Neem – The Ancient Toothbrush / Paste
I was caught off guard when I first got to know that neem stick was chewed by myriad India in place of toothbrush and toothpaste!?
And then I pondered over the concept…you know I had heard a lot about neem and it’s properties to maintain the oral hygiene…and then everything started falling in place..as to why is such the case…here’s how
Neem is considered (actually it literally is) one of the major products used in developing countries for oral hygiene……I’ll exemplify……..India…It has been into toothpastes using neem from decades…okay centuries actually….
The custom has been somewhat like…A neem tig is chewed by a person till it appears to be like a brush…because of the chewing…..and then uses it to brush the teeth….And for your information chewing neem tree’s chewing sticks are a common form of oral hygiene tool used in the Middle East and many other parts of the world…yet the most catchy thing bout this custom is that is science supporting it too…..
As per certain studies that have been conducted regarding the custom….it has come to fore that there are IN FACT beneficial effects in using these sticks..
These 3 qualities of neem make it most desirable..And that is the basically the biggest reason for developing countries to recommend the use of these neem sticks as a medium to improve the dental/ oral health of it’s people…
SO WHY NEEM?
hmm…..Neem because…a tree belonging to the mahogany family in tropical and semi-tropical regions…….and it hails from India…..Myanmar….Bangladesh….Sri Lanka and Pakistan…
It’s not just about being used as a toothbrush…neem has much more to it…The tree has been revered as the “village pharmacy” because people genuinely believe in it’s many magical healing properties and its power to fight any physical ill….
you know there’s nothing about this tree that won’t benefit us…right from it’s toothbrushes…..its bark is used for treating gum diseases……its oil is used for making for soap……..and its leaves for medicinal uses….
So…Neem in its full bloom can benefit us…heal our ills..and keep us smelling fresh & keeping well as far as the oral hygiene is concerned…
Check out our reference links..
1. NEEM by deardoctor.com
2. Neem: A panacea for all ills by ayurvedam.com
3. The Neem tree by organeem.com
Neem- Don’t let that big mouth turn into a bloody one (Treating Mouth Ulcers)
Thankfully..I have been through the problem but have observed closely the ones suffering from it…trust me it painful to see the sufferers..leave aside being one..
Mouth ulcers basically are sores or open lesions in the mouth….badly painful during any activity that involves the mouth…
As far as the symptoms are concerned…they vary greatly and depend on the specific cause of the mouth ulcer…..But generally they are
Pain or discomfort in the mouth
Open sores in the mouth
Neem gives you fresh breath and a feeling of cleanliness after it is used….Leaving aside from its dental benefits…..it works wonders with keeping cavities at bay and can help prevent the buildup of plaque….With the fact that it relieves general discomfort and pain….removes bacteria….as well as helps to cure mouth ulcers to great extents….
Mouth wash made out of neem is very efficient in the treatment of ulcers….tooth decay…bleeding and sore gums….A mouth wash…using Neem oil… has been used for the treatment of mouth ulcers and is even considered to be a good home treatment for mouth related problems…
Neem is a most effective ulcer disease treatment In diseases like…Gingivitis involves inflammation and/or infection that results in destruction of the tissues that support the teeth….including the gingiva (gums)….the periodontal ligaments…and the tooth sockets…Wow that sounds relieving…
There’s this disease called Periodontitis (Pyorrhea is an advanced stage of gum (periodontal) disease that can result in the loss of your teeth….Untreated…periodontitis will progress until your teeth loosen and fall out…
Bleeding gums had healed and the secretion from pockets around the teeth had stopped….The bluish colored gums returned to a healthy pale pink color..
Thanks to Neem…This is what the ones using it religiously…had to say…
Neem bark extracts can reduce the ability of some streptococci to colonize tooth surfaces….Know about it? No issues..I’ll brief provide you with reference…
and imagine one person even reported a reversal of the loss of gum tissue by chewing fresh neem leaves….Some Science brains aver of antibacterial compounds and neem’s ability to improve the immune response in the gums and tissues of the mouth account for these results….and ulcers can go for a toss..
hmm…Okay now quickly check out our reference links…
1. Neem and gums by HYPERLINK www.netowne.com
2. Herbal care by Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa
3. Benefits of neem by www.medicine.365healthonline.com