15 Mind Blowing Ways to Treat Gum Infection Naturally (#7 is Wild)

Aloe vera plant

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4. Aloe Vera

This succulent has many healing compounds. You have probably used some before on minor kitchen burns or in lotions or even as a gel for your skin. Aloe vera can work wonders on your gums the same way it does on the skin. If you have an aloe vera plant, you can take off a leaf and squeeze out the gel. If you don’t have a plant, you can buy pure aloe vera gel at almost any health food store. (Read the label to be sure it is 100 percent pure aloe vera gel!) Take a small amount of the gel and put it on your fingertip, then rub it along the gums and the gum line. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes, then rinse it off.

 

5. Tea Bags

After you enjoy your tea, don’t throw away the teabag! Save them to help reverse and prevent gingivitis. This method works especially well with green tea bags. Once the bag is cool, simply place it on the infected area, or place several of them on your gums, and allow the tannins in tea to do their job and kill bacteria. After 5 or 6 minutes, take out the tea bag. Now you can throw it out! Read more about useful ways to recycle and reuse those old tea bags.

 

6. Sage

This wonderful spice has so many health benefits and is an excellent choice for killing the bacteria that treats gingivitis. You can use fresh or dried sage leaves. Add two or three leaves to one cup of boiling water and allow them to steep for 10 minutes. Strain, and allow this mixture to cool. Rinse with this “tea” for about 1 minute, three or four times each da. If you have a badly infected area, you can rub an organic sage leaf directly on the area.

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One Comment

  1. Joseph Dormer

    Jun 2, 2017 at 5:53 am

    You read all these websites on how wonderful aloe vera is and you can’t get hold of any that you can be sure is decent stuff. I just want a pure gel as obtained straight from the plant or, if it has been processed, a guarantee that it has not been processed in such a way as to compromise its effectiveness, as many processing techniques destroy or at least greatly reduce effectiveness – obviously I want that, otherwise there’s no point in using it. The problem is they don’t put the information you need in the product description or on the label – either that or the information given is ambiguous or deceptive. Actually I’m not particularly keen on gels mixed with a load of chemical additives either. I don’t see why it should be so difficult to get pure gel, just gel that has not been messed with or chemically adulterated but there you are. I spent all last evening searching online before finally having to admit defeat. I even thought of trying to grow my own but the climate isn’t suitable here in the UK.