The benefits of medicinal plants have been known for ages. These plants have to treatdental disorders as well. Medicinal plants are also used by drug companies.
According to WHO about 65% to 80% of people in developing countries rely on medicinal plants for their dental and oral health. In Cameron, for example, 32 medicinal plants are used to treat toothache, in Madagascar 63 plants are used to treat dental caries. People in Ethiopia use medicinal plants like Allium Sativum, Clausena Anisata, as well as other plants are used for the treatment of toothache.
The benefits of essential oils are also worth mentioning. Essential oils are extracted from leaves, flowers, bark, and other parts of a tree. Essential oils can easily penetrate the human tissues and get absorbed into the skin. So, when it is used in dental and oral care products, it gets absorbed into the gum tissue and works well for treating gum diseases.
Red thyme, for example, acts as an antiseptic and disinfectant. It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory property that helps in preventing or curing oral infections. Cinnamon bark, eucalyptus, and lavender also have anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties, making them ideal for oral and dental care.
Herbal extracts have proven to be effective for reducing inflammation. They can also prevent the growth of oral pathogens. Chinacea, for example, is known to fight microbial infections. So, it can help to fight oral infections and repair damaged tissue.
Nowadays some oral and dental care products that contain medicinal plants are still used. Along with using these products, it is important to maintain a good oral and dental care routine every day which includes brushing teeth. If you take good care of your teeth then there will be fewer possibilities of infections.