One of the undesirable things that we definitely don’t want to have is mouth ulcers. More often than not, the discomfort that they bring typically makes us very aware of their existence, driving all our attention to that small white spot on our tongue, cheeks, or lips. No matter how small mouth ulcers are, they disturb our daily routine, especially when drinking or eating. But we do not want to worry too much; instead try some home remedies to cure them. Mouth ulcers can be resolved through simple approaches like natural therapies that can be prepared in our own homes.
It is often times said that mouth ulcers begin when you lack a certain vitamin in your diet- Vitamin B2. When you habitually include spicy or acidic food in your diet, it can also be the start of having mouth ulcers. Other times, mouth ulcers surface on the insides of our mouth after we experience minor injuries or viral infections.
Now, what are some simple things you can do to help prevent getting mouth ulcers? Some things require less materials and effort, and most are available at home. Practicing some of these at home will save you from further serious treatment.
Basil leaves are often used as a basic ingredient in cooking daily meals, but did you know that chewing 4 to 5 leaves of it can keep you away from mouth ulcers? Studies have shown that it is one of the few readily available ingredients found in the kitchen that is quite an effective cure for mouth ulcers. Similarly, turmeric powder mixed with 1 teaspoon of glycerine is also an effective solution for mouth ulcers.
If you are persistent enough to get rid of mouth ulcers, then you must be aware that massaging the gums using coconut milk and honey at least three times a day is an effective treatment, too.
Gargling natural solutions is often suggested for people suffering from the bad effects and odors of mouth ulcers. One effective solution for mouth ulcer patients contains a teaspoon of coriander seeds mixed in a cup of water. Boil these two and wait until the mixture gets warm and gargle it 3 to 4 times a day. A different mixture includes 2 ounces of hydrogen peroxide,2 ounces of water of, plus a teaspoon of salt, and a teaspoon of baking soda. If you want to sufficiently get rid of the bad odor that mouth ulcers bring, you may want to gargle with Listerine daily.
Mouth ulcers usually cause pain and slight irritation. If you have peppermint oil at home, simply apply it to the affected area to give you quick relief. Simply applying toothpaste on the affected area can also provide a quick remedy for mouth ulcers. Indian gooseberry made into paste is also an excellent option for mouth ulcers.
Proliferation of mouth ulcers cannot be completely stopped if you never slow down with eating highly spicy foods and drinking hot tea and coffee. But an old fashioned treatment for mouth ulcers involves daily intake of tomato juices in the morning.
Simple yet effective- this is the mantra that home remedies bring to our lives, so we might as well resort to them first before trying serious medication. There is no harm in trying things that we’ve never done before. After all, natural therapies bring no side effects because resources come best from our own gardens or kitchens.