The incredible benefits of Neem have been known since ancient times in Ayurveda, where it is described as sarva roga nivarini (सर्वरोगनिवारिणी) –
“The protector from all diseases.”
Every morning, people all over rural India entrust their oral health to the humble Neem tree, taking young twigs from nearby trees to brush their teeth with. Twigs are chewed on one end to release the beneficial compounds and to create individual fibers, and the teeth are brushed in a similar way as with the modern toothbrush. It is a ritual which repeats itself in villages all over India, and which in many places has been the regular practice for a few thousand years – a lasting testament to the power of Neem!
A wide range of applications
All parts of the Neem tree (Azadirachta indica) have traditional medicinal value: the twigs, leaves, bark, roots, fruits and seeds. Scientists have found and isolated numerous helpful compounds from Neem, having antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and other properties. The many uses of Neem even go beyond human health and extend to various kinds of pest control and food crop protection!
Neem for optimal oral hygiene
In regards to oral health specifically, Neem is used for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to promote optimal health of the teeth and gums, reducing plaque and associated bacteria. After thousands of years of use, its benefits are also being recognized by modern science. The US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health recently published this study about Neem, calling it an “herbal panacea in dentistry”.
It is this amazing power of Neem which Auromere seeks to bring into the modern daily oral health routine with a full line of dental care products all containing Neem and many other beneficial herbs and herbal extracts. Products for optimal oral hygiene that feature Neem include our Toothpaste, Mouthwash and Neem-infused Toothpicks. Visit out Ayurvedic Dental Care page for an overview of these product offerings.
Learn more about Neem
Auromere is also a supporting member of the World Neem Organization, dedicated to further research of the benefits of Neem. For a deeper study of the numerous and almost miraculous beneficial properties of Neem, we recommend the excellent book Neem: Nature’s Healing Gift to Humanity by Klaus Ferlow, and encourage you to visit his informative website neemresearch.ca