Trying to make the switch to natural care products is easy when you are talking about cleaning the home. It is when you get into things like dental care that it starts becoming difficult. You need to make sure that what you are using is natural, organic, and that it is safe to swallow. With that in mind, most people avoid certain natural options and stick with herbs. If you are going for natural herbal dental care, here are the herbs you should focus on and why.
Goldenseal is an herb that is native to North American areas. It is listed as an endangered plant so finding it may be a bit difficult. If you do find it, can grow it in your area, or have the option to use it you will only be using the leaves of the plant. Goldenseal is primarily used for gum disease, gum pain, and antibiotic qualities. This makes it ideal for gingivitis and related issues. Many people swear by Goldenseal tea for tooth pain caused by abcess.
The great thing about plantain is that it is likely already in your own backyard. It may even be on a nature trail that allows you to pick flowers and herbs while you are out. Plantain is a green leafy plant that is used for healing wounds. The best way to use plantain is to put the plant in a small bottle or mason jar of vodka. Place the bottle in a dark cool place for at least 6 weeks then strain the vodka. Use the vodka as a tincturedirectly on the pain or use it as a mouth rinse.
Sage is something you generally think of when you think of smudging a house and cleansing a house in spiritual manners. Sage can also help greatly with dental care and pain. Sage is considered to be a natural astringent. What this means for your oral care routine is reduce inflammation, reduced pain, and an easy gentle soothing agent for sore mouths following oral surgery.
Peppermint is a natural herb that is very easy to grow both in and outdoors. It is also the main ingredient for freshening your breath and can be used in most homemade mouthwashes. If you will be using it in mouthwash, try to make a tincture that will be added to your normal mouth rinse. This will give it more benefit and more powerful oils from the herb. Peppermint oil is also said to help with tooth pain.
By focusing on these herbs, you can ensure that you are getting the highest quality natural option for your dental care. Remember, you can also grow your own herbs to ensure that you are getting pure herbal options and remedies from seed to harvest.