Toothache: Get Relief From 11 Home Remedies


The agony of a toothache can never be forgotten by anyone who has suffered from it. In this case, as in many others, prevention is better than cure.

Causes and Symptoms For Toothache

Tooth decay due to bad oro-dental hygiene or excessive intake of junk food, candy, soft aerated drinks, cakes and pastries, etc, will lead to the erosion of the enamel of the teeth, and this ultimately results in a toothache. A toothache can be mild, only occurring when eating something hot or cold, or it can be sharp, shooting, throbbing­this depends on the extent to which the nerve is exposed and is being irritated

Natural Home Remedies to Cure the Toothache

1. Clove Oil

Clove Oil

Clove oil is specific for this problem. One may not have clove oil at home. In that case, powder some cloves very fine and make a strong decoction (literally a concentrate). Soak a cotton wool swab in this, place it on the hurting tooth, and very gently clamp your jaws tight. The medicament will reach the injured surface and soothe the pain.

2. Banyan Tree

Take a spoonful of banyan-tree (stem) sap. Mix it with honey, apply on the gums and leave it for 2-3 minutes. Then gargle. Do this twice a day.

3. Onion

Onion Juice

A spoonful of fresh onion juice, made from spring onions, old white onions, or onion flowers, is beneficial. However, a mixture made from fresh onions and onion flowers has more medicinal value. The fresh onions and the extract from the flowers are rich in sulphur compoupds which are bactericidal. Dip a swab of cottonwool in the fresh juice, and then’ plug the ‘complaining’ tooth with it. It is a little pungent and smelly, but will disinfect the inflamed tooth. Gargle with warm water.This will helps to get rid of toothache.

4. Cashew

For those who have access to cashew trees. Chew 1-2 cashew leaves and let the juice remain in the mouth for 2-3 minutes. Then spit it out and gargle with plain water. This relieves toothache, but does not cure the cause of the toothache.

5. Cloves


Crush 2-3 cloves and fry them in a spoonful of coconut oil. Remove them before they are burnt. Powder and apply them on the tooth. This will helps to get rid of toothache.

6. Asafoetida

Boil half a teaspoon or a small piece of asafoetida in a cupful of water and gargle with it 2-3 times a day. Remove the piece, which will have softened, and place it in the cavity of the inflamed tooth. Keep it there for as long as you comfortably can, then remove it by gargling with warm water. This will helps to get rid of toothache.

7. Herbal Tea

mint tea

Herbal tea made from fresh mango flowers acts as an astringent, soothes inflammation and relieves pain. Use as a mouthwash, but do not drink it as a tea.

8. Mango Leaves

A tooth powder made of burnt mango leaves is beneficial in relieving toothache.

9. Nutmeg


Grate and powder nutmeg fine. Add one-fourth of a teaspoon of this powder to a teaspoon of warm mustard, sesame or, coconut oil. Soak a cottonwool swab in this and place it on the hurting tooth. Keep it for a while and then remove it. Gargle with warm water. Nutmeg has a narcotic action, therefore this should be done only once a day for 1 to 2 days. Consult a dentist if there is no relief. Overdosage is dangerous as individual reactions vary and may lead to toxic effects-hall ucination, restlessness, convulsions, etc.

10. Cardamom Seeds


Powder fine green cardamom seeds, dried ginger and liquorice separately. Take a pinch of each, and make a paste with a few drops of honey. Apply it on the surface of the painful tooth. Leave it there for a few minutes and then wash it down with water.

11. Cloves with oil

Fry a teaspoon of cloves in mustard/coconut/sesame oil. Remove the cloves from the oil and powder them. Apply it on the affected tooth. This is good as a gum massage too.

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