The super herbs mint and cloves are the best combination to make a herbal homemade tooth powder. Fresh mint leaves offer many benefits for your mouth, teeth and overall health. Clove actually delivers a mouthful of dental benefits. Both these ingredients play an important role in oral health.
Mint leaves have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is rich in vitamin A, B6, riboflavin, folate, calcium, iron, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium and manganese. All these nutrients are essential for oral health. Minerals are beneficial for the formation and maintenance of bone density in the teeth, jaw and other skeletal system. The anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties fight against with bacteria growth, and prevent infection. The antioxidant property of mint leaves prepare the body repair itself, promotes healthy gums, and reduce bleeding after tooth extraction. Regularly adding mint leaves to the diet helps freshens the mouth, produces more saliva and enzymes, helps to break down and digest the food particles in the mouth, and also help alkalize the body and balance body’s pH levels.
Clove also contains many nutrients such as vitamin A, B6, sodium, iron, magnesium, potassium and dietary fibre. Cloves are considered very good herbal remedy for gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. They contain pain-killing properties thus relieves pain when having toothache. The clove bud extracts help control growth of oral pathogens which are responsible for various oral diseases. Clove has flavonoids such as eugenin, kaempferol, rhamnetin, and eugenitin. Regular consumption and brushing with flavoniod rich foods like cloves protects the body from lung and oral cavity cancers.
Take one cup of mint leaves and dry them in sunlight. Take dried mint leaves, two teaspoons of cloves, and two teaspoons of rock salt. Grind and make herbal tooth powder. Use this powder for brushing two times a day. Follow the simple steps below to know how to make a homemade tooth powder.