by Dr Vaid Ji on Nov 17, 2023
Mouth ulcers, also known as canker sores, are small, painful sores that can develop inside the mouth. They often have a white or yellowish appearance with a red border and can make eating or talking uncomfortable.
Causes of mouth ulcers –
- Mouth ulcers can be caused by various factors, including:
- Trauma: Injury to the mouth, such as biting the inside of your cheek or lip, can trigger ulcers.
- Stress and hormonal changes: Emotional stress and hormonal shifts, especially in women, may contribute to the development of mouth ulcers.
- Certain foods: Spicy or acidic foods, as well as food allergies, can be potential triggers.
- Nutritional deficiencies: Lack of essential nutrients, such as vitamin B12, iron, and folic acid, can lead to mouth ulcers.
- Medical conditions: Conditions like celiac disease, inflammatory bowel diseases, and immune system disorders can be associated with recurrent mouth ulcers.
Sign and symptom-
The signs and symptoms of mouth ulcers include:
- Pain: Mouth ulcers are often painful, especially when eating, drinking, or talking.
- Appearance: They typically have a white or yellowish center with a red border and can vary in size.
- Sensitivity: The area around the ulcer may be sensitive or swollen.
- Difficulty eating: Due to the discomfort, you may experience difficulty eating or avoiding certain foods.
- Irritation: Mouth ulcers can cause irritation and discomfort, making it challenging to maintain normal oral activities.
Complications of mouth ulcers are generally rare, but they can include:
- Infection: If bacteria enter the open sore, it may lead to infection.
- Scarring: In some cases, particularly if the ulcers are large or take longer to heal, scarring may occur.
Risk factors for developing mouth ulcers include:
- Family history: There may be a genetic predisposition to recurrent mouth ulcers.
- Age and gender: They often occur more frequently in individuals between the ages of 10 and 40, and women seem to be more affected than men.
- Stress: Emotional stress or anxiety can trigger or exacerbate mouth ulcers.
- Certain foods: Spicy, acidic, or irritating foods can increase the risk of developing ulcers.
- Medical conditions: Conditions like celiac disease, Crohn's disease, and Behçet's disease are associated with a higher risk of mouth ulcers.
Ayurvedic Management of mouth ulcers-
In Ayurveda, mouth ulcers are often attributed to an imbalance in the body's doshas, particularly Pitta dosha. Ayurvedic approaches to manage mouth ulcers include:
- Dietary Modifications: Avoiding spicy, acidic, and hot foods that can aggravate Pitta is recommended. Opt for cool, soothing foods like yogurt, cucumber, and mint.
- Herbal Remedies:
- Triphala, a combination of three fruits, is often used for mouth rinses to reduce inflammation.
- Amla (Indian gooseberry) is considered beneficial for its cooling properties.
- Ghee (clarified butter) is sometimes applied topically for its soothing effect.
- Oil Pulling: Swishing coconut oil or sesame oil in the mouth (oil pulling) is believed to help detoxify and reduce inflammation.
Mouth Ulcer Care Kit
Detox premium powder, Panchsakar churna, Rama tail, Trikatu tablet, Panchtikta ghrita guggulu.
All products description in details:
- Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu –
The tablet cures almost all the oral problems by pacifying aggravated doshas and helps in recovering the normal skin The tablet is composed of Shuddha guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Amrita (Tinospora cordifolia), Gajapippali (Piper chaba), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), etc. The tablet is Tridoshahara, thus is very effective in maintaining the hormonal level in the body. It thus helps in the healing of the ulcers naturally.
Recommended Dosage – Take two tablets twice a day with normal water.
- Sheet Dhara-
CAC Sheet Dhara is herbo mineral and purely ayurvedic formulation. It works on all the three doshas of body but mainly act on pitta dosha. It contains Ajwaion, Kapur (camphor) and Mint leaves that help reduce Acidity and burning sensation in chest region with its cooling effects. It relaxes your mind also maintains Blood pressure. CAC Sheet dhara help in controlling mood swings by which many women are affected nowadays. It also controls burping ,nausea and bloating.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1/2 or 1 teaspoon of sheet dhara twice daily empty stomach.
- Panchasakar churna-
Panchsakar churna is very effective as it shows antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, laxative, & analgesic properties. It is a classical herbal churna prepared from ingredients like Shatapushpa, Balaharitaki, Shunthi, Swarnapatri, & Saindhav lavana. This herbal churna helps in removing all toxins from the body & provides good results. As in mouth ulcers, patient constipation is seen so the use of this churna gives effective results.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 teaspoonful at bedtime with lukewarm water.
- Pitta Balance Tablet-
Pitta doshas is responsible for digestion, metabolism, blood quality, thirst, appetite, eyesight, skin color and quality, body temperature, and mental abilities of intelligence and courage. Pitta doshas is composed of a fire element that digests almost everything that a person eats or drink. The eaten food is transformed into energy for the body to use in various functions of the body.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
- Rama tail-
Rama tail is an Ayurvedic preparation containing clove oil, fennel seeds, cumin, etc. These ingredients show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, cooling, carminative, & immuno-modulator. The use of this oil on mouth ulcers gives a cooling effect.
Recommended Dosage: Take 2 drops of this oil & apply over the affected area.