Keeping Mouth Ulcers in-check
Mouth ulcers can be painful. Here are some easy remedies that use vitamins, nutrients and enzymes to keep ulcers in check.
Mouth Ulcers can be discomforting, pesky, irritating, and somehow very general. Medically known as Aphthous Stomatitis, these are very common inflammatory conditions of the mouth. They may heal themselves in some time but are often a painful burden. Often found on the tongue, inside of cheeks or lips, the upper surface of mouth or in the base of gums, these tiny tortures don’t let us eat or speak liberally. It basically affects the mucosal membrane in the mouth.
Every person can get affected by mouth ulcers and if left untreated may sometimes last longer than 2 weeks and cause severe conditions. The cause for mouth ulcers vary, but most commonly they are a result of deficiency of vitamin B or vitamin C, iron, and other nutrients. Sometime they are also caused by acidity, hormonal changes, constipation, and stress.
Being a blend of sugar, enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids, honey has antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antioxidant properties, that work great at repairing open wounds quickly. Due to high viscosity, honey keeps the moisture intact and prevents the occurring dryness, reducing the chances of an increase in infection while hastening new tissue growth. Accidental ingestion of honey will also not take the condition in a different direction.
All that you have to do is take some honey on a cotton swab, dab it on the mouth ulcer and let it cure. You can also add turmeric powder or gooseberry powder for effective results.
The very antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory cure sits right in garden spaces, and we often cross paths. Basil is an herb rich in vitamin A, C, and phytonutrients, which cures mouth ulcers. Basil helps in quick healing and prevents plaque formation as well.
Take 3-4 leaves, chew them, and sip a half cup of water, repeat twice a day and use regularly to get maximum benefits.
Tea Tree Oil:
Tea Tree Oil is antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory. It’s been proven to be a natural disinfectant. There are various ways to use it against mouth ulcers.
One says, diluting it with a carrier oil, like coconut or jojoba, to subtle it’s strength and then applying it on the spot with a clean cotton swab will help.
The other says, stir 3-4 drops of tea tree oil in half a cup of water, soak a cotton swab, and apply it. This can also be used as a Mouth Wash.
Coriander Leaves or seeds:
Coriander works in various ways. When consumed, the leaves cure fungal, bacterial, and inflammatory cases, while the seeds are rich in vitamin A, C, and beta-carotene. It reduces pain, provides relief, and cures mouth ulcers with care.
The intake is similar for both the leaves and seeds. Take a handful of leaves or a tablespoon of seeds, put them in hot water, simmer them for some time, let it cool, and gargle and rinse your mouth. Repeat this 3-4 times a day.
Last but not least, in case you don’t wish to juggle between all these remedies, we’re always at help for online medicines. Order from the comfort of your home and we will send over some Bonjela Mouth Ulcer Gel to help cure the discomfort.
Disclaimer: All advise provided in this blog is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to be a substitute for a physician’s advice. Please consult with your doctor if symptoms persist.