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Ayurvedic remedies for gum disease

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The magic of Ayurveda is significantly pronounced in preventing as well as healing gum diseases. Herbal ingredients like clove, turmeric, neem, etc. are blessed with anti microbial properties which take complete care of your oral health.

We shall explore some of the best Ayurvedic remedies for gum disease over here:


Turmeric is enriched with anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties which save your gums from infections and dental decay.

Studies have also shown that turmeric root or turmeric oil is capable of killing oral cancerous cells. You can purchase an herbal turmeric based mouthwash to protect your gum from gingivitis.

Calendula, Lavender and

These three varieties of herbs can heal Candida infection of gums and can cure oral thrush. They also heal soreness and inflammation in gums. You can dilute some calendula or
Echinacea tincture with equal amounts of water. Dip a cotton ball and dab it over the gum. You can also wash your mouth with a few drops of lavender oil. This will help clean up Candida infections.

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Triphala is the connotation for a combo of three medicinal herbs, namely Haritaki , Bibhitaki and Amalaki. Several research studies have been conducted to prove the effect of triphala on gum disease and the results were positive.  The antimicrobial effects of triphala
protect gums from bacteria. You can purchase a triphala mouthwash from an Ayurvedic store for this purpose.


Neem is one of the most effective Ayurvedic remedies for g
ingivitis and periodontitis. The tender bark of neem offers natural protection against streptococci infections. If you are suffering from bleeding or receding gum problems, then use a neem based toothpaste and rinse you mouth with neem oil.  The biologically active compounds such as azadirachtin, triterpenes and glycerides present in neem fight off gum disease.

Babul (Acacia Arabica)

Babul is a popular tree in India. The bark and gum of babul tree has been used to cure gingivitis, periodontitis and remove plaque. Babul gum or the bark is an essential constituent of herbal toothpaste that combats a wide range of tooth bacteria like Actinobacillus and Treponema sps. It’s readily available in Ayurvedic outlets.


Sheesham (Dalbergia sissoo)

Applying sheesham froth is an excellent remedy for sore, inflamed and bleeding gums. The Ayurvedic treatment is done this way- the sheesham twig is taken and is burnt. The froth that comes out from the burnt end is collected and applied over gums. Pain, swelling and inflammation will go away within a few days of application.


Clove, Cinnamon, Peppermint

Concentrated oil of clove, peppermint and cinnamon reduces inflammation, fights periodontal infections, soothes pain and prevents oxidative damage. Dip a cotton ball in the oil and compress it over your gum. You can also rinse your mouth with the oil to keep your mouth fresh and healthy.

Apart from these, you can prevent developing gum diseases by trying the following herbal therapies:
  • Wash your mouth with lemon water or try plain salt water rinse after meals
  • Take 50 grams of rose essence and mix a few drops of lemon. Swish your mouth with it.
  • You can also try liquorice mouthwashes to purify your breath
  • Crush a few young and green guava leaves and chew them regularly
  • Rosemary, oregano and goldenseal are also effective in treating gum diseases

Last but not the least check with your dentist and get a oral care regimen to be followed everyday to get rid of gum diseases.

Written by: healthplus24.com, team
Date last updated: February 12, 2014


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