Miswak as an Alternative Treatment Modality in Medicine and Dentistry: A review


Himanshu Deswal, Yogender Singh, Harpreet Singh Grover, Amit Bhardwaj

Abstract


Herbal chewing sticks, commonly known as Miswak, are among the ancient and traditional oral hygiene aids. It is considered as “Nature’s little toothbrush” as it is a popular chewing stick throughout Indian subcontinent. Nowadays, because of low cost, free availability, unique chemical composition, and spiritual beliefs, miswak is being used worldwide.  It also serves as a natural toothpaste with antibacterial, anti-caries, anti-periopathic disinfectant having anti-plaque and anti-fungal properties and it can be used effectively as a natural tool for teeth cleansing and as a natural analgesic for the disturbing toothache. This review gives a bird’s eye view mainly on the biological activities of the miswak and plausible medicinal and dental applications.


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Title

Miswak as an Alternative Treatment Modality in Medicine and Dentistry: A review

Date

01-04-2016

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Journal

Innovare Journal of Life Sciences
VOLol 4 Issue 2 2016 ( Apr-May) Page: 6-8

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2321-550X

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Authors & Affiliations

Himanshu Deswal
PG Student, Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, SGT University, Gurgaon.
India

Yogender Singh
PG Student, Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, SGT University, Gurgaon.
India

Harpreet Singh Grover
Prof.& Head,Department of Periodontology,Faculty of Dental Sciences,SGT University,Gurgaon.
India

Amit Bhardwaj
Reader,Department of Periodontology,Faculty of Dental Sciences,SGT University,Gurgaon.
India


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