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Oil Pulling Concentrate Ingredient Feature: Turmeric

DrTung's Oil Pulling Concentrate is made from organic sesame oil packed with the power of 24 carefully chosen Ayurvedic plants and botanicals, based on a traditional recipe. One of these ingredients is turmeric, a spice that has been recognized in Ayurveda for thousands of years for its supreme qualities that promote strong oral health. Turmeric is typically ground into a powder, and the bright, yellow-colored, healing curry spice - which is actually related to the ginger family - is widely used in Eastern cuisine.  Besides its culinary value, Ayurveda has also recommended turmeric since perhaps 500 B.C., to treat oral health conditions. It contains minerals like phosphorus, manganese and potassium, which have been recognized as beneficial to teeth. Turmeric is said to help to improve the following oral health conditions: Toothaches Due to its anti-inflammatory nature, turmeric may help ease the symptoms of toothaches when applied topically to aching teeth and gums. Gingivitis & Periodontitis Relief A study compared the effects of turmeric mouthwash to that of standard treatment chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash in treating gingivitis and plaque. The study found that turmeric mouthwash is as effective as chlorhexidine mouthwash and can be used as an adjunct and low cost measure to control plaque, as well as an all-around natural alternative. Periodontal Disease The anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties of turmeric help to ease inflammation of the gums caused by periodontal disease. This study found that turmeric gel combined with the typical periodontal disease treatment of Scaling and Root Planning (SRP), versus SRP alone, was more effective in the treatment of plaque, gingivitis, and other factors relating to periodontitis.

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