Brush with a Neem Twig, Get Refreshed

  • Neem or Azaridachta Indica is used in a myriad ways and is truly one of the best gifts India and Ayurveda offers to the rest of the world. In Ayurveda, neem is one of the most prized herbs.
  • Every part of the Neem Tree is used as it all has antiseptic qualities.
  • Special oils prepared from the leaves and seeds are used to treat leprosy and other skin diseases such as eczema, ringworm and scabies.
  • The water rinsed with Neem leaves are used to cure dandruff.
  • The tender twig of the tree is used as toothbrush to clean the teeth.
  • Its leaves, fruits and the bark are used to treat fevers, sore throats, earache, mouth ulcers, gingivitis, cholera, intestinal worms, pimples, hair problems and lice.
  • Neem stick can be chewed upto one inch for oral care and hygiene.
  • This should be chewed until the twig shreds into bristles.
  • The twig should be rubbed along the teeth as done with a conventional brush.
  • This traditional practice of using Neem twig as a brush is said to be effective in fighting germs, maintaining the alkaline levels in the saliva, keeping bacteria at bay, treating swollen gums, preventing plaque and also giving you whiter teeth.
  • The extracts present in Neem twig helps to prevent plaque formation.
  • Brushing with the Neem twig releases a small quantum of Neemoil. Neem oil and its strong anti-bacterial activity is a common constituent across toothpastes. It is known to treat dental plaque effectively.
  • In addition to the Neem twigs, chewing onto some Neem leaves may also do wonders for your oral health. It may help maintain the alkaline level of your saliva. It is also effective against plaque formation and gum infections.
  • Before brushing your teeth with a Neem twig, you can also apply a mix of salt and mustard oil. The combination of salt and mustard oil is said to strengthen teeth and gums.

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