Five Steps to Ayurvedic Oral Hygiene
Sep 30, 2019 10:45AM
The use of an herbal toothpaste that includes clove is very important. Clove stimulates the salivary glands, removes bad breath and cleanses the mouth.
Step Two: Teeth Whitening
Chew one teaspoon of black sesame seeds and let it sit on the gums for a few minutes. Black sesame seeds help with gum disease and tooth disorders.
Step Three: Oil Pulling
Oil pulling comprises one tablespoon of sesame oil swished in the mouth for six minutes or until the mouth is tired. Sesame oil cleanses the mouth, helps with salivary secretion and improves digestion so that absorption takes place properly. Oil pulling also strengthens jaw muscles and prevents cracking of the lips.
Step Four: Herbal Mouthwash
Herbal mouthwash consists of twak, trikatu, triphala, neem, jatiphala and cardamom. These herbs aid in preventing tooth decay, bad breath and gum disease, and help with the digestion process.
Step Five: Tongue Scraping
Using a copper tongue scraper, start from the back of the tongue and scrap toward the front of the mouth three times.
By following these steps, the mouth will not only prevent many disorders, but also aid in the first step of digestion.
Amber Goshorn, Ay.D., holds a doctorate degree in Ayurveda and is the founder of Harmony Through Love, which focuses on healing the whole body using herbs, treatments and Ayurvedic counseling. For more information, visit HarmonyThroughLove.com.