'O Allah increase me in knowledge,

Thursday, 31 January 2008

S is for Siwak

Assalamu alaykum,

S came back home from madrassa asking about the miswak or siwak. He said from now on he wants to brush his teeth only with the toothbrush tree! So here I read some onfo about the toothbrush tree to him.

Siwak Dentibrush
The root from the Salavadora Persica tree has long been used and recognized as the best natural tooth brush as early as 7000 years ago by the the Babylonians and ancient Egyptians. It reinforces the teeth and gums, whitens the teeth and freshens the breath and it's all natural! The Salavadora root is known to prevent tooth decay, assist in eliminating toothaches and prevent further increase of decay which has already set in, boost the immune system, eliminate bad odors and improve the sense of taste, sharpen the memory, help cure or relieve headaches, and assist in digestion. This root naturally contains many ingredients that create an antimicrobacterial effect and are active against cariogenic bacteria frequently found in the human oral cavity. The chemical analysis of Salvadora persica has shown it contains trimethylamine, salvadorine, chlorides, fluoride in large amounts, silica, sulphur, vitamin C, and small quantities of tannins, saponins, flavenoids, and sterols.