Oral health affects your overall health. Bacteria from your mouth do not normally enter your bloodstream. But if you allow the bacteria to remain in your mouth unchecked, it can lead to gum disease and inflammation, causing your immune system to weaken and ignore other parts of your body.
The Tetradenia Riparia leaves is used in Brazil and South Africa in folk medicine to treat toothaches and dental abscesses.
The Natural Way
In Africa chewing sticks and leaves are used for plaque removal as they have antimicrobial, anti-cariogenic and anti-inflammatory properties according to several scientific research.
Traditional healers provide oral health care by promoting the use of chewing sticks and leaves in remote and rural areas.