Before I start this very last chapter of the “Pick of the week”, I want to say thank you to each of you that visit this magic place that is so close to my heart. Here I feel creative and excited to resonate with others like you. We all going on different journeys, but more importantly, we are walking on the same path.
Healing with medicinal plants is as old as mankind itself. Awareness of medicinal plants usage is a result of the many years of struggle against illnesses, due to which man learned to pursue relief in barks, seeds, fruit bodies, and other parts of the plants. And it worked.
Why did we forget about them then? With a fast-paced western life, it’s been easier and quicker to find healing using modern medicine first. Nature itself- traditional medicine – can offer one solution to many illnesses. However, in many others is the complement to modern – chemical based pharmacotherapy, which uses a great amount of plants to formulate some medications too.
Herbalism plays a vital role which, for more skeptic minds, is scientifically proven too. I see this like believing in God: If he doesn’t really exist (if herbs don’t work) there is nothing to lose, and lots to gain.
After this brief introduction, please welcome the super protagonist!!! TEA TREE OIL
Harvested from the paper bark tea tree, the tea tree has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal plant by indigenous Australians.
How is that possible? – Tea tree contains the natural chemicals cineol and propanol, which can decrease gingivitis and reduce plaque.
Antiviral – Antifungical – Antiseptic – Antibacterial
For the ones that look for proof: In a recent scientific dental study, a genuine 2.5 percent distillation of tea tree oil proved effective in the treatment of chronic gum diseases and reduced plaque scores. Furthermore, the study showed that a total of 162 oral bacteria isolates were inhibited and rapidly destroyed by tea tree oil concentrations of less than 2%.
The British dental journal agreed that Tea tree oil is a “Therapeutic agent in chronic gum diseases” condition that has both bacterial and inflammatory components.
If I have gum disease, how can I use tea tree oil?
Tea tree oil mouthwash either buy the mouthwash ready-made or make it yourself by simply adding 3 drops of tea tree oil to a cup of warm water then use it in the same way as the other homemade mouthwashes.
Amigos, soon, more to come. Stay tuned! ✨😎