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Miswak is %100 Natural teeth-cleaning chewing stick from the tree of Salvadora persica. The stick, which is available everywhere, has antibacterial properties and can be used instead of toothbrush and toothpaste. It prevents dental plaque formations and associated with multiple medicinal benefits and uses.
Importance In Ancient Cultures
Miswaak (Salvadora persica) was used by the Babylonians about 7000 years ago. It was later used throughout the Greek and Roman empires, and also by ancient Egyptians. It has been commonly used in different regions of Africa, Asia, the Middle Eastern region and South America. Miswak sticks are used for oral hygiene, religious and social purposes.
Importance In Religious Beliefs
Miswaak stand to important in religious beliefs such as, Islam which has taught us 14 centuries ago of treatment methods regarding dental health that most modern medicine has only recently started to introduce. The miswak, which has a great effect on dental health, is the best teeth-cleaning tool with its easy-to-use quality.
Active Ingredients In Miswak
A raging question by this point would be – what is it about Miswak that makes it all-so-effective? The answer to this question lies in its active ingredients. While most oral disinfectants such as kinds of toothpaste, mouthwashes, and tooth powders, build their entire advertising campaigns around just one or two key ingredients such as silica, Miswak has a set of 19 active ingredients that actively promote stronger teeth, while also maintaining oral health.
Alkaloids—Salvadorine, Trimethylamine—have an antibacterial effect
Silica—natural abrasive, removes stains
Calcium, Chlorides, Fluorides—important for dental care. Flouride helps in remineralizing the tooth structure.
Resins—Form a protective layer over the enamel to prevent the formation of caries
Tannins—Function as a natural astringent, stimulate premolar saliva production
Saponins, Flavonoids, and Sterols in small amounts
Essential oils—impart a mild taste and fragrance, stimulate the production of saliva, and help relieve flatulence