Help Relieve The Pain Of
Toothaches with Herbal Remedies
You feel a deep throbbing in the back of your mouth. It’s a
toothache, and the pain is near unbearable at time.
Toothaches are a sure sign that you need to call your
dentist for an immediate appointment. But there is usually some
waiting time, so what can you do in the meantime.
You can apply a commercial toothache gel that you can find
at your local drugstore. If this is not an option for you,
there are also several natural toothache remedies that you can
try at home.
Many herbal remedies are gentle, safe and effective. So next
time you have to suffer through a toothache, reach for one of
these gentle and natural helpers.
Echinacea and Aloe: Echinacea is well
regarded as a natural infection-fighter, so it may be able to
attack the infection that is causing you so much tooth pain.
Aloe can help reduce the inflammation and pain surrounding your
toothache. For maximum effect, make sure to keep a bottle of
powdered Echinacea pills in your medicine cabinet.
You should also keep a bottle of pure aloe gel in your
medicine cabinet. Both of these items can be purchased at your
local health food store. For an easy to make toothache herbal
remedy, simply open two capsules of powdered Echinacea and mix
the contents of each pill with pure aloe gel.
Add just enough pure aloe gel to create a paste that is
close to the consistency of toothpaste. Use this Echinacea and
Aloe paste to apply to the gum surrounding your toothpaste. Let
the paste dissolve. Use this special poultice as often as
needed for toothache relief.
An Interesting Herb Fact
Mint: The Traditional Herbalist's Best Friend
Mint is one of the herbalist's best friends: there appears to be at least thirty species of mint, and all can be used in a number of herbal remedies that are safe and effective. Mint has become so common that some people even forget its history as an herbal remedy. Up until the 17th century, herbalists used most varieties of mint in more or less the same way. But now herbalists have expressed definite preferences toward some kinds of mint. Today it appears that peppermint has gained favor with...
Echinacea: If you don’t have aloe Vera gel
on hand, you can take Echinacea on its own. Take a gelatin
capsule of Echinacea and put in your cheek, next to the gum
that is close to the aching tooth. Let the Echinacea capsule
dissolve around the gum.
You should try to only use this herbal remedy before you go
to bed, because one of the cosmetic side effects of using this
natural approach is that it may just turn your mouth green!
However, the effect is only temporary.
Calendula and Chamomile: These
two powerful yet gentle herbs are well known for their various
soothing and healing properties. Calendula and chamomile can
help draw out the toxins surrounding a nasty tooth infection
and offer relief.
One easy way to apply either of these healing
herbs is to take a tea bag filled with pure calendula or
chamomile and applies to the area of the toothache for roughly
15 minutes. This treatment can be used for up to three days. If
you don’t happen to have calendula or chamomile tea bags on
hand, regular black tea bags can also help offer much
Simply apply as you would calendula or
chamomile. Black tea contains tannins that are known to help
draw out toxins from the gums.
Herbal remedies are often thought of as a
way to balance out a person's natural
This is often accomplished by using the
Ayurveda Chakra philosophy. Chakras are energy
centers of the body, and they can often be
balanced through herbal remedies.
Different Chakras of the body are associated
with various areas of the body, such as
important glands and organs.
Oil of Cloves: If you think
that a cavity is responsible for your toothache, you can use
oil of cloves to provide fast cavity relief. Simply take a
small cotton ball and infuse it with one or two drops of oil of
clove. Then apply the cotton ball directly onto the cavity. If
possible, fit the cotton ball directly into the cavity hole.
This herbal remedy can help calm the nerve that is causing so
much of the toothache pain.