Oral Lichen Planus Autoimmune Resources

Since I'm constantly looking for information on possible treatments for OLP, especially natural solutions.  I hope this list can be a help to others.

A list of resources for natural healing and  help for Oral Lichen Planus

My Health & Wellness Blog list, including Lichen Planus Info

What Is Oral Lichen Planus?  Mayo Clinic

What is Lichen Planus?  Also from Mayo Clinic

Lichen planus occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks cells of the skin or mucous membranes. No one knows the exact cause of this abnormal immune response. The condition isn't contagious.
In some people, certain factors, such as those below, may trigger lichen planus.
Hepatitis C infection
Flu vaccine
Certain pigments, chemicals and metals
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen (Aleve, others)
Certain medications for heart disease, high blood pressure or arthritis

International OLP Support Group

Use of Apitherapy in the Management of Oral Diseases   This article talks about the use of honey bee products, such as honey, bee venom, propolis, and royal jelly for medicinal purposes. I've found Propolis to be very helpful in healing my OLP. It must be in a glycerine based tincture. Alcohol based burns. I've recently purchased a mix of Royal Jelly, Bee Pollen, and Proplolis. Watch for an article on my experience with these products. I'll add it here soon. (2023) In the meantime, this article may be helpful.

Relationship between NSAID and LP

Oral Lichen Planus Fact Sheet

OLP Theory and Management (Feb. 2019)

9 Natural Treatments For LP  Dr. Axe  Types of LP, possible causes, and treatments

Oral Lichen Planus Alternatives Green Tea, Aloe Vera, Ignatia,  Curcumin, Lycopene, 

Natural Treatments For OLP   The Title adds cure, but I left that off, and I don't agree with the advice to use antidepressant drugs.  Oats, Valerian, Tea Tree are listed.

Purslane Nutrition Facts 

Purslane For OLP

Video about Aloe Vera for treatment of Lichen Planus

Beginners Guide to Autoimmune Protocol By using food as medicine, autoimmune protocol (AIP) followers are able to reduce troublesome symptoms and heal underlying imbalances by decreasing inflammation and healing gut dysfunction. The diet focuses on a nutrient-dense intake and eliminates inflammatory and allergenic foods to support the body in cooling down the immune system (which is what’s going awry).

AIP Meal Plans

Nightshades  If you are a person that struggles with food sensitivities, allergies, autoimmune disease, inflammatory bowel disease, or leaky gut syndrome, then there is a chance that a class of vegetables called nightshades could be contributing to your health condition.

My Oral Lichen Planus Diet This is a post I wrote about my own diet.

Living With Lichen Planus and It's Many Forms This is an update to my own experience with OLP and LP

Oral Lichen Planus Update Early 2023

Foods that may trigger a flare up:
tomatoes and things containing tomato
citrus fruits
spicy foods
salad dressings with lemon or vinegar
Nightshades (see link above)


  1. You might consider adding the information on LP from nutritionfacts.org. Here is one video on aloe vera and LP. https://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-aloe-vera-gel-the-best-treatment-for-lichen-planus/

    1. Thank you, I did see that video when I was looking through resources, but found him very hard to listen to, so went with a different link that mentions aloe.

    2. Oh Deborah give Dr Michael Gregor a chance, he is a fantastic resource and so genuine. Yes takes a little getting used to.

  2. I was asked a question through my contact form but my response wasn’t able to be delivered to the email address left, so this is for Kent, asking about fillings being a trigger…
    I’ve read in fb groups that people think that can be a trigger. I know that just before I got OLP I had three fillings done so I think it’s possible. But then others have had fillings removed with no change so there seems to be no clear answer. Perhaps once it’s triggered removal doesn’t help. If you haven’t already, join some of the fb groups I’ve listed. I’ve found them very helpful.
    Hope you get some answers.


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