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Clove Oil Benefits And Its Side Effects Tips

Clove - Is It Really Beneficial In Tooth Pain?

Dr. Kalpesh Mande 90% (35 ratings)
MD - Ayurveda, BAMS
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Clove - Is It Really Beneficial In Tooth Pain?

Clove is a commonly known spice, which is native to the Asian cuisine. They are dried flower buds of a tree from the family of Myrtaceae. These buds are known to be harvested originally in Maluku Islands in Indonesia. The cloves are aromatic and is known to lend a sweet and earthy flavor to food. Historically, cloves have been used both for culinary and medicinal uses. As a culinary spice, clove is used in meat dishes, curries, drinks and marinades. It is widely used in Indian, Chinese, African and South Asian cuisine.

Cloves have amazing medicinal properties. The bud has been widely recognized as a wonder bud packed with health benefits. In India, cloves are an important element of Ayurvedic medicine. It’s warm and soothing properties are beneficial for treating digestive tract problems. Clove oil is used in aromatherapy and can also be used as an ant repellent, due to its strong smell.

Clove oil is extracted from cloves and contains a chemical compound called Eugenol. This compound not only lends aroma to the spice, but also possesses analgesic, antibacterial, antiseptic and anesthetic properties. It is for this reason, clove oil is used extensively in dentistry as an anodyne (A pain reliever). Its antiseptic and antibacterial properties are beneficial in treating infections and its anesthetic qualities are extremely helpful in relieving pain.

In painful teeth conditions like an abscessed tooth, infections, gum disease or even cavities, toothache can range from mild to sharp shooting and almost unbearable pain. The patient suffering from such conditions is usually put on antibiotics, thus, it is wise to recommend using Ayurvedic clove oil or Eugenol oil as it is commonly known for its pain relief properties. Eugenol helps in providing relief from pain by arresting the nerve tissues, causing a local anesthetic effect. However, it is strongly advised to use clove oil only under the guidance of a dentist.


Since Clove oil can alter blood sugar levels and is warm in nature and is not recommended for patients suffering from diabetes or bleeding disorders. Caution must be exercised as overuse of clove oil can cause nerve damage. If using at home, it is better to mix 2 to 3 drops of the clove oil along with half a teaspoon of olive oil and then apply the mixture to the painful area. The oil can also be applied using a cotton ball on the painful tooth with the help of tweezers; however, it is important that one should not keep the oil for more than 10 seconds on the affected area. It is also important not to swallow any oil as it can be harmful for your health. Drinking clove tea or chewing a clove till it releases its oil is much safer and effective way to use it, than using a clove oil.

So, next time you have a toothache, do not suffer. Try this medicinal gift, but stay safe.

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Fight Tooth Ache With Best Ayurvedic Herbs!

Dr. Atray Bhatt 90% (62 ratings)
BAMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Vadodara
Fight Tooth Ache With Best Ayurvedic Herbs!

Toothache is one of the common ailments that occur frequently to individuals of all ages. Tooth pain ranges from mild to severe and can be caused by a wide variety of factors pertaining to oral health and dental decay. The pain hightens during or post the consumption of food items that are either too hot or too cold as the tooth becomes increasingly sensitive to changes in temperature.

In Ayurveda, tooth pains are known as daantshool. Ayurveda can provide an effective remedy to tooth pains both chronic and acute. Ayurvedic treatment provides relief from the pain by dealing with the root cause of the problem in a natural and holistic manner without any side effect. It also eliminates the chances of any relapse.

Some of the most common and effective Ayurvedic remedies for sharp tooth pain are as follows:

  1. Garlic and clove oilAyurvedic plants such as garlic and clove are known all over the world for their medicinal properties and healing qualities. Clove oil and garlic can be applied to the affected area of the teeth to ease the pain and improve dental health. This remedy will surely show benefits in the form of stronger teeth that are free of any pain.
  2. Lime and asafoetida: The vitamin C content in citrus fruits is an effective disinfectant that heals teeth which experience sensitivity due to decay and the formation of cavities. Limes can cure sharp tooth pains as well as bleeding gums and loose teeth. A mixture of asafoetida, also known as hing, and lime juice should be slightly heated and applied on the affected for pain relief.
  3. Neem and babool: Extracts of neem and babool are well known for their ability to heal tooth pains and related oral problems. These Ayurvedic herbs are good anti septic disinfectants that remove dental decay and provide relief from pain by healing and strengthening the teeth and gums.
  4. Pepper and rock salt: Pepper, known as maricha in Ayurveda, is highly effective in treating sensitive teeth. When pepper dust is mixed with rock salt and applied on the aching tooth, it alleviates the pain and reduces sensitivity. This mixture will improve oral health and hygiene and it can also be used along with clove oil.
  5. Bayberry bark: The bark of the bayberry tree is a useful Ayurvedic remedy for treating tooth pains. A paste made from the bark and a vinegar base can be applied on the tooth for getting relief from the pain.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Benefits Of Clove In Relieving Tooth Pain

Vpt Ayurveda Center 85% (526 ratings)
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Benefits Of Clove In Relieving Tooth Pain

Clove is a commonly known spice, which is native to the Asian cuisine. They are dried flower buds of a tree from the family of Myrtaceae. These buds are known to be harvested originally in Maluku Islands in Indonesia. The cloves are aromatic and is known to lend a sweet and earthy flavor to food. Historically, cloves have been used both for culinary and medicinal uses. As a culinary spice, clove is used in meat dishes, curries, drinks and marinades. It is widely used in Indian, Chinese, African and South Asian cuisine.

Cloves have amazing medicinal properties. The bud has been widely recognized as a wonder bud packed with health benefits. In India, cloves are an important element of Ayurvedic medicine. It’s warm and soothing properties are beneficial for treating digestive tract problems. Clove oil is used in aromatherapy and can also be used as an ant repellent, due to its strong smell.

Clove oil is extracted from cloves and contains a chemical compound called Eugenol. This compound not only lends aroma to the spice, but also possesses analgesic, antibacterial, antiseptic and anesthetic properties. It is for this reason, clove oil is used extensively in dentistry as an anodyne (A pain reliever). Its antiseptic and antibacterial properties are beneficial in treating infections and its anesthetic qualities are extremely helpful in relieving pain.

In painful teeth conditions like an abscessed tooth, infections, gum disease or even cavities, toothache can range from mild to sharp shooting and almost unbearable pain. The patient suffering from such conditions is usually put on antibiotics, thus, it is wise to recommend using Ayurvedic clove oil or Eugenol oil as it is commonly known for its pain relief properties. Eugenol helps in providing relief from pain by arresting the nerve tissues, causing a local anesthetic effect. However, it is strongly advised to use clove oil only under the guidance of a dentist.


Since Clove oil can alter blood sugar levels and is warm in nature and is not recommended for patients suffering from diabetes or bleeding disorders. Caution must be exercised as overuse of clove oil can cause nerve damage. If using at home, it is better to mix 2 to 3 drops of the clove oil along with half a teaspoon of olive oil and then apply the mixture to the painful area. The oil can also be applied using a cotton ball on the painful tooth with the help of tweezers; however, it is important that one should not keep the oil for more than 10 seconds on the affected area. It is also important not to swallow any oil as it can be harmful for your health. Drinking clove tea or chewing a clove till it releases its oil is much safer and effective way to use it, than using a clove oil.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Candida Infections - Ways It Can Be Treated!

MD, Ex Sr Dermatologist AIIMS New Delhi
Dermatologist, Delhi
Candida Infections - Ways It Can Be Treated!

The term Candida refers to the most common type of infection caused by yeast in areas like the mouth, intestinal tract, vagina and the skin. This infection is not fatal if your immune system is functioning properly. However, it can spread to other parts. You will have to look for the following signs and symptoms to suspect that whether or not you are suffering from candida:

  1. Exhaustion
  2. Foul breath
  3. White coat on your tongue
  4. Hormone imbalance
  5. Pain in the Joints
  6. Low sex drive
  7. Chronic sinus and allergy issues
  8. Gas and bloating
  9. Vulnerable and weak immune system
  10. Cravings sweets
  11. Brain fog

Candida Albicans is the scientific term to refer to a virus that is capable of aiding with nutrient absorption and digestion. When there is an excessive production and generation of the fungus in the body, symptoms for Candida is noticed. It can grow out of control at a time when your body’s PH balance is disturbed.

What Causes Candida Infections?
There are multiple catalyzing factors behind the spread of candida. Some of these are as follows:

  1. Use of broad-spectrum antibiotics and their overuse for a prolonged period to fight any bacteria-related infection
  2. Use of birth control pills coupled with consumption of high sugar diet
  3. Use of oral Corticosteroids
  4. Side-effects of Cancer Treatments
  5. Weakened Immune System

Treatment for Candida:

  1. Go for the Candida cleanse, it flushes the digestive tract. You must be on a fermented vegetable diet. Start storing a vegetable broth in a refrigerator and have it warm every few weeks to clean your system.
  2. Second, have steamed vegetables. Avoid starch, sugars, carbs and alcohol from your diet.
  3. Take care of your diet, exclude sugars, fats, carbohydrates and alcohol completely. Indulge in vegetables in a warm and steamed manner to get rid of the fungus. Add cultured dairy, preferably goat milk kefir to your diet. It is needed for healthy probiotic foods. They can effectively kill the candida in the system.
  4. Clove oil, coconut oil and vitamin C supplements work wonders to get rid of candida.
  5. Besides all these remedies, it is advisable to maintain personal hygiene to get best results.
  6. A healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise can also keep you away from all kinds of disorders, including skin infections like Candida.
  7. You must not use the garments, towels or combs of others to not be a victim of skin infections.
  8. Maintain the fluid balance in the body by drinking sufficient water in a day.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Toothache Home Remedies!

Dr. Deepak 91% (3796 ratings)
NCCH & MCH
Homeopath, Kolkata
Toothache Home Remedies!

1. Lemon juice and asafoetida powder mixed in equal proportions (1tsf) to be applied and left for 5-10 mins and then risen gurgle with luke warm water.

2. Turmeric powder mixed with lukewarm mustard oil to be applied over the aching tooth and gargle with normal water.

3. Saline water both lukewarm and cold has benefitial effects in relieving pain.

4. Clove oil application over the affected tooth will heal as well nutrilize the pain.

5. Salt and black pepper in equal amount to be mixed with little water to make paste and applied on the affected tooth.

Apart from these tip follow and consult your doctor for proper medication do not dwell permanently over them as it will be just a temporary ways where a diseased part always needs medications.

Health Tip

Dr. R.P. Singh Atwal 86% (24 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), cRAV, CKS
Ayurveda, Amritsar
Health Tip

Running ritu (season) is vasant ritu as.

In this season almost everyone is prone to suffer from running nose, nasal congestion or common cold.

Reason mentioned in ayurveda is that the cough wich is aggravated during dec-jan (hemant ritu) will start melting with the sun shine of vasant ritu, as the temperature starts increasing gradually after a long freezing winters.

We will today provide you some fantastic tips to overtake this condition-

  • First thing you have to do is to avoid kapha type food habits.
  • Milk products, heavy, fried, sour, salty are kapha aggravators.
  • Avoid late nite eating habits (have your meals atleast 4 hours before going to bed)
  • Drink warm water all the time, also you can add sunthi (ginger powder), kaali mirch (black peeper powder) in it for better results. 
  • Honey will be best to take.
  • Rinse your nose early in the morning with warm water and then administrate few drops of badam rogan (expelled almond oil) in each nostril. This will give strength to the mucus membrane of nose.
  • Take steam before going to bed, also add few drops of clove oil and eucalyptus oil in water before taking steam.
  • If you found your problem more chronic, then we prescribe you to take sitopuladi churan 1tsp twice daily with warm water.

Clove Oil (Laung ka Tel) Benefits And Side Effects in Hindi - लौंग के तेल के फायदे और नुकसान

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Clove Oil (Laung ka Tel) Benefits And Side Effects in Hindi - लौंग के तेल के फायदे और नुकसान

औषधीय गुणों से भरपूर लौंग का प्रयोग कई बिमारियों के उपचार में किया जाता है. लौंग के तेल के फायदे कई परेशानियों को दूर करने में सहायक होते हैं. लौंग का प्रयोग प्राचीन काल से ही होता रहा है. भारतीय और चीनी सभ्यताओं में इनके इस्तेमाल का उल्लेख मिलता है. यहाँ तक कि अब भी बहुत सारे चीनी और भारतीय व्यंजनों में लौंग का इस्तेमाल किया जाता है. इसमें एंटीसेप्टिक, एंटीमाइक्रोबियल, लोहा, एंटीफंगल और उतेजक गुण मौजूद हैं. इसके अलावा इसमें विटामिन ए, सी और कई खनिज जैसे कि फास्फोरस, पोटेशियम, कैल्शियम, लोहा और हाइड्रोक्लोरिक एसिड पाए जाते हैं. लौंग के तेल से कई विकारों को दूर किया जाता है. आइए लौंग के तेल के फायदे और नुकसान को जानें.

1. प्रतिरक्षा तंत्र की मजबूती में
लौंग के तेल में प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली को मजबूती प्रदान करने की क्षमता होती है. इसमें मौजूद एंटीवायरल गुणों और रक्त को शुद्ध करने की क्षमता के कारण ये कई बीमारियों से बचाता है. इसके अलावा लौंग में एंटीऑक्सिडेंट भी पाया जाता है जो कि मुक्त कणों को शरीर से बाहर निकालने का काम करते हैं.
2. कानदर्द के उपचार में
कान दर्द के उपचार में भी लौंग का इस्तेमाल किया जाता है. इसके लिए गर्म लौंग के तेल में तिल का तेल मिलाकर कान में डालना होता है. ऐसा करने से तुरंत लाभ मिल सकता है.
3. दांतों के लिए
लौंग का इस्तेमाल दांतों के लिए प्राचीन काल से ही होता आ रहा है. इसका तेल दांतों को दर्द, माउथ अल्सर और किटाणुनाशक के रूप में काफी उपयोगी साबित होता है. इसमें कैविटी के विरुद्ध और जलन को कम करने का गुण भी होता है.
4. पाचन के लिए
लौंग के अनेकों फायदों में से एक ये भी है कि इससे मोशन सिकनेस, अपच, पेट का फुलना और हिचकी जैसी समस्याओं का निदान किया जा सकता है. इसे कई खाद्य पदार्थों में मिलाकर खाने के लिए इस्तेमाल भी किया जाता है.
5. रक्त शर्करा के नियंत्रण में
रक्तशर्करा के नियंत्रण में भी इसका इस्तेमाल किया जा सकता है. इसलिए ये शुगर से पीड़ित लोगों के लिए भी काफी उपयोगी साबित होता है. इसे एकाग्रता बढ़ाने के लिए भी इस्तेमाल किया जाता है.
6. त्वचा के लिए
इसमें त्वचा से संबंधित कई समस्याओं से बचाने की क्षमता भी होती है. ये त्वचा पार आने वाले झुर्रियों को ख़त्म करने और त्वचा के रक्त प्रवाह को बढ़ाने में भी काफी मददगार होता है. इससे बढ़ते उम्र के लक्षणों को भी काफी हद तक कम किया जा सकता है.
7. तनाव से मुक्ति में
स्वभाव से कामोत्तेजक लौंग का तेल एक अच्छे तानव उन्मुलक के रूप में कार्य करता है. इससे मानसिक थकान को दूर करने के साथ ही मन को ताजा किया जा सकता है. अनिद्रा और अवसाद से पीड़ित लोगों के लिए ये काफी लाभदायक है.
8. रक्तपरिसंचरण में
रक्तपरिसंचरण में वृद्धि होने से अंग प्रणालियों का ऑक्सिजनिकरण भी बढ़ता है. जिससे शुगर जैसी बिमारियों में भी राहत मिलती है. इससे विषाक्तता को दूर करने में भी मदद मिलती है. उपापचय को भी बढ़ाने का काम करता है.
9. संक्रमण के उपचार में
लौंग के तेल में कट्स, फंगल संक्रमण, खुजली और घाव आदि के उपचार की क्षमता होती है. इसे डंक के उपचार में भी प्रयोग किया जा सकता है. इस प्रकार ये कई तरह के संक्रमणों से बचाने का काम करता है.
10. मतली और सरदर्द में
उल्टी, मतली या सरदर्द जैसी समस्याओं को दूर करने के लिए भी लौंग के तेल का इस्तेमाल किया जाता है. इसके अलावा इसे आप अरोमाथेरेपी में भी इस्तेमाल किया जा सकता है. इससे मोर्निंग सिकनेस में भी आराम मिलता है.

लौंग के तेल का नुकसान

  • इसके प्रयोग से कुछ लोगों को एलर्जी की शिकायत हो सकती है.
  • ब्लड शुगर के मरीजों को इसके इस्तेमाल से बचना चाहिए.
  • गर्भवती महिलाओं, छोटे बच्चों और स्तनपान कराने वाली माताएं इसका इस्तेमाल न करें.
     

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Paralyses - Can Ayurveda Treat It?

Dr. Dinesh Rawal 89% (589 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Valsad
Paralyses - Can Ayurveda Treat It?

Facial paralysis is when there is a loss of voluntary movement of the face on one or both sides. The following are the most common causes of facial paralysis.

  • Bell’s palsy, the most common cause of facial paralysis
  • Stroke is another major cause of facial paralysis, could be combined with right side arm/leg paralysis
  • Tumours, affecting the facial region can exert pressure on the nerves and lead to paralysis
  • Infections such as herpes zoster infections cause paralysis

Symptoms:

  1. Difficulty in speech, eating and drinking
  2. Closing eyelids, movement, and expressions become difficult
  3. Loss of sensation, which may be temporary or permanent

Ayurveda believes in not just correcting the paralysis but improving overall health so that there is no recurrence and other areas are also prevented from being affected. According to it, increased vata causes paralysis and so treatment includes correction of it plus prevention of vata accumulation through diet and lifestyle changes.

Dietary and lifestyle changes:

  1. Avoid cold and sour foods like curd, buttermilk, ice creams, cold foods like cucumber, banana, watermelons, etc.
  2. Avoid fermented foods as they aggravate Vata
  3. Reduce or avoid pulses like dal as they can worsen gas accumulation
  4. Substitute rice with wheat
  5. Substitute cow’s milk with buffalo milk
  6. Avoid smoking and alcohol completely
  7. Diet must be easily digestible and simple with lot of green leafy vegetables
  8. Avoid foods which can cause constipation

Ayurvedic remedies:

  1. Beejband or country mallow: This has nerve stimulating properties and so useful in paralysis of any sort
  2. Kali Mirch or black pepper: Used as a water gargle, it is beneficial in correcting paralysis
  3. Lavanga or cloves: People with Bell’s palsy were given water to which some drops of clove oil were added, and they showed remarkable benefits.
  4. Mulethi or licorice: This is proven to be effective in stopping the progression of paralysis. People with Bell’s palsy, in whom there was involuntary tearing, had a stoppage of the symptom.
  5. Ashwagandha capsules: They treat paralysis and also reduce anxiety and stress and depression. It helps by calming and rejuvenating the entire nervous system. It also helps control muscle and joint pains and reduces stiffness. It also helps control insomnia and allows for improved blood pressure.
  6. Curcumin: This is very beneficial in Bell's palsy patients. With its rich antioxidant content, it reduces free radical release and helps control inflammation and reduces oxidative stress.
  7. Nirgundi oil: It also cures the imbalance between Vata and Kapha in the body. Massaging with this oil heals injured facial muscles and nerves and improves paralysis. It also eliminates toxins and prevents greying of hair. Its anti-inflammatory properties provide relief from inflammation and pain.

Pranayam, meditation is sure useful in this condition. Do start asanas, slowly begin with surynamaskar. Along with this, one can take Shastrokta medicine, that are-- 1. Ekangvir Ras vati 1 or 2 bd + Maharasnadi kashay ghan vati 2+2 during the day.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Home Remedies For Itching

Dr. Ankur Singhal 92% (1678 ratings)
Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Home Remedies For Itching

Home remedies for itching

1. Baking soda

  • Baking soda can cleanse the skin. It can be used in different ways to get rid of general and localized itch.
  • Add one cup of baking soda to the warm bathing water.
  • Soak your body in this water for at least 30 minutes
  • Pat dry the skin
  • For localized itching, make a paste of the three parts of baking soda with one part of water and apply to the affected area.

2. Lemon juice

  • Lemon juice acts as a cleanser and also has antiseptic properties. This can reduce the itching and prevent any infections of the skin.
  • Extract the juice from lemon.
  • Apply it directly on the affected area.
  • If you have scratched the skin this will cause a burning sensation, but it will heal the scratches and scars faster.

3. Essential oils

  • The itching of the skin caused by the dryness of the skin and some fungal infections can be easily removed using essential oils. Some of the essential oils such as lavender oil, rosemary oil, basil oil, clove oil, chamomile oil have anti- inflammatory and soothing properties which will alleviate the irritations.
  • Add essential oils to the bathing water.
  • Instead you can directly apply it on to the skin and wash it off after 30 minutes.

4. Olive, sesame or almond oil

  • These oils reduce the dryness of the skin and relieve you from the itch caused by dry and flaky skin. This remedy will be extremely helpful in winter season.
  • Heat any of these oils and apply to the whole body or to the particular areas as required.

5. Coconut oil

  • This remedy will be extremely useful for night time itch. Coconut oil has antiseptic properties and it also moisturizes the skin.
  • Soak your body in warm water for 20 minutes.
  • Pat dry the skin and apply a thick layer of coconut oil on the dry skin areas.
  • Cover the areas with warm clothes and go to bed
  • You will be having an itch free-sleep at night and your skin will look very fresh the next day.

6. Apple cider vinegar

  • This remedy can relieve you from itching more effectively.
  • Apply vinegar using a cotton ball to the affected areas
  • Add 2-3 cups of vinegar in the bathtub and soak your body for 15-20 minutes.

7. Aloe vera

  • Aloe vera gel can moisturize the skin and hydrate it. It will protect your skin from any infections.
  • Take the gel out of the fresh leaf of aloe vera and apply to the itchy skin
  • Let it dry for some time and wash it off with lukewarm water.

8. Honey and milk

  • Honey has anti microbial property and milk has anti inflammatory property. Honey and milk moisturizes the skin as well.
  • Make a mixture of milk and honey using equal quantities.
  • Dip a washcloth in this mixture and apply to the affected areas of the skin

9. Beeswax

  • This remedy will be very effective for people suffering from itching due to psoriasis or eczema.
  • Mix honey, olive oil and melted beeswax.
  • Apply this mixture to the itchy areas of the skin when it is warm.
  • Repeat the remedy till you get relief from itching.

10. Mint

  • Mint has anti-inflammatory properties due to the presence of menthol in it. Mint also has antiseptic properties
  • Boil 1 cup of mint leaves in 2cups of water
  • Allow the mixture to cool and strain it
  • Apply this mint tea to the affected areas of the skin

11. Basil

  • The eugenol present in basil has anesthetic properties which help to relieve itching.
  • Prepare a brew of the basil leaves and water
  • Allow the preparation to cool and apply to the itchy skin

12. Cold compress

  • This is an easy way to reduce itching caused by bites or stings
  • Apply ice pack or washcloth containing ice to the itchy areas

13. Witch hazel

  • This astringent cleanses the skin and reduces itching.
  • Boil the bark of witch hazel in water and apply the cold mix to the skin
  • You can also use the witch hazel in the astringent form available from drugstore.

14. Oatmeal

  • Oatmeal works as exfoliate and removes the dead skin cells.
  • Add 2 cups of oatmeal to the bath water.
  • Soak the body in this water or 15- 30 minutes.
  • Wash off with water after rubbing the skin.

15. Vaseline or petroleum jelly

  • Petroleum jelly helps to prevent itching caused by the dryness of the skin. Vaseline coating helps to hold the moisture within the skin.
  • Take a bath in hot water using mild soap.
  • When the skin is damp apply the vaseline.

Are you suffering from any kind of itching sensation? what are you waiting for? stop scratching and try any of the above given home remedies to get rid of itching. Find out which method will be most suitable for you to get relief from the itch.

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Tooth Decay - 6 Ways Ayurveda Can Help!

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Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Modern Diagnostics
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Tooth Decay - 6 Ways Ayurveda Can Help!

The most common problem affecting the mouth is caries which happens as a result of bacteria acting on the food deposits on the teeth, which produces acid that attacks the tooth structure. The result is loss of tooth structure and formation of pits and cavities which allows more food deposits and causes more decay.

Decay development depends on a number of factors including heredity, tooth structure, oral hygiene habits, food habits, etc. There are certain simple things that can be done at home which can delay the onset of the decay and also reduce its progression and severity.

If that sounds interesting, read on to know more.

  1. Clove and sesame oil: Clove oil is known for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antibacterial properties. A few drops of clove oil mixed with half teaspoon of sesame oil can be dabbed on the affected tooth with a cotton ball. This can be repeated every night, both for relief as well as for preventing further decay spread. Alternately, a whole clove can be chewed for some time and then placed under the tongue for continued relief.
  2. Salt: Known for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties, use a rinse made with salt and warm water and swish around the affected tooth at least 3 times a day. Alternately, make a paste of salt and lemon juice and apply on the affected tooth.
  3. Garlic: A paste with about 4 cloves of garlic and rock salt applied on the affected tooth provides great relief. Raw garlic can be eaten regularly for multiple benefits, including prevention from tooth decay. Rubbing raw garlic on the affected tooth also provides temporary relief from pain.
  4. Neem: Still used as a toothbrush by many rural people, chewing on a tender neem bark yields powerful oils and compounds that help keep the teeth against bacterial attack. The high fiber content is also effective against reducing plaque formation.
  5. Swishing with oils: Sesame, coconut or sunflower oil can be used for this purpose. On an empty stomach in the morning, use a tablespoon of one of these oils to swish for about 10 minutes, take care not to swallow it. This should be done before brushing the teeth. This helps reduce gum disease, bad breath and reduce cavities.
  6. Mustard oil: Two teaspoons each of mustard oil and rock salt can be mixed and applied to the tooth regularly for relief from dental decay pain.

The next time you have a tooth ache, it is not always necessary to rush to the dentist. Try these home remedies to get some relief, which will give you time to go to the dentist.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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