10 Best Remedies for Mouth Ulcers

Mouth Ulcers:

Mouth ulcers (chhale in Hindi) are very common problem. These open sores are white in colour, surrounded by an inflamed red border and appear on the lips, under the tongue and inside of the cheeks. These ulcers are very irritating and painful. To cure these open ulcers, there are some very effective and simple natural remedies that cure mouth ulcers without medicine.

Natural Remedies to cure Mouth Ulcers:

1.Chebulic Myrobalan (Chhoti harad):

Chebulic myrobalanChebulic myrobalan (chhoti harad) for mouth ulcers (chhoti harad) is a wonderful herb that has lots of health benefits. Simply by chewing a black Chebulic Myrobalan (chhoti harad) after meal, you can get rid of ulcers in mouth due to indigestion. It is a simple but most effective home remedy of curing ulcers (chhale).

2. Basil (Tulsi) Leaves:

BasilBasil leaves or tulsi for mouth ulcers is a wonderful herb which is famous for its medicinal properties. Eat 5-7 basil or tulsi leaves twice a day- morning and evening and drink some water after it. It cures mouth ulcers (chhale) and also bad breath with a regular use of one week.

3. Suhaga (Borax) Powder:

Do you know, Suhaga (borax powder) has many medicinal values? Yes it is. Take 2 gm of roasted borax powder at first and mix it with 15 gm of glycerine. Now apply this on the open sores thrice a day; it cures ulcers (chhale) naturally without medicine.

4. Mishri & Camphor for Mouth Ulcers:

For kids mouth ulcers (chhale), make powder of Mishri (rock sugar) and mix some camphor (kapoor) in it. Apply this powder on the ulcers; it is very effective natural remedy to cure ulcers for kids.

5. Black Cardamom Seeds & Mishri:

Cardamom or elaichi is good to cure oral infection like- mouth ulcers (chhale).

  • For mouth ulcers, take black Cardamom (badi elaichi) seeds and Mishri.
  • Peel the black cardamom and remove its seeds.
  • Then grind black cardamom seeds and candy sugar (mishri) to make fine powder.
  • Put a pinch of this powder on your tongue to cure open sores of mouth.
  • Repeat it for 3-4 times in a day.
  • This is a good natural remedy that works immediately.

6. Coconut Milk for Mouth Ulcers:

To cure mouth ulcers without medicine, take one table spoon of Coconut milk and mix some Honey in it. Then apply this mixture of coconut milk and honey on the affected area.

7. Sea salt and Hydrogen peroxide:

Mouth ulcers can also be cured with a mixture of Sea salt and Hydrogen peroxide. Take one glass warm water, mix two tea spoon sea salt and 3% hydrogen peroxide in it and use it as mouth rinse (do not swallow) once or twice till the sores or ulcers (chhale) disappeared.

8. Baking Soda to cure Mouth Ulcers:

Baking soda powder for mouth ulcersUlcers can be cured by Baking Soda also. Put some baking soda directly on the ulcers (chhale) four to five times daily till it completely disappeared.

9. Honey for Mouth Ulcers:

honey to treat mouth ulcersHoney is also a good natural remedy for mouth sores (chhale), especially for kids. Put some honey on affected area for several times, the ulcers in mouth will be cured naturally.

10. Poppy seeds:

Poppy seeds(khus khus) cures mouth ulcersPoppy seeds (khus-khus) cure ulcers due to too much heat in the body. Take some crushed poppy seeds and add some sugar and consume this for treating mouth ulcers (chhale).


Most of the mouth ulcers generally disappeared by using these natural remedies or even left untreated in a week or two. However, if you notice an ulcer that is persistently present although it does not cause you any pain, do not ignore it and go to your doctor for treatment. Home remedies given above are for knowledge purpose only; they are not substitute of any medical treatment.

All the above ingredients- poppy seeds, honey, Black Cardamom seeds, Misri, baking soda, Chebulic Myrobalan (chhoti harad), camphor, suhaga (borax powder) and sea salt- can be bought from grocery shop or super market. Basil leaves are available almost in every house or neighbourhood.

2 thoughts on “10 Best Remedies for Mouth Ulcers”

  1. Mouth Ulcer causes are many but the exact reason for formation of mouth ulcer is not known. The reasons for formation of mouth ulcer may be due to infection, stress, tissue injury or due to some sharp objects.Liked all the remedies you mentioned.

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