however for a lot of reasons you might find yourself in a particular
situation where you can’t get into the dentist right away. Please do
follow up with your dentist as soon as possible because tooth ache can
be a symtom of other diseases.
Herbs for a toothache are best taken in tincture form, because the
alcohol content is disinfecting and astringent, which helps with the
infection and to reduce inflammation.
My herbs of choice are the herbs Goldenseal, garlic,
Oregon Grape and echinacea. Alterative, antibacterial, antiviral,
analgesic, digestive, tonic, antiseptic, depurative, febrifuge,
Echinacea stimulates the body’s immune system against all infectious
and inflammatory conditions, counteracts pus, and stimulates digestion.
It specifically strengthens the immune system against pathogenic
infection by stimulating phagocytosis, T-cell formation, and by
inhibiting the hyalurinadase enzyme secreted by bacteria to effect the
breakdown of cell walls and the formation of pus. It is one of the most
powerful and effective remedies against all kinds of bacterial and
viral infections. It should be taken frequently, every hour or two
during acute stages of inflammation, tapering off as symptoms improve.
A garlic swallow- counters most bacterial, viral and fungal infections.
Golden Seal was highly prized by Native Americans as a general
ulceration. Golden Seal’s numerous uses are attributed to its
antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties.
Oregon Grape is also a good source of berberine which is one of the
active principles in Goldenseal. The alkaloids in Oregon Grape Root,
especially berberine and hydrastine, have been used to combat a wide
variety of infectious agents. The herb has been shown effective against
staph, strep, tuberculosis and escherichia coli, in addition to curing
an increasingly troublesome, water-borne disease called giardiasis.
For temporary pain relief for toothache here are some herbs that work
well. But remember get to your dentist as soon as possible as tooth
pain maybe symtoms of more serious disease.
A pain-reliever, an antispasrnodic, a sedative, and an antidepressant
may all be in included in a typical herbal formula created by a medical
herbalist. For example, one herbal combination may include equal parts
of willow bark (for pain), cramp bark (for spasm), valerian (a
sedative), and St. Johns wort (an antidepressant).