Toothache can really be a problem especially if it strikes at night time. However, we need to know and understand first the root cause of our aching tooth. Once we are certain that it’s not a symptom of a more serious problem, we can try some herbs that are mostly present in our kitchen, pantry or even garden.
Check out the list of these herbs below.
Guava leaves have anti-inflammatory properties that can help fight inflammations and infections and heal wounds. Aside from this, its antimicrobial property also aids in oral care. To get rid of a toothache naturally, chew on some guava leaves (tender ones are the best) and allow its juice to stay in the mouth. We can also try adding crushed guava leaves to boiling water to make a mouthwash.
Cloves are one of the most reliable all-natural remedies for toothaches. It has volatile oils that numb the nerve as well as antibacterial properties that slow down microbial activity in the affected tooth. To provide instant relieve, simply chew on a few cloves.
Garlic has antimicrobial and painkilling properties that can help carry out terrible toothaches. It kills bacteria that cause dental plaque, but it can also act as a pain reliever.
Simply create a paste by crushing a garlic clove and apply it to the affected area. We can also try chewing a clove of fresh garlic.
This popular culinary herb has antiseptic, antifungal, and medicinal properties that make it an effective reliever of toothache. It can help us manage gum disease, dental caries, tooth decay, and bacterial infections. It works best when combined with mint leaves. As a bonus, thyme has low levels of toxin and so is safe for children.
For decades, ginger root has been used as an effective remedy for an aching tooth. It has antibacterial properties that help relieve pain on gum and tooth.
This remedy will require us to cut a piece on the root of ginger and peel it. Bite a piece of ginger root with the affected tooth and let the juice from the ginger root to get on the painful area. Continue doing this until the pain subside.
Chamomile is capable of dealing with inflammation and infections. To use this as a remedy for toothache, we need to steep a chamomile tea bag in a cup of hot water and allow it to cool to room temperature. Rinse the mouth with it, making sure that it comes into contact with the aching tooth.
Peppermint has the ability to kill microbes that are commonly the reason behind a toothache. Additionally, it also has cooling properties that gives us the much-needed relief. For this remedy, simply crush a few peppermint leaves and apply it on the achy tooth. A peppermint essential oil also works the same.
Wheatgrass can help relieve inflammation and prevent infections in our mouth since it has chlorophyll that helps fight off bacteria. To use this to an aching tooth, we need to use its juice as a mouthwash.
Lemons and Limes
Studies revealed that due to the presence of vitamin C and strong citric acid in lemons and limes, it can be an effective remedy for reducing tooth pain.
To reap this benefit, we need to take a bite on a slice of either lime or lemon with our aching tooth and let the juice reach the affected area. With the help of our hands, we simply have to squeeze the lemon and direct the juice on the affected area. Alternatively, we can make a lemon or lime juice with an added pinch of salt and apply it on the aching tooth.