Mouth Health & Ayurveda
Both Western medicine and Ayurveda use the tongue as an important diagnostic tool, indicating that oral health is interrelated to the health of the entire body. Thus, keeping our gums, teeth, and mouth healthy will also benefit our overall well-being.
How to Strengthen Gums and Teeth with Ayurveda
Ayurveda recommends following a regimen of oral hygiene practices every day as part of your daily routine, and encourages the use of Ayurvedic herbs for oral health that will help keep your mouth and teeth healthy, clean, and strong.
Herbs for Healthy Teeth
Banyan offers several powerful herbs for dental health that have been used for centuries to promote strong, healthy teeth and gums. Triphala, one of Ayurveda’s top digestive formulas, also makes an excellent mouthwash that can help cleanse and detoxify the mouth.
We also carry Tooth Powder, a traditional formula for Ayurvedic teeth cleaning that blends botanical ingredients and naturally occurring minerals to keep the mouth cleansed and refreshed.
Oil Pulling | Ayurveda’s Answer to Mouthwash
Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic oral health practice that helps the body maintain overall well-being through oral hygiene. Banyan’s Daily Swish is an herbal oil specifically designed to support this healthy ritual. Oil pulling further helps inhibit the accumulation of plaque, whitens teeth, and promotes healthy gum tissue.
Tongue Cleaning | How to Keep Your Tongue Healthy
Scraping your tongue with a Tongue Cleaner is a very simple but equally powerful way of paying attention to your body and digestive system.
Oral bacteria in itself can lead to a host of other complications, the least of which is bad breath. It can also be an indicator that some aspect of our diet may need to shift.
Not only is tongue scraping an effective way of clearing the bacteria that accumulates through the night, but it also gives us a good indication of how well our bodies may or may not be assimilating what we are eating.
Ayurveda recommends scraping your tongue first thing in the morning as an effective way of clearing the bacteria that has accumulated through the night, supporting fresh breath, enhancing your sense of taste, and gently stimulating your digestive organs.
The practice of nasya, or lubricating the nose with oil, is recommended as part of a healthy Ayurvedic daily routine. Nasya Oil is a specially formulated herbal oil designed to support clear, easy breathing, and it can also help relax accumulated stress and tension in the head while gently protecting the nasal passages, among other benefits.