Mouth ulcers are painful sores in the oral cavity that occur on the inner lining of
the cheek and lips and on the gums. They can manifest either as clusters or as a
single sore. The causes of mouth ulcers include excess intake of foods and
spices like, black pepper, chilli, etc. that are pitta aggravating, acidic fruits and
vegetables, deficiency of iron and Vitamin B12, constipation and stomach
Here are 6 Ayurvedic home remedies to cure mouth ulcers.
1) Honey
Honey is antibacterial and also speeds up the process of new tissue
growth. Apply raw honey on the ulcer or you can also mix a pinch of
turmeric into it for quick healing.
2) Coconut oil
The natural inflammatory properties of coconut oil helps reduce the
swelling and pain caused by the sore. Swish around some coconut oil in
your mouth and spit it out. Do it several times a day for better results.
3) Tulsi leaves
Chewing some fresh tulsi leaves and swallowing it with water is
therapeutic to mouth ulcers. It is also advised to do it several times a day.
4) Salt water
Salt water function as an antiseptic to heal the ulcer. Mix a tablespoon of
salt in a glass of lukewarm water and gargle it thoroughly in your mouth
for a few times during the day.
5) Clove oil
The antimicrobial action and healing properties of clove oil help
extensively in curing oral problems. Dip a cotton swab in clove oil and
apply it directly on the ulcer. Leave it for some time to get absorbed and
later rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area affected with the
6) Garlic
Garlic possesses strong antimicrobial properties that can be used to treat
infections. Cut a garlic clove in half and gently rub it on the ulcer for a
minute. Rinse you mouth with water after some time.