Herbal Home Remedies for Toothache during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review

  • Abhishek Kumar BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
  • Akash Kumar Giri
  • Bibek Kattel

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the halt of proper dental care in most of the world, except for emergency cases. And, this resulted in a lot of people seek some home remedies for relieve in dental pain. So, this article aims to list down herbal home remedies which can be very helpful in such conditions. The use of medicinal herbs for dental pain can be traced back to history in some form or the other in almost every country. These herbal home remedies have no significant side effects as compared to other chemical-based alternatives, are also easy to obtain and cheaper as well. Clove, Olive, Miswak, Babool and other herbs listed in the article have significant dental properties which have been validated scientifically through various researches. These plant products can be hence used in commercial products as well but only after proper clinical trials. Further research should be encouraged in this field as herbal alternatives can be very beneficial with no such side effects. However, these home remedies are only useful for symptomatic treatment and undergoing proper dental care is advised.

Keywords: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Home Remedies, Herbal, Toothache

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Kumar, A., A. Kumar Giri, and B. Kattel. “Herbal Home Remedies for Toothache During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review”. Himalayan Journal of Health Sciences, Vol. 6, no. 3, Sept. 2021, pp. 18-29, doi:10.22270/hjhs.v6i3.104.
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