Saturday, 9 March 2013

Best Natural Treatments for Mouth Ulcers


Mouth ulcer are indeed very painful sores which are found in the mouth and is visible on the lips, tongue and even the gums or inside the cheeks. Mouth ulcers are white or yellow in color and usually heal in 7 to 10 days



Here is a brief description of some of the best treatment options for mouth ulcers: 

Coconut Milk

You can scrape fresh coconut and take out its milk and gargle with it 3-4 times a day. It is considered to be a very effective remedy for treating mouth ulcers.

Fenugreek Leaves

For this, you need to boil 2 cups of water and mix 1 cup fenugreek leaves and strain. Cover it and keep it aside for some time. After that, you can strain the water and gargle with it 2-3 times a day.

Coriander Seeds

You can also bring to boil l tsp of coriander seeds to 1 cup of water. Remove it when it becomes slightly warm and gargle for 3-4 times a day.

Tulsi Leaves

Chewing tulsi leaves in the morning in an empty stomach helps in curing mouth ulcers fast. It is one of the best natural remedies for treating mouth ulcers.

Raw Tomatoes

You can eat raw tomatoes to get rid of mouth ulcers. For fast cure, it’s recommended to gargle with tomato juice about three to four times a day.

Apply Glycerin and Turmeric Powder

For this, you need to mix a small amount of turmeric powder with one tablespoon of glycerin and apply it on the affected areas.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the best home remedies for many things including mouth ulcers. In order to use coconut oil to treat mouth ulcer simply rub some of the oil directly onto your users twice a day and you will be able to see a marked difference.

Avoid Hot Drinks and Spicy Foods

You should not drink hot liquids like coffee, tea and avoid taking oily and spicy food. You should go in for a diet which is rich in calcium and vitamin C. It can be easily found in foods such as milk, yogurt, cottage cheese and orange juice. You should also stop eating non-vegetarian foods as they tend to increase acidity in the body.

Other Treatment Options

Apart from this, it is suggested to keep your mouth clean and  drink plenty of fluids. You should regularly rinse your mouth with warm water with a pinch of salt added to it.

After using all the treatment options, if you find that your mouth ulcers are just not subsiding, you can purchase a topical relief on a doctor's prescription. Destressing, taking enough rest and intake of a healthy and nutritious diet also fastens up the healing process of mouth ulcers.

In case, the problem of mouth ulcers remains untreated even after using all the remedies mentioned above, it is recommended to immediately consult a doctor. You should wait for a maximum of seven days for the mouth ulcers to be cured, after that a doctor must be consulted to avoid any dangerous situation.
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