I have been learning alot about herbs lately. Trying to learn as much as I can. I thought it would be fun to post an herb and what it does once a week. With the subject of teeth being in our home lately. I thought it would be fitting to write about the herbs that benefit your teeth and gums.
The name alfalfa means "Father of all Foods." It has been called the King of plants because it is extremely rich in vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sulfur, chlorine, sodium, potassium, silicon, and trace elements. A good source of carotene (Vitamin A) and a little known vitamin – Vitamin K, the blood clotting vitamin which has been known to help peptic ulcers. Has eight of the essential amino acids and the highest chlorophyll content of any plant. Prevents tooth decay and helps rebuild decayed teeth, contains natural fluorides.
The fresh leaves, rubbed on the teeth, will cleanse them and strengthen the gums.
St John Wort
Priest & Priest tell us that it is a sedative nervine for muscular twitching and uncontrolled movements, being especially indicated for nerve injuries to the extremities and teeth/gums.
Used for babies and young children for colic, stomach pains, teething and fevers. Helps clean out mucus in the body.
Extract is good to rub on gums of teething baby.
Is an excelent source of the major minerals, which help strengthen bones and teeth.