1. Spicy food:
All types of spicy food items like chilly, black pepper, wasabi, jalapeno, etc., lead to an increase in Pitta energy. As a result, you may develop mouth ulcers. So, avoid spicy food as much as you can to prevent and cure mouth ulcers quickly. Instead, eat simple food without adding any spices.
2. Hot potency food items:
Another type of food that may cause mouth ulcers are food items that are hot in potency.
As per Ayurveda, each food substance has its specific innate property, known as the potency of the food. Mostly, it is either hot or cold in potency. It is not about the physical temperature of the food, like if food is hot, it doesn’t mean its potency is hot and if ice cream is cold in touch, it means it is cold in potency.
In Ayurveda, when we talk about hot or cold food potency, it is first about the innate quality of the food, not about its physical temperature. Each food acts differently on different body types (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) based on its properties.
When you suffer from mouth ulcers, you should avoid hot potency food items like ginger, garlic, onion, papaya, pineapple, mustard, cinnamon, clove, horse gram, etc. In such a condition, you should instead indulge more in cooling food substances like coconut water, watermelon, bitter melon, coriander juice, okra, barley, ghee, etc.
Note: If you have a Pitta body type, you may find it relatable that whenever you eat excessive spicy or hot food, you may get symptoms like mouth ulcers, acidity, or burning sensation. If you are confused about your body type, check out the Prakriti quiz in our app and know your body type for free. Download now from the link given below.