Amaranth in one form or another is used in almost all areas of medicine. We have already talked about the successful application of its healing properties in the treatment of dermatological diseases and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Amaranth is able to defeat a number of women’s diseases, reduce the risk of diabetes and help oncologists. His healing “abilities” are not limited to this. Today we will talk about amaranth as a preventive means for the oral cavity.
Mouth – high risk zone
Most of the elements of the human oral cavity (except for the teeth, of course) are covered with a mucous membrane, which is called the “epithelium.” The epithelium contains salivary glands, receptors that recognize taste, determine temperature, and other properties of food. In these same tissues live microorganisms that make up the natural microflora of the oral cavity, and bacteria that enter the mouth from the outside.
The natural microflora of the mouth, that is, the number of bacteria that should be there and which constitute local immunity, constantly fluctuates. One of the species may, under the influence of a substance, begin to multiply uncontrollably, suppressing others. So there are, for example, fungal diseases.
A large number of bacteria from outside leads to infectious and inflammatory processes. Due to the medicinal properties of saliva and the action of the immune system, such processes disappear on their own. But the focus of infection, if it is not influenced in any way, remains, and the risk of relapse increases. That is why people who have often recovered from a mild inflammatory disease soon begin to observe it again and again, although they have not come across it for years before. Here we can speak about a chronic disease of the oral cavity.
Infections can be activated in case of mouth injuries. And the mucous is injured not only when we bite or bake the tongue with hot tea. Carbonated drinks, chips, a number of preservatives, salty and spicy dishes, and much more irritate her, and if they are consumed excessively, they “burn” as it were, and in the place of “burns” there appear imperceptible ulcers.
Oral tissues serve as a natural barrier to substances hazardous to the body. In large cities, dust, dirt, chemicals, and toxins with them constantly get into the mouth. All of them are partially deposited in the epithelium, and in the absence of counteraction, they can lead to the appearance of various neoplasms ranging from benign (like cysts and papillomas) to malignant cancers (cancer of the tongue, cancer of the lip).
Over the years, the epithelium becomes thinner on its own, reacts worse to external stimuli. Local immunity is not always able to repel viruses, and they penetrate deeper into the body. If there is some constant irritating factor (and most, unfortunately, it is present: either it is a junk food, or, for example, carcinogens), the destruction of the tooth enamel begins.
Security – with amaranth
These cases are the most frequent reasons for going to dentists, and even to oncologists, endocrinologists, and other doctors. And the prevention here is practically the same – to keep the oral cavity in constant cleanliness.
It is therefore why we were told in childhood that brushing your teeth twice a day will save you from many diseases. To some extent this is so: brushing your teeth, undoubtedly, reduces the risk of diseases of all organs of the oral cavity. But it reduces only slightly, unless a person lives in a village in an ecologically clean area and does not feed exclusively on products of natural origin.
Amaranth comes to the rescue here.
When to rinse?
Dentists recommend rinsing the mouth with amaranth each time after:
- long stay on the street in the city or on the highway outside the city;
- visits to crowded places;
- food, and no matter what;
- consuming sugary carbonated beverages;
- use unfiltered water, if there are any inflammatory or infectious diseases in the oral cavity or nasopharynx (including sore throats, rhinitis, etc.).
For rinsing used infusion or decoction, the recipes of which we published earlier. Tea can also be used, but this will only cleanse the oral cavity, and tea is less effective as an anti-inflammatory agent.
How to rinse?
Rinse must be carefully, trying to liquid fell into all parts of the mouth. To do this, poloskanie-gorla must first rinse the mouth on one side, spit out the liquid, then rinse the other side as well. The third stage is the rinsing of the entire mouth. Between the second and third stages, you can also rinse your throat if it has been subjected to loads or if a certain amount of harmful substances has got into it (toxins from smoke and exhaust gases, irritating elements with food).
In the case of rhinitis, adenoiditis, you can rinse the entire nasopharynx by sucking in the infusion or decoction through the nose so that it passes into the throat. In no case can you swallow, you need to spit out the residue immediately. You can repeat the procedure again or two (depending on the degree of nasal congestion). After that, you need to rinse the throat, and then – the oral cavity.
Before the procedure, you need to pay attention to possible contraindications.
This will help not only to avoid the spread of infection to adjacent organs, but also to speed up the recovery of the affected ones.
The use of amaranth for the oral cavity
What does amaranth do when it enters the oral cavity?
Eliminates external factors provoking diseases.
Constant rinsing of the mouth with amaranth leads to the fact that the accumulated dirt in the epithelium disappears by 60-70% in about a month. In the same way, some of the bacteria that have entered the mouth from the outside are removed. The local immunity easily copes with the remains.
As a result, the risk of developing infectious, inflammatory and oncological diseases is reduced by almost 90%. And it remains small in the event that local or general immunity for one reason or another falls. The reason for this is that the irritating factors are not neutralized, but eliminated. This is the most effective prevention.
Restores the natural microflora.
Through a combination of trace elements, amaranth restores the balance of microorganisms that form local immunity. The active substances act on the colonies, preventing fungal diseases or helping antibacterial drugs cope with them if they have already occurred.
Please note that the treatment of running fungal diseases of the oral cavity using the infusion of amaranth is ineffective!
Heals minor injuries
Thanks to the anti-inflammatory effect, amaranth quickly copes with small sores from irritating substances, small wounds, caused by teeth or solid elements in food. It also contributes to the healing of more serious injuries.
Strengthens the mucous membrane
Thinned epithelium needs to be fed with a number of trace elements, which amaranth gives. Constant rinsing of the oral cavity leads to the fact that the epithelium is saturated with the necessary substances not only once, but as if “gets used” to a constant feed. Due to this, growth processes are activated in the cells, and the mucosa becomes denser. As a result – it is able to withstand more stimuli.
In dentistry, amaranth is successfully used to treat dry mucous membranes. Doctors noted a quick recovery after surgical interventions in patients who, following the prescribed prescriptions, additionally rinsed their mouth with amaranth infusion three to four times a day. It is also used in the treatment of periodontal disease and some gingivitis.
But we will talk about the benefits of amaranth in dentistry another time.