Toothache remedies

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  1. Introduction to toothache remedies
  2. natural remedies for toothache
  3. Clove and sage remedies

Introduction to toothache remedies


Toothache frequently occurs at night, sweet sugary food and fizzy drinks are very detrimental to your gums and teeth. The sugar and acid combine to make a plaque that allows bacteria to fester and cause tooth decay and gum disease.

natural remedies for toothache


Before toothbrushes and toothpaste were used, twigs or bark from shrubs were used carefully to keep teeth clean.

Elderwood twigs were commonly used in Britain. Elder vinegar was used as mouthwash and gums were strengthened by rubbing them with sage leaf or blackthorn. Numerous measures can be taken to stop toothache.

  • Garlic: Garlic has been referred to many times on this website. Rubbing the gums with garlic or clove can prevent gum disease. You may want to use a strong clove flavored rinse, so that you’re not rendered antisocial.
  • Blackthorn leaves: Infuse blackthorn leaves in some boiling hot water to make a gum strengthening rinse. The juice from the blackthorn leaves are believed to harden the teeth.
  • Rosewater or lavender or mild infusions of thyme, peppermint or marjoram. These all make excellent mouth washes.
  • Vitamin E oil: massaging your gums with vitamin e oil can help soothe soreness and keep your gums free from gum disease.
  • Eucalyptus oil: Massaging your gums with eucalyptus oil is a very good way of keeping your gums strong. You can also make a mouthwash which will help soothe any sore gums you might have. Simply boil 15 grams of eucalyptus oil in one litre of boiling water.

    Simmer for 5 minutes, cover it and then wait for it cool. Strain it and add two drops each of tincture of myrrh and oil of cloves. Put it in a bottle and refrigerate.

Clove and sage remedies


Cloves : One of the most natural toothache remedies is to rub some cloves on the gum around your painful tooth or you can plug your cavity by saturating cotton wool in clove oil. Holding some brandy or whisky in your mouth or plugging the toothgap with cotton wool that has been soaked in alcohol works well.

Sage or thyme infusion: put a teaspoon of thyme or sage in 1 cup of boiling water. Cover it and allow it to infuse for 10 minutes. Hold it in your mouth and swirl it around. It helps to reduce infection and inflammation when gums are hurt as well as your teeth.

Try the aboriginal supplejack and quinine berry remedies for toothache.

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