Home Remedy for Mouth Ulcers

Medically termed as canker sores or oral sores, mouth ulcers are the white sores inside the cheeks and lips or on the gums and tongue etc. They are very painful and prevent a person’s ability to speak, eat or drink properly. Their occurrence is generally seen in clusters rather than a single ulcer. Before a mouth ulcer develops, a tingling or burning sensation can be felt inside the mouth. The mouth ulcers that occur in a cluster are referred to as herpetiform ulcers. The minor ulcers are those that do not cause much of pain and are smaller in size. The large ulcers are the one that, though occur as a single ulcer, but causes much pain and are huger in size. They develop because of breakage of mucous membrane or epithelium on lips that surrounds the mouth. It is very easy to cure these ulcers with the help of home remedies, effectively. 


Causes of Mouth Ulcers


1. Diseases of skin


2. Mental stress


3. Genetic factors


4. Imbalances of the hormones present in the body


5. Intake of excess acidic and spicy food


6. Infection of viruses


7. Poor hygiene of mouth


8. Diseases of bowel



9. Allergy to some of the food products


10. Continuous chewing of lips and cheeks


11. Minor injuries in the mouth


12. Excess smoking


13. Bacterial processes


14. Parasitic protozoan


15. Weak immune system


Symptoms of Mouth Ulcers


1. Talking, chewing, drinking and swallowing becomes difficult


2. Foul breath


3. Mild fever


4. Excess salivation



5. Inflammation that extends up to throat and tonsils in some cases


6. In some cases bleeding is also noticed


7. Burning sensation in mouth


8. Development of white or yellowish sores inside the mouth


Home Remedy for Mouth Ulcers


1. Chewing of leaves of holy basil plant in the morning and evening along with water cures the mouth ulcers effectively and also prevents foul breath.


2. Intake of mulberry juice on a regular basis, until the ulcers are completely cured also provides relief.


3. Applying peppermint oil over the ulcer is a good home remedy for mouth ulcers as it has anesthetic properties. It provides quick relief from pain and irritation in the mouth.


4. Apply some tooth paste over the ulcer to get quick relief from the ulcers. This should be repeated several times a day.


5. Massage the gums with a mixture of coconut milk and honey three times a day.


6. Covering the ulcer with a wet tea bag is another home remedy for mouth ulcer as it can dry it up.


7.  Amla is a great natural remedy for the treatment of mouth ulcers. Prepare a paste of amla and apply this paste 2-3 times a day over the ulcers to treat them effectively.


8. Take one teaspoon of amla powder and one teaspoon of honey and prepare a mixture. This mixture should be applied over the ulcers twice or thrice a day.


9. Gargaling is also very effective remedy for curing mouth ulcers. Daily gargle with cold and hot water alternatively. It is the easiest home remedy for the treatment of mouth ulcers.


10. Washing the mouth with milk of magnesia to coat the sores is another home remedy for mouth ulcers.


11. Take a pinch of turmeric powder and mix it in one teaspoon of glycerin. Apply this preparation over the ulcers to get quick relief from them.


12. Eat lots of salads and raw onions as onions contain sulphur which can heal mouth ulcers.



13. Use toothpaste with sodium bicarbonate instead of the regular toothpaste.   Rinsing the mouth with water mixed with sodium bicarbonate is also useful.


14. East diet with yogurt and sour products like butter milk and cottage cheese.


15. Avoid consumption of meat or fish as these foods slow the process of healing.


16. Take regular walks to keep the body oxygenated to maintain proper bowel movement.


17. Boil coriander seeds in a cup of water and use this water to gargle three times a day.


18. Rinsing the mouth with sage tea can give relief from mouth ulcer within 24 hours.


19. Apply a paste made with baking soda and water and apply on the ulcers to get relief.


20. Mix 7 parts of sugar candy with one part of camphor and apply this on the sores.


21. Gargling with tomato juice many times a day is a good home remedy for mouth ulcer.


22. Make a fine powder of Indian gooseberry root bark. Mix it with honey and apply on the mouth ulcer many times a day.


23. Add fenugreek leaves to water and leave aside. Use this water to gargle as it is an effective home remedy for mouth ulcer.


24. Mix hydrogen peroxide and water and use a cotton swab to smear this on the mouth ulcers.

Top Comments

I was suffering from mouth ulcers for the last thirty years. I tried Allopathic,Ayurvedic and Homoeopathic treatment but of no avail.By taking Naturopathic treatment I am fully cured in one month .
by Rakesh Bajaj     19-Feb-2012

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