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Oral Benefits Of Lemongrass

04 March 2015, Dabur Dental Team

Lemongrass oil is rich in vitamin C, A and E. This oil has antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial and anti-infectious properties. Its aroma is rejuvenating and adds a lot to the health benefits. India’s best toothpaste makers - Dabur, recommend the use of lemongrass. This is because it cures many dental problems such as plaque, tooth decay, periodontitis.

Lemon grass oil removes bacteria from the oral cavity and prevents teeth and gum diseases. The gums are strengthened due to astringent properties. Hence, teeth are healthier and problems such as tooth fall and bleeding gums can be avoided. The oil also lends freshness of breath because of its aroma. Lemongrass oil can be used in mouth washes in order to prevent plaque formation and also to remove plaque. Thereby it will inhibit caries formation. Lemongrass is effective in busting through the tough biofilm of plaque and hence it can be used as a mouth wash and toothpaste to remove biofilm, which ultimately forms plaque. Lemongrass oil has anti-oxidant properties, which helps in prevention and treatment of periodontitis hence by increasing the level of thiol anti-oxidants and also by reducing the bacteria. Apart from curing dental problems, lemongrass has properties that can help cure other ailments as well:

  • Antiseptic:
    Lemongrass oil is used for application on external and internal wounds as well as an ingredient of antiseptic lotions and creams as the properties of this oil do not let the wounds become septic.
  • Pain relieving:
    Lemongrass helps to alleviate muscle spasms by relaxing the muscles thereby leading to the reduction of pain-related symptoms. It is useful for abdominal pain, headaches, joint pains, muscle pains, digestive tract spasms, muscle cramps, stomach ache and others.
  • Nervine:
    Lemongrass has antidepressant properties and is beneficial for nervous and stress-related conditions. It helps to strengthen the nervous system and may thus be useful for conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. It is also helpful in alleviating anxiety and depressive symptoms.
  • Cholesterol controller:
    The regular consumption of lemongrass helps in sustaining healthy levels of triglycerides and reducing the cholesterol in the body. This helps in preventing various cardiac disorders such as atherosclerosis.
  • Skin care:
    Lemongrass helps in strengthening the skin tissues and toning up the pores while also sterilizing them.
  • Women care:
    Lemongrass is very useful for lactating mothers since it helps in better milk generation and improves quality of milk. Lemongrass oil relieves pain and muscle aches caused during delivery and menstrual cramps.
Maintain proper oral hygiene and choose the right toothpaste to keep all dental problems away & ensure proper dental care.

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