Gum problems occur frequently. However, gingivitis remains a relatively unknown disease, although it is widespread almost everywhere. It comes from an infection and causes bleeding and inflammation. Myrrh is an excellent remedy to eliminate the symptoms.
Overview of Gingivitis
Made up of keratinized soft tissue, the gum forms a protective layer on the lower part of the teeth. The gingivitis often results from poor hygiene. It is usually a simple inflammation, but it can progress to lead to tooth loss.
One poor maintenance of teeth allows the appearance of a bacterial plaque. This forms a film that is deposited on the surface of the teeth and gums. It leads to the production of toxins and acidic substances responsible for inflammation.
Certain medications such as antidepressants, tobacco, and hormonal changes can produce a similar effect. Some cases also come from a genetic predisposition.
- Symptoms and consequences
Inflamed gums become red, swollen and painful. Brushing or flossing leads to tooth bleeding. When the inflammation spreads from the gums to the supporting tissues of the teeth, it gives rise to periodontitis. The teeth begin to move to move closer or apart. They end up detaching from the support and falling.
Myrrh tincture treatment
The virtues of myrrh have been known since antiquity. It holds an important place in many civilizations. It was part of the offerings brought by the Magi at the birth of Christ.
Myrrh is a medicinal plant of the family of bruseraceae, commonly called balsamier. The term mainly refers to the resin extracted from the tree. It contains essential oils, triterpenes, and mucilages. It is used in a treatment of gingivitis because its constituents provide it with an astringent, disinfectant and anti-infective power.
- Preparation of the dye
The tincture is made with 20 grams of myrrh and 100 ml of alcohol at 70 degrees. The preparation is just to mix the two components and let them act for 10 days. During the maceration period, the mixture is stirred regularly.
The tincture of myrrh apply by dabbing inside the mouth. It is coated on the surface of the gums and teeth 2 or 3 times a day. Thus, it can be diluted to make a mouthwash. For this, 5 to 10 drops of the tincture are poured into a glass of water.
- Contraindications and precautions for use
Myrrh presents risks of irritation. Thus, the dilution is recommended for people with sensitive skin.
Application inside the mouth inevitably involves ingesting the tincture of myrrh. It is recommended to measure the amount swallowed. Beyond 2 g, it may cause liver problems and diarrhea.
Myrrh stimulates uterine contractions. Thus, it is not recommended in case of pregnancy, it can cause an abortion.