Herbal Medicine

Herbal mouthwash for gingivitis


A polyherbal mouthwash containing hydroalcoholic extracts of Zingiber officinale, Rosmarinus officinalis and Calendula officinalis (5% v/w) was compared with chlorhexidine and placebo mouthwashes in subjects with gingivitis. Participants were instructed to use the mouthwash twice a day (after breakfast and dinner) for 30 seconds for a period of two weeks. The herbal mouthwash was shown to be effective in the treatment of gingivitis and its efficacy was comparable to that of chlorhexidine mouthwash.



Inhaling ginger essence relieves postoperative nausea and vomiting

Ginger root

After nephrectomy (a surgical procedure to remove all or part of a kidney), 2 drops of ginger essence to a 2 × 2-inch gauze was attached to the patients’ collars to allow patients to inhale the evaporated essence and then repeated every 30 min for 2 hours. The results showed significantly lower nausea intensity and number of vomiting episodes after the surgery compared to a control group.