Burning tongue syndrome is also termed as burning mouth syndrome (BMS), where there is burning pain in the tongue, lips, palate and sometimes throughout the mouth. It occurs to middle aged and old aged women mostly postmenopausal women. The exact cause of BMS is not known but it is often related to nutritional deficiencies, hormonal changes, fungal infection, certain allergies, medications, anxiety and depression, damage to nerves that control pain and taste.
The symptoms include dry and sore mouth, tingling sensation, pain and swelling, feeling of numbness, bitter or metallic changes in taste. Certain home remedies when used regularly can treat burning tongue syndrome:
Home Remedies for Burning Tongue
These vegetables are a rich source of Vitamin A which boosts the immune system making it heal faster. They are rich in Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) the deficiency of which impairs iron absorption. Folic acid helps to maintain the immune system and also prevents neural tube defects. Vitamin B6 present in broccoli is also important for the proper functioning of the nervous system, hormone functions and also the immune system. Vitamin C helps in the formation of stress hormones and is also required for maintenance of healthy gums, bones and teeth.
They are also a rich source of iron the deficiency of which leads to burning sensation in the mouth and tongue, fungal infections, redness and swelling, sores in the mouth. In addition broccoli is also rich in Vitamin B12 which is required by the nervous system, the deficiency of which leads to numbness or tingling sensation in the mouth. Overall they individually can tackle nutritional deficiency, hormonal changes, fungal infection, anxiety and depression and also protects from damage to the nerves that control pain and taste thus beneficial in burning tongue.
Carrots are a rich source of Vitamin A which boosts the immune system making heal faster. Vitamin C helps in the formation of stress hormones and is also required for maintenance of healthy gums, bones and teeth. Vitamin B6 present in carrot is also important for the proper functioning of the nervous system, hormone functions and also the immune system.
Folate helps to maintain the immune system and also prevents neural tube defects. Intake of carrot juice proves beneficial in the initial stages, as food intake will be difficult and drinking carrot juice will provide with all the nutrients required and will also give a filling sensation.
Yogurt With Flax Seed
Grind flax seed and mix with yogurt and have it. Yogurt will give relief from burning sensation and will also be a filling to the stomach. Yogurt contains Vitamin B5 which helps to produce steroid hormones.
Added flax seed is rich in omega 3 fatty acid which proves beneficial in alleviating inflammation. It contains Vitamin B1 which maintains the nervous system and promotes healthy brain activity and memory. The anti oxidant properties boosts the immune system and makes healing faster.
Oatmeal can be easily swallowed and is also full of nutrients. It also contains soluble fibers which help to slow the process of digestion thus giving you a filling sensation. It is a rich source of Vitamin B1 which proves beneficial in maintaining the nervous system and promotes healthy brain activity and memory.
Folic acid helps to maintain the immune system and also prevents neural tube defects. It also contains Vitamin B5 which helps to produce steroid hormones.
Topical Application Of Raw Honey/Aloe Vera/ Lavender Oil
Any of the three raw honey, aloe vera or lavender oil can be applied for getting relief from burning tongue. They are rich in anti inflammatory properties which alleviates inflammation. Anti oxidant properties boosts the immune system making heal faster. Their anti fungal properties prove beneficial in treating deep infections caused by fungus.
Honey has got anti allergic properties which treat allergies. Their analgesic properties alleviate pain. Moreover they are antiseptic. In addition, honey offers a non-toxic alternative to powerful and sometimes-damaging prescription medicines. If you are allergic to garlic, onion or other types of plants in the alliaceae family, then please don’t apply aloe vera gel.
Cold Apple Juice
Cold apple juice proves to be an effective rinse in burning tongue. The astringent properties of apple prove beneficial in soothing irritated throat and also relieve pain. The anti inflammatory properties alleviate inflammation such as swelling in the mouth and redness.
Anti oxidant properties boosts the immune system making heal faster. Anti fungal properties proves beneficial in treating deep infections caused by fungus. Analgesic properties give relief from pain. In addition to all the above properties it is neuroprotective.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.