REMEDIES FOR MOUTH ULCER
Home remedies for mouth ulcers
NATURAL TREATMENT OF MOUTH ULCERS
Phytotherapy: Herbal remedies for mouth ulcers
The role of phytotherapy in the treatment of mouth ulcers is to use those plants with the following properties:
- Astringent plants, rich in tannins, than help heal the wounds
- Antiseptic plants to prevent possible infections
Important note: All these preparations are designed for external use, because they present higher doses than if the same plants preparations were destined for internal use, it is recommended not to swallow them after mouth washing or gargling.
Medicinal plants for mouth ulcers
Among all the suitable plants we point out the following:
- Chamomile: (Matricaria chamomilla) Because of its antiseptic properties fully charged infusions of chamomile are ideal for mouth washing to prevent infections that can cause canker sores. (Infusion of a half a tablespoon of flowers per cup of water. Perform mouthwash. Do not swallow. Highly charged chamomile tea is vomitive)
- Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) The root of this plant has antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties of the gastric mucosa. (Infusion of a teaspoon of crushed dried root per cup of water. Perform rinses)
However, it has ben proved the greatest ability of preparations with DGL licorice (licorice without glicirrina) to counteract stomach acid and neutralize excess acidity. This property is especially useful for applying treatments in cases where action is required to reduce stomach acid such as heartburn, stomach ulcer, esophageal or mouth sores. (3 Chewing licorice wafers without glicirrina about three times a day) (See full study toxicity of the plant)
- Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana)The habit of some people from certain countries to chew the leaves of stevia as a sweetener seems to protect the mouth.
- Sage (Salvia officinalis) Because of its healing and bactericide properties, it is interesting to do an infusion of half a tablespoon of dried herb. Perform mouthwash.
- Goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea) Because of tannis, this plant is used to clean wounds and improve healing. (. 50-100g decoction of dried plant per liter of water, cool, strain, and apply gargling)
- Aronia (Aronia melanocarpa) Being antibacterial and antiviral, aronia juice is very good for mouth ulcers (Take an aronia fruit supplement)
- Pomegranate (Punica granatum) Pomegranate is adequate in external use for the treatment of skin diseases for its antibacterial and astringent properties to promote healing and protect against infection (decoction of three tablespoons of dried bark per liter of water for 10 minutes. Perform a mouthwash with this decoction)
- Arnica (Arnica montana) Perform rinses with liquid from the infusion of one teaspoon of dried plant per cup of water. Dilute 20 drops of tincture in a glass of water and rinse your mouth. (Do not swallow the liquid) (See toxicity or possible contraindications in the study of this plant)
- Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) To heal sores in the mouth, make a rinse with the decoction of a teaspoon of dried leaves per cup of water for a couple of minutes.
- Celery (Apium graveolens) It's very suitable to cure mouth sores and gum problems (Crush the dried plant and make a mouthwash)
- Birch (Betula alba) (Make mouth rinses with the liquid from the decoction for 10 minutes of one tablespoon of dried bark per cup of water with a little juice of lemon)
- Barley (Hordeum vulgare) The emollient properties of starch are useful in the treatment of cold sores. (Garglingl with barley water)
- Chestnut (Castanea sativa) Its bacteriostatic and astringent properties help cure cold sores (Mouthwashes with infusion of 4 or 5 tablespoons of dried leaves per liter of water)
Mallow flower and leaves
- Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) (Rinses with liquid from a decoction for 10 minutes of a handful of dried root in a liter of water.
- Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) Externally astringent properties of this plant can be used in the treatment of sore throats, mouth sores, swollen gums, and so on. (Decoction for 1 / 4 hour of 5 tablespoons of dried leaves per liter of water. Let stand 15 minutes. Perform garglings or rinsing with the resulting liquid)
- Chesnut tree (Castanea sativa) In the treatment of mouth ulcers, specially canker sores, its bacteriostatic and astringent properties help to cure them (Make mouthwashes with the infusion of 4 or 5 tablespoons of dried leaves per liter of water.
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