Clinical Evaluation of Fluid Extract of Chamomilla recutita for Oral Painful Ulcers, Especially Aphthae
July 2006 | Volume 5 | Issue 7 | Original Article | 612 | Copyright © July 2006
Marcia Ramos-e-Silva MD PhD, Adriana Fernandes Ferreira DDS, Roberta Bibas MD, Sueli Carneiro MD PhD
AbstractRecurrent aphthous stomatitis is a difficult to treat and quite common chronic inflammatory disease of the oral mucosa. This study evaluates the fluid extract from Chamomilla recutitaâ€™s safety and effectiveness in pain relief from aphthous stomatitis and other painful ulcers of the oral mucous membrane. The analgesic effect was considered excellent by 82% and good by 18% of the patients, as demonstrated with the Analogical Visual Scale for chronic and experimental pains after 5, 10, and 15 minutes. Tolerance was evaluated as excellent by 97% and good by 1% of the subjects. The fluid extract from Chamomilla recutita, due to its analgesic effect, may give these patients a better quality of life.