Toothache [Illustration by Shinod AP]
- Crush one or two cloves and put in the affected tooth. Let the juice remain in the mouth for some time. If clove oil is available, soak a small piece of cotton in clove oil and put it on the affected tooth.
- Chew one or two cashew leaves and let the juice remain in the mouth.
- Toothpowder made of burnt mango leaves also helps in reducing toothache.
- Gargle with lukewarm water mixed with salt as and when required. These remedies will help reduce the pain for some time. These remedies will not cure the problem.Adapted for India by: The Voluntary Health Association of India by Dr. C. Sathyamala. Revised and updated by Padam Khanna with Dr. Stella, M.P. Mansukhani and Dr. Salai Pa Cin