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; these remedies are –
Best Remedies for Mouth Ulcers:
Terminalia chebula or black Chebulic Myrobalan (Harad in Hindi) 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.
2. Basil Leaves:
Basil is a wonderful herb which is famous for its medicinal properties. Eat 5-7 basil (tulsi) leaves twice a day- morning and evening and drink some water after it. It cures ulcers and also bad breath with a regular use of one week.
3. Suhaga for Mouth Ulcers:
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 glycerin. Now apply this on the open sores thrice a day; it cures ulcers (chhale) naturally without medicine.
4. Mishri & Camphor:
To cure mouth ulcers, 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, especially for kids.
5. Black Cardamom Seeds & Mishri:
Cardamom (elaichi) is good to cure oral infection like- mouth ulcers.
- At first, collect some black Cardamom (badi elaichi) seeds and Mishri.
- Peel the black cardamom and remove its seeds.
- Then grind black cardamom seeds and rock 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.
- You will get immediate relief in mouth ulcers.
6. Coconut Milk:
To cure mouth ulcers without medicine, take one tablespoon of Coconut milk and mix some Honey in it. Then apply this mixture on the affected area.
7. Sea salt and Hydrogen peroxide:
To cure mouth ulcers, take one glass warm water, mix two tsp sea salt and 3% hydrogen peroxide in it and use it as mouth rinse (do not swallow) once or twice till the sores (ulcers) disappeared.
8. Baking Soda:
To cure mouth ulcers, put some baking soda directly on the sores 4-5 times daily till it completely disappeared.
9. Honey for Mouth Ulcers:
Honey is a good remedy for mouth sores, especially for kids. Put some honey on affected area for several times, till the ulcers cured completely.
10. Poppy seeds:
Poppy seeds (khus-khus) cure ulcers due to too much heat in the body. Take some crushed poppy seeds and add some sugar or mishri powder and consume this for treating mouth ulcers.
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 the purpose of knowledge 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.