Longevity WarehouseNeem Karoli Baba Yogi Tooth Serum, 5 mL
Potent extracts of neem, cinnamon, clove, mastic, cayenne, and cardamom keep your mouth extremely fresh and clean. These ancient Vedic botanicals are the yogi secret agents for oral care!
The Mouth: A Gateway To Health
Everything that is applied to the body, including the manufactured chemicals of perfumes, toothpaste, and synthetic lotions, are absorbed into the bloodstream, cells, and organs whenever they are applied. This rate of absorption is even higher inside the mouth and its moist tissues where the skin wall, or epithelium, is only one cell thick. This is especially true if one has bleeding gums because anything in the mouth will have direct access to the bloodstream.
Healthy gums provide a natural barrier against the 400-plus microorganisms entering the circulatory system. The epithelium (the very thin skin inside your mouth) is only one cell thick and is designed to keep toxins, bacteria, and infection from entering the body. The soft oral tissues are great at absorbing whatever comes into contact them, with approximately 90% absorption efficiency, the tiniest break or cut in the epithelium (bleeding gums) allows toxins and bacteria to enter the bloodstream quite quickly.
The middle of the tooth is a pulp cavity and it contains nerve endings and blood vessels. Under the gum line is cementum. Cementum keeps the tooth attached to gums and jaw bone held with collagen fibers.
Teeth are "alive" similar to the crystalline calcium make up of coral reefs. The mouth's salvia acts like an oceanic sea of alkalinity. Acidity strips the teeth of enamel making the teeth more vulnerable to bacteria. Unhealthy bacteria are the cause gingivitis, inflammation, periodontitis and decay.
This deeply penetrating formula contains amazing lipophilic properties that facilitates diffusion through the epithelium to nourish the cells by promoting circulation to the gum tissue, dentin and blood vessels within our teeth.
“Minty fresh” is a marketing promise we all know. Common toothpaste feels refreshing because it contains synthetic mint (menthol) or other flavor by-products such as cinnamon (cinnamaldehyde). These are not the real plant essences; they are synthetic derivatives. Foaming chemicals in your mouth while you are brushing your teeth do not create optimal oral ecology. Regular toothpaste gives an illusion of freshness, yet it does not really remove plaque, it is the actual brushing that does that.
The chemicals used in commercial toothpaste, including many of the brands sold in health food stores, include chemicals that you do not want in your mouth, such as glycerin, which coats the teeth and blocks the saliva from doing its primary job of re-mineralizing the enamel. You will also find calcium carbonate, which is essentially chalk that is not at all good for teeth. Also, what paste would be complete without the detergent and surfactant sodium lauryl sulfate, which makes toothpaste foamy? This known toxin breaks down your skin's natural barrier, easily penetrates skin, causing bleeding gums. This allows other chemicals to penetrate by increasing skin permeability approximately 100-fold. Additionally, when combined with other chemicals, it transforms into toxic nitrates and can reside in the body for five days.
Some toothpastes also contain propylene glycol, also known as anti-freeze, which is not to be handled without gloves in a lab. Then there’s the FD&C color pigments (including coal tar derivatives that contain heavy metals and accumulate in the body), formaldehyde, Triclosan (a registered pesticide and bio-persistent chemical that destroys fragile aquatic ecosystems), artificial sweeteners, and synthetic isopropyl alcohol.
You may also be surprised to learn that ethanol is the primary ingredient in most mouthwashes, even though it is known to cause approximately 36,000 cases of oral disease a year!
Why Use Essential Oils To Cleanse The Mouth?
Essential oils are extremely potent, often hundreds of times stronger than the herbal extraction of the same plant. Each oil has hundreds of botanical chemical components that work synergistically. Genuine distillations of plants, flowers, seeds, roots, and trees have been used medicinally for centuries. Each one of the botanical species in these formulas is carefully selected by Nadine Artemis for their individual and synergistic effects that improve and maintain gum and oral health. The combination of antiseptic, astringent, circulatory and analgesic botanicals create optimal molecular activity.
The Essential Oils InThe Longevity WarehouseNeem Karoli Baba Yogi Tooth Serum:
Cayenne, Capsicum frutescens:A super-critical extract with catalytic, antibacterial, antiseptic, and stimulating properties. The capsaicin compound in cayenne is also a topical vasodilator which stimulates blood circulation.
Cardamom, Elettaria cardamomum:An essential oil that stimulates and tones the digestive tract and has antiseptic properties that stimulate the phagocytic cellular action of the immune system. It is also supportive of the nervous system and helps supplement healthy oral care with its anti-infectious, antibacterial actions.
Cinnamon, Cinnamomum ceylanicum: This true cinnamon bark essential oil from Madagascar is antiseptic and antibacterial. It stimulates blood circulation to the gums and promotes their health and regeneration. Cinnamon is high in the compounds eugenol and cineol, both of which have potent anesthetic and antiseptic properties that increase the production of white blood cells. According to the work of Dr. Franchomme and Dr. Pènoel, cinnamon bark oil is effective against 98% of all pathogenic bacteria.
Clove Bud, Eugenia carophyllata: An analgesic essential oil from the flowering buds of the clove tree with an extremely high ORAC. Clove has relieved toothaches and freshened breath since ancient times. A potent antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal, clove boosts the immune system and stimulates blood flow with its botanical constituents of eugenol, esters, and sesquiterpenes, all of which combine to create an essence with an impressive action against pathogens and microbes. It is antiparasitic and has been known to helps gum infections, toothaches and tonsillitis.
Mastic, Pistacia lentiscus:A type of resin similar to frankincense which comes from the inner sap of the mastic tree and is helpful for maintaining the connective tissue in the oral area. It has a long history of oral care use in ancient Greece and is very good in helping to remove tooth plaque. Mastic contains antioxidants, antifungal, and antibacterial benefits. This resin extract is a potent antiseptic, which inhibits oral bacteria including Helicobacter pylori that creates stomach ulcers. Mastic oil helps to harness the activity of the blood's first-line-of-defense protection: the leukocytes (white blood cells) and the multinucleocytes. This helps to increase the tissue’s defense, especially between the teeth and gums, where gingivitis and plaque occur.
Neem, Azadiracta indica: Neem has pain-relieving compounds that can reduce the discomfort of a toothache. The vasodilatation and anti-inflammatory compounds in Neem prevent cell adhesion and kill the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Neem alkalizes the gums and mouth, and kills the bacteria that cause Pyorrhea and Gingivitis. Neem obliterates the calcium-forming organisms and the organisms that cause cavities. Neem has been used in Ayurvedic traditions for thousands of years in agriculture, food storage, and medicine. Many research studies have prove that Neem is fungicidal, miticidal, and antibacterial. Neem oil is an ideal remedy to eliminate periodontal and tooth infection. It can be applied locally around the teeth and gums and also benefits the gastrointestinal tract.
Is It Okay If I Swallow Some Of The Oil?
The short answer is yes, in the “drop” quantity in which they are used. Essential oils are potent and it is often advised they not be taken internally in any quantity. This is true if the oils are not a genuine authentic distillation. However, when pure distillations of essential oils are taken in small quantities (i.e. by the drop), most are fine (and often beneficial) for internal use. Essential oils are lipid soluble and, because they have a small molecular size, are able to penetrate the dermal layer of the skin, positively affecting the body through the lymphatic vessels, capillaries, cells, and nerve endings located there.
*Please avoid Neem when pregnant*
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