April 20, 2009

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment for Tongue Lesion

Posted in Category : Natural Cures

What Is a Tongue Lesion? Many people suffer from tongue lesions and it can be quite a nuisance and cause pain. These lesions are characterized by white colored ulcers on the tongue. These ulcers are not severe, but if the white patches were to turn red then it is severe and could lead to bleeding.


Tongue lesions could be caused by not eating food on time. An excessive intake of piping hot coffee or tea may damage your tongue. Skipping breakfast will cause stomach ulcers. Ulcers in the stomach can cause lesions on the tongue. Imbibing alcohol and smoking also cause tongue lesions. Poor dental hygiene, food allergies, hormonal imbalances, stress, and biting your inner cheeks are added causes for tongue lesions.


The first sign is the presence of small bud-like structures on your tongue two to three days before you get the lesion or ulcer. There could be a burning sensation or soreness in a particular area which will tell you that you are about to suffer from a lesion on tongue.

Home Remedies:

You can apply glycerin on the affected parts to heal the wounds. You can take vitamin-B complex or vitamin tablets. Try applying butter on the lesions as it reduces pains and heals the wounds. You may try applying honey mixed with peepal (Sacred fig) tree leaves and roots for immediate cure. Try to drink a small amount of coconut oil as it heals your stomach ulcers and mouth lesions. You can take papaya or paw- paw fruit. An intake of mulberry juice is also beneficial. Massaging the gums with coconut milk and honey thrice a day is another effective remedy for mouth lesions.

You may boil coriander/cilantro seeds in one cup of water. Gargle with this concoction three to four times a day. Lavender and peppermint oil when applied will give relief from pain. You may apply one pinch of turmeric mixed with one teaspoon of glycerin on the lesion. A paste made from the Indian gooseberry can be applied to heal tongue lesions, or you can even eat them to aid the healing process. You can chew some holy basil leaves and sip some water. Repeat five to six times a day. Gargle alternately with hot and cold water. This is one of the simplest home remedies for mouth lesions.

Boil two cups of water and to it add one cup of fenugreek seeds and remove. Cover and keep for some time. Strain and gargle the water twice or thrice a day. You can also drink tomato juice every day to heal and also to avoid tongue lesions. Try to reduce your intake of spicy foods, hot coffee, or tea. Drink butter milk or add yogurt to your food to cure lesions. Add plenty of fruits and vegetables to your diet keep tongue lesions away.