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Bleeding Gums (Lissa-e- Damiya)

Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums is an oral disease in which gums bleed. Gum bleeding (Lissa-e-Damiya) or gingivitis (Warm-e-Lissa) is a common oral health problem and can signify that your gums are not being adequately cared for. If bleeding gums left untreated, it could cause some severe gum diseases.

Unhygienic food and lifestyle can cause gum bleeding as well as tooth decay problems. The food particles that are left in the periodontal pockets can develop plaques. Other reasons that can contribute to gum bleeding and inflammation are improper brushing, changes in hormones as well as improper rinsing.

Causes Of Bleeding Dums (Lissa-e- Damiya)

  • Any bleeding disorders
  • Brushing too hard
  • Using toothbrush with hard bristles
  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy
  • Ill-fitting dentures or other dental appliances
  • Improper flossing
  • Bacterial infection, which can be either in a tooth or the gum
  • Hereditary oral disease
  • Leukemia, a type of blood cancer
  • Scurvy, a vitamin C deficiency
  • Use of blood thinners
  • Vitamin K deficiency
  • Smoking or vaping
  • Poor eating habits
  • Misaligned Bite
  • Stress

Symptoms Of Bleeding Gums

  • Loosening of teeth
  • Visible blood in saliva
  • Inflamed gums
  • Inability to chew anything
  • Bad breath
  • Formation of pus around the gums

Conditions That Causes Bleeding Gums (Lissa-E-Damiya)

  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontitis
  • Vitamin C and K deficiencies

Management And Treatment In Unani Medicinal System

Here are some herbs used in the Unani medicinal system to treat bleeding gums, gingivitis, canker sores, and inflammation of the gums.

  1. Mur Makki (Myrrh)
  2. Indian lilac (Neem)
  3. Daal Safed (Shorea Robusta)
  4. Kalonji (Negella)
  5. Gond Kikar (Gum Arabic)
  6. Munakka (Raisins)
  7. Mahatita (Echinacea)
  8. Goldenseal
  9. Oregon Grape Root
  10. Propolis
  11. Plantain
  12. Sage
  13. White Oak Bark
  14. Peppermint

Gum bleeding is an oral disease, and most of the time is not a severe problem. By maintaining good oral hygiene using Unani remedies can treat and prevent gum bleeding (Lissa-e-Damiya). As described above, these ten herbs are used in Unani Medicinal System to treat gum-related diseases for years. These single herb remedies not only address the gum bleeding but also strengthen the gums (Tasleeb-e-Lissa).

Pharmacotherapy (Ilaj Bil Dawa)

In Unani Medicinal System, Roghan Laung has been used for years to treat toothache, gum pain. This Unani medicine relieves toothaches and alleviates inflammation of the gums. Another perfect herbal cure for gum disease treatment is Ajmal Manjan, which has been used for tooth decay problems, bleeding gums, and plaques. It makes teeth and gums healthy, glossy, and clean.

Principles Of Treatment (Usool-e- Ilaj)

  • To strengthen the gums (Taqwiyat-e- Lissa)
  • Dietary Modulation (Taqlil-e- Ghiza) in case of congestion of sanguine/ blood (Imtila-e- Dam)

Dietary Recommendations

  • Viscous diets (Aghziya Ghaleeza)
  • Vitamin C rich foods
  • Apricots
  • Milk
  • Raw vegetables
  • Cranberries
  • Red and green bell peppers
  • Green tea

Dietary Restrictions

  • Meat
  • Salt
  • Sweet Dishes
  • Starchy foods
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Substances that dry out in your mouth

Home Remedies For Bleeding Gums

Salt Water Rinse

Saltwater rinse will reduce the inflammation of gums and provide help in fighting against oral infections that cause gum bleeding. If you are experiencing some oral health problems, get a glass of lukewarm water and add a couple of pinches of salt into it and mix it well and rinse your mouth with that salty solution.


Raw honey also has the potential to heal the oral sore and gum bleeding problems. This all natural herbal mineral contains anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that will help in killing oral bacteria causing bleeding gums.

Cranberry Juice

The antimicrobial properties of cranberry juice make it a perfect home remedy for bleeding gums. It also helps in keeping your teeth and gum protected from plaques and inflammation.

Turmeric and Mustard Oil

The use of turmeric can also be of help in gum bleeding and gingivitis problems. The turmeric has the properties to stop oral bleeding and help in reducing the inflammation of gums. All you need to do is to add a teaspoon of turmeric in mustard oil and prepare a paste. Place this paste on infected area.

Dairy Products

Almost all dairy products have calcium, a vital nutrient used to strengthen bones and teeth. A study performed in 2008 showed that people who regularly consume dairy products had less oral and gum problems.

Single Herbs For Bleeding Gums (Lissa-e- Damiya)

Compound Unani Formulations For Bleeding Gums (Lissa-e- Damiya)

EndNote: Unani medicines should be taken under the guidance of a certified Unani Physician. To get optimum results, patients are required to follow the regimen strictly.

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