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Miswak (Salvadora Persica) Extract


What is Miswak (Salvadora Persica) Extract?

Miswak is a traditional chewing stick prepared from the roots, twigs, and stem of Salvadora persica and has been used as a natural method for tooth cleaning in many parts of the world for thousands of years. A number of scientific studies have demonstrated that the miswak (Salvadora persica) possesses antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-cariogenic, and anti-plaque properties. Several studies have also claimed that miswak has anti-oxidant, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory effects. The use of a miswak has an immediate effect on the composition of saliva. Several clinical studies have confirmed that the mechanical and chemical cleansing efficacy of miswak chewing sticks are equal and at times greater than that of the toothbrush.

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Miswak is derived from a plant species of Salvadora persica belonging to the family Salvadoraceae.

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Beneficial role of various chemicals present in miswak (Salvadora persica)

Function of Miswak (Salvadora Persica) Extract

1. Effects of promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis drugs
2. Efficacy of treating broken blood stasis, Runzao slippery bowel.
3. To cure amenorrhoea, masses, Xuxue wandering arthritis, fever, traumatic injury, swelling, blood dry constipation.
4.Root of salvadora persica bark is tonic, stimulant and emmenagogue and used to relieve splenalgia. The stem bark is good for gastropathy.
5. Leaves of salvadora persica are antiscorbutic, diuretic, anthelmintic, astringent, expectorant and tonic. They are useful in asthma, bronchitis, cough, strangury, painful tumors, constipation, verminosis and haemorrhoids. Shoots and leaves are bitter and used in cough and bronchitis.
6.Fruits of salvadora persica are sweet, bitter, thermogenic, aphrodisiac, emollient, stomachic, purgative and digestive. They are useful in constipation, flatulence and seminal weakness. Tender twigs are used as toothbrush. The extract of the root is said to relive the pain due to spleen troubles. Seed oil is applied on the skin in rheumatism.

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