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Teeth Whitening Ayurvedic and Home Remedy Methods

Author: Tom alter

It is not wrong to say that the teeth are indicators of the beauty of the face. Even top actors and actresses undergo dental cosmetic surgeries and whitening procedures in order to increase their 'face' value. A person with yellow or brown teeth is looked down upon. Hence it is extremely necessary to take proper care of teeth.

The mouth is the seat of the kapha dosha. Hence, care must be taken not to vitiate the kapha dosha. Problems with the kapha dosha lead to several oral and dental problems, including the loss of whiteness of the teeth.

However, many methods are known to the Indian science of Ayurveda by which a person can get the whiteness of teeth back. There are also methods to maintain whiteness of teeth. Many of these advantageous methods are mentioned in this article, with some other tips and pointers.

(1) Useful Herbs for Whitening of Teeth

1. Babul (Acacia arabica)

The importance of babul in whitening of teeth cannot be expressed in words. It is so much important in Ayurveda for this purpose that the ancient Indians used nothing but the twigs of the babul (the other tree used for this is neem) as disposable toothbrushes. The tannin present in babul is effective in increasing the whiteness of teeth.

2. Banyan (Ficus religiosa)

The aerial roots of the banyan can also be used as disposable toothbrushes. The banyan roots have astringent properties, which not only make the teeth whiter, but also make the teeth and gums healthier.

3. Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum)

The leaves of the holy basil are dried in the sun and powdered and used for brushing teeth. The leaves help in maintaining dental hygiene and make the teeth whiter. Apart from the whitening properties, holy basil is also used for protection from problems such as pyorrhea (i.e. bleeding of gums).

4. Margosa (Azadirachtha indica)

The neem tree, or the margosa, is a traditional remedy for having white healthy teeth. Neem twigs are used by several Indians even today as toothbrushes. Neem oils contain astringent and antiseptic properties to fight bad breath, kill microorganisms accumulated on the teeth and to combat dental caries and cavities.

(2) Dietary Methods for Whitening of Teeth

In order to keep the teeth clean and white, pungent, bitter and astringent foods must be included in the daily diet. These tastes have an astringent effect on the teeth which helps to maintain them clean. They also take care of the excess buildup of plaque on the teeth, which makes them lose their pearly white color.

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Sugary foods in any form are bad for the teeth. Chocolates are also not good. If you do consume such foods, you must remember to wash your mouth thoroughly with strong gargles so as not to leave any sweet residue in the mouth.

Avoid excess tea and coffee. These beverages contain strong alkaloids which can stain the teeth. The same is applicable to smoking. Almost every person who smokes will lose the white coloration of the teeth. Chewing of the paan (betel leaf), as is done in several Indian regions, is also disastrous to the whiteness of the teeth. This habit can stain the teeth cream, yellow or even a dirty shade of rust brown.

(3) Ayurvedic Methods for Whitening of Teeth

Ayurveda provides many kinds of toothpaste and toothbrushes for maintaining white healthy teeth. One of them is toothpaste made by mixing a paste of holy basil leaves with mustard oil. The neem and babul twigs are used as toothbrushes. They are rubbed vigorously on the teeth (sometimes with charcoal also) in order to remove all the plaque accumulated on the teeth and to make them whiter.

(4) Home Remedies for Whitening of Teeth

1. For teeth that have lost their white color, prepare a mixture of charcoal of babul wood, roasted alum and some rock salt. Rub this on the teeth instead of using the conventional toothpaste. You will have white and long-lasting healthy teeth.

2. You can try using sodium bicarbonate regularly each morning as a toothpowder instead of toothpaste. Sodium bicarbonate replenishes the lost mineral content of the teeth, which helps them to regain their whiteness.

3. Strawberries, tomatoes and amalaki contain good vitamin C content. These can be directly applied on the teeth. Vitamin C helps in removing the plaque on the teeth and makes them whiter.

4. Rub an orange peel on the teeth every night before going to sleep. The vitamin C of the orange peel will combat with the microorganisms all through the night.

5. Take adequate measures of dental hygiene. Brush your teeth after every meal, or at least in the morning and before going to bed. While brushing your teeth, take care to sweep out all the embedded food particles. This is the most natural way to keep your teeth white and healthy.

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5 Responses to Ayurvedic Skin Whitening

  1. neha s says:

    what is kumkumadi tailum made of? what is its composition?
    kumkumadi tailum is an ayurvedic oil that is used in creams for skin whitening. eg ;Fair and lovely i nned to know its origin and if it is a mixture of extracts then its composition

    • surendra says:

      Hi Neha,

      Kumkumadi Thailam is an ayurvedic product which is excellent for the skin treatment especially for dark circles under the eyes, very effective in improving the colour and texture of your skin. The following is the website address where you can order online. http://www.avpayurveda.com/products_contents.html#kumkumadi

      Kumkumadi Tailam is an ancient recipe consisting of 16 precious Ayurvedic ingredients as detailed in the ancient texts of beauty secrets. Kumkumadi thailam is the high quality saffron oil. You can find kumkumadi cream which is combined with other ayurvedic products in “Fair and lovely” cream which is a product of Hindustan lever. Kama Ayurveda Miraculous Beauty Fluid Kama Ayurveda, an authentic Ayurvedic product line, has revealed the Indian secret for an exotic golden glow, ?Kumkumadi,? or Miraculous Beauty Fluid. With a balanced combination of herbal organic ingredients including vetiver, lotus, extracts of Banyan tree, Indian madder, licorice and rare saffron, this golden beauty fluid cleanses, helps smooth the appearance of fine lines and illuminates the complexion. The key ingredient, saffron, is considered a royal spice in Ayurveda, the oldest documented body of holistic medical knowledge, with a system of plant oils and herbs originating in India over 6,000 years ago. Saffron saturates the skin to give it a natural golden glow. Lotus, sandalwood, and vetiver plump the skin, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while extracts of Indian Madder and Banyan tree lighten the appearance of brown spots caused by acne scarring, the sun or aging. Licorice, known for its antiseptic and microbial properties helps to protect blemish-prone skin from bacteria and other impurities. Kama?s Miraculous Beauty Fluid is 100% natural and highly concentrated so only a few drops are need daily for glowing, young skin. http://www.kamaayurveda.com/

      Good luck!!!

  2. curious2 says:

    How about this for a joke?

    New Delhi, March 1 (Reuters): Alongside life-size posters of Sangh parivar stalwarts, BJP activists can now buy lotions, potions and pills to cure anything from cancer to hysteria to piles ? all made from cow urine or dung.

    The new Goratna stall at the BJP souvenir shop is rapidly outselling dry political tracts, badges, flags and saffron-and-green plastic wall clocks with the face of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

    ?You won?t believe how quickly some of the products sold out,? says Manoj Kumar, who runs the souvenir shop along with his brother, Sanjeev, at the BJP headquarters in the central New Delhi neighbourhood. ?The constipation medicine is a hot seller.?

    But the biggest seller is a ?multi-utility pill? that claims to cure anything from diabetes to piles to ?ladies? diseases?.

    ?It?s a miraculous cure? the container declares. A month?s supply costs a little over Rs 45.

    Another cure-all is Sanjivani Ark, a liquid medicine that battles cancer, hysteria, and irregular periods, among other things.

    In addition to medicines, the Goratna products range from cow dung toothpaste, to detergents, a skin-whitening cream, baldness and obesity cures, soap and a cow urine ?antiseptic aftershave?.

    Siddarth Singh, a spokesman for the BJP, which has long campaigned on the sanctity of the cow, said the stall aimed to promote village industry, one of the biggest employers in India. ?If you go back in the history of India, this belongs to our culture. There?s no commercial value to us. Village industry in this country needs to be promoted.?

    The five key cow products ? butter, milk, curd, urine and dung ? are collectively known as panchgavya and are an important part of ayurvedic medicine.

    The Goratna products, made by a cooperative in the cow-belt state of Uttar Pradesh, are rapidly gaining in popularity.

    Singh already uses the detergent and is thinking of experimenting further.

    ?Once they use it, they are coming back and they are bringing their friends and their family and their neighbours back with them,? says Kumar.

    ?I?m tempted to try something for the hair ? let?s hope,? he grins, running his fingers through his thinning crop
    To amit: That means u have consumed cow dung and cow urine!!! ewwwwwwwwww

  3. good friend says:

    please advice me anyone a best whitening and mosturising cream or medicine?
    dear friends,iam a man,age of 24,in dark complexion with dried skin.please advice me how to get fair look.I had used ‘RUP AMRUTHU’ for 2 months.but not avail.what tell more I lost my 1000 rs.I was very lean .so I used some ayurvedic medicine,only for it I put on wight.Now Iam working in Saudi Arabia.many indian medicine is not available here.Even though it is so,I can make me send by any one from india if it is needed.please advice me please…..

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