If amaranth is used as an auxiliary element in the treatment of dental diseases, then when it comes to restoring the tissues of the oral cavity, amaranth oil may be the main therapeutic agent. The decisive role is played by such factors as non-toxicity. Medical preparations that are not based solely on extracts and components of plants or on other products of natural origin are always more or less toxic. And when you do not need to deal with a serious infection, fungus, etc., but you just need to restore the function of the tissue, strengthen the periodontal (tooth-toothed area) or epithelium (mucous membrane) in the mouth, it is better to use drugs that will not burden the liver and kidneys. Amaranth is one of the most effective means in this area, along with some other plants, which are more difficult to find in Eastern Europe.
The effectiveness of amaranth in restoring the protective tissues of the oral cavity is explained by the fact that, like many cereals, it contains phytoestrogens – substances that help strengthen any mucous membranes. To understand: phytoestrogens are used in gynecology to strengthen and build up the endometrium – the membrane that covers the inner side of the uterus (the number of tissues of which includes the normal mucosa).
You will say that with the same success you can use the seeds not of amaranth, but of any other culture that is rich in phytoestrogens. It is possible, but not “with the same success.” Amaranth, in addition to phytoestrogens, contains other substances that help strengthen the mucosa. In particular – vitamins C and E.
But this is not the main thing, and the main thing is that during the treatment with amaranth, the effect of the “plant complex” comes into force. What it is?
If you use the listed substances separately, the effect will be less than the use of phytoestrogens and essential vitamins in the composition of the same product. The reason for this is that in the plant all the elements are balanced and interconnected, that is, they represent, in fact, one whole medicinal product in which everything is “included” by nature. And phytoestrogens and necessary vitamins as, for example, a food additive, that is, by themselves, do not have such a connection and are usually supplemented with other substances that improve absorption, enhance immunity, and so on. Of course, these additional substances are not harmful, but the interaction of these additives with each other worsen.
Therefore, it is more logical to choose a product that contains all the necessary elements at once. It is also more expedient because amaranth will be cheaper than a few restorative additives.
Tissue repair after interacting with toxins
It is recommended to use amaranth after working with toxic substances, as well as after traveling to areas with highly polluted air (up to places with high levels of radiation).
When highly toxic substances continually fall on the mucous membrane of the oral cavity, the tissue becomes thinner, weak, and easily damaged. As a result, local immunity weakens, so after a long stay in such conditions gum diseases develop, the enamel begins to collapse, infections penetrate both into the oral cavity and into the nasopharyngeal.
Therefore, on return, doctors recommend paying attention to strengthening the epithelium, even if no disease was found.
Amaranth to strengthen the oral mucosa
Raw amaranth products are considered to be the most effective for strengthening the mucous membrane, as during heat treatment vitamins C and E disappear partially or completely. And since amaranth oil is squeezed out of the raw seeds of amaranth, it is used most often. It can be used in different ways, for example:
- use with food, as an option – with salads or porridges (the most common way, since ama-co2 is tasty and convenient);
- lubricate the gums and the near-tooth space (a more efficient way, because more oil gets on the mucous membrane, but less convenient, because it is difficult to lubricate all the space: it takes time and skill);
- use in a pure form, a teaspoon per day, before swallowing, holding the oil in different parts of the oral cavity, as if “rinsing” it (the most useful and effective, but not very popular way, because keeping the oil in the mouth because of the high concentration fat causes discomfort, up to the gag reflex).
Note! After these procedures, especially after the last two, you should not drink for about half an hour, or better – an hour, so as not to wash off the oil remaining on the mucosa.
If for some reason you do not want to use amaranth oil, you can chop the seeds of amaranth, add water and eat it raw in a few hours. Most often, they are poured in the evening, left overnight, and then eaten as one of the “dishes” for breakfast.
To improve the taste immediately before use, you can pour the seeds with cold or slightly warm milk, add sugar, as well as raisins, prunes and other dried fruits. Enough 100-150 g of seeds daily; full breakfast is not worth doing.
Teas, decoctions and infusions of amaranth leaves can also be used to strengthen the epithelium, although due to the lower concentration of the necessary substances and heat treatment, they are less effective. But the infusion and decoction of amaranth can be successfully used to rinse the nasopharynx after returning from particularly contaminated places. Oil in this case is difficult to apply, and an infusion in about two weeks will clear the mucous membrane of the nose and throat.
Attention! If you decide to do with infusion, decoction or tea from amaranth, try to pour the leaves not with boiling water, but with water, the temperature of which will be 80-85 degrees. So they will lose less useful properties.
Postoperative recovery with amaranth
Amaranth is often used as a restorative agent after operations on the gums and teeth. In an article about the benefits of amaranth tea, we wrote that this plant can cope with some types of bleeding. Postoperative bleeding in the oral cavity also applies to them.
As a hemostatic agent amaranth is used at different postoperative stages.
During severe bleeding immediately after surgery.
That is, when the main bleeding is stopped with the help of medical devices, but the discharge with blood is still abundant. Warm and especially hot teas in this case are contraindicated, as they can resume heavy bleeding. A cold, even icy, infusion, on the contrary, will have a vasoconstrictor effect, as a result of which the bleeding will decrease, and with good clotting it will stop. Add to this the anti-inflammatory effect of amaranth – and it is not unreasonable to hope that the bleeding after the operation will disappear quickly and without negative consequences in the form of inflammation.
In the first days after surgery.
Oral tissues are very vulnerable for about a week after surgery. It is difficult to completely comply with all precautions and never to hurt the operated place, and even to touch the tissue with a tooth, it is possible to provoke slight bleeding. Such bleeding stops very quickly, if you pin down the damaged area with a clean cotton swab or even by themselves. But, to minimize their number, apply infusions of healing and anti-inflammatory herbs, including amaranth herbs. As 18110385300×201 to prepare such an infusion, we described in detail in the first part of the material on amaranth in dentistry (see the second part of the article).
Prepared infusion can be used as a rinse, and you can drink. The main thing here is frequency. That is, drinking a few sips once an hour is more effective than drinking a glass every three hours. Of course, in the process of using the infusion should slightly rinse the operated place.
Note! Rinse part of the oral cavity, where the operation was performed, you need to be very careful. You do not need to sharply, with a pressure to distill the liquid from one part of the mouth to another, nor do you need to rinse for a very long time and carefully. Enough two or three light rinses. When the liquid enters the right part of the oral cavity, you can hold it there for a few seconds.
Amaranth as a general postoperative therapy
Rinsing with amaranth infusion or its frequent use in the first postoperative days is also useful with very good blood clotting, when there is practically no bleeding.
It is impossible to physically infect the sutures, especially in the first day or two, and not to interact with its possible sources: you cannot eat for two days and touch your mouth with nothing. The infection can be on the dishes and on the pillow, which one way or another a person touches his lips in a dream. Needless to say such habits as mouth breathing outside, smoking or gnawing nails. By the way, they are often the cause of some diseases of the gums and periodontal disease.
Under normal conditions, local immunity in the oral cavity copes with such infections. But after the operation, it is weakened, the operated tissue site is not protected by the usual protective mucous membrane, so the risk of infectious diseases increases. Frequent rinsing reduces it, since the infusion has time to “wash” the infection before it settles on the seams and begins to develop in this environment that is favorable for it.
Daily care, strengthening of tooth enamel and recovery from minor injuries
The benefits of regular rinsing infusion of amaranth, we have already told. Amaranth warns gingivitis and periodontal disease, is a good prevention of infectious diseases. But it is natural that not everyone and it is not always convenient to prepare an infusion every day: at least on the road, while traveling, it is difficult.
Here come to the aid of toothpaste with amaranth oil. Usually they are entirely based on plant components and, in addition to amaranth, contain a number of essential oils and plant extracts (chamomile, calendula, plantain, oak, sage, etc.). It is important to determine exactly what effect is required. For example, when bleeding gums will help a combination of amaranth and sage, and with frequent minor inflammations amaranth oil in combination with chamomile will give a good result. You can pick up toothpaste with amaranth to strengthen tooth enamel, periodontal tissues, and so on. Teeth
You can independently organize the daily cleaning of teeth with amaranth oil. This will require a toothbrush with very frequent and soft bristles, which most resembles a nap. (Such brushes are usually sold in dental clinics or pharmacies that specialize in preparations and instruments for dental treatment.) Brushing your teeth with regular toothpaste using such a brush, unless there is inflammation in the dental space, is not necessary, but it is quite suitable for amaranth oil. So, first you need to brush your teeth with an ordinary paste, and then it is good to moisten a soft brush with oil and repeat the brushing.
After this procedure, it is better to start breakfast in about half an hour.
This concludes the cycle of articles about amaranth in dentistry and we wish readers not to be confronted with parondontoses, gingivitis and other unpleasant diseases. And may amaranth be a reliable guardian of the health of teeth and gums. Be healthy!