For many years, different cultures have relied on herbs to help control toothache pain and provide temporary relief. Natural herbs such as cloves, calendula, tarragon, and yarrow can be used to help relieve toothache pain until you can get to the dentist.

For centuries Native Americans have applied the inner bark of the butternut tree to their gums to get relief from toothaches.  The butternut tree is found in North America, and is also the cousin of the black walnut tree.  Butternut trees are found along rivers in well drained soil, rich woods, and even in back yards.  Once the tree matures, it can reach heights of up to 60 feet, with the bark being light grey in color, and the leaves and the fruit resembling the black walnut tree.

Yarrow, another popular home remedy, can be found in Asia, Europe, and North America.  It normally grows wild in meadows, fields, and in open wood lands.  The root of yarrow has anesthetic properties and if applied to your tooth and gums it may help to temporarily alleviate pain.

Cloves are derived from evergreen trees that are native to tropical areas, however, in most households cloves can be found in the back of your ordinary spice closet. Medicinal properties are held within the dried flower bud of the clove tree. Applying clove oil directly to the source of pain often results in immediate alleviation of pain and discomfort.

Throughout the course of time, herbs have proven to be very effective with stopping toothache pain and were particularly of use in times predating the modern dental facilities that we have today.  You may find that using natural herbs are an excellent and affordable remedy to alleviate toothache pain.  However, a common toothache may be an indication of a more serious problem, and you should never rely on home remedies alone to diagnose or treat a true dental issue.  Always contact your dentist if you have any concerns or are experiencing any true discomfort in your teeth or gums.


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