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Oral Ulceration and Indian Herbs: A Scoping Review

Archna Agnihotri, Antervir Kaur

Keywords : oral ulcers, herbal remedies, traditional medicine, herbs in dentistry

Citation Information : Agnihotri A, Kaur A. Oral Ulceration and Indian Herbs: A Scoping Review. 2020; 8 (3):71-79.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1716316

License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Published Online: 06-12-2020

Copyright Statement:  © 2020 Bhojia Dental College and Hospital affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University


Oral ulcers are one of the most prevalent oral mucosal diseases. The etiology of oral mucosal ulcers still has to be discerned as a variety of precipitating factors and causes have been implicated. Unless associated with some underlying systemic component, the condition generally takes 10 to 14 days to resolve, sometimes to recur soon. During the active disease phase, it affects eating, drinking and swallowing, thus affecting the quality of life. The treatment is generally symptomatic and is limited to the use of analgesics, antibiotics and topical application of steroids. The use of these over-the-counter drugs can sometimes lead to severe adverse effects. Herbal medicaments provide a safer and efficacious alternative to synthetic drugs. This article aims to review the most commonly used herbal medicines and investigate their efficacy in treating oral ulcers.

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