Features and benefits
Supports overall oral health and hygiene
Taila or oil by virtue of its ‘sookshma’ swabhava is capable of reaching deeper and difficult to access structures and tissues. Swishing medicated taila in the mouth on a daily basis dislodges and flushes out internal and external toxins from the oral cavity. The teeth regain their enamel and strength and gums regain their firm hold on teeth.
The astringent and cleansing nature of the herbal ingredients cleanse the tongue, remove debris and microbes, and keep the taste buds fresh and functional.
The acidic nature of one’s own digestive juices may cause harm to the teeth in the long run. Regular gargling with Arimedadi taila restores a favorable acid-base balance in the oral cavity.
Moisturises the mouth and throat
A well-moisturized mouth and throat cavity in itself acts as a barrier to the entry of diseases causing microbes. The oral cavity further adjoins the esophagus, nasal passages, sinuses, and intricate ear cavities. Regular gargling with the taila creates a healthy defense, especially in the event of widespread airborne disease and infection.
The oil cleanses the mouth of excess microbial growth and discourages further infestation. This effectively prevents dental plaque and carried, while ensuring fresh breath and mouth odor.
Studies have proved the efficacy of Arimedadi taila to be on par with that of Chlorohexidine mouthwash without the teeth staining and other side effects of the chemical mouthwash.
Key ingredients and their therapeutic properties
Arimedah (Acacia leucophloea)
Safed Baabul or White Acacia contains gallic acid, catechin and chlorogenic acid that gives the herbs its chlorogenic properties. The powdered stem bark is used as tooth powder. It relieves severe toothache. Chewing fresh bark daily fixes and strengthens loose teeth.
Twak – Cinammomum verum
The aroma and flavor of Ceylon Cinnamon come from essential oil extracted from the bark, which contains the compound cinnamaldehyde. The compound is used to alleviate stomach ailments. The bark oil and extracts exhibit antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. The bark has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties that effectively treat toothache and rheumatoid joint pains.
Nyagrodha – Ficus benghalensis
Various parts of the plant are considered medicinal. The milky juice is externally applied for bruises and as a pain reliever in rheumatism and back pain. It is also used as a remedy for toothache. The leaves are heated and applied as a poultice to abscesses. The bark is astringent, while the seeds have a cooling effect. The extracts of the Banyan Tree are used to treat gum and mouth disease.
Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia
The key components of Indian Madder include purpurin (trihydroxy anthraquinone), munjistin (xanthopurpurin-2-carboxylic acid), peudopurpurin (purpurin-3-carboxylic acid) and free alizarin as well as its glucoside. These compounds impart antibacterial, expectorant and diuretic properties to the herb.
Lodhra – Symplocos racemosa
Glycosides, isolated from the ethanolic extract of the stembark, are highly astringent and are reported to be responsible for the medicinal properties of the bark
Musta – Cyperus rotundus
Cyperine is the major constituent in the plant, which gives Nut Grass its pharmacological properties. Nut Grass is used to treat digestive disorders, menstrual irregularity and nausea. It also promotes liver detoxification and healing.
Jathiphala (Myristics fragrans)
The main chemical components of Mace are a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-phellandrene, a-terpinene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, y-terpinene, linalool, terpinen-4-ol, safrole, methyl eugenol and myristicin, which render the herb its therapeutic properties.
Studies have proved the potent anti-bacterial property of ethyl acetate and ethanol extracts of flesh, mace and seed of Myristica fragrans against gram positive cariogenic bacteria.
Lavanga (Syzigium aromaticum)
Clove oil is generally used to relieve the pain of dental caries. Eugenol is the active component (including beta caryophyllene). Eugenol is also used in conjunction with root canal therapy, temporary fillings and general gum pain, dental abscesses and in other gum diseases.
Eugenol is the principal chemical compound in Cloves, which renders the herb its fungicidal, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Beta-caryophyllene, another component of clove oil, has exhibited topic anesthetic properties.
Triphala (Berries of Embilica officinalis, Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellarica)
Triphala is chosen for its deeply nourishing properties. The drugs are known to effectively balance the tridoshas. Pacification of Vata stabilizes loose and shaky teeth. Alleviation of Pitta heals bleeding gums, prevents gingivitis and bad mouth odor. Kapha in its balanced state strengthen and brightens teeth, prevents enamel loss and decay.
Triphala has shown to have significant anti-caries activity, which is comparable to that of chlorhexidine without possessing disadvantages as staining of teeth and at much less cost.
Triphala mouth rinses combined with scaling and root planing showed significant reduction in the plaque, gingival, and oral hygiene indices without any evidence of staining of teeth which was comparable to reduction obtained by chlorhexidine mouth rinse in combination with scaling and root planing.
Triphala mouthwash with oral powder of Triphala in a one month study showed improvement in clinical indices in terms of reduction in tooth mobility, pocket depth, bleeding gums, sensitivity to hot and cold, and calculus formation with minimal recurrence in all the clinical parameters.
Ela – Eletteria cardamomum
The chemical compounds in cardamom significantly decrease gastric secretions. The methanol extract is primarily responsible for decreasing pepsin levels. Apart from preventing tooth and gum infections, the herb is used to eliminate bad breath.
Karpoora (Cinammomum camphorum)
The ethanolic extract of the herb exhibits antibacterial activity against several gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. The essential oil from the plant possesses antifungal properties. Its aroma is calming, which makes Camphor an excellent relaxant
Jatamansi- Nardostachys jatamansi
The oil of Musk Root contains dnardostachone, valeranone and jatamansone as the major ketonic sesquiterpenes. These components give the herb its central tranquilizer and sedative properties.
Pippali – Piper longum
The hot and pungent properties of Piperine, the active chemical component in Pippali, have anti-microbial activity and maintains a favorable pH in the oral cavity.
Satapushpa – Anethum graveolens
The plant is a source of protein, carbohydrate, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, sodium and potassium. It also contains a small amount of riboflavin, niacin and zinc. These constituents give the herb its therapeutic properties.
Dhanyaka – Coriandrum sativum
Coriander contains essential oils like borneol and linalool, which aid digestion and proper liver function. Cineole, borneol, limonene, alpha-pinene and beta-phelandrene have antibacterial properties. Linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid and ascorbic acid (vitamin C) reduce the cholesterol deposition along the inner walls of the arteries and veins.
Devadaru – Cedrus deodara
Deodar oil contains two major sesquiterpenoids a – and ß- himachalenes. Deodardione (1) and deodardione (2) are also isolated from the essential oil. The oil shows invitro antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory activity.
Haridra – Curcuma longa
Turmeric’s principal constituent is curcumin, which is a potent antioxidant. The root of the herb, used either fresh or dried, has a host of medicinal benefits. It acts as a carminative and also enhances the complexion and skin tone.
Dhataki – Woodfordia fruticosa
A wide range of chemical compounds including tannins (especially those of the macrocyclic hydrolyzable class), flavonoids, anthraquinone glycosides and polyphenols are found in the plant, which renders Fire Flame Blush its pharmacological properties. The astringent properties of the herb are effective in treating skin disorders, superficial wounds and cuts. As a nervous central nervous system stimulant, Fire Flame Bush relieves depression and lethargy.
Tilataila – Sesamum indicum
The oil of Gingelly is revered for its many therapeutic benefits. Applied topically, the oil acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, which alleviates joint aches, maintains heart health and strengthens bones. Gingelly oil is a rich source of copper, magnesium, calcium and zinc, which contribute to the therapeutic benefits of the herb.