The herbs listed in this guide is an old standard kitchen toothache remedy.One great natural toothache remedy would be to ground clove or pure food grade drizzle oil on the affected tooth. This is the most well known of herbal toothache remedies. I list this treatment first because many people have cloves in their spice rack.
Other great herbal toothache remedies include
- A couple of drops of tea tree essential oil infused in water. Cleansing the mouth with this solution can provide rapid relief to inflamed gums. It’s a really potent antibacterial. Tea tree oil is an important element to our Travel First Aid Kit.
- A mixture of these things used on a regular basis can be very useful as part of a home remedy for toothache. First, a calendula toothpaste. Calendula has a long history of being used for the teeth and gums. Myrrh toothpastes are another alternative. Both these herbs have antimicrobial and antibacterial effects. These can be found in all natural foods markets and in many supermarkets.
- Echinacea. This cold and flu remedy has a long history for being a toothache remedy. In actuality, a Lakota elder I know calls it the “toothache plant” That’s what his grandma called it too. Try using Echinacea tincture. The ideal toothache remedy will be to use fresh Echinacea root dug from the ground, so if you have any in your backyard, try it a day!
- If your filling comes out…A paste of slippery elm powder and water put into a tooth in which the filling has come out, will really help until one gets to your dentist. And a mouthwash made with sage (Salvia officinalis) or calendula (Calendula officinalis) and a pinch of salt, is advantageous to bleeding gums.
Garden or outside toothache remedy:
- Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), originated in Europe and Asia, but has become naturalized throughout North America. Yarrow grows wild in fields, meadows, roadsides and open woodlands. Yarrow has the power to stop bleeding and assists in healing wounds. But the origin of the yarrow is also an anesthetic. To relieve toothaches, use the fresh leaves or root into the teeth or gums. It’s still another terrific herbal toothache remedy.
- Raw plantain leaves crushed and put on the aching tooth will also help prevent a toothache. If you happen to get a little salt on you, mix a little salt with the chewed leaves.
Also Do This!
Here are some essential toothache remedies. . .especially in the event you don’t have ANY of the above ingredients and you will need toothache relief NOW!
- Rinse your toothache away. Take a mouthful of water (at body temperature) and rinse vigorously. If your toothache is caused by trapped foods, a comprehensive rinse may dislodge the issue.
- Floss gently. If swishing does not work, you may attempt to pry the popcorn hulls or little pieces of meat from between your teeth by flossing. Be gentle! Your gums will probably be sore.
- Take a”shot” to numb the pain. Your gums will absorb some of the alcohol which will numb the pain. Spit out the remainder.
- Rinse with salty water. After every meal and at bedtime, stir 1 teaspoon of salt into an 8-ounce glass of plain water (again, at body temperature), every mouthful, roll it around your mouth. Spit.
- Try a hand massage. When you have an achy tooth, this can ease the pain by 50 percent. Rub an ice cube into the V-shaped place in which the bones of the thumb and forefinger meet. Gently push the ice over the region for 5 to 7 minutes.