Dental Health

“Dental Health” with Propolis & Calendula officinalis, Equisetum arvense & Salvia officinalis

  • Description:
    • Propolis is a resinous mixture that honey bees collect from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources. The composition of propolis varies considerably from one region to another, along with the vegetation.
    • Calendula officinalis (Marigold) is of the family Asteraceae. It is probably native to southern Europe, though its long history of cultivation makes its precise origin unknown.
    • Equisetum arvense (Common Horsetail) is a herbaceous perennial plant, native throughout the arctic and temperate regions of the northern hemisphere.
    • Salva officinalis (Common Sage) is a perennial, evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, greyish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers. It is a member of the family Lamiaceae and is native to the Mediterranean region, though it has naturalized in many places throughout the world. It has a long history of medicinal and culinary use.

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  • Potential virtues:
    • Propolis is said to have antimicrobial, emollient, antioxidant actions. Historically, propolis was used by Greek and Ancient Egypt people to treat abscesses, to heal wounds and tumours and for mummification. Propolis has shown effective in dentistry for dental caries and as a natural sealant and enamel hardener. Moreover, it is used to prevent and treat infections of the respiratory tracts as well as infectious diseases in general.
    • Calendula is said to have anti-viral, antibacterial, anti-genotoxic and anti-inflammatory properties. The plant is used to treat inflammations of the buccal and pharyngeal mucosa, combat gastrointestinal infections and inflammations and to treat oedemas. It is traditionally used to stimulate liver and gallbladder functions, to relieve menstrual pain, to regularise the female cycle and to improve depressive states related to dysmenorrhoea.
    • Sage is commonly referred to having anti-sweating, antibiotic, antifungal, astringent, antispasmodic, estrogenic, hypoglycaemic and tonic virtues. It is used to reduce excessive sweeting and menopausal hot flushes, to treat digestive disorders and to improve the memory.
    • Horsetail is an herbal remedy dating back to ancient Roman and Greek medicine. It was traditionally used to stop bleeding, heal ulcers and wounds, and treat tuberculosis or kidney problems. Horsetail contains silicon, which plays a role in strengthening bones and nails. As of today, Horsetail is commonly used to treat post-traumatic oedema, urinary tract infections and kidney stones as well as rheumatoid arthritis. It helps to improve the cognitive functions and to protect the liver.

  

  • I typically prescribe this composition to for the dental care and the health of mouth, gums and teeth. It notably helps
    • To maintain good dental health with its antifungal, antibiotic and astringent values
    • To remineralise teeth
    • To strengthen gingivae collagen tissue
    • To support in tooth extraction and all kinds of mouth surgery as a natural antiseptic for a better and rapid healing

 

  • Recommended basic treatment
    • Take 2 capsules 3 times a day with a large glass of water before meals (morning, midday, evening)
    • Avoid using “Dental Health” for more than three weeks in a row.
    • It is not advised to administrate horsetail to young children as the stems can contain nicotine.
    • In theory, Calendula could increase the effect of drugs or natural plants prescribed to combat anxiety and insomnia.
    • In Holistic Alternative Medicine, Dental Care is of crucial importance and I usually recommend my patients to consult an alternative dentist.