but the healing never set in. So what she did was apply a dental paste on the tongue for a couple of nights and the healing did progress. I would assume it is not a foreign material lodged causing the swollen tongue, but I will mention it anyway, in case this were the cause.