Natural Mouth Rinse for simple intra oral cuts and healing areas.
If you have some cuts or healing areas in your mouth that are sore, you may want to try this all natural mouth rinse. Many of the alcohol-based rinses prevent a cut from healing. The Cloves seed, Chamomile tea, and salt has several properties such
If the area doesn’t heal in 10 days, see your doctor.
Chamomile: A herbal medicine of the past with bright futureJanmejai K Srivastava1,2,*, Eswar Shankar1,2, and Sanjay Gupta1,2,3
1Department of Urology & Nutrition, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
2Department of Urology & Nutrition, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
3Department of Urology & Nutrition, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
4. TRADITIONAL USE OF CHAMOMILE
Traditionally, chamomile has been used for centuries as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, mild astringent and healing medicine (28). As a traditional medicine, it is used to treat wounds, ulcers, eczema, gout, skin irritations, bruises, burns, canker sores, neuralgia, sciatica, rheumatic pain, hemorrhoids, mastitis and other ailments (29,30). Externally, chamomile has been used to treat diaper rash, cracked nipples, chicken pox, ear and eye infections, disorders of the eyes including blocked tear ducts, conjunctivitis, nasal inflammation and poison ivy (31,32). Chamomile is widely used to treat inflammations of the skin and mucous membranes, and for various bacterial infections of the skin, oral cavity and gums, and respiratory tract. Chamomile in the form of an aqueous extract has been frequently used as a mild sedative to calm nerves and reduce anxiety, to treat hysteria, nightmares, insomnia and other sleep problems (33). Chamomile has been valued as a digestive relaxant and has been used to treat various gastrointestinal disturbances including flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea, anorexia, motion sickness, nausea, and vomiting (34,35). Chamomile has also been used to treat colic, croup, and fevers in children (36). It has been used as an emmenagogue and a uterine tonic in women. It is also effective in arthritis, back pain, bedsores and stomach cramps.
5. SCIENTIFIC EVALUATION OF CHAMOMILE5.1 Anti-inflammatory and antiphlogistic properties
The flowers of chamomile contain 1–2% volatile oils including alpha-bisabolol, alpha- bisabolol oxides A & B, and matricin (usually converted to chamazulene and other flavonoids which possess anti-inflammatory and antiphlogistic properties (12,19,35,36). A study in human volunteers demonstrated that chamomile flavonoids and essential oils penetrate below the skin surface into the deeper skin layers (37). This is important for their use as topical antiphlogistic (anti-inflammatory) agents. One of chamomile’s anti- inflammatory activities involve the inhibition of LPS-induced prostaglandin E(2) release and attenuation of cyclooxygenase (COX-2) enzyme activity without affecting the constitutive form, COX-1 (38).