Thursday, April 11, 2013
Homemade Toothache Remedies
With the changes in health care, and so many out of work, under-employed, living on one income or without insurance, so many of us are choosing take charge of our own health. In doing so, we are reviving many of our parents' and grandparents' home remedies.
Something that will always come up will be issues with our teeth. Our teeth not only effect how and what we eat, but did you know that the health of your teeth may effect your heart? Admittedly, I do not have the "best" teeth, but at age 54 (as of this writing) I have only had to have one wisdom tooth pulled and have some fillings. I stay on top of my oral health and I am determined to keep my teeth for the rest of my life. So let's try to keep our smile pretty and healthy.
Something that can be used for even the teeniest of toothaches or teething babies is Clove essential oil. You can saturate the tip of a Q-Tip & gently rub over the tooth & surrounding gum, or dampen a cotton ball & gently hold it there by lightly biting it into place. Clove has a calming, numbing effect on the tooth and surrounding area.
Another related item is clove tea. Steep 1 TB of whole cloves in 2-3 cups of boiling water. Drink as a tea, swishing around your mouth and over the affected area before swallowing. Click on the highlighted link, above, for more on the healing power of cloves.
Also related to tea, take a teabag of green tea or black tea (beware that black tea contains a good deal of caffeine), lay in a microwaveable saucer and use just enough water to soak the teabag OR make a tea and use the teabag. Lay the teabag upon the affected tooth and/or on any abscess for about 1/2 hour. By the end of the 1/2 hour you will notice significant pain & swelling relief. Why? Because these teas contain tannic acid which aids in pain relief and acts as an astringent that draws out the infection.
Also for abscesses, make this paste:
You will need:
~3ts slippery elm root
~2 ts baking yeast
~2-4 drops clove oil
~1/3 ts cayenne pepper
1) mix ingredients together, using enough water to make a gummy paste.
2) Pack the paste around the tooth & onto the abscessed gum.
~~The slippery elm draws out infection, the cayenne stimulates circulation and stimulates the infected cells to release their toxins, the clove oil relieves pain.
Garlic is a well known super healer. If you can stand it, bite down on a clove of garlic & keep it there for about 5 minutes 3-4 times a day. This will cause a little bit of "heat" that will relieve the pain, draw out toxins and go a long way toward healing the tooth and/or abscess. But fair warning ~ it is STRONG.
For an over-all oral health and healing mouthwash, try this ~
You will need:
~3/4 c water
~1/4 c vodka
~2 dropper-fulls of calendula tincture
~2 dropper-fulls of goldenseal OR chaparral tincture
~1 dropper-full of myrrh tincture
~1 or 2 drops of peppermint essential oil
~**optional** 1 or 2 drops of thieves essential oil
1) Mix the water and the vodka
2) add all of the tinctures and the essential oil(s)
3) shake well
4) To Use: pour a small amount (about 1/2 oz) of water into a rinse cup, add about 3 TB of the mixture and use as mouthwash; swish, gargle, spit. :-)
**NOTE** ~ 1-2 drops of Thieves Oil, daily, on your toothbrush will help kill germs and internal parasites.
And one more must-have for combating abscesses . . . Try taking the homeopathic remedy: hepar sulphuris calcareum 30c. I can tell you from experience that this works wonderfully well.
You may have your own remedies, share them in your comment.
Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><