Effect of Jaftex Herbal Mouthwash on the Treatment of Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis
Introduction: Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis (RAS) is the most common cause of recurring in oral ulcers. Natural herbal medicines as an alternative therapy for RAS have been widely used in many countries for decades. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of Jaftex herbal mouthwash in the treatment of RAS.
Materials and Methods: This double-blind clinical trial study was performed on 40 patients, with a diagnosis of minor aphthous stomatitis, referred to the dental clinic of Dentistry School, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences. Participants were randomly divided into two equal groups: Group A: The patients received Jaftex mouthwash and Group B: The patients received the placebo. The amount of pain was recorded using visual analog scales (VAS) and the size of lesion using the stencil in millimeters. The collected data were analyzed by using T-test (Significance level was considered to be less than 0.05).
Results: There was no significant difference in the amount of pain and the size of lesion between the two groups before treatment, but on the second and sixth day after treatment, the mean pain level in the Group A was significantly lower than the group B (p<0.001). There was no significant difference in the mean size of lesion at the start of treatment and two days later. But on the sixth day, the mean size of the lesion in group A was significantly lower than group B (p=0.002).
Conclusion: According to the results of this study, the Jaftex is recommended as an herbal mouthwash in control and treatment of RAS.