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5 herbal remedies for toothache whose ingredients are easy to get

KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. You will definitely feel irritated when your toothache recurs. You don’t want to go to the dentist? Here are 5 herbal remedies for toothaches that you can make yourself at home.

Toothache can strike at any time. Almost everyone has experienced a toothache.

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Although not contagious and not life threatening, toothache makes sufferers feel uncomfortable. Therefore, toothache causes strong pain.

A person suffering from toothache is not only due to cavities. Quoting from Kompas.com, toothache can be caused due to sensitive teeth, the habit of grinding teeth, teething dysfunction, dental caries, loose tooth fillings, gum disease, and damaged teeth.

Usually, sufferers will take medication from a doctor to relieve pain during a toothache.

Another option, toothache sufferers can take herbal remedies to relieve toothache pain.

Herbal remedy for toothache

Lately some people prefer to take herbal medicines to treat their ailments. The reason is, herbal medicines are believed to be safer and have minimal side effects.

Toothache can also be treated with herbal medicine. This is a solution for those of you who are reluctant to take chemical drugs.

Here are herbal remedies for toothache.

1. Cloves

Quoting from the book entitled Menguak Tabis & Potensi Jamu Gendong by Suharmiati, cloves contain eugenol, vanillin, tannins, galothanic acid, and calcium oxalate. In addition, cloves are analgesic and antibacterial.

This makes cloves believed to be a powerful herbal toothache remedy.

How to treat toothache with cloves is quite easy. You can simply apply clove oil on the cotton. Then, you stick the cotton on the cavity area.

2. Betel leaf

Generally, betel leaf is known as a herbal plant that is useful for treating the female area. Betel leaf is also often used to stop nosebleeds.

Apparently the benefits of betel leaf are not only that, betel leaf is also useful as a powerful herbal remedy for relieving toothache due to cavities.

Toothache sufferers should not just use betel leaf to treat the disease. Because there is a special way to make betel leaf effective in treating toothache.

The following are ingredients and ways to make betel leaf concoctions that are effective in treating toothache due to cavities, quoted from the Toga Book, Agricultural Research and Development Agency, Ministry of Agriculture.


  • Two pieces of betel leaf
  • Half a spoonful of salt
  • One glass of warm water

You wash the betel leaves under running water until clean. Then, you squeeze the betel leaf and pour it with warm water and add salt.

You stir until the salt dissolves and let stand until the betel leaf water cools. Then, you use the betel leaf water to rinse your mouth.

3. Bay leaves

Bay leaves are not only useful as a spice in the kitchen. Bay leaves are also useful as herbal medicine.

Apart from containing flavonoids, bay leaves also contain tannins which are anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. This substance makes bay leaves able to treat toothaches. In addition, the essential oil content in bay leaves has an analgesic effect.

Research conducted by Agus Sumono and Agustin Wulan SD on 50 patients at the Dental and Oral Hospital of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Jember showed that the results of gargling with bay leaf boiled water were able to reduce the number of streptococcus sp bacteria in the oral cavity.

4. Guava leaves

Quoting from Tribunnews.com, guava leaves are believed to be effective in relieving toothache pain. This is because guava leaves contain essential oils which are useful for relieving pain.

How to make this herbal medicine is quite easy, you just need to wash the guava leaves and crush them.

You put the guava leaves on the sore tooth.

5. Eucalyptus leaves

Quoting from a book entitled Medicinal Plants and Their Usefulness 2, eucalyptus is analgesic, aka pain reliever.

The part of eucalyptus used to treat toothache is the leaves. How to make this eucalyptus leaf herb is quite easy following the guidelines.


  • Eucalyptus leaves 13 grams
  • 2 glasses of water

You wash the eucalyptus leaves then boil them until they boil and leave about one glass of water. You divide the boiled water in two of the eucalyptus leaves.

You drink half a glass of boiled water twice a day.

If your toothache has healed, you should see your doctor for further treatment.

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