Mouth ulcers are quite common and irritating. They can be caused by a number of factors like food triggers, constipation, hereditary factors, hormonal changes, excess acidity, accidental cheek bites, stress, and deficiencies of vitamin B complex, vitamin C, iron, or other nutrients. Now, how to get rid of these mouth ulcers? With a handful of natural ingredients, it’s not difficult to find ways to soothe the pain they cause.
Here are the top home remedies for mouth ulcers:
Sage is an herb from the evergreen shrub, Salvia officinalis, in the mint family. Boil a cup of water and allow the herb to infuse for 10 minutes. Swish the water, and the herb, in your mouth for 1 minute before spitting it out and rinsing with plain cold water. You can also make a tea-type rinse with fresh leaves.
Coconut milk is highly beneficial in soothing the pain of mouth ulcers. Mix a little honey in one tablespoon of coconut milk. Massage the affected area with it. Do this three or four times a day. Alternatively, you can simply rinse your mouth with fresh coconut milk or massage coconut oil on the affected area.
An infusion of coriander seeds is an Ayurvedic remedy that can bring considerable relief and reduce inflammation. Boil one teaspoon of coriander seeds in a cup of water. Strain it and allow it to cool. Swish it around in your mouth and do this 3-4 times a day.
Like a saline rinse, hydrogen peroxide can disinfect the ulcer. Mix 3% hydrogen peroxide with an equal volume of water. Dip a cotton swab in the solution, and dab it over the sore.
Honey can soothe ulcers as it helps retain moisture and accelerates the healing process. It also has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Simply dip a cotton swab in honey and dab it on the affected area. You can also use glycerine or vitamin E oil in the same way.
Applying aloe vera gel or juice on the affected area alleviates pain, promotes healing, and works as a natural antiseptic. It also has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.
Take one cup of fenugreek leaves and boil them in two cups of water. Strain the water and keep it aside for some time by covering it with a lid. Gargle this water twice or thrice daily.
Chewing 5-6 basil leaves (tulsi leaves) with some water every day will help you in getting rid of mouth ulcers. Repeat this procedure five to six times daily for better results.
Consuming raw tomatoes helps you in getting rid of mouth ulcers. You can even try gargling with tomato juice three to four times every day.
Following the above natural home remedies will help you get rid of the painful mouth ulcers very quickly and easily.