Mouth Ulcer Home Remedies | Mouth Ulcer Causes | Tips for Healing Mouth Ulcers

Mouth Ulcers are sore or small lesions in the oral cavity in the mouth. They are usually painless but make us uncomfortable. They usually get healed by themselves within two or three days.

Some people frequently suffer with mouth ulcers, they can get rid of these mouth ulcers by following some simlpe tips at the comfort of home.

Mouth Ulcers are also known as oral ulcers as they are formed in the oral cavity in the mouth. They are formed on the mucous membrane of the mouth.

Mouth Ulcer Causes

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.

They are also formed as a result of consuming acidic fruits and vegetables including citrus varieties, which worsen the problem.

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Mouth Ulcer. Photo courtesy of Maksim/

According to Ayurveda, more heat in the body may lead to the formation of mouth ulcers.

We try to give you information on mouth ulcer home remedies and also on how to get rid of mouth ulcer overnight and fast in this post.

 10 Best Mouth Ulcer Home Remedies

Ice Cubes/Cold Water relieves mouth ulcer pain

Mouth Ulcers are generally painless but if you are having pain then you can use cold water or ice cubes for treating the affected area.

Ice cubes or cold water just gives you instant relief from the pain but does not heal your ulcer.

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Cloves for treating mouth ulcers

We all know that cloves have the property as local anesthetic and helps in relieving pain. So you can use clove oil/eugenol for getting relief from oral pain.

But before you use clove oil, rinse your mouth with warm water or salt water to clean the area to prevent infection. This allows the clove oil to go deep in that area and start working in reducing the pain.

You can also chew cloves to get relief from sores pain.

Tulsi for treating mouth ulcers

Tulsi is well known for its medicinal uses and health benefits. Tulsi works as an adaptogen which helps us to cope up with stress. We have already seen that stress is also one of the causes for mouth ulcers.

For this take few tulsi leaves and wash them to clear dust. Then chew these tulsi leaves for some time. Chew them for three to four times in a day to get quick relief from mouth ulcers and also to prevent its reoccurrence.

Honey for Mouth Ulcer

Honey works as a natural humectant and retains moisture. It prevents dehydration and promotes the formation of new tissue. It even reduces the scarring of the tissues.

Honey has anti microbial property that helps in quick healing of the mouth ulcer. Apply honey on the mouth ulcer or mix it with turmeric and apply on the affected area to get relief from mouth relief.

Poppy seeds for mouth ulcers

Poppy seeds commonly known as khus khus have cooling effect on the body. We have seen that much body heat may lead to the formation of mouth ulcers previously.

So khus khus/ poppy seeds serve the purpose by cooling the body and in turn treating the mouth ulcers.

For this add poppy seeds to dry coconut powder and sugar. Make payasam using poppy seeds and jaggery solution for making it palatable. You can garnish payasam with cashew nuts, cardamom and raisins. This payasam not only treat your ulcers but also makes you healthy.

Coconut for mouth ulcers

Coconut oil, dry coconut and coconut water are rich source of minerals and nutrients and are very good for our health.

Coconut water helps in cooling our body and works well in the treatment of mouth ulcers.  So in case of mouth ulcers, drink coconut water or chew dry coconut to get relief. In addition to them you can also apply coconut oil to reduce the pain and inflammation of the mouth ulcers.

Liquorice/licorice for mouth ulcers

Liquorice which is also known as mulethi, yashtimadhu and adhimadhuram has many medicinal benefits. It has anti-inflammatory property and helps in the treatment of pain caused by mouth ulcers.

Liquorice is available in the form of licorice powder or stems.

If you are using liquorice stems, grind them using some water to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste on the affected area.

If you have liquorice powder, mix it in honey or glycerin of medical grade. Apply this on mouth ulcers to heal them.

You can also mix little amount of liquorice powder and turmeric in a glass of warm milk and consume it three or four times a day for best results.

Turmeric for mouth ulcers

You can apply turmeric paste on mouth ulcers at night before going to sleep. You can prepare turmeric paste by adding few drops of water to turmeric powder.

Turmeric has antiseptic property and thus helps in healing mouth ulcers in short span of time. You can do this until you get relief from them.

Amla for mouth ulcer

Indian Gooseberry AmlaWe know that amla is a rich source of vitamin C. Amla is used for treating mouth ulcers which occur as a result of vitamin C deficiency.

Take amla powder and make it is a small ball using few drops of water. Put this amla ball in mouth. It provides vitamin C and helps in the treatment of mouth ulcer.

Menthi for mouth ulcers

Menthi is a good remedy for treating mouth ulcers. Boil menthi leaves along with water. Take this water for gargling your mouth. Do this for at least four times in a day  to get quick relief from mouth ulcers.

Hope you liked our 10 best home remedies for treating mouth ulcers. Try them when you are affected by mouth ulcers and comment below to share your experience after trying these simple home tips for mouth ulcers.

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