An ulcer that occurs on the mucous membrane of the oral cavity is known as a mouth ulcer. It is also called canker sores that are small in size, mostly these are painful lesions that are present in the mouth or at the base of gums. Mouth ulcers are very common and occur in association with many diseases.
What are the causes of mouth ulcers?
Mouth ulcers are caused by a variety of factors that are mentioned below:
-viral infections such as herpes simplex
-poor oral hygiene
-local trauma and aphthous stomatitis
– skin rashes in mouth
-underlying GIT disease such as Crohn’s disease
-constant rubbing against misaligned and sharp teeth
-burns from eating hot food
-constant rubbing against dentures
-irritation from strong antiseptics
-oral thrush infection
-skin rashes to mouth
-eating excessive citrus fruits
-stress or anxiety
-hormonal changes during pregnancy, puberty, menopause
-medications involving beta-blockers
What are the signs and symptoms of mouth ulcers?
-one or more painful sores on the underlying part of the skin
-swollen skin around the sores
-problems in chewing or tooth brushing
-irritation of the sores by salty, spicy, or sour foods
-loss of appetite
What are the types of mouth ulcers?
There are three types of mouth ulcers:
1.herpetiform ulcers (HU)
What is an ayurvedic view of mouth ulcers?
In Ayurveda mouth ulcer is correlated with mukha paka which is caused due to imbalance in dosha (vata, pitta, kapha). Mainly pitta dosha is involved in it. The wrong eating habits, excessive consumption of spicy, oily, & fried food items result in mouth ulcers.
What is an ayurvedic treatment for mouth ulcers?
Ayurveda provides the best treatment for mouth ulcer patients. The various herbs in Ayurveda help to relieve pain, inflammation, & burning sensation in the mouth. There are different herbal remedies that give fast relieve from ulcers and also removes the associated pain.
Chandigarh Ayurveda Center provides you the best way to cure the condition of mouth ulcers by using the “Mouth ulcer care kit”. The kit contains pure herbs which fasten the healing process. This kit contains five products:
ALL PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION IN DETAIL:
Detox premium powder, Panchsakar churna, Rama tail, Trikatu tablet, Panchtikta ghrita guggulu.
All products description in details:
1.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.
2.Detox premium powder-
Detox premium powder is prepared from herbo-mineral ingredients such as Parwal Pishti, Shukta Pishti, Giloy Satav, Kamdudha Ras, Akik Pishti, Gandhak Rasayan, Shankh Bhasam, Sutshekhar Ras, Shudhyog Tab, Shwet Parpati. These ingredients show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, immuno-modulator properties. This herbo-mineral powder provides a cooling & calming effect on the mouth ulcers. It deals with signs & symptoms related to mouth ulcer patients.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.
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.
Trikatu tablet is an ayurvedic preparation that contains herb like Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), & Marich (Piper nigrum) that maintains the metabolism in the body. All these herbs show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, digestive, & carminative properties. Recommended Dosage: Take 1tablet twice daily with normal water.
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 give a cooling effect.
Recommended Dosage: Take 2 drops of this oil & apply over the affected area.
What is the panchakarma treatment for mouth ulcers?
Panchakarma is the best way to cure mouth ulcers. Chandigarh Ayurveda center provides ayurvedic treatment along with the panchakarma procedure for treatment of mouth ulcers. The panchakarma procedure recommended for the mouth ulcers patient are:
1.Kaval: In this procedure, take medicated oil, juices, sips and swish it through oral cavity for sometime before throwing out. This procedure cleanses the oral cavity and also fastens the healing process.
2.Gandush: In this procedure medicated kwath, oil, sips and hold for the sometime before throwing out. This procedure fastens the healing process in the oral cavity and thus cures mouth ulcers without any side-effects. Gandush procedure improves the strength of the jaw and chin. It will also improve the sense of taste.
Healthy diet and tips for mouth ulcers:
For mouth ulcers patients here are some of the healthy tips that are beneficial:
-Avoid excessive consumption of tea, coffee, & carbonated beverages.
-Consume diet rich in calcium e.g. yogurt, milk, etc.
-Take honey or coconut oil in an equal amount & apply over your mouth ulcers.
-Avoid drinking alcohol and quit smoking.
-Drink green coconut water daily.
– Avoid processed and spicy food products.
– Drink plenty of water.
– Apply turmeric and water paste on the mouth ulcers.
-Include green vegetables and fresh fruits in daily diet.
Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh