Top 10 Herbs for Mouth Care

Proper brushing and flossing are essential for healthy teeth. The various mouthwash and toothpastes available in the market are sometimes laden with harmful chemicals. These products contain chemicals which might cause mouth ulcers. Hence it is better to use herbs also with these conventional products for complete and safe mouth care.

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The market is full with various mouth-care products which are promising pearl shine smile and mint fresh breath. These conventional mouth care products contain ingredients which are either toxic or unhealthy. So it is better to opt for herbal and natural mouth care routine.

Top 10 herbs which are highly effective in mouth care are as follows:

  • Clove

    (Syzygium aromaticum): They are rich in eugenol which acts as highly effective topical anesthetic. Clove oil is used for temporary relief against tooth or gum pain. You can apply clove oil directly on the affected area with the help of a cotton ball.

  • Aloe

    (Aloe vera): It is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and is beneficial in curing gum inflammation. Extract some fresh gel from the aloe leaf and apply it directly on the affected area.

  • Neem

    (Azadirachta indica): Since centuries Neem is considered to be one of the highly regarded herbs. It is has high healing and anti-bacterial properties. It is one of the key ingredients of natural mouthwash and toothpastes. It is effective in controlling the plaque formation.

  • Calendula

    (Calendual officinalis): With its anti-inflammatory properties it is effective in treating tender and irritated gums. It also acts as mild antiseptic. For treating sore gums 1 cup of calendula tea daily is highly effective.

  • Tea Tree

    (Melaleuca alternifolia): It has strong antimicrobial properties and essential oil of tea tree is beneficial in combating bacteria which causes gum disease and tooth decay. To prepare homemade mouth rinse with tea tree oil mix 3 drops of tea tree oil to ½ cup of tepid water.

  • Myrrh

    (Comminphora spp.): To treat mouth ulcers and bleeding gums it is one of the efficient herbs. It also helps fighting against bacteria causing gum diseases and tooth decay. You can use this herb in powdered or liquid form for curing gum infection.

  • Peppermint

    (Mentha xpiperita): It is one of the key ingredients of mouthwashes and toothpastes. Menthol is main flavoring agent in mint which acts as an excellent mouth freshener. To prepare homemade mouth rinse, to a glass of water add few drops of mint essential oil.

  • Sage

    (Salvia officinalis): It has strong astringent properties hence it is beneficial in tightening the gums and curing sore mouth. To heal sore gums warm sage tea is highly beneficial.

  • Echinacea

    (Echinacea spp.): It is a potential immune stimulating herb and is highly effective in fighting against infection. For curing oral infection, in ½ glass of tepid water add ½ teaspoon of liquid extract of the herb. Rinse your mouth with this solution 3 times in a day till the infection is totally cured. After rinsing you can swallow the solution.

  • White Oak

    (Quercus alba): White oak bark has strong astringent properties. When used as mouth wash it is beneficial in treating tender, swollen and bleeding gums.