Understand the root-cause of your problem, and begin your personalized treatment today.
Mouth ulcers are the tiny red sores that develop in the mouth and stop you from living a full life. Every time you try to eat or drink anything, they hurt and put you in a state of discomfort. But don’t worry because Ayurveda is here to help you with some helpful and effective home remedies!
According to Ayurveda, ulcers are caused by the heat generated due to an aggravated pitta dosha. So, the first step to pacify pitta is to adopt a diet that doesn’t aggravate this dosha. Avoid all heating foods like tea, coffee, spicy foods, fried goods, and overly sour tastes. In addition to knowing what to avoid, you should also eat the right kind of foods, like cucumbers, potatoes, green leafy vegetables, cauliflowers, beans and pumpkins.
Increase water uptake to 2-3 litres per day. You can also drink cooling coconut water along with regular water.
Make a paste using equal parts honey and coconut oil and apply it on the ulcers. Honey is cooling and excellent at healing stubborn ulcers while coconut is cooling and pitta-pacifying.
Take some chameli (jasmine) leaves and chew them until they resemble a paste. Hold this paste in your mouth against the sores. Jasmine pacifies the pitta and has been used for centuries to ease mouth ulcers.
Constipation is a major cause of pitta aggravation in the body. To clear your bowels effectively, try the Jiva Triphala tablets or have some amla (Indian Gooseberry) churan every day.
To get to the root cause of mouth ulcers and prevent them from leaving a bad taste in your mouth, consult a Jiva doctor. You can dial 0129-4040404 from your mobile phone or click on ‘Speak to a Doctor’ under the CONNECT tab in the Jiva Health App.
Subscribe to the monthly Jiva Newsletter and get regular updates on Dr Chauhan's latest health videos, health & wellness tips, blogs and lots more.