Optimize your Oral Health

By Yohanan Burket

www.outoftheboxremedies.comThis might surprise you, but if you are over 30 years old, there is a better than 90 percent chance that you have oral health issues.

Typical oral health issues include bad breath (halitosis), swollen gums, bleeding gums, receding gums, gingivitis, and loose teeth. Unfortunately, commercial products are ineffective as evidenced by the fact that 90% of people over 30 have oral health problems.

Some manufacturers have recognized that essential oils are a powerful weapon in the war against oral health issues. Typical products now on the market include OralMD, OraWellness, and the featured Antiseptic Breath Freshener. The first two are only essential oils, whereas the Antiseptic Breath Freshener also includes colloidal silver, a known anti-bacterial that is effective against over 650 types of bacteria. The breath freshening properties of essential oils are second to none, and peppermint essential oil even causes one to feel exhilarated.

Colloidal (Ionic) Silver as an Anti-bacterial Agent

Colloidal silver has finally been recognized by mainstream medicine (again) as an effective anti-bacterial agent. I say “again” because colloidal silver was the antibiotic of choice before the so-called “miracle” drug known as penicillin. That penicillin is rarely if ever used means that it wasn’t quite a miracle. The fact is that most bacteria is now resistant to penicillin, along with other fungal-based antibiotics. Things have gotten so out of control in hospitals that the doctors are clueless in dealing with the new superbugs; they have essentially give up when faced with superbugs, even though the solution is right under their noses. You see, doctors are only allowed to prescribe specific drugs, and colloidal silver isn’t on the list, even though it has proven itself as a safe antibacterial agent. Fake sites such as “snopes” try to demonize colloidal silver by saying it turns you blue, but that is utter nonsense in low concentrations (such as 10 ppm) and in ionic form (as opposed to silver compounds such as silver nitrate). True colloidal silver is simply silver ions floating in a distilled water solution.

The clothing industry recently discovered that silver or copper strands in socks reduce foul odors, and that is because both of these metals have antibacterial properties.

Hospitals in Israel are investigating replacing door knobs with copper push plates, and replacing plastic trays with copper trays (probably copper plated for economy). Silver is even better, but is of course much more expensive than copper and silver items would be more likely to be “pinched” if in a public setting!

Essential Oils are Concentrated Medicine

The use of essential oils is well known in the natural health community, and Oregano oil is a prime example of a natural essential oil that is so powerful that it wipes out strep throat in short order. If you take Oregano oil immediately after acquiring a strep throat, you can completely eliminate it within 24 hours. If the strep throat has set in, you can still rapidly get rid of it within 72 hours. Compare these results with the typical two weeks required to get rid of strep throat by any other method (such as with Listerine, etcetera). Because Oregano oil is so powerful, it is often diluted with other cheaper oils, so let the buyer beware. Use only pure, 100% Oregano oil, and apply only one drop under the tongue every couple of hours to get rid of strep throat.

Peppermint oil, one of the ingredients in Antiseptic Breath Freshener, is known to have the following properties*:

  • Analgesic: Relieves pain

  • Antacid: Reduces or neutralizes acidity, as of the gastric juice or any other secretion

  • Antidyspeptic: Prevents or relieves indigestion

  • Antiemetic: A herb that prevents or arrests vomiting or one that controls nausea and vomiting

  • Antigerm: Antagonistic or opposing germs

  • Anti-inflammatory, Antiphlogistic: Reduces inflammation by acting on body mechanisms

  • Antiseptic: Prevents infection by inhibiting the growth of bacteria

  • Antiviral: Opposes viruses by weakening or abolishing virus action

Note: This property is also shared by “Listerine”, which contains Thyme essential oil.

  • Aromatic: Having an agreeable, somewhat pungent, stimulating, spicy aroma

  • Astringent: Causes tissue contraction, arresting secretions and controlling bleeding

  • Carminative: Reduces gas and flatulence

  • Cordial: A sweet aromatic that aids digestion, stimulates the heart, and raises the spirits

  • Expectorant: Helps remove excess mucous from the lungs

  • Nervine: A sedative upon the nervous system

  • Parasiticide: Destroys parasites

  • Refreshing: Cooling, replenishing, and reviving

  • Stimulant: Increases vitality and promotes a sense of well-being; lymph drainage; stimulates nervous system

*The above properties of peppermint may be found in the following source: Herbal Property Dictionary, by Steve Blake, AHG, Dsc, Master Herbalist, available from LifeLong Press at http://www.NaturalHEalthWizards.com

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About Yohanan

I am an avid health enthusiast who experiments with different herbs, amino acids, minerals, and vitamins to address health issues. Over the past 14 years, I have successfully solved a number of health problems using the natural approach and by adhering to a healthy diet and exercise. At 67, I am healthy, strong, and virile.
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