Guava leaves and Mango leaves contain compounds such as flavonoids and tannins, which possess antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. These properties may help reduce inflammation, fight oral bacteria, and soothe irritated gums.
Here is very simple home remedy for using guava and mango leaves as a potential supplementary remedy:
- Gather fresh guava and mango leaves: Look for young, tender leaves from a guava tree. Make sure they are clean and free from any pesticides or chemical treatments.
- Wash the leaves: Rinse the leaves thoroughly with water to remove any dirt or impurities.
- Prepare a guava and mango leaf rinse: Boil a handful of guava and mango leaves in water for about 15 minutes. This process helps extract the beneficial compounds from the leaves.
- Allow the mixture to cool: After boiling, let the solution cool down to a comfortable temperature. You can strain the leaves if you prefer a clear rinse.
- Rinse your mouth: Use the guava and mango leaf rinse as a mouthwash, swishing it around your mouth for 30 to 60 seconds. Spit out the rinse afterward; do not swallow it.
It’s recommended to use the guava and mango leaf rinse after brushing your teeth, at least once or twice daily.
For video instructions and detailed steps please watch the video.
Remember, mango and guava leaf rinses should not replace professional dental care or be considered a standalone treatment for gingivitis. It’s essential to maintain good oral hygiene practices, such as regular brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings, in conjunction with any supplementary remedies you choose to use.
Consulting with a dentist is always recommended for a comprehensive evaluation and appropriate treatment recommendations for gingivitis or any other oral health issues you may be experiencing.